The POSI – Prof. Kaye E. Wilkins Inland Travelling Fellowship


To stimulate a desire to specialize and to obtain training exposure in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics among younger Orthopaedic surgeons, by providing mentorship at dedicated Paediatric Orthopaedic Centres in the country. Three fellowships are available every year. Candidates from SAARC countries are also eligible to apply for one of the fellowship positions.

  1. Young orthopaedic surgeons (MS/DNB), less than 40 years of age at the time of last date for application
  2. Proof of interest in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics (either by way of designation, pursuit of academic fellowships, pursuit of a research work, research publication, or work in a department doing large volume of work, or even a possibly underserved area where such a person is likely to make a difference to the paediatric patients)

Duration: 4 - 6 weeks


Candidates may note their choice from among the major Paediatric Orthopaedic centres in India upon which the availability will be confirmed. A full list of such centres will be provided to the applicant.


Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the candidate will receive a sum of INR 20,000 and a certificate from POSI.

How do you apply?:

Eligible candidates should submit one copy of their Biodata and the application form in the prescribed format electronically, addressed to the Secretary POSI, clearly superscribing the application with "Application for the POSI – Prof. Kaye E. Wilkins Inland Travelling Fellowship". The application must carry a one page typed double-spaced statement of intent on why the candidate thinks he/she must be considered for the fellowship. The application must also be accompanied by two (2) letters of recommendation, one preferably from the Head of the Dept. where the candidate is working presently and one from a senior teacher or guide. No physical applications will be accepted.

Last Date for receiving the application:

30th September every year. Successful candidates will be notified about their selection by 30th November

Fellowship start date:

Immediately following the POSI Annual Conference and must be completed within the same year

Address for correspondence:

POSI Secretariat
Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation,
11/12 Thube Park, 16, Shivajinagar,
Pune - 411005 Maharashtra, India
Mob : +91 9823063989
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POSI-Prof Kaye Wilkins travelling fellowship report - 2015

I finished my Prof K Wilkins - Posi travelling fellowship at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon under the guidance of Dr Sanjay Sarup. It was a wonderful experience for me and I gained a lot of knowledge through this visit. Dr Sarup is a very good teacher and a true gentleman. He helped me in every possible way, so that I can make most out of this visit. All the doctors and staff were very helpful and cooperative and ensured that my stay is productive.

Dr. Sanjay Meena

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POSI-Prof Kaye Wilkins travelling fellowship report - 2015

It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction in writing this report. I first of all I thank you for giving me this opportunity to pursue this fellowship that has brought a significant difference in understanding paediatric orthopaedics. Sir, I had opted for the entire duration of 6 weeks for this prestigious fellowship i.e from 1st of April to 16th of May 2015. During this period I visited three centres in Mumbai:

Dr Amit Nemade

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