Fellowship programs in Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Basic fellowship in Liver transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Advanced fellowship in Liver transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Course Duration: 1 year
Number of Seats: Basic: 2, Advanced: 2
Basic fellowship: MS/DNB in General Surgery
Advanced Fellowship: McH/ DNB in GI Surgery or MS/DNB in General Surgery with two years training in Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary surgery.
Selection process: Candidates for the fellowship program are selected through an interview process twice a year (for January and July session). The advertisement for admission appears in the leading English newspapers and social media in the month of October/November for January session and April/May for July session. Interested candidates can mail their application (download the attachment) along with a detailed resume to email@example.com. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview and personal interaction. Selected candidates have to join the department latest by 1st January for January session and 1st July for July session.
Session information The session tenure is for a period of one year. In one year tenure the candidates are exposed to various aspects of liver transplant which includes the pre and post operative care and follow-up apart from operative and intensive care management of post liver transplant patient through a structured rotation process including academic program and presentations. Within a month of the start of the fellowship the candidates are allotted a research topic for research and publication as original work in an index journal within the tenure of their fellowship. A minimum of one original research paper publication in an indexed journal and one poster/oral presentation in national or international conference is mandatory before completion of fellowship.
Course Curriculum and responsibilities During the tenure of the fellowship, the fellows will have rotation in the following areas:
- Liver Ward and OPD: 3 months
- Operation Theatre: 6 months
- Liver ICU: 3 months
- Liver Ward and OPD: The fellow posted in Ward and OPD will be responsible for:
- Daily rounds of the patients in the ward.
- Discharge planning including the preparation of discharge summaries and discharge counseling and teaching. Discharge counseling should start at least 2-3 days before discharge and patient should be taught about the post-transplant precautions, medications, monitoring and follow up in detail. A copy of all the discharges (both hard and soft copy) has to be stored in the department for record purposes.
- Attending to follow-up and new patients in the OPD.
- Operation theatre: The fellow posted in the operation theatre will be responsible for:
- Preparation and work up of the patient and donor including the legal paper work for authorization committee.
- Preoperative preparations and presentations of liver transplant cases for the multidisciplinary transplant meetings.
- Surgical Assistance in the operation theatre in recipient and donor surgeries including implantation. All candidates have to mandatorily keep a record of their operative work in the logbook (provided by the department).
- Record keeping of the patient and operative data
- Liver ICU: Fellows posted in Liver ICU will be responsible for:
- Daily rounds and critical management of patients in the ICU under supervision.
- Record and data keeping of the all the patients.
- Ensure smooth working by helping the ward and theatre fellow whenever required.
Note: It should be noted that this distribution in the duties is for the purpose of responsibility sharing only. All fellows have to work in unison for the smooth functioning of the department and all fellow should be ready to help/share the responsibility of the other in case of need. Fellows can also be called in the operation theatre irrespective of the rotation in case of need.
Teaching and academic activities: The fellows will actively participate in the departmental teaching activities (Journal clubs and Case presentations) which will be held twice a week. The monthly academic rooster will be made and will be available in the last week of every month.
Publications and research work: All fellows will have to actively participate in the research paper work and publish at least 1 original paper/case series in index journal. Topic will be allotted within 1 month of joining and the data should be completed within 6 months. He should also be presenting at least one paper in transplant specific national/international conference.Share your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org