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Aster MIMS Institute of Emergency Medicine conducts Convocation ceremony

09 July 2016

Kozhikode, July 09, 2016: Aster MIMS Institute of Emergency Medicine conducted the convocation ceremony of the three-year Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Emergency Medicine. Adding to the celebratory atmosphere was the presence of a patient, Mr. Adarsh who had come to the Emergency Department in cardiac arrest and was successfully revived after cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 45 minutes by the emergency medical team. The emotional highlight was the special guest for the evening, Mr.Adarsh giving the certificates to the very doctors who had saved his life in the Emergency Medicine department.

The comprehensive evaluation of the doctors undergoing the Master’s in Emergency Medicine included scrutiny of the logbooks for the three year period with particular focus on performance in handling patients, participation in academic activities, research and paper presentation, organisation of camps and training sessions. The convocation began with the doctors presenting their academic thesis which displayed quality clinical research on innovative topics such as identification of high risk factors of Hepatitis A infections progressing to fulminant hepatic failure, use of empirical antibiotics in the emergency department to control infections and age as a risk factor for patients on ventilators. The theses demonstrated the extensive research done by the doctors.

The Gold Medal for the Best Thesis instituted in the memory of the Late Dr PashupatiPandey was presented to Dr. ShihanaSaifuddheen by eminent teacher, Dr. TV Ramakishanan from Ramachandra Medical College and Dr. Mariam from George Washington University, USA.

Prof. K. K. Varma, Group Chief Medical Officer at Aster DM Healthcare was the Chief Guest at the glittering convocation ceremony, which was also attended by dignitaries like Dr. Rahul Menon, CEO, Aster MIMS,Dr.Srinath, National President, Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) and Dr. SaiSurendra, President, (Tamil Nadu), SEMI. Other dignitaries included Dr VivekanshuVerma, Medicolegalist and Toxicologist, Medanta, Gurgaon and Dr Kingsley.Dr.Venugopalan P. P., Chief - Emergency Medicine, Dr Shibu Varghese, the team of expert doctors and trained nurses at the Institute of Emergency Medicine, MIMS were all present.

Dr. Rahul Menon, CEO, Aster MIMS said, “Emergency Medicine is a relatively new specialty within medicine that is expanding at a phenomenal pace throughout the globe. Through our collaboration with the George Washington University, USA, the three-year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine prepares doctors to practice in the complex and demanding field of emergency medicine while preparing and inspiring them to expand the field of emergency medicine throughout India.”

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