• Any medical training, after post graduation, under the guidance of an expert and experienced mentor is called as fellowship.
  • We have two kinds of Fellowship, Short term Fellowship and Long Term Fellowship.
  • Minimum duration for Short Term Fellowship is 4 weeks and extendable to 8 weeks.
  • The Long Term Fellowship can be for 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years, depending on availability of seats.
  • This fellowship is on real patients and NOT on cadavers.
  • This depends entirely on the rules and regulations of the Country and the Hospital where the candidate will be a Fellow.
  • If the mentor finds a candidate with good knowledge and willingness to learn, and he is convinced about to candidates knowledge level & eagerness to learn, he may give the candidate good hands-on experience.
  • Batch size depends entirely on the number of Fellows present at that point of time, as well as rules and regulations of the Country/ Hospital.
  • Candidates do not get any stipend for the Short Term Fellowships.
  • Candidates may get a stipend for most of the Long Term Fellowships based on the norms of the hospital where they will be working.
  • Yes, the candidate will be awarded a Certificate of completion for the Fellowship/ Observership, based on the Rules of the hospital, by either the Hospital or the Mentor. Please see attached sample of one of the certificates.
  • The Candidate can do only one Fellowship at a time and get 1 fellowship certificate after completion of minimum 4 weeks under expert mentor. If the candidate wants 2 certificates he has to undergo another Fellowship program with another mentor.
  • Access to the library varies from Hospital to Hospital and depends on the Mentor recommending you.
  • Swiss hospitals are considered to be the best hospitals in the world. All hospitals are well equipped to perform almost all kind of Orthopedic surgeries.
  • Some candidates are short of the required academic experience or they lack in good international academic exposure. All such candidates are required to get some orientation from Indian faculties who are experienced, with good international academic exposure. This academic, as well as International academic etiquettes grooming is the prime objective of domestic Induction. 
  • During domestic Induction the faculty will groom the candidate in both aspects; Academics as well as International Academic etiquettes.  During this period the candidate must attend OPD’s, surgeries etc with domestic mentor and learn as much as possible from him..
  • Yes, we provide stay at a service apartment during domestic observership at additional cost
  • No, we do not provide travel arrangements to candidates for domestic observership.
  • Yes, domestic observership cost gets added to quotation. This is an extra cost.
  • All students go through Induction, however those who do not have any international learning experience also need to go through clinical induction. The duration of clinical induction depends on his/her academic experience and total number of months of International Academic exposure.
  • It can be of 3 days, or up to 2 weeks.
  • Yes, an initial booking amount needs to paid. The amount for the same is mentioned in Proforma invoice. This is small amount of registration fees. It  has to be paid at the time of reserving the seat. This amount is also non-refundable.
  • No, the quote which we provide to the candidate does not include breakfast, lunch & dinner. Candidate has to arrange and pay for food himself.
  • Yes, we along with our travel visa partner help the candidate for documentation for applying of Visa. We also help the student to make the VISA documentation strong. We can not give guarantee for VISA process to be completed successfully. It depends on the documentation and various checks the consulates do independently on the candidature of the student. 
  • Yes, Candidates have the option to apply for Visa on their own.
  • Yes, sometimes if there is inadequate or improper documentation, the Visa can get rejected. In such cases our operations team along with our travel Visa partner agent assess the reasons for rejection, and re-apply if possible. If we decide not to re-apply for Visa for some reason, then we reimburse the amount to the candidate, after deducting nominal administrative charges.
  • The Candidate should carry his updated CV, Handbook given by Quexst, Passport and a photocopy of the same, Hotel Details, Passport Size photographs, Photocopy of degree certificate.
 
  • Depending on what the candidate can afford, currently we have a choice of service apartments or hotel stay arrangements in Switzerland.
  • No, we provide transport , however, we help the candidate to make his/her own arrangements on arrival for local bus pass by which candidate can travel from his room to hospital & again back to his room from hospital. The  travelling cost is borne by candidate.
  • Yes, it is absolutely mandatory for the candidate to attend hospital on all days as specified by the mentor.
  • Generally, work begins at  7 am and goes on up to 4 pm. Timings may change as per number of patients and number of surgeries.
  • Yes, In fact it is expected that the candidate will ask maximum number of academic queries to the mentor. It shows the eagerness of the candidate to learn new things.
  • If a Candidate has to take any leave for any reason, he must take it with prior intimation and approval from mentor.  For short duration fellowship , no leave should be taken unless in case of  emergency and unavoidable circumstances. 
  • Saturday & Sunday are off days. But if the mentor makes arrangements for any special & rare cases on weekends, then candidate has to attend it.
  • The daily schedule will vary from hospital to hospital. The schedule could be: 7 am – Pre-Surgery discussions, 07:30 – 12 noon Surgeries, followed by lunch and then OPD. Schedule may change as per no. of patients and no. of surgeries.
  • It is compulsory for the Candidate to be in formal attire during his hospital presence.
  • At the end of the fellowship, the candidate is asked to prepare a presentation about what he has learnt in this fellowship. After this presentation student is awarded a fellowship certificate by Mentor and / or HOD of Orthopedic department.
  • No, we do not make any sightseeing arrangements for candidates.  However, if they wish to stay back for sightseeing we can arrange to give them a flight ticket for a later date if this information is communicated to us from the beginning. 
Yes, we take academic, operational (stay and logistics) & overall feedback from the candidate during and after his fellowship.
  • Yes. The family members can travel along with the student. However, it is advisable that student must make sure that their presence does not impact his presence and attention in fellowship activities in the hospital.