Important information for centre accreditation for FHNO HN fellowship

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Infrastructural requirements:

The centre should have Minimum bed strength of 100, including Surgical ICU. There should be minimum 2 dedicated HN OTs. It should be equipped with operating microscope.

The out-patient examination should have HN examination rooms with appropriate telescopes, fibreoptic nasolaryngoscope and office biopsy infrastructure.

Robotics, Endoscopic nasal and skull base set and LASER are desirable optional facilities.


Allied departments:

The institute should have following departments: Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Onco Pathology, Onco Radiology.

Following are desirable optional departments: Preventive, Palliative, Oncopsychology, Nutrition, Physio, speech & swallowing and Biostatistics department.


Faculties:

The institution will appoint a Fellowship Program Director, an Assistant Program Director and a Program Co-ordinator.

The Fellowship Program Director should have 10 years clinical experience or 5 years teaching experience.

They should have educational qualification in MCh HN / MCh Surgical Oncology / MS with 10 yrs. of dedicated HN Surgical Oncology clinical experience.

Assistant Program Director should be an MS/MCh/MDS actively involved in care of Head & Neck Cancer patients.

Program Co-coordinator may be a non clinical person.


Workload per month:

The institute should have minimum workload of 50 new HN oncology opd patients and 25 HN oncology Surgeries per month.


Important information:

  • An application form for institutions will be available on the FHNO HN fellowship website.
  • The eligibility criteria for institute will be mentioned on FHNO HN fellowship website
  • It will be the responsibility of the participating institution to provide information specific to the program, including a list of teaching faculty, surgical workload, clinical and research responsibilities anticipated from the fellow, careers of former graduates if applicable, and core subspecialty competence of the department.
  • The institution will appoint a Fellowship Program Director, an Assistant Program Director and a Program Co-ordinator.
  • FHNO HN fellowship can be over and above any ongoing fellowships at the centre.
  • At present one fellow per institute will be approved
  • Application fees for centre for approval for fellowship will be Rs 10,000 which will be non-refundable, payable to FHNO.
  • If the centre is approved, it will have to pay FHNO a one-time payment of Rs 50,000 as charges for fellowship proceedings, which is valid for four years.
  • The centre will pay the candidate minimum renumeration of Rs. 50,000 per month by the centre.