Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Ministry of Health is pleased to reannounce the availability of the following Fellowship Programs for the FY 2022-2023 intake 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 Dermatopathology Pathologist 1
4 Fellowship in Haematology Medical Specialist 1
5 Fellowship in Breast Imaging Radiologist 1
6 Fellowship in Developmental Paediatric Pediatrician 1
7 Fellowship in Hand & Micro Surgery Orthopedic Surgeon 1
  1. Eligibility Criteria
  • Should fulfil all eligibility criteria specified in Section 9.7.3, where applicable;
  • Should have a bachelor’s degree at the time of entry into civil service or be selected through BCSE;
  • Have completed a minimum of one year of service after completion of Masters from KGUMSB as of 30th June 2022;
  • 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;
  • Clean service record; and
  • 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.

2. System-generated Information

The 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.

3. Documents required while applying

  • No Objection Certificate from the Dzongkhag HRC (Health facilities under Dzongkhag Administration) and Hospital HRC (JDWNRH, CRRH, ERRH, Gidakom, Phuntsholing, and Deothang Hospital); and
  • Academic transcripts & certificate

○ Master’s degree: Copy of Certificate and Transcript

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

4. Application procedure and deadline

5. Shortlist and Selection procedure

  • Shortlisting will be done as per BCSR 2018 (Form 9/9);
  • Selection interview will be conducted by the Ministry of Health;
  • Selection of candidates will be purely based on merit ranking of the selection result;
  • Candidates must seek admission in the reputed medical universities/institutes that are recognized by accreditation bodies or International Accreditation Councils; and
  • 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.

6. 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.

7. 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. Candidates who submitted applications earlier need not re-submit again;
  2. Selected candidates shall be required to take a drug test and will have to pass the test to be eligible for the scholarship;
  3. 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;
  4. Candidates must seek admission in consultation with JICA Bhutan Office and KGUMSB;
  5. 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