Fellowship Training Centres - Guidelines

The Association of Spine Surgeons of India invites Institutions/ Surgeon/ Surgeon Groups to apply for recognition as “Spine Fellowship Training Centre” as per the following criteria.

ASSI approved Spine Fellowship Training Centre

Name of Chief Mentor assuming overall responsibility of training

1. Single surgeon / unit / group doing pure spine work

2. Institute Specifications

a. Beds
b. Multi-specialty / limited specialty / Single Specialty
c. Any extra spine specific utilities (CT, MR, neurophysiology, Computer navigation etc)

3. Gamut of work: (Pl enclose list of surgeries performed in the last 3 years)

a. Number of cases per year: minimum 250/year
b. Spectrum of cases: (% of total)

    I. Area

  • cervical spine,
  • thoracic spine,
  • lumbar spine.

    II. Pathology

  • Degenerative, fracture
  • Deformity
  • Tumour
  • Non surgical procedures performed: Injections, Vertebroplasty etc
  • Research work done in the unit so far
  • Publications by unit so far (yearly break up)
  • Do you have possibilities of lodging the fellow?
  • Can you organize funding for the fellowship through your own resources?
  • Any other comments:

Infrastructure / Equipments necessarily

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