Didactic Certification Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM-D)

The CPEM-D is a 12-month, twelve-block training program in Emergency Medicine designed to provide fundamental knowledge in the practice of emergency care. The didactics will run on a weekly basis, one half-day a week. All didactic sessions will be open to those attendees of the CPEM-D program and will be taught by a combination of national and international faculty. Each block is 4-5 weeks long and is composed of lectures, case reviews, review sessions, journal club, and image review. Attendees will be evaluated by written examinations at six months and twelve months respectively. The initial course will run from July 2018-June 2019.


  • To encourage interest and participation in, and the knowledge of the practice of Emergency Medicine in Pakistan. 
  • To improve the emergency care of patients in Pakistan.


  • Attendees must demonstrate understanding of physiology and patho-physiology of the body as found in complex emergency situations.
  • Attendees must justify investigations of symptoms and/or diseases and provide appropriate interpretations and subsequent actions in the context of complex emergency situations.
  • Attendees must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving medical knowledge, as well as the application of this knowledge to emergency care. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only external candidates (no current Indus employees).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working as a medical officer.