There are two opportunities per year for trainees to apply for WOC Fellowships, with deadlines at the end of May and end of November. One fellowship will be awarded at the January financial planning committee meeting and one will be awarded at the WOC-UK June conference committee meeting. 

Orthopaedic trainees who are planning to spend a period of time working in the developing world are invited to apply. Each award is for £1500 towards the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Please download application form for both fellowships here: WOC Fellowship Application Form

The Gauvain Fellowship

Sir Henry Gauvain, M.D., MChir. Camb., F.R.C.S. Eng., was the the Medical Superintendent of Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital in Alton for more than 25 years. He was skilled surgeon and a keen proponent of the beneficial qualities of sunlight for healing. His name became synonymous with the pioneering work of the hospital with physically disabled children. When the orthopaedic hospital was closed by the government of the day in 1995, the people of Alton wished his memory to be upheld in the medical world by the award of this fellowship.

Deadline for application is end of May each year

The Ginger Wilson Fellowship

Ginger Wilson was an inaugural founding member and signatory of WOC international and an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon of International regard. To commemorate the sad passing of Ginger and his wife Pat, WOC-UK have decided to instigate a discretionary financial award to help support British Orthopaedic Trainees who wish to spend some time during their training, working in developing countries.

Deadline for application is end of November each year

Please send all applications to secretary@wocuk.org