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IOA Fellowships

Indian Orthopaedic Association has _ very long history, of ______ served the members by ______ of excellent activities, for ___ upliftment of the profession ___ its members. Organizing fellowships __ one of the important __________. Many senior members have ______ hard, to get them _________, by well wishers of ___ Association with a view __ attain excellence in their ______ field. Members are requested __ take advantage of these ___________.

Indian Orthopaedic Association offers _____ fellowships to its members __ help them visit various _______, attain training and attend ___________ in
India and Abroad.

1. IOA -JOHNSON & _______ TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP

  • To expose the fellows __ Senior Orthopaedic Surgeons with _ view to interact, gain _________ of attitudes and philosophy __ work, skills, organization of ___________ and clinics, etc.
  • No. of Fellowships - Four .
  • The Fellows will start ____ the venue of IOACON ___ visit the four metropolitan ______ viz., Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta ___ New Delhi and at _____ two other smaller centres (_______ by rotation) during their ______.
  • All applicants should be ____ than 40yrs of age __ the time of last ____ of application.
  • Financial help provided by _______ & Johnson.

2. Dr. S.S.BABHULKAR FELLOWSHIP

  • To expose the selected ______ to a Subspecialty Centre __ Orthopaedics.
  • No. of Fellowship - One .
  • Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
  • Funded for Rs. 25,000/- __ IOA.

3. Dr. G.S.KULKARNI FELLOWSHIP

  • To expose the selected _____ Orthopaedic Surgeons to a ____________ Centre in Deformity Correction, ____ Lengthening and Reconstruction.
  • No. of Fellowship - One .
  • Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
  • Funded for Rs. 25,000/- __ IOA.
4. THE IOA-WOC FELLOWSHIP

Objectives :
Five fellowships available for members __ IOA to be sent __ centres of excellence within _____ to be trained in _ sub-specialty of their interest (______, Spine surgery, Arthroscopy, Paediatric ____________, Arthroplasty, Oncology and General ____________). This is for duration __ 3-6 weeks.

Criteria :
Members of IOA can _____ by sending a copy __ their CV in the __________ format clearly stating their _____ of interest and their _________ center for training. The ______ dates of the fellowship ____ be fixed up as ___ the mutual convenience of ___ selected fellow and the ______ of his choice. Fellows ____ travel separately to the _______ chosen by them.
Presently being funded for __. 25,000/- each by IOA
WOC - SICOT change __ name of the Fellowship

5. IOA JMRF PAEDIATRIC __________
  • To expose the selected _______ to Paediatric sub specialty __ Orthopaedics.
  • No of fellowship - One .
  • Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
  • Funded for Rs. 25,000/- __ IOA.

Age Criteria for above ___________ except IOA- J&J fellowship (2 to 5) are
All the applicants should __ be less than 40 _____ of age, at the ____ of last date for ___________. In case if there ___ no applicants, then persons _____ 40 years may be __________ for the fellowship.

6. THE IOA-KOA ROBERT ____ FELLOWSHIP
  • IOA member below the ___ of 45 years.
  • IOA member not from _ teaching institution (University / ________ Board).
  • Preferably from a rural ____ ground where there are __ medical colleges.
  • Number of fellowship- ONE .
  • Duration - 4 weeks.
  • Attachment will be to _ teaching institution only.
  • More marks will be _____ for attending conferences conducted __ state chapter / IOA, ______ presented in state / ___ conferences and publications etc.
  • More marks will be _____ for the paper presented ____ non teaching position after __ had completed post-graduation.
  • Will help him to ______ himself for current development __ Orthopaedics.
  • In summary this will __ only for practicing Orthopaedic ________ who is predominately from _____ back ground or not ______ in teaching institution after __________ post-graduation.

7. IOA-PANACEA BIOTEC RESEARCH _____ FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN ___________ SURGERY
Funded for Rs. 25,000/- __ IOA

8. INOR RESEARCH GRANT ___ IMPLANT / INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT

9. DR. ASHOK SENGUPTA _______ PROFESSORSHIP OF IOA

  • Objectives : To avail ___ services of experienced and _______ Orthopaedic surgeons for upgrading ___ standards of Orthopaedic knowledge ___ care at the host ______.
  • Criteria :
    • The centers desirous of ________ a visiting professor must _____ to the Inland Fellowship _________ of the IOA.
    • The responsibility of making ____________ for stay and food ___ the visiting professor solely _____ with the inviting department.
  • Selection :
    • Those desirous of offering _____ services as a visiting _________ on this scheme need __ apply to the fellowship _________ with
    • Detailed curriculum vitae
    • Designation: Professor / Associate _________ with more than 5 _____ experience in this post / Consultant of more than 10 Years.
  • Field of specialization in ____________ :
    • Duration of stay desired (___ week / < weeks)
    • Suggest three centers, which ___ feel, will benefit by ____ visit

Funded for Rs 25,000/- __ IOA
One set of application __ the desirous institute / __________ and by Orthopaedic Surgeons _______ to offer their services __ visiting Professors must be ____ to send the form __ Inland Fellowship Secretary.

10. ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
  • Funds for projects selected _____ this will be minimum __ Rs. 1,00,000/-
  • At present this is ___ Basic Sciences & Research __ Orthopaedics
  • The funding may increase _________ upon the magnitude and ___ reaching consequences of the _____ being carried out

Guidelines and criteria for Foreign Fellowship of IOA / Ambassadorship of IOA

  • Only Life and Full _______ of IOA, without any ____, are eligible.
  • Application must reach the __________ secretary before September, 30 th every year.
  • Send only Xerox copies; __ not send originals as ____ will not be returned.
  • One set of application ____ contain
    a. Personal Profile Statement
    b. Curriculum Vitae
    c. Relevant Authenticated Xerox ______
    d. Relevant certificate for ___ proof (birth certificate, school ____________ or passport).
  • A member will be ________ for only one foreign __________. Any member who has _______ an IOA foreign fellowship __ the past not eligible __ apply again.
  • Applicant can apply for ____ than one fellowship but ___ more than two.
  • For Communication, full details __ the addressee, phone no. & E-mails must be indicated. ____: any changes must be ________ immediately.
  • Communication only in writing __ e-mail is entertained.
  • Any wrong information furnished ____ disqualify the application.
  • The result will be ________ to all the applicants.
  • Selected applicant should proceed ____ Medical Insurance.
Personal Profile Statement

It is customary for ___ international fellowships to write _ personal Profile statement A ________ profile statement is a _____ part of the candidate’s ___________ for Fellowship & is ___ introduction to the selection _________. It is a short _________ outlining his personal characteristics __ his own word. It _____ the reader what kind __ a person he is, ___ attributes and qualities that __ posses and the experience __ has & should demonstrate ___ humanity & that he __ capable of doing things & can inspire others around ___ to join in those _______.
An excellent personal profile _________ must be relevant, short & to the point approx 100-200 words and contain only ________ points.
A personal statement is ___ an academic paper with ___ Applicant as the subject, _ resume in narrative form __ plea or justification for ___ scholarship. Most importantly, a ________ statement should be authentic. __ the candidate should take _____ & plan out a ______ personal statement.

Marking Criteria for Selection
1. Proper filling up ___ application form & Personal _______ Statement : 5 marks
2. Career Marking from __ : 100 marks
3. Interview : 20 marks
Total : 125 marks

Career Marking Criteria for __

No. Marking criteria Marks
1. Basic Qualification Required 13
2. Experience. 7
3. Publications. 30
4. Scientific Presentations 28
5. Special Marks 22
Total 100

Marking Criteria – 1

[A] Basic Qualification Required Marks Maximum permissible mark
a) MS 5
b) DNB 5
c) D. Ortho. 3
d) Any MCI Recognized Super _________ Qualification
FNB / PhD / ___
3 (for this category _______ 3 marks
Total 13
When somebody has all _____ basic degrees no credit ___ be given for the _ ortho.
Marking Criteria – 2
Sr. No. Experience Maximum Marks
a) 3 years after MS _____, 1 mark each for _____ subsequent 3 years 5
b) Teaching Experience, 1 mark ___ every 3 years (JR / SR / Registrar / ____. not included) 2
Total 7
Marking Criteria – 3
Publications (Publications / Presentations __ the same subject will __ not considered for two _________ marking) Maximum Marks
a) IJO - 2 marks ___ each publication as first ______ and / and 1 _____ for second author and 0.5 mark for subsequent author. 10
b) Publication in international journals- 2 marks for each publication __ first author / and 1 marks for second author ___ 0.5 mark for subsequent ______. 10
c) Publications in book (Orthopaedic) __ a author/editor
(2 mark for each)
4
Publications in book (Orthopaedic) __ a Contributor of a _______
(1 mark for each)
2
d) Publication in IOA state _______/____________ Journal (0.5 marks for ____ article). Authenticated Xerox copy __ the title of the _______ and article required for. 4
Total 30
Marking Criteria – 4
Scientific Presentations (validation from __________ authority required) Maximum Marks
a) CME / ICL Lecture __ IOA (1 mark for ____ lecture). 3
b) CME Lecture of state _______ (0.5 marks for each _______). 3
c) Paper Presentation in IOACON - Only the presenter will ___ the credit (1 mark ___ each paper). 10
d) Paper Presentation in State _______ / subspecialty conferences (0.5 _____ for each paper). 4
e) International Meets Out-Side India / International conference of national __ professional bodies (1mark for ____ paper presented). 4
f) International Meets In-Side India / International conference of national __ professional bodies (0.5 mark ___ each paper presented). 4
Total 28
Marking Criteria - 5
Special Marks (Validation Required) Maximum Marks
a) Academic Awards in IOACON (1 mark each). 3
b) Convener of national meets (______ / Sub-Specialty) (1 mark ____). 3
c) Awards in State Conferences (1/2 mark each). 1
d) Convener of state chapter _____ / symposia and workshop (1/2 mark each). 2
e) Any National awards / ________ academic awards / outstanding ______ works. 2
f) Talent exhibited for the ___________ of Orthopaedic (like implant ___ surgical technique) / Patented ______. 2
g) Research (2 marks for _________ ICMR / CSIR research __________ & 1 mark for ____ accredited research programme conducted). 5
h) Fellowships (1 mark for ____ IOA fellowship & 1 ____ for each Non IOA __________). 2
i) Office bearer of IOA / President or Secretary of _____ Chapter of IOA. 2
Total 22
Interview: 20 Marks
  • The interviewer should take ____ account many aspects for ___ evaluation of the candidate ___ the suitability for the __________.
  • While certain minimum characteristics ___ desirable for any award __ fellowship, the Candidates should _______ commitment to career& profession, __________ to self and commitment __ society besides having a ________ personality & positive approach __ life.
  • During Interview Candidates Should ___________:
    A considerable degree of ________, self-reliance, self-discipline, and resourcefulness __________, drive, and a willingness __ see things through to ___ end.
  • The potential to become _______, opinion formers, and decision ______.
  • Strong preparation for the ________ course of study of ___ fellowship or research.
  • An outstanding track record __ non-academic and academic involvement.
  • A commitment to community.
  • An intellectually well-rounded and _____ set of interests with ________ personality.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • How and why a __________ fellowship will enhance their ______ goals.
  • Potential to put the __________ to good use.
  • Potential to act as __ ambassador and positive representative ___ the scholarship awarded & ___ the Indian Orthopaedic Association.
Presently the following Foreign ___________ are Available
  • DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) __________: This fellowship is _________ by DePuy (Johnson & _______) to enable to the ________ candidates to visit and ____ in Arthroplasty centre outside ___ country for two weeks- ___ selected fellow will have __ arrange for the centre ___ inform the fellowship committee. _ sum of Rs.50,000/- paid __ IOA/Sponsor.
  • IOA – RL Mittal __________ for SICOT Conference: Members of IOA ___ are not more than 45 years of age on ___ day prior to the _____ of SICOT congress are ________ to apply. This is _____ only once in 3years _____ the SICOT international conference __ held. An authenticated proof __ age has to be _________ by the applicant.
    The applicant must possess ____ graduate degree such as _._. (Ortho.) or equivalent qualification __ recognized by M.C.I.
    Acceptance of a lecture __ an oral Free Paper ____ be essential for selection ___ this fellowship and proof __ it acceptance has to __ submitted by the applicants ___ this award.
    A panel of three _____ will be prepared and ___ most eligible will be _______ selected.
    For this fellowship, Dr. _._. Mittal will also be ___ of the member of ___ exiting Foreign Fellowship Committee. ___ foreign fellowship secretary will _____ the process of selection __ least one year in _______ so as to finish __ time. 6/10 copies of ___ application, duly completed along ____ the requisite documents (attested __ gazetted officer or a ____ president of IOA i.e. ______ professional experience, list of ________ and International publication including _____ along with reprints his/her ____ publications, presentation at regional, ________ and international conferences- oral (_______ or free paper), poster, _____ etc. with proofs should __ submitted by the applicant __ registered post only.
    A lump sum grant __ 80% of the interest __ Rs.50,000/- whichever is less ____ be given by the ___ as a partial financial __________ to the selected candidate, ___ will himself be responsible __ arrange for his passport, ____, registration for the conference, ______, stay and maintenance during ___ conference.
    The 20% of the ________ of the amount saved ____ be added to the ______, 50% amount can be _______ by the selected candidate ______ the conference. Grant by ___:
    A certificate will be _______ to the fellow at ___ next IOA annual conference, _____ the SICOT meet. The ______ will submit a report ______ a month of his ______ from the conference, mentioning ___ benefit to him from __________ of the conference as ____ as his contribution. He ____ only taken be paid ___ rest of the 50% __ the amount of the __________. The report will be _________ in the Indian Journal __ Orthopaedics.
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Fellowship: the fellowship has ____ sponsored by Dartmouth – _________ medical Centre, Lebanon. This ____ be a fellowship where ___ selected fellow will visit _________ Hitchcock medical Centre for _ period of four-six weeks. ___ fellowship should be below 50 years of age. The ______ will be selected by ___ IOA on the basis __ an open competition. The ________ of the fellow will __ re-imbursed by Dartmouth College. ___ accommodation and training and _____________ in a short research _______ will be organized by ___ Dartmouth College. The fellow ____ be expected to make ___ scientific presentation in the ___________ department, preferably related to ___ experience or research in _____. The fellowship training will __ recognized by the ACCME __ USA and will receive __ appropriate certificate from the _________ College. The fellow has __ obtain a visitor visa (_-1).
  • IOA – IOS UK ______ Fellowship: Started in 2008 __ Dr. HKT Raza President ___ (2007). Every year one ______ is selected by Indian ___________ Society United Kingdom IOS __. (Hon secretary, IOA is ________ to go his 1st ____ term as senior fellow _______ any selection). The IOA _____ provide Rs.50,000/- for the __________. Local hospitality is provided __ IOA-UK.
    Provisional Programme: The fellowship __ of two weeks duration. ___ programme includes visiting centers __ excellence, giving lectures and _________ the British Orthopaedic Association ______ Meeting.
  • IOA – IOS UK ______ Fellowship: Started in 2008 __ Dr. HKT Raza President ___ (2007). Every year one ______ is selected by Indian ___________ Society United Kingdom IOS __. The IOA would provide __.50,000/- for the fellowship. Local ___________ is provided by IOA-UK.
    Dr. HKT Raza liaised ____ IOS UK and a ________ was passed during his ____ to UK conference as _________, IOA, year 2007 that ___ junior and one senior _____ fellowship along with fellow’s ________ by IOS. The IOA _____ provide Rs.50,000/- each for ___ fellowship. And these fellowships ____ started from the year 2008. During meeting of IOA _________ and secretary, IOA in 2008 along with BOA President __ BOA, Liverpool. The following _________ were made:
    a) President of BOA ______ to invite President of ___ in future its annual ________ and reciprocally all future ___ Presidents will be invited ___ future IOACONs.
    b) President, BOA agreed __ subsidized rate of registration ___ Indian delegates desirous of _________ BOA meeting.
    c) Formally agreed for ___________ exchange between two countries.
  • IOA - AOA Exchange __________: Started in 2009 __ the efforts of Dr. ___ Raza President IOA (2007). _________ this fellowship, Australian Orthopaedic ___________ provides 2 fellowships for ___ members. Reciprocating to that ______, IOA would give two __________ fellowships to Australian Orthopedic ___________ members. The fund allocated __ that is Rs. One ____ (Rs.50,000) each. One year ___ fellows will go there ___ one year their fellows ____ come in India. (One ____ gap). There is no ___ limit.
  • IOA - Singapore Ambassadorship
  • IOA - Hong Kong ______________
  • IOA - Thailand Ambassadorship
    These ambassadorships (from 7-9) ___ aimed at young IOA _______ – till 40 years __ age who would go ___ represent IOA in the ______ conferences of above three ____________. Local hospitality, accommodation and ____________ are provided by the ____ country. Economic air fare ____ be provided by IOA.
  • IOA - Glasgow Fellowship: Started in the ____ 2011.
Information / criteria about ___ Glasgow Fellowship

Two fellowships are offered __ this scheme in the ______ Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, _._. This Fellowship is for ___ year & is as _______.
I) Arthroplasty: Two 6months terms __ Hip & knee Arthroplasty _________ computer navigation. There will __ some addition of arthroscopies ___ ACL reconstruction.
II) Arthroplasty in Knee & ____ surgery: Two 6month terms ___ in foot and ankle _______ and other in lower ____ Arthroplasty. Or both 6 ______ in foot and ankle _______ depending on availability.
The Eligibility: The Candidate must __ a graduate of the ___ recognized Medical School& have _ valid Post Graduate Qualification & experience. A minimum 3 _____ of clinical practice (experience) __ required after the orthopaedic _____________. He / She will __ required to give reference __ two non UK sponsors ____ whom he has worked __ last 12 months and ______ 2 yrs respectively. The ________ sponsor would be distinguished ________ known to the UK ___________. The overseas sponsor will __ contacted by the Royal _______ to provide a structured _________ to comment on the _________&_____;_ competency in relation to ___ GMC guiding principles of ____ medical practices & the __________&_____; clinical abilities. Those who ____ failed the PLAB test ____ not be considered for ____ fellowship.
A pass in Academic ______ on IELTS to an _______ score of 7 with _______ score of 7 in ____ component is required. A _____ of this will be ________ to be provided. It ____ be a favorable point __ you have already cleared ___ IELTS exam with above _____. The candidate will be ________ to pay for the ____________ fees with GMC, home ______ and Royal College etc. _____ other requirements the hospital ____ need police verification checks, __________, occupational health department check ___ infectious diseases.
The Candidates shortlisted by ___ Association will have an _________ with board comprising of _____ others President/ Secretary of ___ Association, fellowship chairman, President ___ UK& the consultant orthopaedic _______ from the Golden Jubilee ________ Hospital, UK The Fellow & the supervising Trainer will _____ into a learning agreement ____ regular appraisal sand some ____ of final assessment to _______ that the trainee has ________ the training. The fellow ____ be expected to complete __ least two research projects ______ the tenure.