International Masters in Emergency Medicine - George Washington UniversityIndian Institute of Emergency Medical Services
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Emergency Medicine trained doctors from US University & Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services.
Three-Year International Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM) - George Washington University U.S.A.
Emergency medicine (EM) is a relatively new speciality within medicine that is expanding at a phenomenal pace throughout the globe, within the international community, leaders in medicine, health economics, public health, and government have recognized the need to develop a system that responds to acute medical and surgical emergency. Emergency medicine is a unique discipline and independent specialty with a body of knowledge and skill to care for patients presenting with emergent medical problems. In India there are a few training programs at a limited number of institutions, but an enormous need still exists to train many more emergency physicians for the nation’s large demand for emergency healthcare providers!
Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services (IIEMS) has recognized the need to train highly skilled physicians to treat patients presently with acute medical conditions. The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at the George Washington university (USA) and Indian institute of Emergency Medical services (IIEMS) have partnered together to collaborate with the medical faculty at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) – Calicut and MAX Healthcare – New Delhi to launch a 3-year International Maters program in Emergency Medicine. The program will train 10 doctors per year, and prepare them to practice in the complex and challenging arena of emergency medicine at the highest level.
Through an on-going presence of faculty from GWU-RRIEM and IIEMS at MIMS/ MAX, the doctors will have continuous guidance and education in the specific topics and skills that constitute the field of emergency medicine. The faculty will provide lectures, seminars, simulations, and clinical teaching for the graduates. The quality of the education programs will be maintained through continuous assessment of the Candidates, the faculty, and the overall Masters program.
The MEM will consist of a three-year curriculum that will be divided into 36-clinical modules and cover the breadth of emergency medicine. GWU-RRIEM and IIEMS will provide faculty coverage and program oversight for the Masters program. At the successful conclusion of the program, the graduating doctors will be able to practice independently within emergency department as a well-trained physicians, and they will receive a “Certificate of completion“ from the RRIEM at George Washington University.
- Mastery, Proficiency Familiarity
- Three-year resident program
- Lectures on the modular topic of the month
- Evidence based medicine
- Journal Article discussions
- Online Log Book - Maintained by GWU
- Grand Rounds and Guest Speakers
- Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conferences
- Follow up case discussions on patients admitted through the emergency department
- Procedures and Skills Seminars
- Presentations by the Candidates
- Pre Hospital Care Medicine
- Disaster Management
Candidates will spend three quarters of the program in the Emergency Medicine Department and one quarter of the program on other services. The rotations in the other departments will provide the Candidates with opportunities to develop important knowledge and skills in core subjects.
MBBS degree with Medical Council of India registration or State Medical Council registration certificate. Should complete BLS, ACLS, ITLS, PALS and ATLS structured courses before commencement of the program. Additional qualifications and work experience in emergency department are desirable. Selection based on written and aptitude test.
Observership in RRIEM
Doctors can do observership for 4 weeks at George Washington University Medical Centre working with the faculty in Washington D.C. as an elective. The doctors will be responsible for their airfare housing and meals during the elective.
MEM Training Modules
- Airway, ACLS, PALS, ITLS & Resuscitation
- Shock & Critical Care
- Cardiology I
- Gastroenterology I
- Trauma I
- Paediatrics I
- Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Management
- Infectious Diseases
- Endocrine & Metabolism Disorders
- Vascular Disorders
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Cardiology II
- Trauma II
- Paediatrics II
- ENT & Ophthalmology
- Haematology & Oncology
- Immunology & Inflammatory Diseases
- Psychiatry / Ethics / Administration
- EMS & Disaster Medicine
The daily classes will be conducted by GWU faculty, senior faculty from IIEMS which include the eminent teachers from various centres where Emergency Medicine is a specialty and National Faculty of the course. After each module, exam will be conducted at the end of the month. Doctors will be given a project every month, which they have to finish before the next visit of the GWU faculties. Extra effort will be given to the candidates who are finding it difficult to follow the course modules.
Each module will begin with a pre-test to gauge the doctor's academic knowledge on the clinical topics, and each module will end with a post-test to measure the doctor's level of comprehension and mastery of the material given during the module session. In addition to that, faculty will conduct an annual written and oral exam that covers the 12 modules within that year. The senior members of the Society for Emergency Medicine in India (SEMI) will be invited to participate as examiners. In addition, a final exam covering all 36 modules will be conducted at the end of the Masters program.