Fellowship In Diabetic Foot Management (FDFM)
As per IDF data, approximately 425 million people are affected by diabetes across the globe, significant part of whom are in the Asia pacific region. India is now the diabetes capital of the world with 73 million people affected. It is estimated that diabetes would affect more than 12% of the population by 2025 (source – IDF atlas 8 edition). Foot complication is one of the most serious conditions, affecting 19% - 25% of diabetic population. It is noteworthy that one third of the expenditure on diabetic care is linked to management of foot ulcers.
Diabetic foot care is in its incipient stage in India and Asia, however, foot complications due to diabetes are increasing at an alarming pace. About 100 thousand lower limb amputations are conducted among diabetic patients in India per year. It should be the utmost endeavor of every physician dealing with diabetic care to give comprehensive diabetic care, including foot care to the patients that can improve the quality of life and reduce the amputations due to diabetes amongst the population.
Fellowship in Diabetic Foot Management (FDFM) is India’s 6 months mentor led, blended learning program in podiatry. It includes online video modules, live webinars & workshops, observership and MCQs based assessment along with in-person mentoring. The course covers a wide variety of practice essential topics such as applied anatomy, biomechanics of the foot, advanced diabetic foot management techniques such as plasma replacement therapy, ultrasonic debridement and role of orthotics and many more.
The program is conducted under the able guidance and mentorship of leading national and international experts. On successful completion of course, candidates shall be awarded a completion certificate with accreditation from Indian Podiatry Association (IPA).
This course is intended to enhance the clinical skills of every physician dealing with diabetic foot care. This course is meant for Physicians, General Practitioners, Post- graduates and House Surgeons.
The course is developed with new age learning technologies, keeping all aspects of learning in mind and delivered in partnership with Mediknit, a leading professional medical education organization.
- Registrations Open
On completion of the course, the physician should be able to:
- Understand the concepts of diabetic foot care and podiatry
- Identify and diagnose diabetic foot conditions
- Refer diabetic foot complication cases on time to a specialist
- Provide foot care advise to diabetic patients
- Help in creating awareness and reducing the number of amputations due to diabetic complications
Dr. A.P.S Suri (Delhi)
Dr. Sanjay Sharma (Bangalore)
Dr. Rajnish Saxena (Ajmer)
Dr. Sanjay Kala (Kanpur)
Dr. Ravi Kamepalli (USA)
Dr. Naresh Dua (Delhi)
Dr. Nagesh (Bangalore)
Dr. Satyan Rajbhandari (UK)
Dr. Arun Maiya (Manipal)
Dr. Gurleen Suri (UK)
Dr. Pavan Belehalli (Bangalore)
Dr. Sanjay Desai (Bangalore)
Dr. Bhaskar Rajakumar (Mediknit, Bangalore)
- MBBS/MD/MS practicing physicians should produce valid medical council registration certificate
- MBBS House Surgeons should produce a valid provisional degree certificate
Kindly note that all the applications shall be screened and selected by the course director(s). Neither IPA nor Mediknit promises any of applicants of an assured seat until the final short list is announced by the course director(s).
Medical Council of India does not recognize courses that are offered through online or blended learning platform.
No. The aim of this course is to be a form of continuing professional development that will increase your clinical knowledge in management of Diabetic foot cases and make you a better care provider. It is not a replacement to formal medical education and specialization.
No, it is a blended learning program with online modules and an observership program for a duration of 3-5 days which is available across different centres in the country. All you need is a laptop/ desktop/ tablet/ mobile with good internet connection. The program is available for a duration of 1 year or course duration (whichever is longer) from your date of joining the course. You could study as much as you can and as many times as you wish in that duration.
Once you complete the enrollment process, you will be provided with a unique enrollment number and login details to Mediknit.org. If in case, you haven’t received the same within 3 working days from enrollment, please feel free to call us on +91-96861 99051 or write to us on email@example.com
Our team is always ready to assist for queries, feel free to call us on +91-96861 99051 (Mon-Fri, 9AM – 6 PM), email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to resolve the query at the earliest.
All assessments are online and MCQ based. You will also be given a final exam (Summative test), successful completion of which will make you eligible for the certification.
The final online test will be unlocked as soon as you complete all the lectures. It will only be available for total of 6 months or course duration (whichever is longer) from your date of joining the course.
Three attempts, fourth attempt will be released on email request only.
If you are not able to clear the test in the provided number of attempts. You have to pay Re-exam fee, for details Contact +91-96861 99051 or write to us at email@example.com
If you feel that something is wrong with respect to the content or assessment, you can write at firstname.lastname@example.org, directing it to the course coordinator, Dr. Bhaskar Rajakumar.
Once you successfully pass your final exam and complete your observership, you can download the provisional E-Certificate from Mediknit.org. If you need assistance, please feel free to call on +91-96861 99051
What is the importance of this certificate? Is it like an additional degree? Can I apply for credit points from this certificate at the medical council?
This course completion certificate is issued by Mediknit and Indian Podiatry Association. This training course will help you enhance your knowledge in handling Diabetic foot cases. Presently, there are no credit points accredited to any university / medical body for this course.
No. We do not provide any placement assistance or guarantee.
Yes. The course and the content are relevant across the globe. International Students before enrolling can contact the learner management team by writing to email@example.com or call +91-96861 99051
* Fees inclusive of 18% GST
* At no instance shall the registration fee of ₹10,000 shall be refunded (Whether the applicant is disqualified or fails to take up the course).
* On short listing the names if the applicant chooses not to take up the course, he shall inform not later than 10 days from the date of short list announcement.
* Course fee (in part or full) shall not be refunded if the applicant fails to complete the course or attend the convocation.
* All expenses during the observership/ workshop and convocation (including travel and lodging) shall be borne completely by the registered learner and is not a part of the course fee.
* ADDRESS PROOF (AADHAR CARD/ PASSPORT/ DRIVING LICENSE/ PASSBOOK)
* UG/PG CERTIFICATE