CamDocUK stands for the Association of Cameroonian Doctors, Dentists and Allied Health professionals in the UK
Who can be a member?
Membership is open to all Cameroonian Doctors and Dentists. Associate membership is open to Allied Health Professionals
How do I become a member?
Firstly join our e-community, either on our YahooGroup, or on our WhatsApp group or both.
Contact our Membership secretary. This will give you a feel of how we interact both informally and on a professional level. Our ordinary meetings are held on the first Saturday of March and October, and the location rotates depending on which member volunteers to host. The Annual general meeting takes place in June or July and is a big event organized by the Social committee led by the Social and Communications secretary and culminates in a big Gala party.
How much does membership cost?
One off registration costs £30 and annual membership dues are £80. Retired members and students pay reduced dues.
Doctors who are unemployed or in financial hardship may be exempt from payment.
Our Financial secretary can give you more personalized information
What are the advantages of membership?
There are numerous advantages of being a member of CamDocUK:
- Members support each other professionally and socially. New members receive support to help with the PLAB exam, settle in the UK and apply for their first job. CamDocUK also provides mentoring and coaching for members to help them with career progression e.g. improving performance, applying for specialist training posts and clinical excellence awards.
- Membership also gives you access to formal and informal educational events. This includes educational workshops during the annual general meeting as well as case-based discussions via email and WhatsApp.
- We have at least 3 face to face meetings a year and also support each other during good and difficult periods e.g. bereavement or performance-related issues at work. We also use the meetings to socialize, network and have fun.
- By joining CamDocUK, you will be part of a community that is making a difference and transforming lives of Cameroonians in the UK and in Cameroon. CamDocUK and members are respected members of the Cameroonian community because of the impact of the work they do. We raise funds and improve the health of Cameroonians in the UK and in Cameroon. For example, we have collected and donated equipment to hospitals in Cameroon. We have also taught in medical schools in Cameroon and recently raised funds to support refugees in Nigeria who have been affected by the conflict in Cameroon.
Does membership automatically mean you can work in Cameroon or in the UK?
No. CamDocUK is not involved in licensing of doctors. To work in Cameroon you need to apply and obtain registration from the Cameroon Medical Council. A number of members of CamDocUK are UK representatives of the Cameroon Medical Council and can advise you about how to register with the Cameroon Medical Council. Please contact the Secretary General of CamDocUK who can put you in touch with the appropriate members. To work in the UK you need to apply and obtain registration from the General Medical Council. CamDocUK members can provide advice to help you avoid common pitfalls.
Does CamDocUK provide personal Health advice?
Personal health advice is best obtained via your GP. We do not have a dedicated health advice line however members may be able to help on a case by case basis. CamDocUK provides health promotion advice for community groups in the UK and in Cameroon. This could include activities such as health education and screening for conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Please contact our Secretary General if you would like CamDocUK to support your community group.
Does CamDocUK provide funding or financial support for doctors/ students?
Unfortunately CamDocUK does not provide funding or financial support for individual doctors/students. However CamDocUK runs grant and excellence awards schemes which may be of benefit to doctors and students. The process is competitive and details of past, current and future programs can be found on our website.