1. What does FACEE (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) stand for?
It is the Fellowship of the Academic College of the Emergency Experts (ACEE) in the Specialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
2. What is the Role of ACEE-INDIA?
MCI/DNB has recognized Emergency Medicine as a specialty and has mandated hospitals and Medical colleges to initiate the creation of Departments of Emergency Medicine.
EM is a new Science to India and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is in its early stages of development. PEM is often confused with Pediatric Critical Care similar to the confusion between Emergency Medicine and Critical Care which is now slowly being cleared.
As a science PEM is a collage of all disciplines as it is targeting towards addressing acute issues across existing faculties of pediatric medicine and surgery including, anesthesia, orthopedics, OB-GYN, psychiatry and pulmonology. This leaves PEM 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 firstly we will need trained teachers and competent healers which can be drawn from any discipline but these teachers and treaters will need to be brought to speed about Pediatric Emergency Knowledge from other disciplines. Example an Orthopedician wanting to teach PEM or practice PEM will have to learn EKG, management of Arrhythmias etc.
To facilitate this process and award identity ACEE (Pediatric EM) is being founded with the Fellowship acting as an identity to create an Elite Group of Pioneers who have gone through the process of Learned Learning qualifying to be Academic and Clinical Leaders in Teaching, Researching, Innovating and Treating at Academic Training Medical Colleges and Departments of Pediatric Emergency Medicine across India.
3. Is it Mandatory that every clinician providing Pediatric Emergency Care is FACEE ?
ACEE thrives to be an Elite Group of pioneers who believe in the practice of Quality Emergency Care 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). Fellowship of ACEE is highly recommended for developing and growing this new discipline in India.
4. How do you get the Title "FACEE" in Pediatric Emergency Medicine?
Refer to the Fellowship Link : http://acee-india.org/acee-pem/home/fellowship
5. What is the "ACEE-PEM Board Review Course" Course?
ACEE-PEM Board Review is a Mandatory Course for all FACEE Candidates. Exact Dates and Venue Details will be updated in due course. It is mandatory to get the Course Certificate in order to sit for the Final Examination.
6. When can I enroll for the FACEE-PEM and when is the Final Theory examination?
The College has allowed any interested candidate to enroll at anytime during the year. The system is totally online so he can start taking the tests at anytime. He has to take twelve tests over twelve months in a monthly manner and his Final Examination is in the Thirteenth month. Refer to the Fellowship Link for details.
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