Specialty of Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Medicine is clinical specialty dealing with assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, diagnosis and care of emergency patients. This field contains basic sciences, clinical knowledge and necessary skills to diagnose, make decision, and treat patients, in addition to manage department of emergency and unexpected events. Moreover, the graduate would be an effective member of medical team who cooperate with other medical specialists and work in pre-hospital emergency system.

 

 

 

Program Description

  • Emergency Medicine is clinical specialty dealing with assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, diagnosis and care of emergency patients. This field contains basic sciences, clinical knowledge and necessary skills to diagnose, make decision, and treat patients, in addition to manage department of emergency and unexpected events. Moreover, the graduate would be an effective member of medical team who cooperate with other medical specialists and work in pre-hospital emergency system. 

 

  • Medical Emergencies are of strategic importance in the health service systems. Although the complexity of medicine and attention of medical experts toward specialized issues have led to the development of specialty and subspecialty fields, these issues have also improved the quality of emergency services. The idea to establish emergency medicine came from such problems. 

 

  • Parallel to maintaining community based approach and considering the real needs of health system, the program has paid special attention to training of the graduates and has been developed on the basis of educational requirements. Emergency management system, unexpected event management, and prehospital emergency systems have been highlighted in this program.

 

Program Objectives

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Basic and developed techniques of airway control
  • Mechanical ventilation and administration of patient connected to the ventilator
  • Closed chest massage (and other maneuvers used in advanced CPR)
  • A variety of central and peripheral vascular procedures and other vascular access used in emergency
  • Needle thoracentesis and Pericardiocentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Conscious sedation for children and adolescents
  • Different nerve and regional block and other forms of analgesia methods used in emergency
  • DPL (close or open)
  • Reduction of abdominal hernia
  • External thrombosed hemorrhoids incisions 
  • Balloon tamponade in varicose bleeding of digestive system 
  • Anoscopy and sigmoidoscopy in treatment planning of emergencies
  • Catheterization and bladder irrigation
  • Administration of emergency normal vaginal delivery and episiotomy
  • Phthalmology and ENT emergency procedures
  • Immobilization of fractures and dislocations with Ethel, casting, and other techniques of immobilization

 

Program Duration

  • 36 months.

 

Tuition Fee

  • 5000 USD annually. A scholarship is available for top applicants, current TUMS medical students, and international students from other Iranian medical universities, as well as participants from developing countries each year.

 

Method(s) of Instruction

  • Participation in surgery based on the regulated program of the ward under the direct consultant view and with graded responsibility
  • Attendance in Emergency wards and other division based on ward programs and daily visit to surgical departments for diagnostic measures and cares before and after operation
  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation
  • Participation in training lower ranks
  • Self-Education, Self-Study
  • Attendance in domestic and international conferences with an emphasis on the presentation of scientific papers in the field of urology
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives

 

Who Can Attend?

  • Individuals holding an MD or MBBS degree, having successfully completed an approved general physician program and proficient in English or Persian.

 

Contact Person

  • Dr. Shahram Bagheri Hariri, Assistant professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Email: hariri@sina.tums.ac.ir
Last Update At : 26 May 2019