Pediatric Palliative Care Training at MNJ Institute of Oncology, Hyderabad in partnership with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation, is providing training opportunities for:

1 Year Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Medicine

AND

1 Month Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Palliative Care

Organization Information

MNJ Regional Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology (MNJ)

In July 2006 the American Cancer Society (ACS), INCTR and Pallium India collaborated to develop the first palliative care training center in the state of Andhra Pradesh (population 65 million) at Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre (MNJ), Hyderabad.

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation (INCTR-CANADA)

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation (2W), also known as INCTR Canada, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental charity with a mission to improve cancer control through provision of the necessary infrastructure and to build capacity for high quality cancer treatment and research in developing countries. Further information about 2W is available from its web site: www.twoworldscancer.ca.

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration will provide support and mentorship for trainees during and after graduation from the programs.

Other Training Programs:

In partnership with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, MNJ is a leading centre in providing palliative care training, with 10 years of experience in delivering training and education programs for health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. Courses include:

  • 6-week Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine (for MBBS doctors)
  • 6-week Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing (for BSc/Diploma holders in nursing)

 

1 Month Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Palliative Care

The one-month advanced certificate in Pediatric Palliative Care is for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who have completed the Basic Certificate in Palliative Care or have 2 years of relevant experience working in the field of Palliative Care.

Send completed application forms to mnj.palliative@gmail.com

Course:

The course is a 1-month clinical academic program. The trainees will need to be based in Hyderabad, where the majority of clinical training will take place. The program includes rotations at MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, as well as other local palliative care programs associated with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration (Hospice, Home-Care and Rural Programs).

The course includes formal teaching sessions with local and international faculty, with an emphasis on evidenced based practice.

Eligibility

The candidate should have a M.B.B.S degree or nursing diploma.

Certification

The course incorporates regular clinical assessments, case-based discussions, written reflection. There will be written and clinical examinations at the end of the course. A certificate of completion in Pediatric Palliative Medicine will be jointly issued by MNJIO and TWCC.

No of seats – four (in each course)

Course runs twice per year

 

1 Year Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Medicine

The one-year integrated international pediatric palliative care fellowship program is for physicians with a postgraduate qualification in pediatrics or the equivalent, a long-term commitment to palliative care and the potential to become an effective champion in the field of palliative care for children.

Send completed application forms to mnj.palliative@gmail.com

Course Goals

The purpose and goal of the project is to identify and train a physician with a postgraduate qualification in pediatrics or the equivalent who has a long-term commitment to palliative care and will become an effective champion and trainer in this field.

The chosen candidate will undertake a one-year fellowship program to provide him/her with the skills required to be a good clinician and leader. One salient feature of the training will be to prepare the graduate to help integrate pediatric palliative care into comprehensive cancer control and non-communicable disease programs in accordance with the World Health Organization’s recommendations, including the provision of home-based care in rural and urban communities and hospice care. Such integration will not only directly benefit many children and their families but create a model for up-scaling population access in other regions.

Course Activities and Timeline

It will be one-year program. Most of the training will be carried out at MNJIO under the direction and supervision of Director of the INCTR Program in India. After that, the fellow has the choice to go back to the parent organization and work towards developing a program under the supervision of MNJIO and TWCC collaboration. The MNJIO team will receive support from members of the international faculty of INCTR who will make regular visits during the period of the fellowship.

At both training sites the fellow will be taught the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to practice palliative care, with particular emphasis on the treatment of children. Developing the leadership and research skills required to establish programs and increase access to palliative care for larger populations will be of prime importance.

Eligibility

The candidate should have a M.B.B.S degree with permanent registration with Medical Council of India and MD or post graduate diploma in clinical specialty. Preference will be given for post graduate qualification in pediatrics.

Selection Process

The selection committee will be chaired by the Program Director for the Fellowship. The committee will select the candidate based on eligibility and potential to become an effective leader, clinical expert and champion for PPC in India.

Certification

There will be written and clinical examinations at the end of the fellowship year, with external examiners. Regularly quarterly formative evaluations will be done by the internal and external examiners. A certificate of Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Medicine will be jointly issued by MNJIO and TWCC.

No of seats – one per year

Course starts in July each year.

 

Contact

Course coordinator, Department of Palliative care, MNJIO, Redhills, Hyderabad – 500004.

Email: mnj.palliative@gmail.com

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