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Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, collaborates to conduct Certificate Programme in Emergency Medicine

Hospital collaborated with Department of Emergency Medicine at The Indus Hospital to conduct a 12-month competency-based Certificate Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM). The programme aims to train medical officers and residents to better manage the initial triage and stabilization of patients with varying medical, surgical and traumatic conditions. Currently, most of the Emergency Departments in Pakistan are staffed by healthcare providers with minimal or no training to handle acute, critical and traumatic conditions, resulting in avoidable poor patient outcomes and patient suffering. The programme would hence meet the imminent need for front line EM physicians in the country. CPEM is being offered in two components: a didactic-only program (CPEM-D), and a clinical program (CPEM-C).  CPEM-D students will participate in a year-long weekly lecture series on core topics in Emergency Medicine, delivered by a combination of national and international visiting faculty.  CPEM-C students will complete the CPEM-D lecture series, as well as clinical work