At present we have Diploma of National Board (DNB) Courses in:
- DNB Internal Medicine
- DNB Anesthesiology
- DNB Orthopedics
And at present we also have Fellow of National Board (FNB) Course in:
- FNB Critical Care Medicine
We shall soon be starting DNB programs in:
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Administration
DNB Nephrology and DNB Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery programmes are also in the pipeline.
Fellowship of National Board of Examinations-FNB programme, in collaboration with The Health and Family Welfare, has been approved with a capacity of 2 seats, and will start shortly. FNB is the Indian equivalent to American Board in Critical Care and European Diploma in Intensive Care.
MICC, in collaboration with Indian Society of Critical Care, Medicine-ISCCM, is supervising the course on Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine – IDCCM and Indian Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine – IFCCM, both programmes being of 1 year duration.
For The Nurses
MICC, in collaboration with the ISCCM, is successfully training the second batch of Indian Diploma in Critical Care Nursing, a 1 year programme that is offered at all IDCCM Centers. This programme is first of its kind in India. The first batch of 2013-14 consisted of 4 candidates, who have passed out, and the second batch (in progress) is of 8 candidates. The course is gradually gaining popularity in the Critical Care Nursing scenario.
MSH has also conducted a 2-day workshop on Fundamentals in Critical Care Medicine at Kolkata in 2013. Conducted in collaboration with ISCCM, this was the first ever Critical Care Nursing Programme in Eastern India and we received overwhelming response from participants all over the region. Later, we went on to conduct FCCN programmes in Guwahati, Shillong, Andamans and Bhubaneshwar.
Nurses at MSH have taken the initiative of starting the West Bengal chapter of the Critical Care Nurses Society – CCNS, and the same will be launched at Trivandrum later this year. CCNS is the only functioning organisation of Critical Care Nurses which is recognised by the Indian Nursing Council. It was formed in the year 2011 and is situated at Mumbai. It conducts various workshops, conferences and training but is mostly limited to the southern half of India. Once the chapter is launched we can conduct programmes for the East and North-East of India with certified CNE credits.
For The Paramedics
MSH in collaboration with West Bengal State Medical Faculty has been running Diploma programmes of 2-year duration for the paramedics since 2013 and has had huge success in terms of student turnover. Students for these courses are selected by a rigorous process, the minimum qualification to qualify for admission is Higher Secondary (Science background), following which they are counselled and allotted seats accordingly. Our students attend theory and practical classes in the hospital and are taught by eminent faculty. They are put through very strict internal and external exit examination. Our students have made us proud by passing with flying colours.
The current courses for paramedics are:
- Diploma is Dialysis Technology – DDT
- Diploma in Perfusion Technology
- Diploma in Critical Care Technology
- Diploma in CathLab Technology
- Diploma in Medical/ Microbiology Laboratory Technology
- Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology
In partnership with Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services- IIEMS, MSH has been conducting courses in Basic Life Support (for all) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support – ACLS (for medical professionals only) since 2011. It is a 3-day extensive programme with participants from other hospitals also.
MSH also conducted a Workshop on Ultrasonography in Critical Care Medicine in the year 2013 where around 80 people participated. The workshop comprised both didactic and practical sessions under the tutelage of renowned national and local faculty.
MICC in association with European Society of Intensive Care Medicine – ESICM, had organised a prep course at MSH where experts in the field of Intensive Care familiarized the students with the tricks and knacks to crack the EDIC examination. The course was well received by the participants who were from all over the country. After great deliberation by the ESICM, Kolkata was chosen as a test center which makes it the only test center in the whole of South-East Asia.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences- MICS has conducted close to 20 CRT procedures.
Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation: MICS organized ECMO Annual Training and Conference at our hospital in 2014. This was the first ECMO programme in the whole of Eastern India. Our hospital provides ECMO services to its patients as needed.
Deep Brain Stimulation DBS: Medica Institute of Neurosciences-MIND recently conducted the very sophisticated Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery where a pacemaker or neurostilmulator is implanted in the brain. The Institute held a two-day Medica Functional Neurosurgery Workshop at our hospital on the 8th and 9th of November 2010.
In future we intend to start many more programmes in several disciplines. Suggestions for the same are welcome. Please feel free to write to the HR Department at Medica Superspecialty Hospital.