US university training Indian doctors in emergency medicine

Kolkata’s Peerless Hospital has tied up with a US—based university to train the doctors specialising in emergency medical care. The first batch of students who finished their three—year full—time Masters in Emergency Medicine Program offered in collaboration with The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine at the US’ George Washington University will pass out next month.

“The first batch had 16 students out of which 7 have got job offers in US hospitals while the rest will work in different parts of India,” Dilip Samadar, Managing Director of Peerless Hospital, told reporters here today. The course is equivalent to MD in India, he said adding that training of international standard was being provided and every month a specialist from the US flew down to Kolkata for sessions with the fellows. Around seven consultants in emergency medicine trained the doctors during the course. “Specialised doctors are needed to handle emergency and trauma cases and we have a dearth of such manpower. There are few such specialised training centres available in India,” Mr. Samadar said. The hospital during the day also launched the Peerless Institute of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care where more than 50 doctors present at any given point of time. PTI

source: / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Kolkata / by PTI / Kolkata – June 26th, 2014

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