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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.