CPSP International Scholarship Programme

CPSP International Scholarship Programme at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT)

International Training Fellowships 2021   APPLY ONLINE

  • As part of the partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the President of CPSP is pleased to announce that the College has agreed clinical placements for CPSP Trainees and Fellows. Leeds provides an excellent environment to further develop clinical skills and leadership qualities the scholarship is underpinned by on-going supportive pastoral care. CPSP has approved the training provided during these clinical placements as meeting the College requirements for postgraduate examinations of the College and for continuous professional development.
  • LTHT is a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, world renowned for research and clinical trials and also the local hospital for the city of Leeds. We provide all specialist services except cardio-thoracic transplantation.
  • We are one of the largest hospitals in Europe and employ almost 2% of England’s entire NHS staff in Leeds alone. Our Success is down to the value we place on our staff; all new members will complete a comprehensive Trust and local induction to the hospital and their respective departments and be provided with on-going local support from your own Educational supervisor in conjunction with the CPSP. Structured training will be provided for 2 years and will be recognised for training by the CPSP. As such you will be joining a dynamic and multicultural trainee body, working alongside local and other international trainees.
  • The city of Leeds is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. With a thriving economy, excellent road, rail and air connections, Leeds is the UK’s second largest financial centre and is home to many different communities so we are confident you will soon feel at home here. To find out more about Leeds please visit https://www.visitleeds.co.uk
  • The college will provide a stipend through its scholarship programme to Trainees and Fellows selected for these placement for the whole period of the fellowship (2 years). Further information can be obtained from the College.
  • LTHT is proud to offer scholarship for senior fellow in the following areas

    For Senior Fellows

    • 1. Trauma and Orthopaedic

      All Trauma is admitted to the Leeds General Infirmary. The Trauma referral base is from the whole of the Yorkshire Region, a population of approximately 3.5 million. Particular specialist services provided are open fractures, post injury limb reconstruction and complex fracture work. There is a specific interest in polytrauma and many peripheral units refer most of their multiple injuries straight to Leeds General Infirmary on day one. This post is designed to support this well-established Trauma service.

      We would like to invite applicants with 3-4 years of experience within Trauma Orthopaedics

    • 2. Microbiology

      The successful applicant would take part in the general medical microbiology working patterns, including taking general telephone queries, authorising microbiology results and liaising blood cultures and other critical sample results. There may be an opportunity to take part in on call rota out of hours depending on the start date and experience of the candidate.

      This post would be particularly suitable for trainees with some general medical experience to understand the clinical application of medical microbiology in the UK.

    • 3. Cellular Pathology

      This post would be particularly suitable for trainees with 2-4 years of experience.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must have completed as a minimum;
  • Senior Fellows
    Full FCPS status (IMM & FCPS Parts 1 & 2)
    4+ years experience in the specialty you are applying to
    Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent

  • Please note that if you don’t have Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent, you can register/enroll yourself from ASD (Advanced Skill Department) of CPSP and attach the registration/enrollment receipt along with your Online Application Form.

  • In order to take up a scholarship you must have passed either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR The Occupational English Test (OET), and your IELTS / OET certificate must show:
  • Please refer to the table below for the minimum levels in each of the tests that are accepted by the LTHT:

    IELTS Minimum Score
    Listening 7.0
    Reading 7.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.0
    Overall 7.5
    OET Minimum Score
    Listening B
    Reading B
    Writing B
    Speaking B
    Overall B
  • Both the IELTS and OET certificates are valid for 2 years and must be valid at the time you apply for your GMC registration.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a GMC Approved Sponsoring Body for this scheme and will sponsor the applicants GMC registration.

Closing Date for Applications

  • Applications must be submitted by 15th March 2021
  • All applications MUST be full, completed and submitted online to the College using the LTHT application form. APPLY ONLINE


NOTE : For Junior Fellowship it is mandatory to apply after IMM and for Senior Fellowship it is mandatory to apply after FCPS. Candidates should not have a gap in their employment history and serving in Pakistan for atleast one year.

Interview Date

For any assistance/help you can contact Noureen Khan , Manager, President Secretariat, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan, 7th Central Street, Defence Housing Authority, Phase II, Karachi – 75500, Pakistan. E-mail: nkhan@cpsp.edu.pk Contact No: 99266433, ext 258

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