British medicine scholarship open to Indians
Mar 28, 2006, 19:40

Medical practitioners living and working in India can now apply for six Commonwealth distance learning scholarships being offered for study at the Cardiff University in Wales.

Available in September 2006 to registered medical practitioners living and working in developing Commonwealth countries, the scholarships worth over 4,000 pounds will cover fees and living expenses to study all three phases of the Cardiff University's palliative medicine programme.

The closing date for the scholarship applications is mid-May.

Palliative care aims to deliver the best quality of life for patients with advanced and progressive illness.

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC) "will provide support to students for the duration of their palliative medicine studies at Cardiff University", said an official statement Tuesday.

"The scholarships will enable more doctors in developing regions to benefit from our world-class teaching programme and to enhance the care delivered to their patients," it said.

Stephen Jones, learning resources manager in the School of Medicine's Department of Oncology and Palliative Medicine, said: "We are proud to be able to extend our world-class teaching programme to enhance the care delivered to patients by medical practitioners in India."

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