Orapuh Fellowship Programme (OFP)

Underserved Professionals in some specific biases of the oral and/or public health disciplines who are at the early stage of their career may apply for a 1 academic year (telecommuting) postgraduate Fellowship Programme of the Organization. Successful candidates become members of the Orapuh College of Scholars (OCS) for life.

OFP Classes      OFP Focus Areas     OFP Fees       OFP Application

The Programme
This is a 1 academic year postgraduate experiential, research, professional, managerial, and leadership training programme that prepares early career, talented and committed individuals in some under-resourced oral and public health areas for effective engagement of professional and scholarly activities and leadership in resource-limited contexts.

The convener of OFP is Orapuh, Inc. Orapuh, Inc. is an international, independent oral and public health information, education, and research organization incorporated in the Republic of The Gambia.

Orapuh exists to give under-served populations swift access to information, education, and research in the under-served biases of the oral and public health disciplines.

We work to improve access to health information, catalyse health career skills, strengthen oral and public health education and research, and promote favourable health outcomes in resource-limited contexts.
We operate from universities, colleges, hospitals, research institutions, and homes
in Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia.

The name of the platform derives from the niche of the Organization. Orapuh stands for the portmanteau, Oral and Public Health (‘Ora’ from ‘oral’, ‘pu’ from ‘public’, and ‘h’ from ‘health’).

For further information on the organization, visit our website at https://orapuh.org

Elements of OFP
a) Real-time mentoring

b) Regular virtual sessions

c) Routine real-time interactions in the OFP Class

d) Multiple Orapuh-guided independent research and presentations

e) Publishing of research and review papers

f) Publishing of regular professional articles

g) Scholarly leadership development

h) Adequate Fellow support

i) Social media engagement

j) Retention of primary profession

k) Concentration in a narrow area of interest (specialisation)

l) Exercises in academic administration and educational management

m) Professional and business writing, speaking, and presentation skills development

n) Scholarly and professional platforms engagement and real-time networking

o) Projection of candidates to prominence and visibility in the market place

p) Lessons in career and personal management

Programme duration

OFP is a 1 academic year programme. A candidate must be available throughout the programme duration, regardless of the circumstances and all fellowship activities are compulsory.

Benefits of participating in OFP
1. A postgraduate fellowship certificate and transcript plus F.O.C.S certificate

2. Sharpened professional and scholarly skills

3. Astute teaching, research, and analytical skills

4. Leadership and managerial skills

5. Perpetual membership of the prestigious Orapuh College of Scholars (comes with its own privileges and opportunities)

6. Continuous mentoring by industry leaders, scholars, and innovators

7. A life-long supportive peer network of like-minded trained professionals

Fellowship is delivered using online channels, but research, clinical and other activities may take place offline.

Learning mode
There are 2 learning modes in the OFP, the synchronous mode expressed in the regular virtual sessions, or face-to-face interactions and the routine real-time interactions in the OFP Class, and the asynchronous mode expressed in the offline weekly activities, engagements, and research.

Fellowship Activities

There are weekly and monthly fellowship activities. All activities are time-bound. Participation in all activities is compulsory for all candidates and activities must be submitted as at when due.

Programme Financing

The Programme pays no stipends to candidates and candidates pay no tuition fees. However, candidates would carry out their research and bear the cost of research communication (subsidised).

Membership of the OCS
Each accepted candidate is a member of the Orapuh College of Scholars (OCS) and may use the post-nominal letters, ‘MOCS’ after their name. After the programme, successful candidates are formally inducted into the OCS as Fellows and will transition from using MOCS to using FOCS after their name. MOCS is the acronym for Member, Orapuh College of Scholars while FOCS is the acronym for Fellow, Orapuh College of Scholars.

The OCS is a Postgraduate College of Oral and Public Health professionals who are passionate about contributing astutely to oral and public health scholarship and discourse.

The President/Lead Mentor (LM), Chief Fellow (CF), Divisional Directors, and other mentors represent the Orapuh College of Scholars (OCS) and coordinate all candidates in the day-to-day participation in the learning and interactive activities of the OFP.

All research output would be published in the journals of the organization.

Fellowship certificates (PG Certificate and FOCS Certificate) will reflect each candidate’s focus area and will be issued at the end of the programme to successful candidates alongside a PG Fellowship Transcript at a fee.

2024/2025 Orapuh Fellowship Programme


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to proceed to the next stage in the selection process, which involves taking the series of selection tests.

Further questions concerning the OFP may be directed to the Director of Administration & Finance (DAF) using registrar@orapuh.org