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LEAP is a unique problem solving and learning engagement program for Final Year DM/DNB Oncology students in India, sponsored by Roche

That aims to inspire innovation among oncology students on the verge of entering into the clinical environment

That provides opportunity to win attractive scholarships

This program is intended for Final Year DM/DNB Oncology students in India and aims to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to address the complex challenges that span the entire cancer care continuum. Our initiative focuses on inspiring innovative solutions to enhance patient care, with opportunities for the best minds to earn scholarships and gain insights from experts in the field of cancer care.

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The program’s objective is to not only empower final year DM/ DNB students but also inspire them to drive positive changes in the world of cancer care. By providing a platform to innovate simple solutions to tackle everyday challenges in cancer care, we want to build capacity for problem solving from the ground level up.

Our vision is simple yet profound - to empower the minds of tomorrow and ignite the spirit of innovation in the oncology community. We believe that by enabling the next generation of healthcare professionals to think strategically, generate innovative ideas, and apply their knowledge, we can foster advancements that will significantly impact patient care.

The program is intended for final year Doctorate of Medicine (DM)/Diplomate of National Board (DNB) oncology students from India.

*Registered medical practitioners/oncologists from India are eligible to apply for this program.

Phase 1: All third year DM/DNB Oncology students will be invited to participate in a challenge-solving program through an online portal.

Phase 2: 20−25 best submissions from phase 1 will have an opportunity to present their solutions to a jury.

Phase 3: The three best solutions win rewarding academic scholarships. All registered participants will get a chance to attend sessions and that will help them learn about opportunities that set oncologists up for success as they transition into clinical practice.

The applicants do not have to pay any program fee.

The program is launched on 4 November 2023 at ICC 2023. The challenge buckets will go live from 20 November 2023.

Challenges are bucketed under five broad categories:             

  1. Clinical 

  2. Allied Care

  3. Immunotherapy

  4. Patient Solutions

  5. Others

More details click here

Third year DM/DNB Oncology students can choose one or many challenge buckets (Challenge details here) against which they are required to submit their solution.

Challenges will go live from 20 November 2023. Participants have time till 15 April 2024 to submit their solutions.

The five best solutions win rewarding academic scholarships worth INR 2 lakhs each.

All registered participants will get a chance to attend multiple sessions from experts that will help them learn about opportunities that set oncologists up for success as they transition into clinical practice.

Disclaimer: This is an educational and knowledge initiative. Roche India Healthcare Institute (RIHI) reserves its rights to change or cancel any of the requirements of the program or stop the program entirely at any time. All rights reserved (RIHI).

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