Indian Orthopaedic Association has a very long history, of having served the members by number of excellent activities, for the upliftment of the profession and its members. Organizing fellowships is one of the important activities. Many senior members have worked hard, to get them sponsored, by well wishers of the Association with a view to attain excellence in their chosen field. Members are requested to take advantage of these fellowships.
Indian Orthopaedic Association offers these fellowships to its members to help them visit various centres, attain training and attend conferences in India and Abroad.
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INLAND FELLOWSHIPS OF THE INDIAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
1. IOA -JOHNSON & JOHNSON TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP
To expose the fellows to Senior Orthopaedic Surgeons with a view to interact, gain knowledge of attitudes and philosophy of work, skills, organization of departments and clinics, etc.
No. of Fellowships - Four.
The Fellows will start from the venue of IOACON and visit the four metropolitan cities viz., Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta and New Delhi and at least two other smaller centres (decided by rotation) during their travel.
All applicants should be less than 40yrs of age at the time of last date of application.
Financial help provided by Johnson & Johnson.
2. Dr. S.S.BABHULKAR FELLOWSHIP
To expose the selected Fellow to a Subspecialty Centre in Orthopaedics.
No. of Fellowship - One.
Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
Funded for Rs. 25,000/- by IOA.
3. Dr. G.S.KULKARNI FELLOWSHIP
To expose the selected young Orthopaedic Surgeons to a Subspecialty Centre in Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction.
No. of Fellowship - One.
Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
Funded for Rs. 25,000/- by IOA.
4. THE IOA-WOC FELLOWSHIP Objectives : Five fellowships available for members of IOA to be sent to centres of excellence within India to be trained in a sub-specialty of their interest (Trauma, Spine surgery, Arthroscopy, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Arthroplasty, Oncology and General Orthopaedics). This is for duration of 3-6 weeks.
Members of IOA can apply by sending a copy of their CV in the prescribed format clearly stating their field of interest and their preferred center for training. The actual dates of the fellowship will be fixed up as per the mutual convenience of the selected fellow and the center of his choice. Fellows will travel separately to the centers chosen by them.
Presently being funded for Rs. 25,000/- each by IOA WOC - SICOT change of name of the Fellowship
5. IOA JMRF PAEDIATRIC FELLOWSHIP
To expose the selected fellows to Paediatric sub specialty in Orthopaedics.
No of fellowship - One .
Period of Fellowship - 3 to 6 weeks.
Funded for Rs. 25,000/- by IOA.
Age Criteria for above fellowships except IOA- J&J fellowship (2 to 5) are
All the applicants should to be less than 40 years of age, at the time of last date for application. In case if there are no applicants, then persons above 40 years may be considered for the fellowship.
6. THE IOA-KOA ROBERT ROAF FELLOWSHIP
IOA member below the age of 45 years.
IOA member not from a teaching institution (University / National Board).
Preferably from a rural back ground where there are no medical colleges.
Number of fellowship- ONE.
Duration - 4 weeks.
Attachment will be to a teaching institution only.
More marks will be given for attending conferences conducted by state chapter / IOA, Papers presented in state / IOA conferences and publications etc.
More marks will be given for the paper presented from non teaching position after he had completed post-graduation.
Will help him to update himself for current development in Orthopaedics.
In summary this will be only for practicing Orthopaedic surgeons who is predominately from rural back ground or not worked in teaching institution after completing post-graduation.
7. IOA-PANACEA BIOTEC RESEARCH GRANT FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Funded for Rs. 25,000/- by IOA
8. INOR RESEARCH GRANT FOR IMPLANT / INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT
9. DR. ASHOK SENGUPTA VISITNG PROFESSORSHIP OF IOA
Objectives : To avail the services of experienced and eminent Orthopaedic surgeons for upgrading the standards of Orthopaedic knowledge and care at the host center.
The centers desirous of availing a visiting professor must apply to the Inland Fellowship Committee of the IOA.
The responsibility of making arrangements for stay and food for the visiting professor solely rests with the inviting department.
Those desirous of offering their services as a visiting professor on this scheme need to apply to the fellowship committee with
Detailed curriculum vitae
Designation: Professor / Associate professor with more than 5 years experience in this post / Consultant of more than 10 Years.
Field of specialization in Orthopaedics :
Duration of stay desired (One week / < weeks)
Suggest three centers, which you feel, will benefit by your visit
Funded for Rs 25,000/- by IOA
One set of application by the desirous institute / department and by Orthopaedic Surgeons willing to offer their services as visiting Professors must be made to send the form to Inland Fellowship Secretary.
10. ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Funds for projects selected under this will be minimum of Rs. 1,00,000/-
At present this is for Basic Sciences & Research in Orthopaedics
The funding may increase depending upon the magnitude and far reaching consequences of the study being carried out
FOREIGN FELLOWSHIP OF INDIAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
Guidelines and criteria for Foreign Fellowship of IOA / Ambassadorship of IOA
Only Life and Full members of IOA, without any dues, are eligible.
Application must reach the fellowship secretary before September, 30th every year.
Send only Xerox copies; do not send originals as they will not be returned.
One set of application must contain
a. Personal Profile Statement
b. Curriculum Vitae
c. Relevant Authenticated Xerox copies
d. Relevant certificate for age proof (birth certificate, school certificates or passport).
A member will be selected for only one foreign fellowship. Any member who has availed an IOA foreign fellowship in the past not eligible to apply again.
Applicant can apply for more than one fellowship but not more than two.
For Communication, full details of the addressee, phone no. & E-mails must be indicated.
Note: any changes must be informed immediately.
Communication only in writing or e-mail is entertained.
Any wrong information furnished will disqualify the application.
The result will be informed to all the applicants.
Selected applicant should proceed with Medical Insurance.
Personal Profile Statement
It is customary for all international fellowships to write a personal Profile statement
A personal profile statement is a vital part of the candidate’s application for Fellowship & is his introduction to the selection committee. It is a short statement outlining his personal characteristics in his own word. It tells the reader what kind of a person he is, the attributes and qualities that he posses and the experience he has & should demonstrate his humanity & that he is capable of doing things & can inspire others around him to join in those efforts.
An excellent personal profile statement must be relevant, short & to the point approx 100-200 words and contain only positive points.
A personal statement is not an academic paper with the Applicant as the subject, a resume in narrative form or plea or justification for the scholarship. Most importantly, a personal statement should be authentic. So the candidate should take pains & plan out a proper personal statement.
Marking Criteria for Selection
1. Proper filling up the application form &
Personal Profile Statement
2. Career Marking from CV
Career Marking Criteria for CV
Basic Qualification Required
Marking Criteria – 1
[A] Basic Qualification Required
Maximum permissible mark
Any MCI Recognized Super Specialty Qualification
FNB / PhD / DSc
3 (for this category uniform 3 marks
When somebody has all three basic degrees no credit may be given for the D ortho.
Marking Criteria – 2
3 years after MS Ortho, 1 mark each for every subsequent 3 years
Teaching Experience, 1 mark for every 3 years (JR / SR / Registrar / Demo. not included)
Marking Criteria – 3
Publications (Publications / Presentations on the same subject will be not considered for two different marking)
IJO - 2 marks for each publication as first author and / and 1 marks for second author and 0.5 mark for subsequent author.
Publication in international journals- 2 marks for each publication as first author / and 1 marks for second author and 0.5 mark for subsequent author.
Publications in book (Orthopaedic) as a author/editor
(2 mark for each)
Publications in book (Orthopaedic) as a Contributor of a chapter
(1 mark for each)
Publication in IOA state chapter/Subspecialty Journal (0.5 marks for each article). Authenticated Xerox copy of the title of the journal and article required for.
Marking Criteria – 4
Scientific Presentations (validation from certifying authority required)
CME / ICL Lecture of IOA (1 mark for each lecture).
CME Lecture of state chapter (0.5 marks for each lecture).
Paper Presentation in IOACON - Only the presenter will get the credit (1 mark for each paper).
Paper Presentation in State chapter / subspecialty conferences (0.5 marks for each paper).
International Meets Out-Side India / International conference of national or professional bodies (1mark for each paper presented).
International Meets In-Side India / International conference of national or professional bodies (0.5 mark for each paper presented).
Marking Criteria - 5
Special Marks (Validation Required)
Academic Awards in IOACON (1 mark each).
Convener of national meets (IOACON / Sub-Specialty) (1 mark each).
Awards in State Conferences (1/2 mark each).
Convener of state chapter meets / symposia and workshop (1/2 mark each).
Any National awards / National academic awards / outstanding social works.
Talent exhibited for the development of Orthopaedic (like implant and surgical technique) / Patented design.
Research (2 marks for completed ICMR / CSIR research fellowship & 1 mark for each accredited research programme conducted).
Fellowships (1 mark for each IOA fellowship & 1 mark for each Non IOA fellowship).
Office bearer of IOA / President or Secretary of State Chapter of IOA.
Interview: 20 Marks
The interviewer should take into account many aspects for the evaluation of the candidate for the suitability for the fellowship.
While certain minimum characteristics are desirable for any award of fellowship, the Candidates should exhibit commitment to career& profession, commitment to self and commitment to society besides having a pleasing personality & positive approach to life.
During Interview Candidates Should Demonstrate:
A considerable degree of maturity, self-reliance, self-discipline, and resourcefulness
Initiative, drive, and a willingness to see things through to the end.
The potential to become leaders, opinion formers, and decision makers.
Strong preparation for the proposed course of study of the fellowship or research.
An outstanding track record of non-academic and academic involvement.
A commitment to community.
An intellectually well-rounded and broad set of interests with engaging personality.
Critical thinking skills.
Outstanding communication skills.
How and why a particular fellowship will enhance their career goals.
Potential to put the experience to good use.
Potential to act as an ambassador and positive representative for the scholarship awarded & for the Indian Orthopaedic Association.
Presently the following Foreign Fellowships are Available
DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) Fellowship: This fellowship is sponsored by DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) to enable to the selected candidates to visit and work in Arthroplasty centre outside the country for two weeks- The selected fellow will have to arrange for the centre and inform the fellowship committee. A sum of Rs.50,000/- paid by IOA/Sponsor.
IOA – RL Mittal Fellowship for SICOT Conference: Members of IOA who are not more than 45 years of age on the day prior to the start of SICOT congress are eligible to apply. This is avail only once in 3years where the SICOT international conference is held. An authenticated proof of age has to be submitted by the applicant.
The applicant must possess post graduate degree such as M.S. (Ortho.) or equivalent qualification as recognized by M.C.I.
Acceptance of a lecture or an oral Free Paper will be essential for selection for this fellowship and proof of it acceptance has to be submitted by the applicants for this award.
A panel of three names will be prepared and the most eligible will be finally selected.
For this fellowship, Dr. R.L. Mittal will also be one of the member of the exiting Foreign Fellowship Committee. The foreign fellowship secretary will start the process of selection at least one year in advance so as to finish in time. 6/10 copies of the application, duly completed along with the requisite documents (attested by gazetted officer or a past president of IOA i.e. degree professional experience, list of National and International publication including books along with reprints his/her best publications, presentation at regional, national and international conferences- oral (Lecture or free paper), poster, video etc. with proofs should be submitted by the applicant by registered post only.
A lump sum grant of 80% of the interest or Rs.50,000/- whichever is less will be given by the IOA as a partial financial assistance to the selected candidate, who will himself be responsible to arrange for his passport, visa, registration for the conference, travel, stay and maintenance during the conference.
The 20% of the interest of the amount saved will be added to the corpus, 50% amount can be availed by the selected candidate before the conference. Grant by IOA:
A certificate will be awarded to the fellow at the next IOA annual conference, after the SICOT meet. The fellow will submit a report within a month of his return from the conference, mentioning the benefit to him from activities of the conference as well as his contribution. He will only taken be paid the rest of the 50% of the amount of the fellowship. The report will be published in the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Fellowship: the fellowship has been sponsored by Dartmouth – Hitchcock medical Centre, Lebanon. This will be a fellowship where the selected fellow will visit Dartmouth Hitchcock medical Centre for a period of four-six weeks. The fellowship should be below 50 years of age. The fellow will be selected by the IOA on the basis of an open competition. The expenses of the fellow will be re-imbursed by Dartmouth College. His accommodation and training and participation in a short research project will be organized by the Dartmouth College. The fellow will be expected to make one scientific presentation in the Orthopaedic department, preferably related to his experience or research in India. The fellowship training will be recognized by the ACCME in USA and will receive an appropriate certificate from the Dartmouth College. The fellow has to obtain a visitor visa (B-1).
IOA – IOS UK Senior Fellowship: Started in 2008 by Dr. HKT Raza President IOA (2007). Every year one fellow is selected by Indian Orthopaedic Society United Kingdom IOS UK. (Hon secretary, IOA is entitled to go his 1st year term as senior fellow without any selection). The IOA would provide Rs.50,000/- for the fellowship. Local hospitality is provided by IOA-UK.
Provisional Programme: The fellowship is of two weeks duration. The programme includes visiting centers of excellence, giving lectures and attending the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.
IOA – IOS UK Junior Fellowship: Started in 2008 by Dr. HKT Raza President IOA (2007). Every year one fellow is selected by Indian Orthopaedic Society United Kingdom IOS UK. The IOA would provide Rs.50,000/- for the fellowship. Local hospitality is provided by IOA-UK.
Dr. HKT Raza liaised with IOS UK and a proposal was passed during his tour to UK conference as president, IOA, year 2007 that one junior and one senior level fellowship along with fellow’s selected by IOS. The IOA would provide Rs.50,000/- each for the fellowship. And these fellowships have started from the year 2008. During meeting of IOA president and secretary, IOA in 2008 along with BOA President at BOA, Liverpool. The following decisions were made: a) President of BOA agreed to invite President of IOA in future its annual meetings and reciprocally all future BOA Presidents will be invited for future IOACONs. b) President, BOA agreed to subsidized rate of registration for Indian delegates desirous of attending BOA meeting. c) Formally agreed for educational exchange between two countries.
IOA - AOA Exchange Fellowship: Started in 2009 by the efforts of Dr. HKT Raza President IOA (2007). Regarding this fellowship, Australian Orthopaedic Association provides 2 fellowships for IOA members. Reciprocating to that effort, IOA would give two travelling fellowships to Australian Orthopedic Association members. The fund allocated to that is Rs. One lakh (Rs.50,000) each. One year IOA fellows will go there and one year their fellows will come in India. (One year gap). There is no age limit.
IOA - Singapore Ambassadorship
IOA - Hong Kong Ambassadorship
IOA - Thailand Ambassadorship
These ambassadorships (from 7-9) are aimed at young IOA members – till 40 years of age who would go and represent IOA in the annual conferences of above three associations. Local hospitality, accommodation and registration are provided by the host country. Economic air fare will be provided by IOA.
IOA - Glasgow Fellowship: Started in the year 2011.
Information / criteria about IOA Glasgow Fellowship
Two fellowships are offered in this scheme in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, U.K. This Fellowship is for one year & is as follows.
I) Arthroplasty: Two 6months terms in Hip & knee Arthroplasty including computer navigation. There will be some addition of arthroscopies and ACL reconstruction.
II) Arthroplasty in Knee & foot surgery: Two 6month terms one in foot and ankle surgery and other in lower limb Arthroplasty. Or both 6 months in foot and ankle surgery depending on availability. The Eligibility: The Candidate must be a graduate of the WHO recognized Medical School& have a valid Post Graduate Qualification & experience. A minimum 3 years of clinical practice (experience) is required after the orthopaedic qualification. He / She will be required to give reference of two non UK sponsors with whom he has worked in last 12 months and within 2 yrs respectively. The overseas sponsor would be distinguished surgeons known to the UK consultants. The overseas sponsor will be contacted by the Royal College to provide a structured reference to comment on the candidate’s competency in relation to the GMC guiding principles of good medical practices & the candidates’ clinical abilities. Those who have failed the PLAB test will not be considered for this fellowship.
A pass in Academic module on IELTS to an overall score of 7 with minimum score of 7 in each component is required. A proof of this will be required to be provided. It will be a favorable point if you have already cleared the IELTS exam with above score. The candidate will be required to pay for the registration fees with GMC, home office and Royal College etc. among other requirements the hospital will need police verification checks, references, occupational health department check for infectious diseases.
The Candidates shortlisted by the Association will have an interview with board comprising of among others President/ Secretary of the Association, fellowship chairman, President IOS UK& the consultant orthopaedic surgeon from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, UK
The Fellow & the supervising Trainer will enter into a learning agreement with regular appraisal sand some form of final assessment to confirm that the trainee has received the training. The fellow will be expected to complete at least two research projects during the tenure.
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