Emergency Medicine is a new emerging academic branch in India, Which was recognized by the National Medical Council in 2009.


Physicians go through a lifelong process of perfecting their learned practices. They learn these practices at their medical colleges. It is the medical colleges which award them their credentials. The birth place of any medical expert's expertise is the training institution, hence, if any new science has to be developed and taught the ideal sites are none other than medical colleges across India. The role of MCI- recognised Medical Colleges and Academic Institutions is Crucial to develop the academic fraternity in Emergency Medicine which by itself is a new academic science for India. 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 postgraduate residency training programs in Emergency Medicine.

Emergency Medicine is where Critical Interventions happen. Care for The Critically Ill and Injured begins in the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Arena. Resuscitation,Respiratory failure, multi-organ Failure, Sepsis, and Shock are areas where Critical Care depends on Emergency Physicians to take vital steps and follow lifesaving protocols to sustain the lives of patients.
Critical Care Medicine provides continuity of Emergency Care done in the Emergency Department.

Understanding the Concepts of Critical Illness and Injury is crucial for Emergency Physicians. This is based on the fact that most hospitals and Emergency Departments are overcrowded and critical patients could be waiting for hours for ICU Beds.

The Emergency Medicine Specialists need to have the skills sets needed to manage the critically ill and injured patients until they can be transferred to the ICU.

A New Certification pathway is introduced, which is called the Fellowship of the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India in Critical Illness and Injury Care (FACEE-CIIC). This pathway is geared towards creating Emergency Medicine Specialists who can provide quality critical care with a focus on patient safety.

FACEE-CIIC is open to post graduates qualified in Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal medicine, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Neurosurgery and Trauma surgery.

The competency-based Based Fellowship of the College is the Single Distinct Process and the Only Process by which a Candidate can be a part of the College. The Academic College of Emergency Experts recognizes and hereby states that in India there are only two Recognized postgraduate Graduate Degree Programs for Emergency Medicine.

The Two Programs are: NMC-recognised MD and the NBE-recognised DNB in Emergency Medicine.The College and its Fellows Stand by the Accrediting Bodies of National importance, namely the NMC and NBE. The College Commits to the development and progress of Quality Emergency Care for Emergency Patients.

Disclaimer: Fellowship does not make you a critical care specialist, nor is this a degree. It is a pathway to the Academy College of Emergency Experts in India and a mark of quality which drives you to become competent in treating critically ill patients.

ACEE Fellowship in Critical Illness and Injury Care Directors -

Professor Dr. Bikram Kr. Gupta, MD (Anesthesiology),
Institute of Medical Sciences,
BHU, Varanasi
Ex-Head, Critical Care Medicine,
HIMS, Varanasi
Professor Dr. Harman Gill, MD, FAAEM
South Brooklyn Health - NYC Health & Hospitals.
Associate Chairperson for Research,
Brooklyn, NY

ACEE Fellowship in Critical Illness and Injury Care Coordinator -

Dr. Suman Rastogi, MD, DNB (Emergency Medicine), PGDHM
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Heritage IMS, Varanasi

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