Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India

Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India

Fellowship of AORA

  1. Introduction

    We are delighted to witness that AORA INDIA is embarking upon another milestone. We are all set to embark on "AORA PAN INDIA" fellowships. This is a major and discrete step towards shaping our future generation in this fascinating subject and a bold step to improve patient care. This will be a post-doctoral one-year inhouse fellowship conducted at different AORA accredited regional anesthesia institutions under various AORA accredited teachers. This was not possible without the constant support of all AORA life members and we are grateful about it.

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    Course title

    Fellowship of AORA

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    Duration of the course

    One year.

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    Nature of the course

    Full time

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    Aims and Objectives

    On successful completion of the course the fellow should be able to demonstrate competency in terms of skill, knowledge and attitude in delivering safe and effective Regional anesthesia for better patient care.

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    Eligibility criteria for admission

    MCI recognized MD / DA / DNB degree in Anesthesiology / any equivalent Anesthesiology degree from their home country (for NRI candidates)

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    Selection process

    Candidates need to apply directly to the recognized institute of their choice. Selection will be done by the AORA recognized teacher of the respective institute based on candidate’s eligibility which should be confirmed by the individual teachers & institutes.

    The selection process may vary institute to institute, it is at the sole discretion of Teacher and institution. AORA is not involved in selection process directly or indirectly.

    Candidates will be paid a salary/stipend as per the rules of the institute where they are appointed.

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    After selection trainee must register himself/herself with AORA by filling online trainee registration Form with fee of Rs. 60,000.

    No hospital, institute or individual may levy any direct or indirect fee to an individual trainee in any relation to the course. The only fee is that which is to be given directly to the society at the time of registration or repeat examination.

    Once selected, it is mandatory for the trainee to become AORA Life member.

    Course start date: February 1st.

    Last Date for Registration: March 31st.

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    AORA recognized Institute and Teachers

    The list of AORA recognized Institutes and their corresponding Teachers will be notified in the AORA website ( Annexure -1)

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    Practical and projects if any, details of the same.

    1. Fellow has to maintain a dedicated log book / e portfolio indicating the number of cases assisted, performed under supervision, and performed independently.
    2. Fellow has to enroll himself into any one of the research projects involving regional anesthesia and contribute to the designing, data collection, analysis and interpretation, manuscript writing and publication process of the research project. Completion of one dissertation topic under AORA accredited teacher is desirable.
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    Eligibility criteria for appearing for the exam.

    1. Attendance certificate indicating at least 80% attendance to be provided by the AORA teacher
    2. Fellow must attend at least one cadaveric workshop, one RA workshop (Basic/Advanced) and one regional anesthesia conference before final exit exam. Workshops and conferences must be AORA accredited
    3. Any one-paper/poster presentation at any one of the AORA accredited conferences.
    4. Fellow must attend at least two value addition courses provided by AORA before final exit exam. Value addition courses such us POCUS, Research Methodology, Simulation in RA etc. Fellows will be notified about various value addition courses through AORA website from time to time. All value addition courses must be AORA accredited
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    Repeat exam.

    1. Trainee who pass theory but fail the practical exam may make ONE more attempt at Practical exam within two years of completion of the theory exam
    2. All trainee who repeat the exam would have to pay the additional fee of Rs. 10,000/- per attempt.
    3. All trainees who is appearing for the exam primary or supplementary exams should fill the examination application form to obtain the hall ticket.
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    Exit exam

    AORA fellowship exit exam shall be conducted during the AORA annual conference every year.

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    AORA Fellowship Curriculum.

    Click here for Fellowship Curriculum

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