fics fellowship

Requirement for Fellowship

All applications must be made to The Secretary, International College of Surgeon, Indian Section in the prescribed application form in duplicate accompanied with letters of recommendation as mentioned below in No.7

An Applicant for Fellowship of the Indian Section of the International College of Surgeons shall be required to have the following minimum requirements, as also provide full information as detailed below:

  • An applicant must be holding a post-graduate degree qualification, M.S.,M.D., M.Ch, F.R.C.S., M.N.A.M.S or equivalent. Diploma holders will not be eligible for Fellowship. Must have worked as a surgeon after post graduation in a teaching institution / Government Hospital / Private Hospital with a minimum of a thirty surgical beds. Must have registration with the State Medical Council.

  • Independent practice limited to General Surgery or any other specialties including Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Ophthalmology for at least 2 years after post-graduation or allied Sciences such as Radiology, Anaesthesiology or basic sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry and Pathology.

  • Applicant not affiliated to a teaching institution should have attended at least recognized Surgical Conferences.

  • Applicant affiliated to a teaching institution should have at least two scientific publication in standard medical journals or should have attended/presented three papers in recognized conferences

  • Candidates should submit duly certified by competent authorities, a list of operations performed during one preceding year. Adequate surgical operative experience is necessary for admission to the Fellowship of the College.. Applicant must provide names of at least four referees, two Active Fellows and two non-Fellows. Their Recommendation letters must be submitted along with the application.

Credentials Committee will consist of nine experienced surgeons, six of whom must be active senior teachers in various disciplines of surgery. Every candidate must be interviewed by all of them. Meeting the Credentials Committee will not be waived under any circumstances.

Last date for receiving applications for Membership will be 31st July each year, after which the application will not be considered for the Credentials Committee Meeting for the year, but will be carried forward to the next meeting.

Procedure for considering Applicants for Fellowship

  • The International Executive Council will consider the recommendations of the Credentials Committee and will inform the Indian Section of acceptance, postponement or non-acceptance of candidates as a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. (This procedure may involve a period of some months even after the interview with the Credentials Committee in view of the time taken for correspondence and the timing of the meeting of the Executive Council at the Head Office)

  • The Indian Section has no right to issue the diploma of Fellowship. It is issued by the Central Office after acceptance by the International Executive Council. The initiates are required to sign the Pledge of Fellowship. The diploma will be conferred on them a t a Convocation ceremony which will ordinarily be held at the time of the annual conference. It is obligatory that the diploma be received in person.

  • The annual subscription as may be fixed by the International College of Surgeons, Indian Section, from 'time to time, is to be paid when the applicant is informed that he has been accepted as a Fellow and the subsequent yearly subscriptions are to be paid to the secretariat by 30th November of the previous year.

Fellowship Fees and Dues / Regulations

Application Form & Processing Fee Rs.1000
Admission Fee Rs. 4,000
Diploma Certificate Fee Rs. 7,000
Convocation Fee Rs. 3,000
Total Rs. 15,000

The above fees are to be sent along with the application form duly filled in, by way of demand draft in favour of "International College of Surgeons- Indian Section". In case of cheque, please add Rs. 100/- more for bank charges. However, if the Credentials Committee finds an applicant unacceptable, the above amount except the Application Form & Processing fees of Rs.500/- will be refunded.

The applicant for Fellowship shall be obliged to sign the following statement "In making the application for Fellowship in the International College of Surgeons. I agree to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of the College and by such rules and regulations as may be enacted from time to time. I hereby undertake to return the diploma Certificate and the surgical passport to the Honorary Secretary. Indian Section in the event of my being expelled from membership due to non-payment of annual dues or any other reasons"

Last date for receiving applications for Membership will be 31st July each year, after which the application will not be considered for the Credentials Committee Meeting for the year, but will be carried forward to the next meeting.