Medical Scholarship Program

Free Pediatric Cardiac Scholarship to Train Fiji Doctors

The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji in association with the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Raipur (India) have offered a scholarship to a deserving candidate from Fiji, Dr. Maryanne One’asi Harihiru Kora’ai, for training in noninvasive Paediatric cardiology at the Hospital in Raipur for a period of three months. The position title is fellowship in Non-invasive Pediatric Cardiology for a Fijian citizen who has already completed 3 years of training in Pediatrics.

Dr. Kora’ai is an MBBS graduare from the Fiji School of Medicine and later did her Postgraduare Diploma in Child Health from Fiji National University. After completing her Masters in Paedtriatics, she was the Acting Senior Medical Officer at CWM Hospital in Suva and is now the Acting junior Paediatric consultant at the same Hospital.

The Department of Paediatric Cardiology at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital has two Echocardiography suites and performs approximately six thousand (6,000) Echocardiograms annually covering the entire spectrum of congenital heart disease and managing many rare cases. The scholarship candidate will work under the supervision of a Paediatric Cardiology Consultant and receive extensive training for Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Fetal Echocardiography. The trainee will also independently perform and interpret Paediatric Echocardiograms under supervision during their fellowship. The candidate would be expected to maintain a logbook and publish at least one original research article in an indexed journal.

The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital will provide free training, accommodation and meals for the successful candidate for their entire duration of the training. The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji will provide return Air fares (Nadi-Raipur-Nadi) for the successful candidate.

The idea of this medical scholarship program is to build capacity in Fiji and this scholarship will be followed on with many other scholarships in various aspects of Paediatric cardiology such as Paediatric Nursing, Perfusion, and training in Paediatric Surgery.