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

Teaching activities :

 

One of the prime objectives of the department is to provide didactic and practical training in all aspects of transfusion and transplantation technology so as to create well-trained manpower in the field who could operate a well-organized blood transfusion services in various medical colleges and hospitals in the country.

M.D. (Transfusion Medicine):

             This academic program provides training in all aspects of transfusion medicine including blood center operation, patient transfusion service, donor and therapeutic apheresis, thalassaemia and haemophilia management, viral screening and immunohematology. The students receive extensive training in running a large hospital- based transfusion service (presently managing transfusion services of 2200 bedded K.E.M. Hospital)

During training, the students work as Junior Residents rotating through different divisions of the department such as blood donor area, blood grouping and crossmatching, TTI screening laboratory, blood component preparation area, immunohematology laboratory, , apheresis,  Quality Control Laboratory, outdoor blood donation drives etc. In addition, the students are posted in allied departments like National Institute of Immunohematology, Clinical hematology, anesthesia, pathology, microbiology, BMT Unit in ACTREC

Regular extensive teaching activities are conducted in the Department.

Every week journal clubs, case presentations, seminars, hemotherapy case discussions are presented by the postgraduate students. Interactive sessions and lectures are taken by the faculty. Practical assignments are also given to the students. Formative assessments are conducted regularly every 6 months for the postgraduate students.

Dr. Geeta Paranjape, Transfusion Medicine Consultant from Carter BloodCare, Texas, USA delivered lectures on Transfusion Medicine topics as a visiting faculty to the Department in the year 2009.

The students are also involved in conducting regular audits, quality control procedures and fulfilment of accreditation requirements of the department.

Students are encouraged and motivated to present papers and posters and participate in quiz competitions in various conferences.

The department is also involved in teaching the M.B.B.S. students, students pursuing postgraduation (M.D. /M.S. etc.), DMLT, BPMT, nursing and various trainees and observers from different institutions.

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