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Critical Care Medicine Training Courses

  • Course name Year No. of Seats Course Duration
    Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine 2017 2 Post MD/MS - 1 Year, Post Diploma - 2 Year
    Post MBBS certification Course in Critical Care Medicine 2017 2 2 Year
    Indian Diploma in Critical Care Nursing 2017 4 1 Year


    Why Training in Critical Care Medicine?

    Critical care medicine is a well evolved branch of medicine over the past two decades in India. The efforts to scientific meaningful service in critical care should be established through research and training as a postgraduate specialty. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) established in 1993 in India, is an association of ‘Intensivists’ playing major role in leading growth to critical care medicine practice, teaching & training. The establishment of a structured curriculum based training course in a postgraduate teaching institute like Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute will enhance the research dimension in critical care medicine. The department aims at starting DM Critical Care Medicine course as a tandem process.

    Course Objectives:
    1. To train a resident to become a competent ‘expert’ in the field of critical care medicine capable of acquiring role of a Consultant of the specialty.
    2. To acquire knowledge of theoretical basis of the critical care specialty including basic medical sciences foundations & research.
    3. To develop appropriate skills, attitude & practice for optimal, ethical, patient-centered practice of critical care medicine.
    4. To build a ‘scholar’ in adult critical care medicine with lifelong commitment to dedicated efforts of learning, applying and disseminating the knowledge.


    Course name Eligible postgraduate specialty Remark
    IDCCM Diploma in Anaesthesiology/DTCD/Orthopaedics MD in Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine/Anaesthesiology DNB in Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine/ Anaesthesiology MS Gen Surgery/Orthopaedics The post graduate qualification must be from a University and recognized by Medical Council of India*.
    Post MBBS certification Course in Critical Care Medicine MBBS with completion of compulsory rotational internship The graduation qualification must be from a University and recognized by Medical Council of India*.
    IDCCN GNM/BSc Nursing/MSc Nursing/PG Diploma The graduate qualification must be from a University and recognized by Nursing Council of India*.
    *In case of any doubt/controversy regarding the eligibility, the Chairman & Secretary (Education) of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) shall discuss with the Education Committee and present the decision to College Executive Committee whose decision in this regard will be final and binding.


    Candidate selection

    Candidates need to apply directly to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (MGMCRI). Selection will be done by the ISCCM recognized teacher of the MGMCRI based on candidate’s eligibility.  ISCCM is not involved in selection process directly or indirectly.
    • Application & Selection Process:
    Process Approximate Date Remarks
    Advertisement for the course 1st October
    Last date of Submission of Application 30 November Download the application forms from following links for the respective courses:

    1.Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM)(Student Form)


    3. Indian Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

    Attach all the necessary certificates & experience certificates as mentioned in the application form & submit to:
    Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, 2nd Floor, Main OT Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry.

    Phone: (0413) 2616700 Ext: 229
    Email: ccm@mgmcri.ac.in
    Interview for the courses 5 December Attend the interview with a copy of your CV & academic experience certificates
    Results 6 December The selected candidates names will be displayed on the notice board of Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
    Course Joining 1st January 2017 Report to the Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care. The candidate will be relieved from the post ONLY after completion of speculated duration of residency
    Registration with ISCCM Before 28th February 2017 (Last Date) Follow instructions according to ISCCM website.

    Selection policy & stipend for course candidates

    The selected candidates (except ‘In-house’ candidates: please see below) will be appointed as follows:
    Course Designation Stipend
    IDCCM Senior Resident (Post MD/ MS / Post diploma) Post MD: equivalent to salary of a Senior resident post Post diploma: 1st Year: 50,000/- 2nd Year: equivalent to salary of a Senior resident post
    Post MBBS certification course Junior Resident Equivalent to salary of a Junior Resident post
    IDCCN Staff nurse Equivalent to salary of a Staff Nurse post

    Selection Policy for ‘In-house’ candidates

    MGMCRI institute faculties / Junior residents / Staff nurses desirous of joining the respective courses are required to undergo the same selection process. The designation & remunerations of the faculty / junior resident / staff will be preserved for their respective cadre. These in-house candidates should give a bond against SBV University of 3 years of compulsory service after course completion. They will be exclusively working under the Department of Critical Care Medicine. A penalty of 4 Lakhs (Rupees Four lakhs only) will be fined on breech of the bond before speculated time period. The faculty members
      not availing
    ‘In-house’ status for joining the course will be designated as senior resident after discontinuation of their appointed post in the respective departments. A salary equivalent to senior resident post will be allotted to them.
  • The diploma courses are full time residency programs. The resident doctors / junior resident / staff nurse will be working in icu on shifts. The details of practical skills to be learned during residency are enclosed below. The clinical rotation of the students will be in the following units:
    Postings Duration of postings
    A. Post MD/MS/DNB candidates (1 year course duration)
    Critical care unit 8 months
    Emergency department: 1 month
    CVTS care unit: 1 month
    MICU: 1 month
    Operation theatre: 1 month
    B. Post DA/ DTCD candidates & Post MBBS course candidates (2 years course duration)
    Critical care unit 16 months
    Emergency department: 2 months
    CVTS care unit: 2 months
    MICU: 2 months
    Operation theatre: 2 months
    C. IDCCN candidates (1 year course duration)
    Medical ICU 4 months
    Surgical ICU 4 months
    Coronary Care Unit (CCU) / CTVS 1 month
    Emergency Department 1 month
    Dialysis unit / Transplant unit 1 month
    Paediatric / OT 1 month
    Teaching program:

    Bedside clinical rounds: The resident will be presenting the cases to the consultant daily on the clinical rotations. The revolutionary use of ultrasound as a clinical stethoscope is a highlight of daily ICU rounds. The emphasis is given on ethics in critical care medicine, end of life care and evidence based practice in critical care medicine during bedside discussions.

    Classroom teaching: Weekly one days classroom academic activity will be organized, which includes:
    1. Lectures / seminars: conducted by the teaching faculty
    2. Journal club / case reporting / case discussion: conducted by the resident students.
    In addition to the above academic activities, it is imperative that the students attend following courses in one/ two year’s traing: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) BASIC provider course ISCCM CME / Refresher course
  • Teacher:

    Dr. M Ravishankar

    Dean, MGMCRI

    Functional Critical Care Medicine faculty: Senior consultant:

    Dr. Alai Taggu

    Associate Professor

    Dept. Critical Care Medicine, MGMCRI

    Junior consultant:

    a.Dr. Sameera M Jahagirdar

    Associate Professor & ICU In-charge

    Dept. of Critical Care Medicine, MGMCRI

    b. Dr. Sreedhar Reddy

    Assistant Professor

    Dept. of Critical Care Medicine, MGMCRI

    Senior Resident:

    Dr. Prasanna K

    Senior Resident

    Dept. of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, MGMCRI

  • Dr. Sameera M Jahagirdar
    Associate Professor & ICU In-Charge
    Department of Critical Care Medicine
    Phone: 09790018478
    Email: ccm@mgmcri.ac.in