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Fellowship in Ophthalmology – Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute

Fellowship in Ophthalmology – Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute

Fellowship in Ophthalmology

Fellowship training helps trained ophthalmologists to specialize in specific areas of ophthalmology. Pushpagiri Eye Institute offers 24 month long term fellowships in Glaucoma, Vitreo retina and Comprehensive ophthalmology.

Clinical fellowship in Pushpagiri combines outpatient, inpatient and surgical experience. The fellow assumes increasing responsibility for patient care, under the supervision of faculty members responsible for the program. They learn to perform surgeries independently, and  follow up these surgical cases. In addition to receiving clinical training from faculty, the fellow is required to participate actively in research, presentations, publications and in training of ophthalmic residents in the institution.

Research: Fellows are strongly encouraged to engage in translational clinical research and/or clinical trials and descriptive retrospective studies and develop an in depth working knowledge of the current scientific literature of medical and genetic advances. They are expected to participate in relevant meetings within the Institute and those hosted by community, national or international retinal societies. Fellows are also expected to participate in one of the ongoing research projects in a basic or clinical field related to their specialty. Time is allotted appropriately for this experience, and its value is enhanced by careful supervision, availability of laboratory facilities, and access to technical assistance.

Teaching : Teaching is an integral part of the fellowship experience. The fellow is expected to be an instructor for resident ophthalmologists, optometrists and Technicians. Fellows will also be involved in community services of the hospitals, which includes teaching camp facilitators and social workers. The fellows are expected to presents cases at Grand Rounds and participate as  instructors or lecturer at courses of the Institute through practical and didactic presentations, and improve their techniques of examinations and interpretation of ancillary tests.

Long Term Fellowship Program

Currently the Institute offers Long Term (24 months) fellowship programs in the sub specialty of

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Retina
  • Glaucoma
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Application Procedure Applications available online on the website must be completely filled and must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and testimonials from two referees. The applications will be available once a year as per the fellowship entry period.
Selection Process Through Interview
Course Duration 24 Months
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