Training fellowships

Centenary Fellowship for Medical Technicians

The fellowships are open to permanent full-time technical staff who are employees of the University and who are employed within Sydney Medical School. Preference shall be given to those staff who work within the disciplines of Anatomy and Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry. The object of the Fellowship is to provide opportunities for medical technicians to travel in order to acquire further professional knowledge and experience. The value of the fellowships will be subject to funds available.


Applications should include the following:

  • An outline of the proposed travel plan including costings. The plan must relate to the work of the applicant's discipline and also provide for the development of the technician's professional career. Attendance at an overseas conference, undertaking practical experience, short periods of academic study and interstate study visits to other institutions would all be acceptable.
  • The names of two referees who can provide confidential reports in respect of the interest and ability of the applicants in their area of expertise.

Applications should be submitted by 31 July each year to:

Ms Ancella Cheung
Rm 231, Office of the Dean
Sydney Medical School
Edward Ford Building (A27)
Ph: 02 9351 5692
Email:

Vernon Barling Memorial Fellowship

Established in 1981 by colleagues of Eric Vernon Barling, MBE, MB BS, FRCS FRACS FACS, who died in a motor car accident in 1978 after having been for many years a clinical teacher in the Department of Surgery of the University.

The Fellowship is awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The name of the Fellowship shall be the Vernon Barling Memorial Fellowship.
  2. The object of the Fellowship shall be to assist young surgeons in Australia who wish to undertake further clinical surgical training overseas prior to taking up hospital appointments in Australia. Preference will be given to those applicants without sufficient means to undertake clinical surgical training overseas.
  3. The Fellowship shall be awarded to a person holding the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney, or equivalent degrees of an approved institution, who wishes to undertake clinical surgical training at an overseas institution or institutions approved from time to time by Sydney Medical School.
  4. The annual income from the Fund shall be available for award for the Fellowship.
  5. The Fellowship shall be tenable for one year only and will be awarded as funds are available. The Fellowship may be held in conjunction with any other endowed scholarship or fellowship, as a travel grant or grant-in-aid.
  6. The Fellowship shall be awarded by the Dean of the Medical School on the recommendation of the Head of the discipline of Surgery.
  7. At the conclusion of the tenure of the Fellowship, the fellow shall submit a paper or report embodying the results of the investigations or experience. If any work is published as a result of holding a Fellowship, the fellow shall acknowledge the tenure of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is advertised annually; applications close in May/June.

Conditions updated 7 July 2004