The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce that they plan to award twelve scholarships this summer for successful international applicants to their Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology programme, thanks to the very generous support of The David and Molly Pyott Foundation.

Trainees/residents/registrars in Ophthalmology and early career ophthalmologists (generalists and specialists) from Africa, Central and South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and Latin America who are accepted for admission to the online ChM programme commencing in September 2022 are eligible to apply for the scholarship award which will cover all tuition fees as well as internet access and a laptop. The scholarship application deadline has been extended to 15th June 2022.

The part-time, online two-year ChM programme is offered by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is designed to support specialist  trainees in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom and internationally by providing advanced education  for those preparing for the fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and those approaching consultancy.

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation has been funding this highly successful programme of scholarships in partnership with the University since 2016. It has supported 42 trainee and qualified ophthalmologists (generalists and specialists) from a range of developing countries in their online Masters studies so far as part of their journey to becoming consultant/specialist ophthalmologists. The online, part time nature of the ChM means that students can study in their home countries without having to take time out of practice or training, whilst continuing to deliver critical care in regions with ophthalmic workforce capacity issues. 

Further ChM programme information is available online, along with an introductory video by Baljean Dhillon, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh and Chair of RCSEd’s Ophthalmology Speciality Advisory Committee, and video testimonials by ChM graduates. The ChM is one of a number of Edinburgh Surgery Online Masters programmes in the surgical specialities delivered by the University in partnership with RCSEd.  Applications for admission to the ChM close on 26th August for September 2022 entry. Please note that all scholarship applications must be received by 15th June 2022 23:59 BST.

Contact: Dr Heather Ellis, Deputy Programme Director, ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology and MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology, Edinburgh Surgery Online, University of Edinburgh