PG Program in Emergency Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Announcement of Three Year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine - Masters in Emergency Medicine - Class of 2016 (International)
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) in collaboration with George Washington University (GWU), USA, has launched this academic program for aspirants in the emerging postgraduate specialty of Emergency Medicine since 2012. This is the first such endeavour in the Western India, opening up career options for MBBS graduates to pioneer in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Emergency Medicine is a relatively new specialty that is expanding at a phenomenal pace throughout the globe. In India, few post-graduate programs have been initiated at a limited number of institutions, but an enormous critical need still exists to train many more Emergency Physicians for the nation's large demand for these healthcare providers.
KDAH at Mumbai has partnered with the GWU, Washington DC, USA, to launch a Three Year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine. The two institutions will train and prepare these residents to practice in the complex and challenging area of emergency medicine at the highest levels. Through an on-going presence of faculty from Ronald Raegan Institute of Emergency medicine (RRIEM) / GWU at KDAH, the program will prepare a new generation of leaders who will expand the field of Emergency Medicine throughout India. At the successful conclusion of the program, the graduating residents will be able to practice independently within emergency departments as well-trained physicians, and they will receive an ‘International Certificate of Successful Completion of Three Year Post Graduate Masters Program in Emergency Medicine’ from the GWU and KDAH.
The first batch of 14 students enrolled in 2012 (Class of 2015) is undergoing a vigorous clinical training at this tertiary care center under the guidance of local and visiting faculty from GWU.
Through this program, we plan to train candidates in advanced cardiac, trauma, pediatric life support, disaster medicine and emergency medical services, so that the candidates can successfully and independently practice as emergency physicians. Research in the field of EM is our high priority and we will provide all resources necessary to conceive and conduct high quality research that can translate into health benefits to the community.
Where do I obtain the Prospectus and Application Form for the Masters in Emergency Medicine course?
The prospectus and the application form for the MEM course can be downloaded from here
Is the application fee of 1000 refundable?
The application fee of 1000 once paid is not refundable or transferable.
Is the MEM Program recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI)?
The MEM course is not recognised by the MCI.
Is the MEM program recognised by the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM), UK?
The MEM program is not recognised by the CEM. Following the three year residency, you may sit for the MCEM exam, as per their criteria and conditions.
Will I be paid stipend during the three year residency?
You will be paid fixed stipend of 25,000 per month in first year, 30,000 pm in second year and 35,000 pm in the third year.
What is the course fee?
The course fee is 4,50,000 per year, i.e., 13,50,000 for three years, payable annually at specified dates. The last date for paying the first installment of course fee ( 4,50,000) is 30th April, 2013.
Will I be provided accommodation and food during residency?
You will be provided shared accommodation at subsidised cost. Food is provided at subsidised cost in the staff dining at the hospital.
What facility will be provided for elective at George Washington University, USA?
All of the residents can have a one month rotation at GW University, USA. The residents are responsible for the travel, accommodation and food. You will be assisted with getting a furnished accommodation.
What are the job opportunities after this course?
The demand for emergency physicians, especially in the private sector is large, but the supply of trained emergency physicians is less, hence good job opportunities are envisaged.
What will be the selection procedure?
The selection process is slated for 4th April, 2013. Only selected candidates will be called for the written and oral test, with prior information by e-mail. The one hour written test for 50 marks will comprise MCQs based on MBBS knowledge, and will be held from 11 am to 12 noon at the classrooms on 7th floor of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. The Interview for 50 marks will be held from 12 noon to 6 pm at the same place. No TA/DA will be reimbursed for the written test and interview at Kokilaben Hospital.
How will the results of the test and selection list be informed?
The candidates will be informed of the results by e-mail and/or phone by 15th April, 2013.
I don’t have Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) Registration. Can I still apply?
You can apply with your State Medical Council Registration. Once selected, you can apply for the MMC Registration.
Can I practice in the USA after this course?
In the USA, it is mandatory that all doctors working in the US should have a US residency. Overseas degrees are not recognised.
Is it MCI recognised?
3 years (July 2013 to June 2016)