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Rhinology Fellowship

Rhinology Fellowship Program

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

Fellowship Site

Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center (R)

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 Otorhinolaryngology Fellowship program at the Karnataka ENT Hospital & Research Center has produced thirty clinical fellows since its inception. It is one of the pioneering programs in India focused in clinical care and clinical research. This program is tailored for those who wish to acquire skills as a tertiary referral Otolaryngologist. We expect candidates to have already received adequate training in general Otorhinolaryngology. 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 General Otorhinolaryngology. At the end of training, the individual will have acquired skills and knowledge allowing him/her to develop and sustain an academic and Clinical position in Otorhinolaryngology. This will be achieved by the following job description:

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


1. Clinical

a. The fellowship will provide structured clinical opportunities for fellows to develop advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surigcall skills.
b. A sufficient number and variety of cases will be available for each fellow to assure adequate exposure to the broad range of conditions      associated with the management of General Otolaryngolgical problems. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have had a cumulative experience as operating or teaching surgeon on at least 80-100 cases.

2. Research

An active research component will enhance and compliment the educational experience. Although the clinical experience is essential, a supervised research experience is expected.

3. Fundamental components of the fellowship:

--> The fellow must participate in the evaluation, management, and care of a minimum of 300 cases.
--> Participation in surgical procedures, representing the full scope of GeneralOtorhinolaryngology.
--> Participation in outpatient procedures performed in the clinic.
--> Intensive exposure to the interdisciplinary management of patients.
--> Participation in the development and implementation of research.

4. Fellowship clinical curriculum:

The fellowship will provide clinical and/or didactic exposure to:
--> Evaluation of the patients.
--> Performance of various OPD procedures.
--> Performance and Interpretation of various diagnostic investigative procedures.
--> Manage General Otorhinolaryngology emergencies.
--> Perform various General Otorhinolaryngology procedures

5. 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)

6. 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

7. 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.

8. Call Responsibility:

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

9. Resource Persons:

    Dr. Prahlada N.B

10. 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 Otorhinolaryngology degree:
DLO:   Rs. 10,000/-
DNB:   Rs. 12,000/-
MS :   Rs. 15,000/-

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