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TNOA Fellowships

19.1 At present TNOA offers the following Fellowships to its Members:

For Life Members

  1. Inland Fellowships
  2. Prof. A.J. Selvapandian TNOA Travelling Fellowship – 2 Fellows/year
  3. Dr. R. Muralidharan – Dr. M. Vanasekar TNOA Travelling Fellowship -2 Fellows/year
  4. Foreign Fellowships
  5. TNOA Foreign Fellowship (Age < 50years) – 1 Fellow/2years
  6. TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Travelling Fellowship for Consultants (Age > 50years) – 1 Fellow/2years

For Associate Members (Post-Graduates)

  1. TNOA Dr K R Venkateshwar Memorial PG Travelling Fellowship – 1 Fellow/year

19.2 The Selection of all Fellows will be by the Fellowship Committee consisting of

  1. The President, TNOA
  2. The Secretary, TNOA

iii. The Fellowship Secretary, TNOA

And

  1. For the Prof. A.J. Selvapandian TNOA Travelling Fellowship, the HOD. Dept. of Orthopaedics, CMC, Vellore
  2. For the TNOA Dr K R Venkateshwar Memorial PG Travelling Fellowship, Dr. R. Selvaraj of Ortho Alumni Association, Madras Medical College

19.3 Selection Process

19.3.a The Fellowship Secretary calls for application in Quadruplicate and forwards a copy to every Member of the Fellowship Committee. For the Inland Fellowships, two candidates for each of the Fellowships are selected. As it may not be possible for all these Members of this Committee to come together, always a Report on each cand idate is prepared by the Fellowship Secretary and sent to the Fellowship Committee Members. The Fellowship Committee will then decide the Candidates for the Fellowship in consultation with the President and Secretary, on the basis of their respective Reports.

19.3.b Applications for Fellowship are called for during the First day of November, every year for Inland Fellowships (both for Life and Associate Members’ Fellowships) and once in two years for Foreign Fellowship. The last date for receipt of completed Applications will be the first day of December.

19.3.c On the completion of the Fellowship Programme, the Fellows should submit a Report of the Training they had undergone in the Annual General Body Meeting at the TNOA Conference.

19.4 Inland Fellowships 

19.4.a Eligibility to Apply for Inland Fellowships

19.4.a.i Only Life Members of TNOA can apply for the Fellowships.

19.4.a.ii Only candidates with Masters Degree (M.S.Ortho) Or Diplomate of National Board Degree are eligible for The Prof. A.J. Selvapandian TNOA Travelling Fellowship.

19.4.a.iii Candidates who are having only D.Ortho qualification alone are eligible for the Dr. R. Muralidharan – Dr. M. Vanasekar TNOA Travelling Fellowship. (Candidates with D.Ortho qualification, with Masters Degree (M.S.Ortho) or Diplomate of National Board Degree are not eligible for this Fellowship). If there are no applications from D.Ortho Candidates for the TNOA Dr. Muralidharan – Dr. Vanaasekar Travelling Fellowship, MS ortho or DNB Candidates who have basic D . Ortho qualification can be allowed to apply.

19.4.a.iv The age limit of applicant is 45 years or less as on 1st December of each year.

19.4.a.v Any member who had already undergone one Inland Fellowship cannot apply for a second time for the same Fellowship. Members may be allowed to avail of only one Inland and one Foreign Fellowship. (AGB, Feb 2012, Vellore)

19.4.a.vi Out of the two Fellows selected for The Prof. A.J. Selvapandian TNOA Travelling Fellowship preferably one should be from a Teaching Institution and the other from a non-Teaching Hospital.

19.4.b Criteria for Selection for Inland Fellowships

Selection to the Fellowships shall be made in accordance with the evaluation pattern hereto mentioned:

19.4.b.i Years after Qualification- One mark for each year completed after required qualification, subject to a maximum of 10 marks.

19.4.b.ii Publications by the applicant- Maximum10 marks a. Articles published in T.N.O.A. Journal each 1 Mark b. Articles published in Journal of Indian Orthopaedics each 2 Marks c. Articles Published in International Journal each 3 Marks

19.4.b.iii Presentations (Including Poster Presentation) – Maximum10 marks a. State level presentations – each 1 mark b. National level presentations – each 2 marks c. International level presentations – each 3 marks (Poster presentation will be considered at par with paper presentation)

19.4.b.iv Special Criteria – Maximum5 marks Award winner, Medal winner – University Medal/Medal awarded during National and State Conference – each 2.5marks (Medals in Orthopaedics only)

19.4.c In the event of a tie, age seniority will be considered.

19.4.d Decision of the selection committee shall be final.

19.5 TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) 

19.5.a TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) is once in 2 Years.

19.5.b Eligibility to Apply for TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years)

19.5.b.i Only Life Members of TNOA can apply for the Fellowship

19.5.b.ii Basic Qualification: MS. Ortho / DNB Ortho

19.5.b.iii Age: Upper Limit 50 Years (AGM 4-3-2006, Chennai)

19.5.b.iv Any member who had already undergone TNOA Foreign Fellowship cannot apply for a second time.

19.5.c Criteria for Selection for TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) 

Selection to the TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) will be made in accordance with the evaluation pattern hereto mentioned: Total 45 Marks

19.5.c.i Basic Qualification- Maximum 3 Marks a. MS. Ortho Or DNB Ortho – 2 Marks b. D. Ortho – 1 Mark 19.5.c.ii Publications – Maximum25 Marks

19.5.c.ii.a Publications / Presentations on the same subject shall be considered only once.

19.5.c.ii.b Publications / Presentations as original author only shall be considered. i. National Journals – 2 marks each for a maximum of10 marks ii. International Journals – 2.5 marks each for a maximum of 10 marks iii. Published Original Orthopaedic Research Work – 5 marks

19.5.c.iii Presentations – Maximum15 Marks a. National Meets – 1mark each for a maximum of 10 marks b. International Meets – 2.5marks each for a maximum of 5 marks

19.5.c.iv Special Criteria – 2 Marks a. Award Winner – each one mark b. Medal Winner- each one mark

19.5.d In the event of a tie, age seniority will be considered.

19.5.e Decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

19.5.f The choice of place of Fellowship shall be left to the Fellows. The TNOA shall help the Fellow in this regard. The TNOA with its good office can fixup a place for the Fellowship.

19.5.g The Fellowship amount for the Foreign Fellowship shall be handed over to the Fellow after The completion of their Fellowship only.

19.5.h Any extra expenditure over and above the Fellowship amount will have to be borne by the candidate.

19.5.i Candidates selected for TNOA Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) must complete their Fellowship before the call for the next Foreign Fellowship-(Age < 50years) is advertised in Newsletter (AGB, Feb 2012, Vellore).

TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Travelling Fellowship for Consultants – Refer Rule: 19.9

19.6 TNOA Dr K R Venkateswar Memorial PG Travelling Fellowship (ECM 6th September 2009, Esakki Resorts, Courtallam)

19.6.a One Postgraduate student in Orthopaedics from this state per year shall be selected for this fellowship.

19.6.b The selection shall be in the form a written exam during the first day of the TNOACON.

19.6.c Only those Postgraduates who are Associate Members of the Association are eligible to participate in the Qualifying Exam.

19.6.d Venue for this Fellowship shall be decided by Association.

19.9 TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship for Consultants (AGM, 2013)

19.9.a TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship is once in 2 Years.

19.9.b Eligibility to Apply for TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship:

19.9.b.i Only Life Members of TNOA can apply for the Fellowship

19.9.b.ii Basic Qualification: MS. Ortho / DNB Ortho

19.9.b.iii The age of the applicant shall be above 50 years

19.9.b.iv Any member who had already undergone TNOA Foreign Fellowship cannot apply for a second time.

19.9.c Criteria for Selection for TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship

Selection to the TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship will be made in accordance with the evaluation pattern hereto mentioned: Total 45 Marks

19.9.c.i Basic Qualification- Maximum 3 Marks c. MS. Ortho Or DNB Ortho – 2 Marks d. D. Ortho – 1 Mark

19.9.c.ii Publications – Maximum25 Marks

19.9.c.ii.a Publications / Presentations on the same subject shall be considered only once.

19.9.c.ii.b Publications / Presentations as original author only shall be considered. iv. National Journals – 2 marks each for a maximum of10 marks v. International Journals – 2.5 marks each for a maximum of 10 marks vi. Published Original Orthopaedic Research Work – 5 marks

19.9.c.iii Presentations – Maximum15 Marks c. National Meets – 1mark each for a maximum of 10 marks d. International Meets – 2.5marks each for a maximum of 5 marks

19.9.c.iv Special Criteria – 2 Marks c. Award Winner – each one mark d. Medal Winner- each one mark

19.9.d In the event of a tie, age seniority will be considered.

19.9.e Decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

19.9.f The choice of place of Fellowship shall be left to the Fellows. The TNOA shall help the Fellow in this regard. TNOA with its good office can fix up a place for the Fellowship.

19.9.g The Fellowship amount for the Foreign Fellowship shall be handed over to the Fellow after the completion of their Fellowship only.

19.9.h Any extra expenditure over and above the Fellowship amount will have to be borne by the candidate.

19.9.i Candidates selected for TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship must complete their Fellowship before the call for the next TNOA Prof A. Subramaniam Foreign Travelling Fellowship is advertised in Newsletter.