CPEM: Indus Continues its Journey Towards Health Emergency Preparedness

The Certification Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM) is conducting the third batch of its 12-month competency-based training program.

CPEM is to equip physicians working in emergency departments (EDs) with the fundamental knowledge and clinical expertise in the practice of emergency care. Emergency Medicine (EM) specialists initially developed it from The Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), Karachi, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital – a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School Boston, USA – and launched at TIH in July 2018.

CPEM graduated its first batch in July 2019 from IHHN (with participants from hospitals across Karachi), its second from IHHN in 2021 (also with participants from hospitals across Karachi, and after the second batch transitioned to mostly virtual learning due to the pandemic), and began its third batch in June 2021. For the first time, the 2021 batch consisted of candidates from Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as participants from The Indus Hospital and Health Network. The program is run in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and is hosted by The Indus Hospital and Health Network and Dhaka Medical College. The core and visiting faculty are a multi-national team from countries worldwide.

Its graduates have become leaders in EM and have helped to advance the specialty locally.