February 26th, 2024

This prestigious bursary, awarded jointly by RCSI and Operation Childlife, aims at supporting surgical trainees or medical professionals in gaining additional expertise by participating in international paediatric healthcare missions, while also conducting research into the areas of altruism and global health in collaboration with local medical professional and Operation Childlife members.

We are delighted to announce the latest Fellowship recipients:

  • Dr Orla Hennessy, Trauma and Orthopaedics Specialty Registrar, Beaumont Hospital
  • Dr Suzanne Murphy, Neurosurgery Registrar at Temple Street Children’s Hospital and RSCI Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) MD Candidate.

Global health

Operation Childlife’s mission, vision and values are all driven by medical altruism, which underpins all of their activities and a central goal of their operation is to encourage and grow a commitment to altruism amongst medical students, trainees and professionals.

Operation Childlife operates to best international practice and wish to be both evidence-based and to contribute to the evidence base in the areas of medical altruism and global health.

This fellowship reflects RCSI’s commitment to improving health and well-being, which is Sustainable Development Goal 3. The institution has a track-record in supporting the global effort to improve access to safe and timely surgical care in communities with significant unmet need.


Find more information about the Operation Childlife Clinical Travel Fellowship here.

Note applications are currently closed, the next intake is expected to open in early Autumn.