Introduction

How the DFL fellowship program works:

Daughters for Life has partnerships with leading medical centers with whom we have developed our fellowship program. In conjunction with our partners, we are able to assist deserving female students from the Middle East to develop their disciplinary horizons.

Our recipients are those who are in the most need financially. They are chosen on the basis of their excellent academic performance in the face of adversity and have a demonstrable ability to make an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and young women. The objective of our program is to broaden the fellow’s understanding of the host country and encourage them to return and make a lasting contribution in their own communities.

This year, Daughters for Life Foundation is offering 2 fellowships;  

  • TRIO Fertility Center Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for women with a current Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist certificate; and  
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Fellowship in Advanced Medical Dermatology

The fellowship comprises of two halves: post MD trainee/ fellow appointment at the University of Toronto and a clinical appointment at one of the two medical centers. Fellowships are available to any female who meets the eligibility criteria set by Daughters for Life and the University of Toronto. Applications must be made directly to Daughters for Life.

For 2018/19 entry, the deadline to apply is June 30, 2017

(as the visa process can take up to 1 year)

 

 

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

Visit Sunnybrook’s website to find out more.

 

Placement Details:
  • Specialty – Advanced Medical Dermatology
  • Payment/ Funding – Estimated to be $60,000 per year
  • Length of placement – 2 years
Requirements:
  • Applicants MUST be recognized as a dermatologist in their home country.
  • Have completed her MD or equivalent degree in a medical school that is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Please note: The program is focused on Advanced Medical Dermatology. There is no surgery, no cosmetics, no pediatrics, etc.

TRIO Women’s Fertility Clinic, Toronto

Visit TRIO’s website to find out more.

 

Placement Details:
  • Specialty – Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    for women with a current Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist certificate
  • Payment/ Funding – Estimated to be $60,000 per year
  • Length of placement – 2 years
Requirements:
  • to have completed her MD or equivalent degree in a medical school that is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • to have successfully completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in a CPSO recognized program
 
 

 How to apply for a Clinical Fellowship

Some frequently asked questions to help you with your application 

Am I eligible for the Fellowship Program?

To be eligible to apply for the fellowship program, you must first meet the CPSO’s requirements for licensure as a clinical fellow. However, you will only need to apply for this if you are accepted for a fellowship. Find more information on U of T’s website.
You must also qualify for a working visa for Canada.

To be eligible for a fellowship, you must meet Daughters for Life’s criteria:

  • Female applicant
  • Citizen of the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, etc…)
  • Achieving success despite having to overcome significant hardship or adversity
  • Financial hardship
  • Making an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and young women, through extra-curricular activities, work or volunteer experiences and in the community
  • Reaching significant academic standards (a grade average of 75% or above)
  • Compassion and creativity
  • A demonstrated commitment to returning home to support community once studies are complete

Each of our partners has specific medical pre-requisites – please see Clinical Appointments Available for more specific requirements.

How do I apply for the Fellowship?

Applicants interested in either of the two fellowships should apply directly to Daughters for Life. You will need to complete a Daughters for Life application form and email with the following documentation to apply@daughtersforlife.com:

  • a CV which includes your date of birth, citizenship and e-mail address
  • 3 letters of recommendation on letterhead, signed and dated within two years of the date of application
  • a copy of the medical degree (with certified English translation, where necessary)
  • a copy of the specialty certification (with certified English translation, where necessary)All documents must be sent to apply@daughtersforlife.com as detailed above, no later than
    June 30, 2017

What should I do if I have questions?

Contact Daughters for Life directly via apply@daughtersforlife.com

Please note:

  • Applications must be sent by email in PDF format to info@daughtersforlife.com
  • Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered
  • Only certified literal English translations of transcripts are accepted

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