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 run on a weekly basis, one half-day a week. All didactic sessions are 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 are evaluated by written examinations at six months and twelve months, respectively, and there is an oral examination component to the final examination. The course launched July 2018, and as of March 2021, two cohorts have graduated from the program.


  • 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.
  • To encourage further specialization in Emergency Medicine.
  • To advance the specialty of Emergency Medicine 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.