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Bursaries and Awards

The Amrit Dhoot Award

The South Asian Health Foundation, a UK charity whose aims are to improve the health and well-being of South Asians, is delighted to invite applications for two medical student elective bursaries of £400.

Submission Deadline: 1st January of year of bursary
Award Date: Decision will be made by February 1st by the SAHF Cardiovascular Group and the SAHF Diabetes Group 
Prize: Two awards of £400
Open To: Medical Students

Please submit 250 words on the likely benefit of the elective and to explain why the SAHF should support the application. An application form must also be completed and returned with the 250-word submission.

Successful applicants will be required to provide written evidence of their visit (copies of receipts etc) and to provide a 1500-word report within 3 months of completion of the elective period, which is suitable for publication, on their visit once it has been completed.

Please submit 2 copies of your application and CV (one with and one without your name and institution), and an application form.

Winners of the Amrit Dhoot Award 2014  


 Mr Ghanshyam Kacha


Final year MBBS Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Elective: April-May 2014 at Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital in Bangalore


Mr Ruzky Aliyar


Final year MBBS/BSC Imperial College London, School of Medicine, Elective in the Trauma & Orthopaedics department at Kandy General Hospital, Hanthana, Sri Lanka



Previous Winners

2007/08: Luke Americo Ferrari :
 Mountains to Monsoons: A Report on a Medical Elective in India 2007

2008/09: Harpreet Sood
An Indian Summer. Medical elective report

2008/09: Sinead Doyle
Medicine in Mumbai

2009/10: Rachna Bajaj
Medical Elective in Singapore   

2010/11: Mitsu Shah
Great things are done when men and mountains meet

2011/2012: Eamon Lagha
Medical Elective in Singapore

Jenny Dodds
Emelie Bǣkgaard
Trends in birthweight among four tribal communities in rural Tamil Nadu, India


Last Updated on 15/07/2014 16:20:00