Important information for fellowship applicant

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Educational Qualification:

The applicant must have either of the following postgraduate degrees:

  • MS / DNB in either of the following disciplines: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery or General Surgery.
  • MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (with minimum 6 months of observership at a reputed head & neck centre approved by the task force. Any institute where HN M.Ch./Surgical Oncology M.Ch. or DNB (surgical oncology) / FHNO HN Fellowship is available are approved observation centres)
  • M.Ch. / DNB in either of the following disciplines: Surgical Oncology or Plastic Surgery

Desirable Qualifications:

An inclination toward head and neck oncology corroborated by relevant supporting documentation for the below-mentioned:

  • A significant proportion of head and neck surgeries assisted/performed under supervision during residency training
  • A postgraduate thesis topic pertinent to head and neck oncology
  • Active participation in and presentations at oncology meetings
  • Observership at institution/s specializing in head and neck oncology (only for MS / MCh)
  • Prior publications relevant to head and neck cancers

International candidates will be considered and should possess a postgraduate degree/diploma that is considered equivalent with the above listed qualifications.


Important information:

The fellowship is of two years (twenty-four months) incorporating supervised and independent operating responsibilities pertinent to head and neck extirpation, reconstruction and surgical rehabilitation; outpatient clinics; inpatient care; teaching activities including Tumor Boards and academic Grand Rounds; research projects, and presentations at regional/national/international meetings.


The fellowship website will display a list of the participating institutions and their contact information for convenient reference.


The website will also display the common application period, central exam/ interview date and tentative notification date of eventual selection.


Prospective applicants should download and fill the application form, available on the FHNO website. The same scanned document should be mailed to fhnofellowship@gmail.com with the subject matter ‘Application for FHNO fellowship (commencement year)’. They should include necessary documents as attachment as part of their application materials. Please see application form also.


The candidate will need to submit a non-refundable fee of Rs 10,000 as application fees to FHNO.


The candidate will receive minimum renumeration of Rs. 50,000 per month by the centre.


The candidate needs to register as FHNO life member before appearing for the exam as prerequisite of the fellowship.