Apollo Education UK launches the Apollo International Clinical Fellowship Programme (ICFP), leading to MCh/MMed degree in the UK

June 28, 2022, National: Apollo Education UK (AEUK) is launching the
Apollo International Clinical Fellowship Programme (ICFP), 2022 as a
part of its Global Workforce Development (GWD) initiative. Over the
course of this three-year ICFP programme, doctors (MS/MD/DnB) can
‘earn as they learn’, receiving mentorship from senior doctors at Apollo
Hospitals, India, in a preparatory year to aid transition into NHS clinical
practice before being placed in a UK hospital for the next two or more
years, where they can complete their clinical learning. At the same time
as gaining this international work experience in an area of specialty,
Doctors will study for a Master of Surgery or Master of Medicine degree at Edge Hill University.
● Apollo Education UK (AEUK) launches the Apollo ICFP Programme in collaboration with its UK partners Global Training and Education Centre (GTEC), Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Teaching Hospital (WWL) and Edge Hill
University (EHU)

● The 3-year Apollo ICFP programme offers Specialty Pathways to Doctors who have completed their MS/MD/DnB in India

● The selected Doctors will spend Year 1 in India atApollo Hospitals and Years 2 & 3 working and learning in the NHS Hospitals in the UK● On completion of
the training in
Surgical/Medical
specialties,
Doctors are
awarded an
MCh/MMed
degree by the
Edge Hill
University in the
UK

● This is a Earn,
Learn, Return and
Excel programme,
wherein Doctors
are encouraged to
come back to India
post gaining work
experience in the
NHS and add value
to the Indian
Healthcare System

The Apollo ICFP is carefully structured to ensure that doctors get mentorship, world-class specialist
clinical exposure and hands-on experience in providing the highest standards of healthcare. The
programme is a collaboration between AEUK, Global Training and Education Centre (GTEC) at
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Edge Hill University, UK.
The Apollo ICFP is the latest initiative under the “Apollo Knowledge” umbrella which is the Apollo Group’s
skilling, training, education, and resourcing arm. This is part of AEUK’s Global Workforce Development
(GWD) initiative, an education, skilling and placement programme for healthcare professionals, helping
them broaden their horizons and receive training and work experience across geographies.
Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, CEO, Apollo Knowledge said, “This is part of our Global Workforce
Development (GWD) initiative to enable and provide education, training and recruitment job opportunities
across geographies for healthcare professionals so that they get trained and upskilled and add value to
themselves and their own healthcare systems”.
Professor Raj Murali MBE, FRCS (Eng), FRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Clinical Director, Global Training and
Education Centre said, said, “I am looking forward, greatly, to welcoming the newest cohort of Doctors to
the ICFP programme, particularly so across our specialties at WWL. The NHS is a wonderful institution in
which to gain invaluable work experience from world-class mentors, and the doctors on the course will
certainly benefit from their time with us.”
Professor Clare Austin, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine,
Edge Hill University said, “This is an important opportunity for the Master of Surgery and Master of
Medicine programmes to support the recruitment and training of international doctors as part of our long-
standing a learn, earn, return and excel scheme.”

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