The decision to pursue postgraduate training is the first step in a surgeon's personal goal of practice specialization; and the learning objective of a fellowship is to get extra training in the chosen subspecialty, which has specific academic requirements.
Quexst Healthcare was created to help surgeons get this extra training easily and affordably.
A fellowship typically defines a period of training in a very precise area; for example if someone wants to become a shoulder surgeon, then he or she will do a fellowship in shoulder surgery. The fellow benefits greatly from the guidance and supervision provided by a highly qualified mentor which helps him to learn new techniques. At the end of the training period, the fellow will be an expert in performing procedures related to the shoulder.
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The fellowship process is time consuming, difficult, and expensive, yet very exciting. With all the rapid advances in orthopedic surgery it is crucial for an orthopedic surgeon to remain up-to-date with all the latest techniques; and the focused and dynamic experiences gained during a fellowship may take years to attain in private practice. The fellowship provides a doctor with clinical expertise and sophistication of diagnostic and treatment procedures, in order to provide a high quality of medical care for his patients.
Quexst Healthcare also provides help with the logistics of applying for and doing a fellowship, so that it is a stress free experience for student doctors.
Most Fellowships have modules of clinical and surgical experience with highly qualified mentors, as well as some research, and thus the term ‘Fellowship Trained’ means that the surgeon has shown the highest level of dedication to his field, and achieved the highest level of training.
Quexst Healthcare aims to find the right mentor for you in order to reach this highest level of dedication.
Observerships refer to ‘shadowing only’ rotations along with a mentor in a variety of places like hospitals, medical clinics, medical institutes, ambulances, emergency rooms, etc, according to the mentors time table.. There is no direct patient-care allowed, and as the name implies students are only allowed to observe the mentors in their day-to-day work schedule; with no access to direct patient interaction like wash-up notes, patient history or any patient data. Observership programs are good for avoiding gaps in clinical experience, but are not as satisfying as hands-on clinical training. Observerships are usually less organized and are managed by individual mentors in their private practice, conducted according to their convenience.
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Learning Objectives of Fellowship & Observership
Primarily, the objective in both cases is to get a Knowledge upgrade. Working with a good, highly qualified mentor helps to get exposure to the latest surgical techniques, new diagnosis methods, and usage of appropriate tools and equipment. Students pursuing Fellowship also get hands on training in most cases, and can learn on the job. A lot of good Interactions happen with other related departments and faculty, which help in understanding the significance of the newly acquired knowledge and its application in the particular specialty.
Quexst Healthcare currently offers the following Short term and long term programmes, in ultra modern facilities, where Fellows work with the Mentor, as per the norms and rules of whichever institution and country they are working in.
• Short term : 4 / 8 weeks – non stipend
• Long term : 1 year to 2 years. – stipend may be available.
• Observership: 2 / 4 weeks – no hands on.