Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce the availability of the following Fellowship Programs for the FY 2022-2023 under the RGoB Scholarship: 

Sl# Field of study Target group Ex-country (SEA Region)
1 Fellowship in Neuro Anaesthesia Anesthesiologist 1
2 Fellowship in Clinical Palliative Care General Practitioner 1
3 Fellowship in Infertility Gynecologist 1
4 Fellowship in Dermatopathology Pathologist 1
5 Fellowship in Haematology Medical Specialist 1
6 Fellowship in Breast Imaging Radiologist 1
7 Fellowship in Vascular Surgery General Surgeon 1
8 Fellowship in Developmental Paediatric Pediatrician 1
9 Fellowship in Hand & Micro Surgery Orthopedic Surgeon 1
    Total 9
  1. Eligibility Criteria
  2. Should fulfil all eligibility criteria specified in Section 9.7.3, where applicable;
  3. Should have a bachelor’s degree at the time of entry into civil service or be selected through BCSE;
  4. Have completed a minimum of one year of service after completion of Masters from KGUMSB as of 30th June 2022;
  5. Have completed a minimum of one year service after completion of attachment period for Specialist with Masters from ex-country as of 30th June 2022;
  6. Clean service record; and
  7. Civil servants applying for the scholarship and the agency nominating the candidate must ensure the applicant fulfils all the relevant eligibility criteria prescribed in the BCSR 2018.
  1. System-generated Information

Following information/documents shall be generated from ZESt and DMS/PF for shortlisting. Therefore, interested candidates need to verify the information by logging into the Self-Service Portal, ZESt at https://zest.rcsc.gov.bt within the scholarship application deadline:

● Curriculum Vitae (CV);

● Moderation score/Performance Evaluation Ratings (IWP) for the past two financial years;

● Email address and mobile number; and

● Place of posting detail for rural posting weightage.

  1. Documents required while applying
  2. No Objection Certificate from the Dzongkhag HRC (Health facilities under Dzongkhag Administration) and Hospital HRC (JDWNRH, CRRH, ERRH, Gidakom, Phuntsholing, and Deothang Hospital); and
  3. Academic transcripts & certificate

○ Master’s degree: Copy of Certificate and Transcript

○ Bachelor’s Degree: Copy of Certificate and Transcript.

  1. Application procedure and deadline
  2. Interested applicants must submit the above documents using the following link within 12 July 2022: https://forms.gle/qwcaETzXey2Gi2C99
  1. Shortlist and Selection procedure
  2. Shortlisting will be done as per BCSR 2018 (Form 9/9);
  3. Selection interview will be conducted by the Ministry of Health;
  4. Selection of candidates will be purely based on merit ranking of the selection result;
  5. Candidates must seek admission in the reputed medical universities/institutes that are recognized by accreditation bodies or International Accreditation Councils; and
  6. ●       Candidates will have to secure admission in the South-East Asia Region and commence the course latest by 30 June 2023 failing which the candidature and RGoB Scholarship will be canceled.
  1. Post-selection procedure

Upon confirmation of admission, the selected candidate shall submit the following documents to the HR Division, Ministry of Health one month prior to the course commencement date:

  • Offer letter;
  • Course content;
  • Course fee structure;
  • Letter of Good Standing from Bhutan Medical & Health Council;
  • Valid Security clearance reference no. and date;
  • Valid Audit clearance for Studies reference no. and date (attach offer letter as evidence document);
  • Medical Fitness certificate; and
  • LTT Nomination Application Form 9/7.
  1. Ineligibility

As per clause 9.7.4 of the BSCR 2018, a candidate shall not be eligible when:

  • Discontinued a previously nominated training program for reasons within one’s control; 
  • Availed a maximum of three in-service long-term training in the entire service period;
  • Nominated/short-listed for another training program;
  • On EoL, Maternity Leave, Medical Escort Leave, Medical Leave; 
  • On Secondment; 
  • On contract Service; and
  • Fails mandatory drug test. 

Important Notes: 

  1. Selected candidates shall be required to take a drug test and will have to pass the test to be eligible for the scholarship;
  2. Only those candidates who are committed to this scholarship should apply. If a candidate withdraws after the announcement of the interview result, the candidate shall be liable for HR action;
  3. Candidates must seek admission in consultation with JICA Bhutan Office and KGUMSB;
  4. Applications received without the endorsement of the agency HRC and with incomplete documents will not be accepted for the purpose of shortlisting.

For further inquiries, please contact HRD at chodenhr@health.gov.bt or klham@health.gov.bt