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Fellowship In Clinical Diabetology

Need of the Hour

The rising burden of chronic degenerative diseases like Diabetes and coronary heart disease pose the greatest threat to the Indian population. Recently, the World Health Organization has declared India as the country with the largest number of Diabetic individuals in the World.In the next fifteen years India is expected to lead the World in the number of cardiovascular deaths as well. There is bound to be increasing demand for the services of medical professionals well trained in the prevention and management of diabetes and its complications. Unfortunately, the present day undergraduate medical curriculum does not give adequate stress on diabetes. Hence a well structured diabetes course is the need of the hour. The Fellowship in Diabetology Course conducted at Arthur Asirvatham Hospital affiliated to The Tamil Nadu DR. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, is designed such that, the trained Diabetologist will be well-equipped to prevent the onset of disease in a given population by creating awareness through continuous medical education, to increase the life span of Diabetic subjects by offering proper treatment methodologies and regular checkups and to reduce the incidence of complications.


  1. The types of Diabetes
  2. Screening and Diagnostic Criteria of Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Evaluation of a Diabetic Patient
  4. Acute complications such as Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar Non-Ketotic state and Lactic Acidosis
  5. Chronic complications such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Stroke and Diabetic Foot
  6. Hypertension and Diabetes
  7. Lipids and Diabetes
  8. Management of Diabetes including Dietary Management and Exercise, Oral Hypoglycemic Agents (OHA), Insulin and Stress Management
  9. Patient Education
  10. Prevention of Diabetes
  11. Emerging Technologies in Diabetes
  12. Psychosocial aspects of Diabetes
  13. Research Projects on Diabetes


Faculty of the Program

  1. Diabetologist and physicians
  2. Ophthalmologists
  3. Cardiologists
  4. Anesthetist
  5. General Surgeons
  6. Plastic Surgeons
  7. Vascular Surgeons
  8. Podiatrist
  9. Radiologist
  10. Psychologist
  11. Medical oncologist
  12. Dermatologist
  13. Orthopaedic Surgeon
  14. Obstetricians & Gynaecologists


Last date for submission of application form : 1st Sep 2020

Date of commencement of the course : 1st Sep 2020

Completed application should be addressed to : Principal
Fellowship in Diabetology Course
Arthur Asirvatham Hospital
42 – A, Kuruvikaran Salai
Madurai – 20


Photo copies of the original certificates and other testimonials should be submitted along with the application form. The originals of the same set must be produced for verification at the time of interview.

             Degree Certificate
             Statement of Marks
             Medical Registration Certificate
             Conduct Certificate
             Two passport size photographs and two stamp size photographs
             Photo copies of experience & extra curricular activities

If selected, the original certificates including UG Degree Certificates and Medical Registration Certificate * must be submitted to the Institution returnable only after completion of the Course

* Candidates registered outside Tamil Nadu state should be re-register with Tamil Nadu Medical Council

1. The Course :

Under Semester pattern the Centre offers two year full time FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETOLOGY.


A pass in MBBS degree (obtained from any recognized University in India). Two years clinical experience may be preferred.


5 Seats


An expert committee constituted by the institution will assess the aptitude and knowledge of the candidates. Committee’s decision will be based on the performance of the candidates in the personal interview along with other credentials. The committee’s decision on selection of candidates will be final. Any canvassing in this regard will be treated as a disqualification. Selected candidates will be individually notified. Candidate who fails to appear on the prescribed date for interview will not be considered for selection.


Duration of the course will be for Two years comprising four semesters of six months duration each (Full time Non residential).


One time course fee of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) is payable at the time of admission by Demand Draft (cheque for local payment) drawn in favour “ARTHUR ASIRVATHAM HOSPITAL” payable at Madurai. Course fee includes Admission fee, Tuition fee, Examination fees, and other administration expenses. The course fee paid by the candidate following selection and admission is not refundable on any account, even in the event of discontinuation from the course at any part.After selection, the candidate shall have to execute a contract with the institution, committing not to discontinue, at any point of time of the course due to any reason.If any of the conditions mentioned in the contract is breached, the executor of the contract shall compensate the Institution by repaying the money drawn as stipend.


Selected candidates will be paid a monthly stipend for the entire period of course duration. Stipend for 1st Year – 25,000/-Per month, Stipend for 2nd Year – 30,000/ per Month.


- At the time of admission the candidate should deposit all the Original certificates with the institution, which will be returned only after completion of the course - An Agreement / contract will have to be signed by the selected candidates with Arthur Asirvatham Hospital for Fellowship training in Diabetology. During the 24 months course period, the candidate will be called “Fellowship Trainee. - The ‘Fellowship Trainee’ will be assessed at the end of each Semester and will be allowed to continue the training, only if the trainee’s progress is found to be satisfactory. At the end of the first two years of the course, candidate will have to take up a written, oral and clinical examinations. Certified by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University - Unauthorized or unintimated leave will call for disciplinary action. - Long absence or leave taken beyond the stipulated days will be refered to the Dr. MGR Medical University for final decision. - Smoking inside the premises is strictly prohibited. - Dress code as per Uniform Rules of the Institution must be adhered to strictly. Male Doctors should wear full arm white over coat during duty hours. Lady Doctors should wear saree / Chudidhars and full arm white over coat. - A library caution deposit of Rs.2000/- (REFUNDABLE) is to be paid at the time of admission by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “ Arthur Asirvatham Hospital” Payable at Madurai, which shall be refunded at the time of leaving the Institution. - Library books must be maintained in good condition, if not, due fine will be charged in proportion to the damage. - The Management reserves the right to change the terms and conditions for admission, course content, fee charged, other regulations etc. during the duration of the course and also to post the Fellows to any of its branches during the course.