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Healthcare Boom in India

Healthcare Boom in India

A massive boom in private hospitals is changing the nations health delivery landscape beyond recognition. New hospitals are mushrooming, even in smaller towns, and leading healthcare entrepreneurs with deep pockets are expanding their empires, often overseas. The scent of big money is in the air. Its capturing the dreams of young entrepreneurs. Its making seasoned business leaders look for an edge in marketing healthcare in a new avatar. Its giving doctors the choice and option of moving from green to greener pastures

- India Today

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INTEM 2010 venue changed from Mangalore to Ahmedabad

INTEM 2010 venue changed from Mangalore to Ahmedabad

The International Conference in Emergency Medicine (INTEM 2010) hosted by the Society of Emergency Medicine India (SEMI), which was due to be held in the month of November 2010 at Manipal University, Mangalore, India, has been relocated to Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.The Indian National Conferences in Emergency Medicine (EMCON) have been organized every year by SEMI since 1999. Every 4th year the conference has increased international presence and is known as INTEM.

Earlier, the responsibility for organising INTEM 2010 was taken up by Manipal University, Karnataka and the organising secretary was Dr. Madhusudan Upadhya, Head of Department of Anesthesia, Kasturba Medical College (Unit of Manipal University), Mangalore. According to SEMI, there were delays in conference organization, which would have prevented finalising all the activities in time. A meeting was conducted to relocate it immediately to the next eligible city, which was Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad was selected last year to host the EMCON in 2011.

INTEM 2010 will now be organised by LifeLine Foundation, Ahmedabad and Dr. Subroto Das, CEO for Lifeline Foundation, is the new organising secretary. The dates for the conference will be announced shortly.

Lifeline Foundation www.highwayrescue.org
EMS India www.emsindia.in

May 09 2010 UPDATE! Go to the official website www.intem2010.in


IFEM Model Curriculum for Emergency Medicine

Model curriculum for medical student education in emergency medicine.

There is a critical and growing need for emergency physicians and emergency medicine resources worldwide. To meet this need, physicians must be trained to deliver timesensitive interventions and life-saving emergency care. Currently, there is no internationally recognized, standard curriculum that defines the basic minimum standards for emergency medicine education.

To address this lack, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) convened a committee of international physicians, health professionals and other experts in emergency medicine and international emergency medicine development, to outline a curriculum for foundation training of medical students in emergency medicine.

This curriculum document represents the consensus of recommendations by this committee. The curriculum is designed with a focus on the basic minimum emergency medicine educational content that any medical school should be delivering to its students during their undergraduate years of training. It is designed, not to be prescriptive, but to assist educators and emergency medicine leadership in advancing physician education in basic emergency medicine content. The content would be relevant, not just for communities with mature emergency medicine systems, but also for developing nations or for nations seeking to expand emergency medicine within current educational structures.

We anticipate that there will be wide variability in how this curriculum is implemented and taught, reflecting the existing educational milieu, the resources available, and the goals of the institutions educational leadership.

For IFEM - Cherri Hobgood, Venkataraman Anantharaman, Glen Bandiera, Peter Cameron, Pinchas Halpern, C. James (Jim) Holliman, Nicholas Jouriles, Darren Kilroy, Terrence Mulligan, Andrew Singer.

Click here to read the full paper available from www.acep.org
Position Paper from Emergency Medicine Australasia

44 Deemed Universities to be Derecognised

44 Deemed universities to be derecognised by Government.

The HRD ministry has decided to de-recognize as many as 44 deemed universities, both medical and non-medical, spelling uncertainty for nearly two lakh students who are enrolled with them.

This issue is of interest due to the fact that atleast 3 institutes that run MD(Emergency Medicine) postgraduate training programs are in the affected list. While there is no doubt that work will be underway to ensure that recognition status is restored, the students who have already enrolled and those who are planning to join will have an anxious wait till the problem is sorted out.

The HRD ministry emphasized that the affected students would be taken care of. The ministrys task force has recommended that institutions not found fit for deemed university status revert to status quo ante as an affiliated college of the state university of jurisdiction, so that students would be able to complete their ongoing courses and obtain degree from the affiliating university. Similarly, medical and dental colleges not found suitable can affiliate to state university or state medical university.

From Times of India
1) Centre to derecognize 44 deemed universities - 18Jan2010
2) 44 deemed universities to be de-recognised by govt - 19Jan2010

International Fellowship Graduation at MIMS, Calicut

International Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Convocation at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS), Calicut.

The first batch of residents who underwent the 2 year structured training program (starting in July 2007) in emergency medicine at MIMS, Calicut, Kerala, completed their course last month. The course has been accredited to the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) under the George Washington University, USA.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Co-Director & Associate Professor at RRIEM and also the Director for Section on International Emergency Medicine, handed over the certificates to the successful residents who passed the exit exams, at a convocation ceremony held on July 10 2009 at MIMS. Dr. Venugopalan P. P is the course director and chief of Department of Emergency Medicine at MIMS.

This two year EM training is also conducted at 4 other institutes in India which include Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences Trivandrum, Max Hospital New Delhi, Rabindranath Tagore Institute of Medical Sciences Kolkota and Mission Hospital Durgapur West Bengal.

A lot more information including photoes can be found in a series of blogs started by a couple of these departments.


Image part of album emailed to us from MIMS