The Fellowship Program

Fellows are the healthcare leaders of tomorrow, making pioneering developments in medical care through advanced training in their specialised field and providing expert care to patients.

The Fellowship Program is the springboard for Australia’s brightest and best doctors to specialise in their chosen field. The program has been running since 1998 and has always relied on the support of some of our most engaged, committed and visionary philanthropists.

Fellowships are awarded competitively to doctors already extensively trained in paediatrics who elect to enter further specialised training in a particular field of paediatric medicine. The Fellowship Program supports and develops the most promising clinicians to be well positioned as future leaders in children’s healthcare, not only at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick but also within the worldwide paediatric community.

Diamond Emergency Fellow Dr Surbhi Rikhi

Why do we need Fellows?

It’s critical that the most promising young paediatricians can develop in their chosen specialty. Fellows deliver immediate clinical impact by providing continuity of care for children, families and departments and they keep our hospital at the cutting edge, driving research and staying abreast of where their chosen specialty is heading.

Fellows are also the next generation of leaders.

When you invest in a Fellow you make a significant difference in three critical areas:

  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Knowledge transfer

Fellows funded through Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation have become leaders in their fields. The Foundation is privileged to have supported so many young specialists who have gone on to become Australian and global experts. Some Fellows currently chair national working groups, lead national and international trials, drive breakthrough collaborations and are published in some of the world’s leading academic journals.

Support the future of paediatric healthcare and provide a stepping-stone for the brightest minds. By supporting The Diamond Event, you are investing in the Fellowship Program – the leaders of tomorrow.

The impact is immediate but the legacy you create lasts a lifetime.