2018 East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene: 20 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN DOCTORS

The East African DTM&H is a 3-month full-time course in evidenced-based medicine and international health. It is designed for postgraduate doctors planning a career in clinical research and practice in Africa. It is taught by over 100 staff from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and partner institutions. A professional diploma is awarded by LSHTM following course work and a final examination

This year’s course runs from Monday 27th August to Friday 23rd November. The first six weeks are based at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania, and the second six weeks at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. There is a one-week break for half term.

The course has 52 places for fee-paying doctors from around the World and 20 scholarships for graduates of African medical schools. The African scholarships are valued at £8500 and cover all course fees and accommodation. Scholars need to fund their own living expenses (~£10 per day) plus travel to and from Moshi/Kampala. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £150.

Applications are open to doctors from all branches of medicine. Scholarships will be awarded to graduates of African medical schools with a maximum of 10-years postgraduate experience. The East African DTM&H consistently receives outstanding feedback and is heavily oversubscribed. Details of the course and the online application process can be found at:


Applicants need to submit the following:

• Online application form
• Curriculum vitae
• Short written assignment
• Evidence of fluency in English
• Employer’s letter of support to take 3-months leave

Angela Steiger, LSHTM Registry: shortcourses@lshtm.ac.uk
Philip Gothard, Course Director: philip.gothard@gmail.com

Closing date: Monday 7th May 2018