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In India, New EM Training Models Emerge to Meet Trauma Needs

When Dr. Nerendra Nath Jena first became head of the Emergency/Casualty Department (ED) at Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Center (MMHRC) in 2008, there wasn’t much of a department for him to lead. Still a year before Emergency Medicine (EM) would become a formally recognized specialty in India, the department at that time consisted of only 5 beds, tucked into a 3 x 5 meter entry way leading to the ambulance bay outside.

Stories from the Front Lines: Emergency Medicine in India's 'Max PPG'

Located in the Eastern District of Delhi, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparjan (Max PPG) serves a diverse patient population stretching from far flung rural communities to India’s densely populated capital city. Prior to 2011, patients arriving to Max PPG were received in a casualty department, where they were examined by a rotating staff of physicians, none of whom had training in Emergency Medicine (EM). In 2011 the Emergency Departments (ED) began hiring EM trained physicians, and in 2016 they partnered with George Washington University (GWU) to start an EM post-graduate residency training program.