The Egyptian fellowship of emergency medicine: The shining era of emergency medicine training in Egypt

Journal of Trauma & Treatment

ISSN: 2167-1222

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The Egyptian fellowship of emergency medicine: The shining era of emergency medicine training in Egypt

3rd Annual Congress and Medicare Expo on Trauma and Critical Care

March 13-14, 2017 London, UK

Mohamed E Abbasy, Mai M Ahmed, Sherif Alkahky, Mohamed Abdelkader Qotb and Mohamed El-Shinawi

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Ain Shams University, Egypt

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Trauma Treat

Abstract :

Background: Although emergency medicine has existed as a recognized specialty in Alexandria University in late seventies, a recent shining as a highly competitive specialty since 2003 through Egyptian Fellowship training program is granting a professional and not an academic degree. Emergency medicine is still in its development phase as a practice. Five public universities are offering postgraduate degrees in emergency medicine. These degrees when obtained by trainees, in addition to a varying number of years of experience, enable doctors to climb up the medical hierarchical ladder, which begins with a resident post till senior consultant one. Methods: We describe the development of emergency medicine as a separate specialty in Egypt highlighting the history, challenges we faced, collaborations and recommendations for future improvement of emergency medicine training in Egypt. Results: As up to date references, there are five emergency medicine educational programs in Egypt, which are primarily based upon the British model of obtaining a masters or higher degree. The largest of these, the Egyptian fellowship program, is supported by the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and is the country├ó┬?┬?s most formalized and acknowledged training program. Currently, there are more than 350 specialists graduated with around 50 registered consultants. However, the majority of the qualified graduated physicians capable of leading the field of emergency medicine had left Egypt due to financial, social and economic stresses. Conclusion: Although, the fast developing field of emergency medicine, Egypt still need an urgent well-structured system supported by Ministry of Health and Population. Further efforts is needed for expansion of Egyptian Society of Emergency Medicine (EgSEM)) and Holding regional and international emergency medicine conferences as AFEM held in Cairo 2016 which enhanced the recognition and expansion of emergency medicine as a shining speciality, Official support should continue to hold such important events.

Biography :

Mohamed E Abbasy is currently working as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Fellow at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. He successfully completed his Injury Prevention Research and Training Program at University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Maryland, USA. He has attended R Adams Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Maryland in 2008. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine and successfully awarded the fellowship of Egyptian Board of Emergency Medicine in 2009. He has a good experience of working in Gulf region and worked as an Assistant Program Director of Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine in Eastern region, KSA in 2013. He successfully passed his membership examination of Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK in 2014 and European Board of Emergency Medicine in 2016. His research interest includes Critical Care, Trauma and Emergency Ultrasound.

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