Emergency Medicine has emerged as one of the most wanted specialties worldwide. This is attributed to the fact that the incidence of manmade and natural emergencies are growing at an alarming pace with each passing day. Thereby, the need for trained and qualified emergency physicians is also growing exponentiallyCurrent emergency care in Sudan is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality. The Sudan government has recently invested in physical infrastructure for emergency care at major teaching hospitals, but the human resources to provide care are inadequate. To address this need, NMC collaboration with the University of Bahri College of Medicine has proposed an innovative training program focused on Physician , with the formation of a new institute for sustainable training. This program will train emergency medicine personnel in injury and acute medical illness management, expose trainees to administrative and leadership aspects of emergency medicine.Core ValuesThe Sudan Diploma of Emergency Medicine (SDEM) is committed to the following values:
(1) Fidelity to our mission and a strong and confident belief in our work.
(2) Excellence and integrity in all that we undertake--teaching, training, and service.
(3) Leadership and Teamwork: Our College will enhance leadership skills and individual responsibility among college, Nahl-Almarefa Center, staff and Diploma candidates in an interdisciplinary teamwork atmosphere. Leadership in Emergency Medicine.
(4) Relevance: The college, staff, centre, and Diploma candidates are responsive to the needs of our community through addressing priority to emergency problems.
(5) Respect and Culture Sensitivity: Our college, staff, centre, and Diploma candidates will treat others with respect and dignity, honouring community culture and traditions.
(6) High Quality: college, staff, centre, and Diploma candidates are committed to the highest standards of quality in education, training and emergency care services.
(7) Scientific Creativity: The College and centre will encourage the development of new ideas in emergency medicine and training.
(8) High Ethical Standards: A commitment to cultural diversity among college, staff, centre, and Diploma candidates and to ensuring a respectful and ethical academic environment; and to insure our college, staff, centre, and Diploma candidates will demonstrate the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism in all of their conducts.
(9) Display integrity in professional relationships and actions.
1. The training program will provide a broad educational experience in recognition and treatment of undifferentiated acute emergencies across the whole spectrum of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and paediatrics.
2. Upon completion of training, the Diploma Candidate is expected to be a competent specialist in EM and capable of independent practice.
3. During training, the physician will have acquired a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of EM, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and be exposed to research activities.
4. The graduate will be able to access and apply relevant knowledge and skills to clinical practice and provide effective consultation services with respect to patient care, education and medico-legal issues.
5. The Physician in EM must acquire Knowledge and expertise in clinical management for the first hours of all acute and undifferentiated cases presenting to the Emergency department (ED) comprising the entire spectrum of medical, surgical, trauma and pediatric cases.
6. The Physician in EM must acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to gender, culture and ethnicity pertinent to Emergency Medicine and incorporate these in research activities.
The Specific Objectives
Trainee shall attain sufficient skills and knowledge in:
7. Basic science related to EM, including relevant clinical applied anatomy, and pathophysiology.
8. Differential diagnoses and management of medical emergencies.
9. Instrumental diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (including, but not limited to Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) and US guided central venous access.
10. Education and proper disposition and follow-up of patients.
11. Appropriate utilization of ancillary services and interpretation of the results.
12. Pharmacological agents and principles of contrast media use in EM practice.
13. Principles of Intensive Care, airway management, management of trauma, shock and resuscitation.
14. Principles of Pre-hospital Care and Disaster Medicine.
15. Local and regional anesthesia.
16. Principles of safe practice, risk management, quality improvement, and strategic planning.
17. Principles of teamwork, effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution.
18. Career playing and professional well-being.
19. Applications of Information Technology in healthcare.
20. Principles of research methodology, and medical ethics.
21. Principles of effective leadership and Emergency Department administration.
22. Principles of effective teaching and mentorship.