SOGHIN YOUNG TRAINEE AWARD 2020

CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF SOGHIN YOUNG TRAINEE AWARD 2020

The Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) hereby invite interested members to apply for the Maiden Annual SOGHIN Young Trainee award for young Fellows and Senior Trainee (Residents) who are post part 1 (associate Fellows) as follows:

 Criteria for Category 1- Young Trainee Award (National)

This category of award is meant to support young trainees or young fellows undergo clinical attachment in centres of excellence and/or attend national conferences/short courses. This category will provide assistance to the beneficiary of up to Naira equivalent of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

The criteria for consideration for selection include:

  1. Age <35 years
  2. Passed the Part 1 Exams of the National Postgraduate Medical college (NPMC) or West African Postgraduate Medical College (WAPMC)

OR Passed the Part 2 Exams of either College not more than two years earlier

  1. Be in good financial standing with SOGHIN
  2. Must have attended two consecutive AGMs of the Society
  3. Not having another beneficiary from the same Centre of training or practice in the same award year.
  4. The two political zones to benefit from this category for the year 2020 are: North West & South South
  5. Evidence of Registration for conference to be attended or letter of acceptance for clinical attachment or short course
  6. Evidence of acceptance of either poster or oral abstract for presentation at a conference will be an added advantage
  7. Sign an undertaking to use the funds for the purpose stated and provide evidence of attendance of conference or certificate of completion of clinical attachment or short cause as may be appropriate.

Criteria for Category 2-Young Trainee Award (International)

This category of award is meant to support the young trainee or young fellow attend an International conference relevant to SOGHIN. This will provide assistance to the beneficiary of up to Two thousand US dollars ($2,000)

The criteria for consideration for selection include:

  1. Age <35 years
  2. Passed the Part 1 Exams of the National or West African Postgraduate Medical College

OR Passed the Part 2 Exams of either College not more than two years earlier

  1. Be in good financial standing with SOGHIN
  2. Must have attended two consecutive AGMs of the Society
  3. Not having another beneficiary from the same Centre of training or practice in the same award year
  4. Two geopolitical zones pairs of North East/South East & South West/North Central are to benefit for this category for this year (2020)
  5. Evidence of Registration for conference to be attended or letter of acceptance for clinical attachment or short course
  6. Evidence of acceptance of either poster or oral abstract for presentation at a conference will be an added advantage
  7. Sign an undertaking to use the funds for the purpose stated and provide evidence of attendance of conference or certificate of completion of clinical attachment or short cause as may be appropriate

Method of Application

  1. A formal advertisement and call for application by the SOGHIN Young fellow award Committee on all SOGHIN official platforms as well as copying Each Zonal Coordinator in January of each award year.
  2. All applications are to be submitted to the SOGHIN Secretary (soghinsecretary@yahoo.com, soghinsecretary@gmail.com, segunalatishe@yahoo.co.uk ) AND Secretary, SOGHIN young trainee award committee (samailaaa@yahoo.com, samailaaa2@gmail.com ) between March 1st-31st 2020
  3. Applicants are required to submit a written application and attach supportive documents.
  4. Applicants must write a not more than 250 words mission statement to support their application indicating its relevance to the practice of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
  5. The Secretary of the SOGHIN Young fellows Award Committee should acknowledge each application received via an email to applicants not later than the 7th of April 2020.
  6. Application are to be supported by one trainer and HOD of a trainee and by the HOD only in case of fellows.
  7. Only one successful applicant will be selected.
  8. Successful applicants shall be informed formally by the award Committee at least a month before the 2020 AGM and receive the award formally at the AGM in person except granted waiver as the committee may consider appropriate. With the permission of the award committee, a proxy collection of the award can be allowed at the AGM at the discretion of the award committee.
  9. Successful applicants will be announced at the 2020 AGM of SOGHIN.
  10. If for any reason, a beneficiary of a category of the award can’t utilize the award after it has been officially granted and presented, the award committee should have a stand by back up awardee from among those that earlier applied and reward such accordingly.