Application deadline: May 31, 2018
Children’s HeartLink, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, India and Institute Jantung Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are launching a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences for professionals from low- and middle-income countries.
The fellowship will have three subspecialty tracks: pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac intensive care.
The fellowship will provide intensive experience in the fellows’ chosen subspecialty. The purpose of this fellowship program is to train individuals who are willing to dedicate to a career in pediatric cardiac sciences to address the gap in pediatric cardiac care providers in low- and middle-income countries.
This training is designed for trainees from low- and middle-income countries who have some basic exposure in their respective specialty after completing their training in their core area. The purpose is to provide them with an advanced level of exposure to give them the confidence of working independently.
- PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY- Postgraduate degree in general pediatrics; basic training in pediatric cardiology
- PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY- Masters or doctoral degree in cardiac surgery
- PEDIATRIC CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE- Postgraduate degree in anesthesiology or general pediatrics with some experience in intensive care
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Both institutions hosting the fellows will provide a stipend sufficient to cover housing and basic living expenses. Additional benefits will be according to the existing benefits policies at each institution for postgraduate fellows.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants are required to submit a completed application form and two or more reference letters from program directors. A selection committee including program directors, Children’s HeartLink representatives and selected members of the advisory committee will review applications and make recommendations. The selection will be made based strictly on merit and aptitude; an important additional consideration will be the long-term career plans in their respective regions, as the primary purpose of this fellowship program is to build capacity for comprehensive care for children with heart disease in underserved regions of the world. After applicants have been informed about selection they will need to initiate the process of completing each country’s formalities for medical practice in each country.
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