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ASiT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship - Applications Open



Applications for the 2018 Fellowship are open.

Closing date 16th February 2018 23:59


Operation Hernia ( is an independent not-for-profit organization that provides professional and educational opportunities to surgeons and surgical trainees in the repair of long-standing groin hernias at rural hospitals in the developing world. Operation Hernia was initiated in 2005 from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, England, via that city’s official cultural link with Takoradi, Ghana.

It is an honour for ASiT be involved with the annual ASiT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship named after the surgeon from Poole who died tragically in an air accident shortly after returning from an Operation Hernia mission to Nigeria. The money to sustain this award was donated largely by Howard Eggleston, with a top-up from ASIT. This fellowship provides funding for a higher surgical trainee to join an Operation Hernia mission, working with a team in a developing country. The ASiT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship is valued at £1000 and may be used towards travel to a site of the successful candidates choice. The fellowship bursary is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs.

Applications should include:

  • a 250 word statement about your commitment to humanitarian surgery
  • an abbreviated 2-page CV
  • a letter of support from your current supervisor/consultant
  • an abbreviated logbook of hernia surgical experience

All applications should be forwarded to


Applications for the 2018 Fellowship are open.

Closing date 16th February 2018 23:59



For ASiT Members interested in further opportunities for humanitarian global healthcare, Hernia International is a UK charity also involved in overseas missions.

See for further information.

Helen Mohan
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