1st FACEE Convocation Ceremony 2011 in New delhi
1. What does FACEE stand for?
It is the Fellowship of the Academic College of the Emergency Experts in India. (ACEE-INDIA))
2. What is the Role of ACEE-INDIA?
MCI has recognized Emergency Medicine as a specialty and has allowed Medical colleges to initiate the creation of Academic Departments of Emergency Medicine which will lay the ground work to begin MCI recognized residency training programs (MD –EMERGENCY MEDICINE). EM is a new Science to India. As a science EM is a collage of all disciplines as it is targeting towards addressing acute issues across existing faculties of medicine and surgery including pediatrics, anesthesia, orthopedics, OB-GYN, psychiatry and pulmonology. This leaves EM with no parent discipline as no discipline is immune from the concept of Emergencies related to their discipline.
This fact is both a challenge and an opportunity because we will need trained teachers which can be drawn from any discipline but these teachers will need to be brought to speed about Emergency Knowledge from other disciplines. Example a Orthopedician wanting to teach EM will have to learn EKG, management of Myocardial infarction etc.
To facilitate this process and award identity ACEE-INDIA is being founded with the Fellowship acting as a identity to create an Elite Group of Pioneers who have gone through the process of Learned Learning qualifying to be Academic Leaders in Teaching, Researching, Innovating and Treating at Academic Training Medical Colleges and Departments of Emergency Medicine.
3. Is it Mandatory that every teacher in Upcoming MCI Recognized Emergency Medicine Department Based Residency (MD) program be FACEE?
ACEE-INDIA thrives to be an Elite Group of pioneers who believe in the art of academic emergency medicine and are committed to innovation research and education in acute care. It is an independent Elite Forum of Experts who are recognized because of their commitment and who have been qualified through a process laid by the framework of their Platform which is their college (ACEE-INDIA). Fellowship of ACEE is highly recommended for developing and growing this new academic discipline in India.
4. How do you get the Title "FACEE"?
Only Current MCI Recognized Teaching Faculty from MCI Recognized teaching departments of holding a MCI Recognized MD/MS/DNB in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics –Gynecology Pulmonology, pediatrics, orthopedics are eligible to undertake the process of being Fellows of ACEE and be recognized as FACEE.
Like 2011 even in 2012 the Fellows will have to graduate a Faculty Development Program and attend a Mandatory Board Review Course (EMPACT) to be held in May/June 2012. They have to complete some additional mandatory courses on their own.
Information for the same is available under the link titled "PROGRAM" and "RECOMMENDED MANDATORY COURSES"
5. What is the "EMPACT" Course?
EMPACT is a Mandatory Midyear Board Review Course and stands for "Emergency Medicine Practices, Advances and Clinical Therapeutics". It will be held in May/June 2012. Exact Dates and Venue Details will be updated in due course. It is mandatory to get EMPACT Certified in order to sit for the Final Examination in December 2012.6. Where will be the Final Examination?
The Final Examination will be held online from 15th December to 30th December 2012.
7. What is the course of action after I pass my Final Examination in December 2012?
You will be eligible to be awarded FACEE at a special Convocation ceremony whose details will be provided in due course. The Fellows who complete the Faculty Development Program (Pass Monthly Tests, Pass Final Examination, and Get Certified on Recommended Courses & Obtain EMPACT Certification) will be awarded FACEE and will be mandated and empowered to write the Constitution and Byelaws of the Academic College of Emergency Experts on India. They will also decide the Framework for operating the College and assuming various initiatives currently functioning under the INDO-US EM and Trauma Collaborative.
8. Where do I get the 7th Edition of Tintinalli ?
FACEE recommends that you Contact Mr Pankaj Kothari from Kothari Medical in Mumbai at Cell: 6970121269 or 022-24129680 /24136628 for the 7th Edition. Email is : firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Which Edition will the Examination Follow?
The Test will be based on the EM Curriculum so any Edition 6th or the 7th is approved by the FACEE Examiners in 2012. We are aware that the new Edition may not be available to many.
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