Medical aspirants, does robotic surgery intrigue you? Then, read this!

The programme, open to third and fourth-year medical students, offers a unique opportunity to delve into specialised areas of research
 Vattikuti Foundation has a plan
Vattikuti Foundation has a plan(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

US-based Vattikuti Foundation today, Friday, May 31, announced to launch Vattikuti Explorers, a national competition aimed at identifying 20 innovative medical students in India and nurturing them in the field of robotic surgery.

The programme, open to third and fourth-year medical students, offers a unique opportunity to delve into specialised areas of research with accomplished robotic surgeons guiding as mentors, the foundation said in a statement, stated a report by IANS.

"The Vattikuti Explorers goes beyond traditional medical education as it offers students hands-on training, exposure to advanced surgical technologies, and the chance to connect with leading innovators across various medical fields," said Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation.

The Explorers will get access to world-renowned medical experts in their field who, as mentors, will continue to guide and support through their early career.

The eight chosen Explorers from 20 participants will participate in a three-day immersion programme at the Orsi Academy in Melle, Belgium (from August 19-21).

They will also join the Humans at the cutting edge of Robotic Surgery symposium, featuring presentations by global experts in robotic surgery, in Jaipur on February 14-16, 2025.

Following the completion of the master's programme, the Explorers will be eligible for being considered for paid one-year fellowships in various fields such as gynaecology, urology and surgical oncology in India, the foundation said.

Meanwhile, entries to the Foundation's KS International Innovation Awards are open till July 15.

The competition includes Robotic Procedure Innovation in various surgical fields and technological Innovation in AI (Artificial Intelligence), imaging, robotic systems, telesurgery, VR (Virtual Reality) and more.

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