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ReSurge International -- COSECSA short term Exchange Programme

Application Deadline: 30th March 2021 Successful Applicants will be notified

within 2 weeks of the submission date

ReSurge International and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), are collaborating on a short term (1-month) Exchange Programme for trainees currently undertaking training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and who wish to gain experience at another COSECSA accredited hospital within the ECSA Region. A maximum of 3 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees will be supported in the period May – December 2021.

Application Process

  • Applicants should include a personal statement indicating expected results or outcome, a current CV and a letter of support from the surgical training Programme Director of the current accredited hospital.

  • Indicate in the cover letter the preferred hospital of training.

  • Completed application should be sent to COSECSA scholarship committee through the following email: scholarships@cosecsa.org

The following hospitals are accredited for plastic surgery training:

• AIC Kijabe, including AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital, Kenya

• Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CoRSU), Uganda

• Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Malawi

• University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), Rwanda

• Mulago Hospital, Uganda

• Parirenyatwa Hospital, Zimbabwe

• University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka (UTH), Zambia

• Yekatit 12 Hospital, Ethiopia

• ALERT Hospital, Ethiopia

• Rwanda Military Hospital, Rwanda

• Soba University Hospital, Sudan

• Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Sudan

• Omdurman Teaching Hospital, Sudan

Financial support

The one-month Exchange Training Programme is funded by ReSurge International. The training will be conducted in another country at a COSECSA accredited Hospital/Training Site and will be administered through COSECSA and covers expenses towards:

  • Host facilitation fee

  • Accommodation

  • Travel costs

  • Per diem

  • Ground transport

  • Visa

  • COVID tests


➢ To educate early-career reconstructive surgeons (FCS Trainees) to provide

essential reconstructive surgical care.


➢ To promote the exchange of knowledge and surgical skills among trainees.

➢ To create equity of training in specific surgical specialities.

➢ To promote an exchange of surgical leadership and management skills

➢ To improve access to surgery in the specific surgical disciplines

➢ Improve the quality of training provided to the trainees in the COSECSA Region.

➢ Increase networking among the selected trainees and institutions.


• Only plastic surgery trainees who have not yet received COSECSA exchange

programme scholarships are eligible to apply


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