The Vattikuti Foundation has supported Master Classes in India at partner institutions since 2011, as well as during Robotic Surgeons Council meetings (RSC) on relevant subjects with the support of its vast network of surgical experts.
The faculty members perform several surgical procedures and mentor local surgeons in their own hospital environment. At the beginning of the training, the expert performs the full surgery while others observe. By the end of the training, the observers become the surgeons and the expert observes their work. This hands-on approach provides an efficient training method and experience for the trainees.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Vattikuti Foundation has replaced its in-person educational programs with virtual activities and Masterclasses.