Master in Minimal Access Surgery

  • Start date:1st of every month at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, Delhi, India
  • Duration: One year Master in Minimal Access Surgery University Degree Course
  • Level: Beginner and Intermediate, General Surgeon, Pediatric Surgeon, Gynecologist and Urologist
  • Course Director and Chief Trainer: Prof. Dr. R.K. Mishra. Master of Minimal Access Surgery
  • Course Fee: Rs 6,95,000 only for Indian Doctors and 20,000 USD for Overseas Doctors (Including Thesis Fee, University Registration Fee, Exam Fee, Study Material, Working Lunch, Lab Expenses, OT Dress and Local Transport
  • Location: World Laparoscopy Hospital, Paid Economy Accommodation Available at Hospital Campus and Pacific Hotel

M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course (Masters by Research) provide a robust and wide-reaching education for surgeon and gynecologist in both the theory and the conduct of surgical research as applied to minimal access techniques. This emphasis makes our one year degree course Master in Minimal Access Surgery one of the most unique programs in the World.

The objective of M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course is to develop an understanding of key issues in the evaluation of minimal access surgical procedures and its clinical outcomes. World Laparoscopy Hospital is the First Institute in Asia to start M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) University Degree Course. This unique University Degree course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of laparoscopic surgery. The M.S. in Minimal Access Surgery course does not come under the purview of Medical council of India and basically it is a researched based University degree course.

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Over the past 19 years, the World Laparoscopy Hospital has gained regional and international recognition for its efforts to provide the best laparoscopic training. As part of a major academic medical center, the institute excels in training, research and clinical programs. Our dual purpose is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and be the academic leaders in minimal access surgery, who in turn will train many consultants for practice in communities across the country. This course is open to qualified professional Surgeons, Gynecologist, Urologist and Pediatric Surgeon. This course offers an exciting insight into technological advances in Minimal Access Surgery as well as a practical multidisciplinary approach to implementing this technology including through exposure and training in da vinci robotic surgery. Candidates for the degree will be required to have extensive hands on training and they will also undertake a research program and will be required to submit a thesis for examination. The thesis should embody the results of an investigation carried out by the candidate, under supervision, which shows independence of thought and which demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out research in the discipline of minimal access surgery.

Admission in Master in Minimal Access Surgery

Admission to M.S Degree course starts from 1 st of every month. There are only two seat every month in this course. The M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) Courses is university recognized course, endorsed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and Singhania University. Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates. This one year master course is designed for medical graduates who have postgraduate experience in surgery or gynecology with an interest in minimal access surgery. The World Laparoscopy Hospital is based at New Delhi and Gurugram and is an International training center with expertise in providing practical courses in laparoscopic surgery. The degree is awarded by the government recognized university after successfully completing the course designed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and Singhania University. The course follows the post residency programme guidelines of SAGES. The candidates have to take final exam evaluation of thesis at New Delhi under the supervision of the University. After successful completion of the course the candidates attend the convocation of their degree.

Method of Study of MS in Minimal Access Surgery

In the first three months, taught and clinical modules will be covered at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India. The participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre at different hospitals in Delhi. In addition, 100 hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. This is followed by eSTEP, an on-line facility for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme (STEP) as followed by Royal College of Surgeons of England. eSTEP has been set up to add a further dimension to the training programme through providing a medium for communication and an information resource for trainees anywhere in the World. eSTEP aims to create a vibrant, on-line community for trainees and their tutors, enabling them to share experiences and maintain regular contact with the College. eSTEP will also provide access to all the resources of the College library, as well as links to reviewed surgical web sites and educational resources. Trainees will also have access to materials that cannot be printed in the STEP manuals, such as video and image banks and access to on-line journals. The research project will be conducted by candidates at their home country with direct online modules on dedicated web site of World Laparoscopy Hospital under direct supervision of University. The dedicated Master area of web site will provide a forum for on-line discussion with peers and experts creating essentially an on-line tutorial. It will also be an invaluable information resource. eSTEP has greatly enhanced our international reputation as a leader in the field of minimal access surgical training. The quality of eSTEP of World Laparoscopy Hospital is at par with the eSTEP training of Royal college of Surgeons of England.

Course Structure

The course is a full time programme. Candidate has to spend initial three month training at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at laparoscopic lab of World Laparoscopy Hospital. They will also get clinical attachment in various hospitals in New Delhi including World Laparoscopy Hospital. This three month extensive training will be followed by 9 month clinical attachment in their respective country or state. The course runs over one academic year from the date of admission. There are three terms, followed by three months for dissertation writing. The topic for a thesis should be carefully chosen by candidate, either from an area of intended specialization or in preparation for an MD or MS thesis. A laboratory based topic generally gives participants a higher degree of control than a clinical project. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. Every week participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre. In addition, three hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. Teaching skills are developed by assisting in various laparoscopic courses held by the World Laparoscopy Hospital.

Course Fee and Accommodation

The fee for Masters in Minimal Access Surgery Course is Rs 6, 95,000 for Indian Surgeons and Gynecologists 20,000 USD for Overseas Doctors. Fee will be payable at the time of joining the course. Please note that living expenses (Food, Travel, Stationary, and Laundry etc.) are not covered in the course fee. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. Dress, Library, Videos; DVDs.

Eligibility for Admission in Master in Minimal Access Surgery

Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates. Doctors should have valid medical registration. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.

Aims of the M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course

(A) Provision of a comprehensive fundamental knowledge base, achieved by structured modular teaching

This comprises delivery of lectures and practical, clinical observation, guided individual study, discussion, feedback, assessment and remedial action. It is a prerequisite of the course that a minimum level of knowledge has to be attained.

(B) Acquirement of Laparoscopic surgical training to advanced level

Full understanding of the clinical relevance of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained. This comprises clinical observation at out-patients, theatre and ward rounds, attendance at clinical meetings and use of the theatre link of SILS, Endoscopy and da Vinci robotic surgery.

(C) Laparoscopic Skill acquisition

Skills will be taught formally, to a level where competent students can participate in the teaching process. Skills will also be gained by carrying out the research topic and assisting in operation theatre in both laparoscopy and da Vinci Robotic Surgery.

(D) Competence in information technology, study design, statistics and critical analysis

Tested by the production of a literature review article, that should be of a standard to allow publication. All literature review articles will be posted on the departmental web site. There will be a requirement in future years for students to learn from past students contributions and to update these.

(E) Integration with others

Interdisciplinary collaboration, and co-operation with other hospitals, educational and professional institutions is actively promoted. The student will get attachment in some of the leading hospitals of New Delhi.

(F) Development of teaching skills

Following graduation, the successful student should be able to enthusiastically teach the skills and philosophy of minimal access surgery to others.

(G) To promote enthusiasm for safe minimal access surgery

The application of MAS skills and theory is based on an approach designed to minimize risk as far as possible. Throughout the course patient safety and optimal care are emphasized. Of equal importance is the concept that graduates should act as ambassadors for minimal access surgery and continue to be actively involved in its development and maintain links with the department.

(H) Assessment, feedback, submission of project

World Laparoscopy Hospital will help in publishing the project in leading Journals of the World during the period of training. After periodical assessment of the course and submission of project, the candidate will get Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from University.

The course is a full time programme. Candidate has to spend initial three month training at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at laparoscopic lab of World Laparoscopy Hospital. They will also get clinical attachment in various hospitals in New Delhi including World Laparoscopy Hospital. This three month extensive training will be followed by 9 month clinical attachment in their respective country or state. The course runs over one academic year from the date of admission. There are three terms, followed by three months for dissertation writing. The topic for a thesis should be carefully chosen by candidate, either from an area of intended specialization or in preparation for an MD or MS thesis. A laboratory based topic generally gives participants a higher degree of control than a clinical project. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. Every week participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre. In addition, three hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. Teaching skills are developed by assisting in various laparoscopic courses held by the World Laparoscopy Hospital.

CourseCertificateDurationCourse Date and Total Seat
FellowshipF.MASTwo Week1st of every month / 15 seats
Fellowship and DiplomaF.MAS + D.MASFour Week1st of every month / 15 seats
Master DegreeM.S (MAS)One yearEvery third month / 3 seats

The fee for Masters in Minimal Access Surgery Course is 20,000 USD for Overseas and Non Resident-Indian candidate and 6, 95,000 INR for Indian Surgeons and Gynecologists. Please note that living expenses (Food, Travel, Stationary, and Laundry etc.) are not covered in the course fee. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. Dress, Library, Videos; DVDs.

Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates.

  1. Doctors should have valid medical registration.
  2. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.