AbbVie in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the St Stephen's AIDS Trust (SSAT) have set up an exchange scholarship for UK-based Specialist Registrars (SpRs) and Specialty Registrars (StRs) who are training in the field of HIV medicine and who are also BHIVA members. The exchange scholarship will enable winning applicants to travel to a developing or transition country to take part in a placement at an HIV unit for up to 2 weeks. It is anticipated that the programme will provide a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the treatment and management of HIV in the developing world and for scholars to disseminate this information and experience when they return to the UK.
In exchange, an overseas scholar from a developing or transition country will travel to the UK to take part in a placement at an HIV centre or hospital. Winning UK applicants will be responsible for organising the placement of the overseas exchange scholar at their hospital and for organising suitable accommodation during their stay. As such, your application must be authorised by your Clinical Director, Head of Service or Employer.