KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Courses Conducted & Training in Neonatology

1DM in Neonatology:

KEM Hospital is the only institution in western India and second in India to offer super specialty DM Neonatology course. Every year 2 post MD or post DNB (Pediatrics) students are selected by All India Common Entrance test held in the month of May / June (contact www.dmer.org & www.dmer.gov.in/ )

These students are exposed to intensive and formal training in various aspects of Neonatology (Conventional- patient triggered ventilation, surfactant administration, total parenteral nutrition, routine as well as emergency neonatal ward work, outpatient work, training in allied specialties and superspecialities, fetal and neonatal Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, Neuroimaging, EEG, Administrative work, Teaching and training juniors, presenting papers and publishing scientific research, exchange of skills with fellow colleagues at other institutions of India, Neurodevelopmental assessment and managing High risk NICU graduates and Community Neonatology)

These residents need to submit original research work as thesis for their DM Neonatology. Apart from the thesis, they are supposed to write one case report and or a short study every year for the three years training.

Their curriculum is as per the MCI norms

PG Teaching Schedule is as follows:

Day of the week Morning session Noon session
Monday Grand Rounds Neonatal Physiology: review
Tuesday Case presentation Seminar by Post Graduates
Wednesday Discussion/Case presentation Developmental Case presentation
Thursday Seminar/Case presentation Subject review and Case presentation
Friday Journal Club/Research Presentation Post Graduate Seminar
Saturday NICU equipment checking or Infection control meet Perinatal Audit
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 12 noon is NICU Death review meets
  • 4th Monday of every month is Clinico Pathological Meeting with Dept of Pathology
  • 4th Friday of every month is Common Perinatal Mortality Meet with Dept of Obstetrics

2. Fellowship In Neonatology:

KEM Hospital is the first institution in Maharashtra to offer super specialty Fellowship course under the aegis of Maharashtra University of Health sciences. Every year 2 post MD or post DNB (Pediatrics) students are awarded the fellowship & are extensively trained.

 3. Training of Post Graduate Residents :

Students on completion of their training in Pediatrics, (MD, DCH or DNB) from various places in Maharashtra and India prefer working in the department for special training in Neonatology for a period of 6 months to a year. In addition junior residents from Pediatrics & Obstetrics are posted in Neonatology for 3- 6 months during their post graduate tenure.

4. Training of Observers :

Practicing Pediatricians from different parts of the country join the departmental onservership program to updating themselves in Neonatal Care for a period of 1 to 3 months.

5. Nursing Training programme :

Regular teaching sessions are held twice a week for staff nurses from NICU, PNC & LR. Nurses from in and around Mumbai come to the department for a period of one month for formal training in Neonatology.

The department is in forefront in teaching medical as well as paramedical personnel the art & science of Basic & Advanced Neonatal Care & has many workshops, training programs & conferences to its credit. We conduct the following training programs annually.

  • Workshop in Art of Neonatal Ventilation
  • Training Program in Lactation Management & Infant Nutrition
  • Workshop in Kangaroo Mother Care
  • Lecture Series in Research Methodology

The department has published various books (mentioned below) in the subject which are referred by postgraduate students & practicing pediatricians all over the country.

  • Manual of Neonatal Protocols
  • Manual of Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Manual of Neonatal Procedures
  • Manual of Neonatal Ventilation
  • Training Manual on Kangaroo Mother Care

Booklets on Newborn Care, Kangaroo Mother Care & Breastfeeding written in local languages are popular in the community. The staff members & students of the department have many publications in national & international journals. Paper presentations at conferences is a common feature. Last 4 years our research papers have been selected at award paper sessions at National Pediatric & Neonatology Conferences & we have bagged Gold Medal thrice since 2003.

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