With the recognition of Emergency Medicine as an independent specialty the doors have opened for medical colleges to pursue initiatives to create free standing academic departments of Emergency Medicine which can house post graduate residency training programs in Emergency Medicine.
To initiate departments and start post graduate residency programs there will be a need for trained faculty who can embrace Emergency Medicine (A New discipline to India) as their specialty. To be trainers these teaching faculties will need to take on the task of educating themselves about the body of knowledge for Emergency Medicine. MCI/DNB Recognized Faculty/ Practitioners from Anesthesia, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics –Gynecology Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Family Medicine are eligible to be teachers and Practitioners in Emergency Medicine and hence can take this Fellowship.
To facilitate the process of developing the science of emergency medicine in India “The Academic College of Emergency Experts in India” (ACEE-INDIA) was founded in 2011.
The inaugural three years of the Emergency Faculty & Practitioners Development Program helped Interested Faculty and Experts Grasp the Body of Knowledge of Emergency Medicine so that they made a Firm Start as Pioneers of a New Specialty as they work towards Training their new Residents at their maiden MCI Recognized Emergency Medicine Academic Residency Programs and Practicing EM at their Medical Hospitals across India.
A New Certification pathway is introduced which is called the Membership of the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India (MACEE). This pathway is geared towards creating Emergency Practitioners who can provide quality emergency care with a focus on patient safety.
Till date over 56 Fellowships have been awarded at the Convocation Ceremonies held annually at the INDO-US Emergency Medicine Summits since inception in 2011.