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MCI recognises the specialty of Emergency Medicine
News Update from [url]www.emergencymedicine.in[/url] - 12th August 2009


The amendment notification of the MCI, New Delhi dated July 21st 2009 shows
the addition of two new specialties, Infectious Diseases & Emergency Medicine.



This is a landmark judgement in the history of emergency medicine in India!
Congratulations to all involved and also to all EM physicians!!!
So at last THE DAY HAS ARRIVED in our history."EM recognised by MCI".

Congrats to all people who have taken efforts for many years to get it done.

It is like blessings to people like me who have just entered this field.

Also MD(A&E) likely to be start from Jan2010 at AIIMS,Delhi.But the only concern is that the faculty for this course presently are going to be non ED personel(MD in Anaeshesia,Medicine etc.).This was the major concern with recognision of Emergency medicine as a seperate speciality that the subject is tought by people who themself are not trained in the subject.

Now as we already have many trained Emergency Physicians who have either done MCEM(CEM,UK),IFEM(GWU,Washigton),FEM(CMC,Vellore),MD(A&E) from Vinayaka and SRMC and if any more other courses which have a proper curricullum for their training, Why cant we take them as Faculty or PG Guide for MCI recognised MD and once the first batch is passed then to take them as faculty?
This will lead to a better training of those residents and ultimatelly properly trained Emergency doctors which is the need of time.
Had there been no course with proper curricullum then it would have been acceptable to get training from other speciality personel.
Though it may be told that the faculty from department has undergone training for few months at some center it will always make a difference that someone who has worked for few months and someone who is trained in subject for 2-3 years.
Expecting some good suggessions on my view regarding this topic.
The Govt will not accept the current locally trained EM faculty without an extensive verification of both academic courses, their faculty and the departmental setups.

This is a good thing which prevents randomly trained individuals from occupying teaching positions. It is important to allow only faculty with the right experience to teach PGs.

In the next few years, there will be EM training everywhere. In this scenario, only those departments (whether Govt or Private) which take extreme care of their teaching & academics will churn out the best leaders in Indian EM. And these institutes will achieve that IIT Kanpur-like status.

So despite MCI recognition & official approval of MD(EM) programs, postgraduation in emergency medicine will not be the same across India. Those who wish to join EM will have a tough time weighing the pros & cons of the various programs.
Edited by imron on 15-08-2009 00:08
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