BIOS-BOFAS 2019 Fellowship

November 2019 – Hosted in Leicester & Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for the first joint British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS) – British Orthopaedic Foot Ankle Society (BOFAS)  travelling Fellowship Programme for the Year 2019. BIOS and BOFAS as their part of Educational Programme, have set up a two weeks annual Fellowship, open to Orthopaedic Surgeons practicing in India.

 

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon from India, who have minimum of five years of experience, beyond graduation in Orthopaedics
  • The candidate should have a proven interest to gain further training in Foot and Ankle surgery

 

 SELECTION PROCESS & TIMELINE

The selection is based on academic achievements, professional standing and the overall contribution to Orthopaedics and Trauma (in particular Foot and Ankle surgery) of the candidate.

Last date of application is 31 st January 2019. The successful candidate would be notified by 15th March 2019. Letter of visa support will be sent by Education secretary of BIOS once the invitation has been accepted by the Fellow.

 

 FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

The travelling Fellow from India would spend two weeks in UK. The fellow would spend the first seven working days at University Hospitals Leicester (04/11/19 to 12/11/19). The fellow would then join the annual meeting of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) from 13th to 15th November 2019 at Nottingham.

 

 FELLOWSHIP BURSARY

The successful candidate will be provided with a travel Bursary of £1000 by BIOS. BOFAS will provide free registration at the BOFAS annual meeting and welcome the fellow to the Society Dinner.

All fellows have to arrange their own Accommodation and travel. All sundry expenses including visa fees and other arrangements will be borne by the fellows.

Bursary will be paid by bank transfer within 30 days of submission of the fellowship report to the educational secretary of BIOS. 

 

PRESENTATION DURING FELLOWSHIP

The travelling Fellow would be expected to submit a short podium presentation at the BOFAS meeting. This will be assessed on its merits in the usual pathway by the BOFAS Scientific Committee.

 

POINTS of CONTACT

For any queries the applying candidates can contact Maneesh Bhatia (maneeshbhatia@yahoo.com) or Tim Williams (timwilliams1@nhs.net)