If you are a skilled ophthalmologist who is looking for a promising career and some surgical exposure then Sightsavers India is bringing an innovative course for competent young ophthalmologists. Sightsavers India is a leading global development organization that has recently started Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020. This fellowship program is a great opportunity for the ophthalmologists to enhance their knowledge about eye care and gives a chance to expand their perspectives on rural eye health. Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2020 guarantees to shape the youth into bright and skilled ophthalmologists.
For this program, five people will be selected and enrolled for this 24 months journey. The selected people will be placed in one of the 7 states – Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. In these 24 months, the participants will go through a systematic skill-building and professional development process incorporating not only clinical and surgical ophthalmology but also managerial and comprehensive life skills. The process involves skills up-gradation components and personal interactions with eminent leaders in the eye care and development sector. Each stage of the fellowship program will maximize the learning that will help the fellows turn into seasoned professionals with all-rounder experience. Over the fellowship period chosen fellows will receive an enticing appreciative stipend.
Mr. RN Mohanty, CEO of Sightsavers India, spoke at the launch of the Indian Fellowship Program’s second season, “The program’s vision is to cultivate a capable and motivated workforce in the eye care ﬁeld for rural India. Currently, there are nearly 18,000 Ophthalmologists present in the country, which is nowhere near enough with respect to the ratio of the population in India. With this program, we hope to bring about a positive substantial impact on society. An education in ophthalmology with the mettle of being a team player and attributes of empathy and zeal to explore rural India is important for the fellows to be a successful part of the program. The initiative witnessed success in its first year and gave us the opportunity to groom three bright and competent young ophthalmologists. I’m looking forward to a new batch of five promising ophthalmologists this year.”