SGEI Post Doctoral Fellowships​

Any member of SGEI can nominate an eminent international expert in the field of GI Endoscopy with a distinguished career for the SGEI-VJ VAKIL Oration. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Why We Need This Urgently?
The approximate number of estimated seats available for training in India in following disciplines are as follows:
DM Gastroenterology (2023) – 253
DNB Gastroenterology (2023) – 320
DM Hepatology (2023) – 30
Thus, around 600 doctors are being trained annually in discipline of gastroenterology and hepatology. The curricula during this training period includes only basic endoscopic training because of extensive curriculum. Endoscopic training is the only a part of whole gastroenterology training.

These trainees require advanced endoscopic training in their early career. However, only a few institutions provide structured trainings in advanced endoscopy which is grossly insufficient for the large number of young gastroenterologists in need of further training.

Some centres are offering fellowships/observer-ship for a limited period with variable quality of teaching without quality control and no clear selection criteria for participants.

There is a lack of a central accreditation body in the field of GI endoscopy in the country and thus there is a need for SGEI to come up with a structured training program in accredited centres with adequate quality control.
What Is The Name Of The Fellowship?
The fellowship will be referred to as SGEI Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
What Is The Eligibility Criteria For Candidates?
  • Time from DM/DNB passing- less than 5 years
  • Age less than 40 years
  • No previous SGEI fellowships
  • SGEI Membership
How Will The Candidates Be Selected Amongst Those Who Apply?
Where Is The Fellowship Currently Being Planned?

North India

  • PGI Chandigarh
    AIIMS, Delhi
  • Sir Gangaram Hospital Delhi
  • GB Pant Hospital Delhi
  • Medanta Medicity, Gurugram
  • Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
  • SGPGI, Lucknow
  • BLK Hospital, New Delhi

South India

  • AIG, Hyderabad
  • Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala

West India

  • KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • Deenanath Mangeshkar, Pune
  • IDL Healthcare, Mumbai
  • Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai
  • Midas Hospital, Parsodi (Nagpur)
  • Surat Institute of Digestive Sciences, Surat
  • Zydus Hospital, Ahmedabad

East India

  • Apollo Gleneagles Kolkata
Who Will Comprise The Selection Committee?
  • Chair- President SGEI
  • Co-chair: Head of SGEI School of Innovation, Training, and Research (SITAR)
  • Members:
    SGEI governing council members- 3 members
    Secretory SGEI – Member-secretary
    External members- 2 from NII
What Is The Process Of Short Listing:
  1. A committee comprising of 3 GCM Members will short list as per eligibility criteria and matching process with the help of secretarial staff. The matching process is pre-defined by SGEI by looking at point scored and institute opted for.
  2. The final selection will be done by the Selection Committee.
  3. Meetings and interviews to be facilitated using Zoom for quicker turnaround times.
What Is The Tentative Schedule?
  1. Applications to be invited twice a year with tenure being 3 months
  2. The process of application and selection process to be completed within one month
  3. A post completion report to be submitted by the candidate
  4. Candidate has to work in the department of the host institute as deemed by the
    institute/head of the department.
What Is The Financial Implications For Candidates?
The selected candidates will be given a total of Rs 50000 (Fifty Thousand only) for fellowship. They need to arrange for their own travel, food and accommodation.