The Traveling Fellowship program was initiated in Indian Myeloma Congress held at Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in Feb 2018. It is meant for bringing cancer specialists from India for focused training in a specific medical skill or technique related to plasma cell disorders. The Traveling Fellowship has been conceived by renowned hematologist Gen Velu Nair under whose name the fellowship has been initiated.
The Fellowship allows doctors from the Indian subcontinent to travel to the United States/ India to take part in observerships at renowned institutions. At these host institutions, each Fellow is paired with a mentor in plasma cell disorders/ Dyspro team.
Preference is given to candidates whose institutions champion low cost or free medical services to underserved populations and also provide teaching and training to post-graduate medical, pediatric, or surgical doctors.
Candidates will be selected based on their qualifications and their commitment to improving myeloma care in their region, the relevance of their proposed area of training to cancer care in India, and the strength of their recommendation letters. Preference is given to candidates whose institutions champion low cost or free medical services to underserved populations and also provide teaching and training to post-graduate medical doctors. The candidates would have participated in the IMAGe activities.
The GVN Traveling Fellowship is open to practicing cancer specialists who are interested in mastering specific skills to improve their work at major government or non-profit hospitals in the Indian subcontinent.
The Fellowship is open to various hematologists/ Oncologists, and Radiation oncologists practicing in the Indian subcontinent.
The candidate must have completed the required post-graduate training in their respective specialty area and be fully employed as a faculty/staff member in an institution of higher education and training for post-graduate physicians in a government institute.
The Travelling Fellowship is for further enhancement of specific skills of an individual who has already completed full specialty training available in the Indian subcontinent.
The traveling fellowship will cover for the travel expenses for an observership and is provided by a willing Mentor in the United States/ India who is interested in sharing his/her area of expertise with visiting Fellows in areas pertaining to plasma cell dyscrasia.
The selection of candidates for the Fellowship is based on their qualifications and commitment to providing quality patient care, especially in underserved areas, and teaching medical students and residents in their home institutions.
The Indian Myeloma Academic Groupe is a trust of cancer specialists of the Indian subcontinent with a mission to advance myeloma care wherever its members live and work. It also acts to maintain the identity of this group of professionals, be a conduit for the interchange of ideas and goodwill, and provide a forum for scientific, educational, cultural, charitable and social interaction among them.