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Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) | Trainee Bursary

The RCOG is seeking to support two UK based trainees to travel to South Korea and present at the 28th Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Congress in May 2024 in South Korea.

The theme of the event is ‘A Quantum Leap for Women’s Health in Asia Oceania.’ You can view programme details here.

We would like to invite UK based trainees to submit a short essay (500 words max.) on the theme of:

Transforming women's health through technology 

Your essay will be reviewed by RCOG Officers and Council Representatives against the criteria set out below. Two trainees will be selected and invited to represent the RCOG at this event.

Award: £2,000 each for two UK based trainees, to contribute to travel and expenses. The hosts AOFOG will kindly cover accommodation, registration, airport transfers and social programmes for both the Community Fellowship Programme and the AOFOG Congress.


  • Sunday 12 to Thursday 16 May 2024, Community Fellowship Programme in Seoul, South Korea
  • Thursday 16 to Monday 20 May 2024, AOFOG Congress in Busan, South Korea

You will be invited to learn about the Korean healthcare system and culture, discuss medical education and meet trainees from across the AOFOG network before travelling on to the main event the AOFOG Congress 2024.


Seoul and Busan, South Korea


To be eligible for this award you must be a current UK based trainee and hold a National Training Number. You must have your MRCOG and should be no more than 5 years post-MRCOG. 

How to apply

This award is currently not open for applications.

Please complete the application and upload your essay via the Oxford Abstracts platform via the button below.


You will be prompted to register for an Oxford Abstracts account using your email address.

Applications will be dealt with in accordance with the RCOG Data Protection Policy. For more information please visit RCOG Privacy Policy.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.

Deadline: Thursday 11 January 2024 5pm UK time