Outreach: Expert Training Centers

Designated high-volume, high-quality endoscopy centers for short-term upskilling fellowships for candidates

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The need for competence in endoscopy in the subcontinent of Africa is growing. As access to health care improves, the advantages of minimally invasive endoscopic procedures over open surgery in terms of cost and morbidity are apparent. One way of boot-strapping quality endoscopy in Africa is to offer focused, high-volume practical endoscopy training to core physicians at suitable training centers, providing a service and teaching base from which local training can progress exponentially. This program seeks to facilitate the access to such endoscopy training to doctors from Africa at expert centers in India.

It is expected that trainees will gain manual skills competence to perform the procedures autonomously, as well as improvement of cognitive skills from spending time in a qualified unit. However, further education, likely from site visits to African regional centers, will be required to fully master the procedures safely and consistently in patients.

Training structure

  • Basic endoscopy: 1 month
  • Advanced endoscopy: 3-6 month

Candidates recruited through and vetted by WEO

  • Qualified level of competence according to training plan
  • Expected benefit for home unit on return
  • Matching of candidates needs/competence with center characteristics

Current expert training centers

  • AIG Hospital I Hyderabad, India
    AIG Hospitals is a unit of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India’s foremost Gastroenterology hospital. Spread across 1.4 million sq.ft, AIG Hospitals is a state-of-the-art 800-bed super specialty Hospital, which is among the largest hospitals in the country today.
    Learn more via the official website.
  • IDL Care I Mumbai, India
    IDLCare is situated on the 5th floor of SL Raheja hospital. Spread over an area of 4000 sq.ft, the Institute is planned with the idea of providing holistic and humane care to patients with all kinds of digestive and liver problems, in a cozy ambience. We have a comprehensive array of World renowned experts including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, intensivists, pathologists and radiologists.
    Learn more via the official website.
  • Medanta Hospital I New Delhi, India
    Medanta one of the country’s largest multi-speciality tertiary care provider is founded by Dr. Naresh Trehan, a world-renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon, with the mission to deliver advanced but affordable medical services to patients. For four years in a row, Medanta Gurugram ranked the best private hospital in India in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. It also featured in the list of top 250 global hospitals in 2023 by Newsweek.
    Learn more via the official website.
  • Midas Hospital I Nagpur, India
    The new MIDAS Multispeciality Hospital will have all the latest technologies and ultra-modern endoscopy equipment of International standards along with state-of-the-art Operation Theatres, Cath Lab, and ICU which are backed by the latest tech major radiological support systems of CT Scan, MRI, X-Ray and Sonography for precision diagnosis and precise treatment to one and all. The hospital will also have the latest operative instruments along with state-of-the-art Sterilization Lab CSSD to ensure the safest tools available for every patient and for every intervention.
    Learn more via the official website.

How to apply as a trainee

Are you interested in applying for the Africa-India Endoscopy Training Program?

To be considered, please download the program information sheet and application form via the link below and fill in electronically.

Complete form should be submitted to the WEO Office at outreach@worldendo.org with all required supporting documents.