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AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar launches PG Programme in Emergency Medicine

AMRI HospitalBhubaneswar, 4th July, 2015: AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar the Super Specialty Hospital from AMRI Hospitals Ltd, today forged a collaboration with The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at The George Washington University, Washington DC to launch a three-year full time Masters in Emergency Medicine Program for the first time in Odisha.

The Program is designed to impart advanced knowledge about emergency medicine which will enhance the quality of treatment during acute medical and surgical emergencies. The Program, to commence on August 01, 2015 within the hospital premises will train 8 fellows per year with optional elective training at RRIEM. The application form will be made available on July 10, 2015.

Faculty: The faculty comprising of eminent practitioners from across India and abroad will impart advanced knowhow on 36 modules of emergency medicine like Cardiology, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Pulmonology, and Paediatricsamong others. Eminent names who will be sharing their clinical experience through case presentations, seminars, clinical lectures and rounds include the likes of Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Director – Emergency Medicine (RRIEM), Katherine Douglas, Director – International Emergency Medicine, Robert F. Shesser and Janice C. Blanchard, Professors of Emergency Medicine among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rupak Barua, CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd. said, “AMRI has always been a frontrunner in adopting measures to elevate the quality of patient care. This initiative is another milestone in that journey. We feel proud to launch this course on Emergency Medicine in our hospital premises. Our hope and endeavour would be to facilitate further similar courses like this more frequently in Odisha which would help practitioners here to stay abreast with the changing dynamics of international medical knowhow.”

Surg RAdm Dr. Salil Kr Mohanty, SM, VSM, VP, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar said, “Emergency medicine isemerging as an independent medical specialty which is evolving very fast since it concerns superior treatment of life-threatening conditions. However, there is a paucity of advanced courses in this branch of medicine especially in Odisha.

This is the need gap we aim to address with the introduction of this course. With emergency care being one of our primary focuses, this collaboration will be an important addition as it will develop more seasoned practitioners who will be hands-on with emergency care. We are certain that doctors in Odisha and neighbouring states will be immensely benefited with the initiative.”

The Program: Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM) is a 3-year Post Graduate Program which is divided into 36 clinical modules that will cover the entire spectrum of emergency medicine. RRIEM and AMRI Hospital will provide faculty coverage and program oversight for the fellowship program.

At the successful conclusion of the program, the graduating fellows will be able to practice independently within emergency departments as well-trained physicians, and they will be awarded “International Masters in Emergency Medicine” from RRIEM at the George Washington University.

The program strives to prepare a new generation of leaders in medicine who will expand the field of Emergency medicine throughout India.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD, MPH, FACEP, Director – Emergency Medicine, Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine said, “The Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University is the seventh largest Academic Emergency Medicine Department in the United States. We are happy that AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar hasrecognized the need to train physicians in emergency medicine.

This collaboration also marks our footprint in Odisha.Well equipped with state of the art equipments, we are certain that AMRI Bhubaneswar will facilitate a smooth running of the course following established clinical protocols. We hope to nurture an enduring relationship with AMRI in the years to come.”

Emergency Medicine (EM) is a relatively new specialty that is expanding at a phenomenal pace throughout the globe. According to the curriculum of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) United Kingdom, Emergency medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of the acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders.

With well-trained and experienced faculty members the three year course includes educational programs, didactic lectures, case conferences, journal article discussions, and guest lectures.

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