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ASiT 2023 Shorland Hosking Fellowship

Shorland Hosking Fellowship

Applications now open

Deadline 31st Jan 2023


About this award
Shorland Hosking was a consultant upper gastro-intestinal surgeon at Poole Hospital who had volunteered for an Operation Hernia mission in Nigeria in 2010. Having returned from a very successful mission he unfortunately died in an aircraft accident in April 2010. Operation Hernia sponsors a Specialist Surgical Registrar (Higher Surgical Trainee) to join one of its missions each year and work with a group of Consultant Surgeons, usually for a period of one week. The aim is to provide valuable experience of working in a low- or middle-income country and the purpose of the money awarded is to cover the registrar’s costs for air travel and local travel, accommodation and subsistence. 

This year mission will be in November 2023 to Takoradi, Ghana.

Method of application
Each applicant will be required to submit a copy of their current CV and a covering letter detailing their interest in and any previous experience of surgery in low- and middle-income countries. Applications should be submitted by email to ASiT,  The deadline for applications being 31st December each year. Late applications will not be considered. Selection Immediately after the closing date for their receipt, all applications will be considered by ASiT and three most deserving applications then submitted to the Board of Operation Hernia for further consideration.

Method of payment
The value of each award will be up to £1000. Payments up to the value of this sum will be paid to the award holder by the Treasurer of Operation Hernia on submitting relevant receipts. 

Roberta Garau
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