The Emergency Medicine Certificate - India

The Society for Emergency Medicine India has partnered with The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre and Monash University, to deliver an internationally certified emergency medicine training program for Indian physicians. This highly structured program will build on your formal training in emergency medicine (DNB/MD/MEM) and is an opportunity to take your knowledge, skills and experience to an international level, and give you the confidence to practice as a skilled specialist in India and beyond.

📅 28 February – 27 August 2023

Gain knowledge, skills and experience in emergency medicine with access to a group of highly experienced, internationally recognised faculty from a major Australian Emergency and Trauma centre. This course provides a practical opportunity to examine and apply the latest evidence and international best-practice recommendations to your clinical practice.


  • Resuscitation
  • Critical care
  • Trauma
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Digestive emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Infectious disease emergencies
  • Ocular & ENT emergencies
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Toxicology emergencies
  • Paediatric emergencies

Students will be required to complete online studies over a six-month period. Learning elements include online self-directed readings, podcasts and discussions, live online tutorials, a portfolio of assessments (including completion of a clinical logbook), and attendance at an intensive online workshop run by expert faculty from Australia and India.

Please note that this course can either be completed as a standalone certificate, or as one unit of a Master of Clinical Medicine or Master of Public Health with Monash University.


Monday 28 February – Sunday 27 August 2023


This course is relevant to MDs wishing to extend their current emergency medicine training via an international program and achieve mastery in this specialty. To be eligible to attend this program, you must:

  • Hold MBBS / MD or equivalent
  • Have completed of one of: Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM), Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Emergency Medicine, or Doctor of Medicine (MD), Members of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (MRCEM).
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience working in an emergency department 
  • Provide evidence of current clinical appointment in the field of emergency medicine  
  • Hold registration with the Society of Emergency Medicine India 

This program is only open to physicians currently working and residing in India. Clinicians working in other countries, please see Emergency Medicine Theory & Practice.


Graduating students will receive a certificate of successful completion from Alfred Health and Monash University. This certificate will indicate competency in the learning objectives described in the course overview. Credit towards Master programs can be obtained subject to the requirements of the awarding institution.

The Emergency Medicine Certificate is a six-month university program. 

Students are required to: 

  • Attend online tutorials 
  • Undertake online studies for 4-hours per week over 6-months 
  • Complete a minimum number of work-based skills and document these in a course logbook 
  • Attend the multi-day intensive virtual workshops (schedule to be confirmed) 

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Implement specialist medical diagnostic skills during the acute phase of illness or injury
  2. Apply specialist emergency medical knowledge and skills to resuscitation
  3. Critically apply an evidence-based approach towards the implementation of medical procedural and technical skills required in the emergency settings
  4. Integrate emergency medicine theory with practical experience across a range of patient cases and situations
  5. Apply a critically reflective approach towards the management of emergency patient



The core texts for this unit are:

  • Cameron P, Little, Mitra B, Deasy C, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition, Elsevier, London, 2019
  • Cameron P, Browne G, Mitra B, Dalziel S, Craig S, Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, London 2018



Hurdle requirement:
1.  Multi-day intensive virtual workshops (schedule to be confirmed) 

Assessment portfolio:
1.  Completion of prescribed clinical log
2.  Online exercises – participation and content for each topic
3.  Workplace based case review with 1800-word report and presentation
4.  Clinical assessment (Observed Structured Clinical Examination – OSCE) during intensive workshop

  • Students must score a minimum of 50% in theory and 50% in the practical exams 
  • Attendance Criteria: 80% attendance is compulsory to sit for the final exam 

Students will be expected to:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, attendance will be taken at 15 minutes past the start of session. 
  • Attend all sessions of the multi-day intensive virtual workshop 
  • Review all content provided and identified as essential by the course instructions 
  • Complete the multiple-choice questions for each topic 
  • Complete the group discussion for each topic 
  • Abide by Monash University plagiarism and other policies in the representation of existing sources as part o their learning and assessment activities 
  • Proactively contact course faculty when experiencing academic, personal or other difficulties which may impact their course completion. 

Students who fail to adhere to these standards will not be permitted to take the final exam or graduate from the program.  They will need to re-sit the entire course in the following semester.


  • $1,500 Australian dollars
  • In very rare cases, due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reasons, courses or course elements may need to be cancelled. In this instance, registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees. 
  • I understand that if my fees are not paid as per the fee schedule, The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre / Monash University reserves the right to discontinue my access to the course and all training opportunities. I acknowledge that in this case, I will forfeit any money paid and will not receive any credit for studies completed.
  • If you enrol and are no longer able to complete this course you may defer the fees to the next available commencement date if you do so within the first four weeks of study. Deferrals after this date will be at the discretion of the course faculty.
  • All deferral requests must be made in writing.
  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 – 10 days: 50% refund.
  • Cancellation 9 days or less: no refund, deferral permitted.
  • Cancellation must be in writing.













Professor Peter Cameron – FACEM, FCEM (Hon) is the Academic Director of The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre and Professor of Emergency and Divisional Head of Health Services Research at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM). He is currently a Chief Investigator on several NHMRC grants, including the Centre for Research Excellence in Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, the Centre for Research Excellence in Pre-hospital, Emergency Care and several partnership and project grants involving injury and trauma research.
Dr David McCreary  – FRCEM, FACEM is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM). He is the Education Fellow at The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University. David has been training in Emergency Medicine since 2010. His clinical experience includes multiple major trauma centres in the UK and Australia, along with significant experience in prehospital and critical care retrieval and rural emergency medicine. David has a long-standing passion for medical education and is one of the founding members of the RCEMLearning educational executive.
Dr Arun Ilancheran – MBBS(Hons), FACEM, FCICM, Dip DHM holds Specialist Fellowships from the College of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, and a Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery with Honours. He currently works at The Alfred Health Emergency and Trauma Centre and various other metropolitan hospitals. His expertise enables him to look after patients who are injured in major trauma, burns, transplant recipients, infectious diseases as well as those requiring very specialised quaternary care. He is an adjunct lecturer at Monash and Notre Dame Universities and is dedicated to improving the education of medical students at public hospitals.



Dr Srinath Kumar MBBS, MD (A&E) is the Academic Chair at the Society of Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) and was previously the President of SEMI from 2014 -16. He is also a senior Consultant, and the Head & Group Coordinator of Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd., Dr Kumar was one of the first Special Advisory Board Members for the National Board of Examinations and established the Curriculum for DNB Emergency Medicine. Dr Kumar is currently the National Academic Coordinator for all DNB specialities with ANBAI which is an Association of NBE accredited Hospitals in India.
Dr Saravana Kumar – MBBS, MD (A&E) is an Emergency Consultant as well as the Group Head of Emergency departments, Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad, India. He is also the National Secretary of the Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI). Dr Kumar has a passion for Quality and Patient Safety and was instrumental in the development and roll-out of various EM standards quality training programs through SEMI and CAHO and Implemented a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine certification course under SEMI in 2009 for which he was awarded “Pioneer in SEMI Academics”.
Dr Sai Surendar – MBBS, DEM, FICM, MD (A&E) is a Senior Consultant and Head of Emergency Medicine at Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals in Chennai, India.  Dr Surendar is also the Joint Secretary for the Society of Emergency Medicine India. Having worked both in India and abroad, he is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, French, Arabic and English.

I have some formal ED experience but am not currently working clinically in an ED, am I eligible to undertake this course?
Students must be working clinically in an Emergency Department. Students who do not work in an ED may still be eligible to enrol but this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Part of the course assessment are OSCEs. I do not feel confident with oral examinations, should I still consider this program?
The OSCEs are a small part of the assessment process which contribute to your overall mark. However, passing the OSCE is not a hurdle requirement for you to successfully pass the course as this mark is combined with those for other assessment activities. The OSCE is a good learning opportunity for students, and is an opportunity to help build your confidence. The course Faculty are supportive and students will be provided with lots of feedback throughout the learning program.

Is it compulsory to attend every part of the Intensive Workshops?
Yes. Failure to attend will result in non-completion of the course. Students should request this period off from their employer. Students, please refer to the dates provided on the website or contact the Course Manager for details.

I would like to sit the FRCEM/MRCEM examination, will this course aid in my preparation?
This course is not designed specifically towards the exams, but rather is an overview of Emergency Medicine as a whole. It would be of benefit to provide a strong theoretical foundation before entering into dedicated study for the exams, but not during the preparation period when a trainee’s focus should be on exam-focused content and technique.














For more information about this course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Ann-Maree Guirguis
Alfred Emergency Education































This course is endorsed by the Society of Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI)



The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre is Australasia’s busiest trauma centre and a leader in the provision of emergency and trauma care globally. Alfred Emergency has the highest level of academic output of any emergency department in Australasia. Our education programs are underpinned by some of the best clinical registry databases in the world and delivered by internationally recognised academic clinicians. In the last Australian Financial Year more than 2000 international, externally employed health professionals completed education programs delivered by Alfred Emergency.

Monash University has an outstanding global reputation and is ranked in the top 1% of the World’s Universities. Monash has a substantial Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, which has a strategic commitment to improving education, innovation, leadership, and research in health care. Monash Masters programs are an internationally recognised passport for careers in government, industry, aid organisations and throughout the health sector.