An observership for 15 days on any 3 areas of focus, viz, Fetal medicine, Fetal echo and Fetal interventions will be available at CIMAR Cochin Hospital, Kochi, Kerala. New batches will start from 1st and 15th of every month and no more than 2 candidates will be taken per batch so that each candidate gets personal attention. The candidate selection will be on first come first basis.
This course caters to practicing sonologists, gynaecologists and radiologists and those who are training to become practitioners in Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound, as well as postgraduate medical students in these fields.
Dr. Bijoy Balakrishnan heads the training program for fetal medicine at CIMAR for the last 10 years.
He is also the Head of the Department of the Fellow of the National Board in Feto- maternal Medicine Course at Edappal Hospital Pvt Ltd.
“As a gynaecologist, I have been doing regular ultrasounds and basic guided procedures for some time. The 'Fetal Medicine and Obstetrical Ultrasound' course has helped me achieve the next level of ultrasound. I didn't hesitate when the gynae academy offered a 15 days observership at CIMAR Hospital Kochi under Dr Bijoy Balakrishnan. The observership at the CIMAR is worth every penny, but over and above that Dr Balakrishnan makes it invaluable. He teaches, guides and mentors as well. During my brief stay, I was lucky to watch many fetal invasive procedures and therapies. They also have regular webinars and a significant load of referral cases. Everyone looking for perfection should do it. "
“I am Dr. Anna Celinna Valenzuela, and I am an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Ultrasound Subspecialist practicing in Manila, Philippines. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to participate in this Observership on Fetal Echocardiography. The consultants (Dr. Bijoy, Dr. Meenu, and Dr. Afshana) were very competent in even the very rare diseases that can be diagnosed prenatally, and made sure that as trainees we understood everything from diagnosis to prenatal management and even postnatal care and follow-up. I enrolled in this course specifically for exposure to rare fetal diseases that I have not encountered before in my practice, and this I got in spades. They even had a collection of ultrasound images and videos of rare cases encountered in their institution, and the consultants and fellows were more than happy to discuss any case we wanted to. The weekly morning conferences were also of great help in the discussion of difficult cases encountered. As a bonus, I even got to observe special fetal procedures like Intrauterine Fetal Blood Transfusion and Intrauterine Fetal Thoracentesis. I highly recommend this course to Obstetricians, Sonologists, and Radiologists who want to enrich their knowledge and improve their competence on not just Fetal Echocardiography, but on the diagnosis and management of the rarer fetal diseases as well. "
“The Fetal Medicine and Obstetrical Ultrasound course helped me improve my ultrasound skills. Dr Bijoy and his team were ever ready to teach and guide me throughout the 15 days, starting from very basics. They developed in me an interest in Fetal Medicine. During my stay, I had a wonderful experience of observing many rare invasive Fetal Medicine procedures. Thank you CIMAR Hospital and Gynecology Academy for showing me new light in the field of Fetal Medicine. I would recommend the course to others who want to develop and improvise their ultrasound skills.
“I, Dr Harikrishna, radiologist from Proddatur, Andhra Pradesh, practicing since 2015, attended the Fetal Observership Course under Dr. Bijoy Balakrishnan at CIMAR Hospital, Kochi, organised by Gynecology Academy.
I had a wonderful and great learning experience. The institute gets a lot of complicated referral cases and they do invasive procedures daily. Dr Bijoy sir clears our doubts at the bed side and during tea break. Really, I gained good confidence in fetal medicine. I found my experience in CIMAR to be extremely helpful and I gained insight into the practice of fetal medicine. I am truly grateful to Dr Bijoy Balakrishnan and Dr Meenu Batra.
Thanks to CIMAR and Gynecology Academy."
One fine body…
“It was once in a lifetime opportunity to work and learn from Master of the Field. He is a great mentor, so knowledgeable yet so humble. Had a chance to learn tricks of trade gaining skills and experience, which I look forward for application and making a difference in lives of my patients.
I express my sincere and humble gratitude for the wonderful opportunity.