Community Fellowship Programme

The Community Fellowship Programme (CFP) was first introduced at the AOFOG Congress in Kuching in 2015 and proved to be a runaway success. The aim of this Programme is to expose YGAs to different health care systems and foster closer relationships among the future leaders of the AOFOG. The second CFP was held in conjunction with the AOFOG Congress 2017 in Hong Kong and proved to be equally successful in achieving these objectives.

Programme

The content is decided by the Host National Society in consultation with the Executive Board of the AOFOG and will depend on location and available facilities. Specific time must be allocated for group activities among the participants. For reference, the CFP in 2015 focused on Rural Health while the CFP in 2017 focused on traditional Chinese Medicine and Tertiary healthcare. During the President’s Night, the coordinator of the CFP will report on the programme and participating YGAs will share their experiences.

Duration

3 – 7 days before the start of the main AOFOG Congress depending on the programme and at the discretion of the Host National Society. A duration of less than 3 days is deemed too short to achieve the objectives while a duration in excess of 7 days may prove to be too long for YGAs to be away from their home countries.

Eligibility

1 YGA from each member National Society. The Host National Society may at its discretion take more than 1 YGA from any member National Society. National Societies in arrears will be excluded from this programme.

Applications

The AOFOG Secretariat will send out the call for applications with supporting information one (1) year prior to the AOFOG Congress. All applications will be made through the Secretariat which will in turn liaise with the Organising Committee of the AOFOG Congress.

Travel

The return economy airfare will be covered by the AOFOG as part of the YGA Award. Airport transfer on arrival is the responsibility of the Host National Society.

Board & Lodging

Full board and lodging will be provided by the Host National Society for the duration of the CFP. The accommodation need not be lavish but must be clean and comfortable and befit the status of the YGAs.

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