Emergency Medicine was formally recognized by the Medical Council of India in 2009 and the National Board of Examination thereafter. Hospitals and Medical Colleges across India are now mandated to have Full Fledged Departments of Emergency Medicine staffed by Qualified Emergency Clinicians who can provide Quality Emergency Care.
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 recognized Medical Colleges and Academic Institutions is Crucial to develop the academic fraternity in Emergency Medicine which by itself is a new academic science to 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 post graduate residency training programs in Emergency Medicine. There is also an increased focus to on staffing emergency departments at hospitals across India with competent Emergency Medicine Physicians.
To initiate departments there is a need for trained clinicians who can embrace Emergency Medicine (A New discipline to India) as their specialty. To be competent clinicians these young emergency physicians will need to take on the task of educating themselves about the body of knowledge for Emergency Medicine. MCI/DNB/Internationally Recognized Clinicians from Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics –Gynecology Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Family Medicine are eligible to pursue FACEE.
To facilitate the process of developing the science of emergency medical care “The Academic College of Emergency Experts” (ACEE) was founded in 2011.
The College is focused on creating Emergency HealthCare Experts who are competent to provide quality emergency care with a focus on patient safety.
The Fellowship of the College is awarded after intense coaching and testing and hence a Fellow of ACEE means a Leader who is qualified to provide Quality Emergency Care. The Competency 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.
In 2020 the College as a path to Fellowship has commissioned a Special Research Track specifically for MD/DNB Residency Trained, MCI/NBE Degree holding Emergency Medicine Specialists.
The Academic College of Emergency Experts recognizes and hereby states that in India there are only two Recognized Post Graduate Degree Programs for Emergency Medicine.
The Two Programs are: MCI Recognized MD and NBE Recognized DNB in Emergency Medicine.
The College and its Fellows Stand by the Accrediting Bodies of National Importance namely MCI and NBE.
The College commits to the development and progress of Quality Emergency Care for Emergency Patients.