Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery (FPNS)

This is a 2 year Fellowship program aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the spectrum of neurosurgical problems in children. The program is meant to be comprehensive in terms of surgical training and research on the subject.

The objectives are enumerated below:

  • To learn the basic management of paediatric cases with acute and chronic neurosurgical conditions
  • To learn operations for hydrocephalus, tumors and craniofacial pathologies/craniosynostoses
  • To learn operations for craniocervical disorders, tethering lesions in spine and simple spinal fixations for trauma and congenital conditions
  • To gain experience in various essential neurosurgical adjuncts intraoperative neuromonitoring, minimally invasive neurosurgery/ neuroendoscopy
  • To learn the perioperative management of neonates and children who have undergone surgery
  • To become well versed in managing short term and long term issues of congenital paediatric neurosurgical disorders
  • To develop and pursue mentored research in paediatric neurosurgery field

Eligibility Criteria

Essential: Post graduate training in Neurosurgery
Desirable: Demonstration of interest in Paediatric Neurosurgery and research
Duration of Program: 24 months
Closing date of application: March 31st, 2018
(Course starting in June 2018)

To apply

Please send the following to:

Sub: Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery
Curriculum Vitae – include 2 referees, and list your publications in Vancouver citation style.
Personal statement to support your application (no more than 1000 words).
A research proposal that can be completed in 12 months. (One side of A4 page).

For further information

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
Ponekkara P.O., Kochi-41, Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 (484) 2851234, Ext: 1309/1316, Dr. Suhas Udayakumaran (Core Faculty)
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Radiosurgery For Intracranial Indications : Update

Organised by :
Dept of Radiation Oncology & Neurosurgery,
Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi
in association with AROI- Kerala Chapter
(Association of Radiation Oncology of India)

On 16th December, 2017, 9 - 6 pm
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi


Fellowship program in Cardiovascular Radiology

Last Date for Applying: November 10, 2017
Duration of course: 12 months
Eligibility criteria: MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis

Highlights of the program

The Department of Radiodiagnosis at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi is one of the finest and most busiest imaging centre in the country with a fully digital, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems that is equipped with one 256 slice MDCT, one 16 slice MDCT, one 1.5 Tesla and one 3 T MR systems. On a monthly basis, average of 150 - 200 CT angios, 70 - 80 Cardiac CT, 100 - 150 MR angios and 30 - 40 Cardiac MRI are performed.

Fellow will be trained as per guidelines of the Indian Association of Cardiac Imaging (IACI) in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging and Cardiovascular CT.


Course Objectives

At the completion of fellowship training, Radiologist will be competent in:


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Fellowship Program in Breast Imaging

Last Date for Applying: November 10, 2017
Duration of course: 12 months
Eligibility criteria: MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis

The Department is equipped with Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis with stereotactic biopsy unit, 1.5 T MRI with 8 channel Breast coil. A mobile digital mammography Unit will also be soon included as a part of screening initiative by Rotary Foundation for which we will be providing technical support. We are annually performing about 4500 Mammograms, 1000 Breast ultrasounds, 150 Interventional procedures and 100 Breast MRI.

Services Offered:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Multidetector Computersied Tomography (16 & 64 slice)
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
  • Mammogram
  • Color Doppler
  • Ultrasonography
  • Barium Studies
  • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
  • Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU)
  • X Ray Imaging

Course Objectives:

At the completion of fellowship training, Radiologist will be competent to:

  • Perform independently and act as a competent breast imaging consultant to clinicians in performing ultrasound, CT, MRI and various interventional procedures.
  • Perform and interpret mammography for various indications including familiarity with equipment, technical factors and various positioning techniques.
  • Perform and interpret ultrasound examinations of the breast.
  • Supervise acquisition of MRI examination and A) Assess for absolute and relative contraindications, (B) Protocol each case appropriately, (C) Supervise technical adequacy and completeness of cases at the technologist’s request.
  • Interpret MRI examination of breast.
  • Perform interventions including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided core biopsy and fine-needle aspiration, cyst aspiration; ultrasound/mammography guided hook-wire localization, ductography, etc.
  • Assess and treat patients having an anaphylactic reaction or an adverse side effect from any supervised procedure.
  • Teach residents and medical students as part of their daily assigned duties.
  • Perform and interpret examinations performed on-call.
  • Prepare and present women imaging rounds/tumour board meetings.

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Fellowship in Interventional Radiology

The Department of Radiology offers a 1-year fellowship in Interventional Radiology. The fellowship includes exposure to almost all areas of vascular and non-vascular diagnostic and interventional image-guided procedures. The fellowship provides an integrated experience of clinical care, research, and teaching.

Last Date for Applying: November 10, 2017
Duration of course: 12 months
Eligibility criteria: MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis



Course Objectives:

At the end of one year the candidate should have achieved the following:

  • Should be well acquainted with the current literature on relevant aspects of the basic, investigative, clinical and interventional cardiovascular sciences.
  • Should have acquired performance skills and ability to interpret relevant clinical investigations.
  • Should be able to diagnose, plan investigations and treat common conditions in the specialty by relevant current therapeutic methods.
  • Should have learned indications and performance skills of common vascular interventional procedures.
  • Should be acquainted with allied and general clinical disciplines to ensure appropriate and timely referral.
  • Should be capable of imparting basic cardiovascular and interventional vascular teaching, training and research.
  • Provide clear, concise, and informative reports that are clinically relevant. They will notify referring clinicians of urgent and emergent findings in a timely fashion and document appropriately.
  • Become proficient in the use of picture archiving computer systems (PACS), online clinical document system, and other computer-based modalities.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior at all times, adhering to ethical principles and demonstrating sensitivity. Senior Residents will be cognizant and respectful of patient confidentiality.

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