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Otology Fellowship

Otology Fellowship Program at Karnataka ENT Hospital & Research Center (R)

The Otology Fellowship program at the Karnataka ENT Hospital & Research Center (R) has produced thirty clinical fellows since its inception. It is one of the pioneering  program in India focused in clinical care and clinical research. This program is tailored for those who wish to acquire skills as a tertiary referral Otologist. We expect candidates to have already received adequate training in general otolaryngology, in particular, general otology. The amount of surgical responsibility is commensurate with previous experience and proven surgical skills.

Fellowship Site

Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center (R)

Fellowship Supervisor

Dr Prahlada N B

TERM:

One year-clinical & research position

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE:

1. Graduate of an accredited medical school and Otorhinolaryngology training program like MS/DNB/DLO. Foreign nationals with similar training are also accepted. However, foreign nationals have to register with Medical Council of India before they are accepted for the program.
2. Two letters of reference(eg. HOD, Professors, Senior Consultant, etc)
3. A curriculum vitae.
4. Personal interview.

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Otology Fellowship program at the Karnataka ENT Hospital & Research Center has produced thirty clinical fellows since its inception. It is one of the pioneering  program in India focused in clinical care and clinical research. This program is tailored for those who wish to acquire skills as a tertiary referral Otologist. We expect candidates to have already received adequate training in general otolaryngology, in particular, general otology. The amount of surgical responsibility is commensurate with previous experience and proven surgical skills.

OBJECTIVES:

The “fellow” will receive Hands-on training in all areas related to the clinical, surgical and academic aspects of Otology. This will be achieved by the following job description:

1. Surgical exposure (3 days/week):

--> Temporal Bone Dissection.
--> Level I : Ventilation tube insertion, Removal of Foreign bodies, Myringoplasty, Canalplasty & Cortical Mastoidectomy.
--> Level II: Tympanoplasty, Modified Radical Mastoidectomy & Mastoid Obliteration


2. Clinical exposure and responsibility (5 day/week):

--> Attend specialty clinics (Sinus clinic, Allergy clinic & Headache Clinic)
--> Attend Consultant’s clinics (1/2 day per week)
--> Conduct Sinus and Allergy clinics(1 day/wk)

3. Teaching responsibility:

--> Lecture to Undergraduate students -12 Hours/yr
--> Assist in conducting practical exams - 2/yr
--> Presentation of Grand Rounds -12/yr
--> Presentation of hospital rounds -12/yr
--> Assist in teaching temporal bone dissection course for residents -12/yr
--> Assist in running temporal bone dissection course (CME) – 2/yr

4. Research Responsibility:

--> Four clinical projects in areas of General Otorhinolaryngology.
--> Minimum of 2 presentations at Regional or National Event.
--> One day per week dedicated research time.

5. Call Responsibility:

First call - only in case of special situations of General Otorhinolaryngology emergencies.
Second Call - Occasional nights and weekends for Consultants.

6. Resource Persons:

    Dr. Prahlada N.B

7. Resource Facilities:

--> Cadaver dissection facilities- at Basaveshwara Medical College & Hospital.
--> Library with all Contemporary Publications.


Funding:


Indian Students are following honorarium depending on their basic Otolaryngology degree:

 DLO:    Rs. 18,000/-
 DNB:    Rs. 20,000/-
 MS :    Rs. 22,000/-

Foreign Students:

No funding is available for Foreign students.  They have to fund their own boarding, lodging, transport, Health and travelling insurance and all other incidental expenses.


Contact person:

Dr. Prahlada N.B
Senior Consultant & Chief
Karnataka ENT Hospital & Research Center
Opposite S.P Office, Kelagote
Chitradurga – 577501
Karnataka, India
Phone: +91-8194-226643
Mobile: +91-9342310854
email: prahladnb@gmail.com

 

How to apply:

 Download Application form.

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. In addition to our application form, we request the following items:

--> Two photographs
--> Two letters of recommendation
--> Curriculum vitae
--> A copy of your MS/MD/DLO/DNB degree
--> A letter from the HOD of your Department
--> A copy of your registration with Medical Council of India

The program starts twice a year, January and July.  We receive large number of applications.  We will short list the eligible candidates and call them for a personal interview for Final selection.  Final selection will be made 3 months before the start of a Fellowship term.

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