OSSI is in the process of planning its own fellowship program in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (FOSSI). A Fellowship committee is formed to formulate the syllabus and curriculum.
All those members and non-members including international surgeons who fulfil the guidelines and criteria laid down by the FOSSI committee will be eligible to apply for the fellowship program.
Two types of fellowships will be offered by OSSI.
1. Clinical Fellowship: All certified “Center of Excellence” hospitals will be running one year clinical fellowship program every year. One eligible candidate’s application will be forwarded by each participating hospital, to be cleared by the FOSSI committee. Once cleared, the candidate will be completing the course as per the core curriculum. The candidate is expected to submit his logbook at the end of the term and will be felicitated during the annual OSSICON after the board’s clearance.
Click here to view Guidelines for Clinical Fellowship Program
Click here to Download Guidelines for Clinical Fellowship Program
2. Examination Fellowship: All practising bariatric surgeons, and all candidates trained under non COE centres are eligible for this fellowship program. This will include a three day contact program at the end of the eligibility term with an exit exam to certify the candidate during the contact course. Curriculum and Eligibility criteria for this fellowship model is getting formulated and will be intimated soon.
Watch this space for more details on the curriculum and Guidelines for FOSSI.