Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020

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EligibilityYoung ophthalmologists
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About the Program

Sightsavers India invites applications for Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020 from young ophthalmologists. The aim of this fellowship program is to give an opportunity to young ophthalmologists to master the craft as a clinician and a surgeon. Selected candidates will be able to get enrolled to 24 months fellowship program and they will also receive an attractive appreciative stipend through the fellowship period.

Fellowship Details
  • Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a young and promising ophthalmologist in India
    • Be a post-graduate or a diploma holder in ophthalmology (MS/DNB/DO) from any recognized institute/university in India (2020 pass outs are eligible to apply)
    • Have sound knowledge of clinical ophthalmology
    • Attractive appreciative stipend through the fellowship period.
    • Four months of hands-on surgical and clinical training at leading eye health institutions
    • An attractive pay and residential facility
    • International exposure
    • Onsite and remote one-on-one surgical and clinical mentorship
    • Life-skills guidance
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click on the link.
    Step 2: Fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Upload the supporting documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th July 2020
Fellowship begins from October 2020

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the assessment of submitted documents and interview performance. The selection process involves -

  • Application form submission
  • 1st round of shortlisting
  • Campus interviews/Skype calls
  • 2nd round of shortlisting
  • Referee calls
  • Call for the final round of interview (panel interview at Delhi)
Terms and Conditions
  • Every stage of the fellowship program will optimize learning that will help the fellows transform into all-rounder seasoned professionals
  • The selected fellows will be placed in one of the 7 states – Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Odisha
  • Over a period of 24 months, the fellows will experience a structured skill enhancement and mentoring process covering not only clinical and surgical ophthalmology but also managerial and holistic life skills
  • The fellowship will begin from June 2020
  • Fellows will be intimated via e-mail by May 2020

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