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Sundaram Medical Foundation is a leading Post Graduate teaching hospital
with State-of-the-art facilities, located in Chennai.

Membership of the Royal College Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF) is a 200 bedded private, not for profit, trust hospital with state-of-art facilities, serving the community of Anna Nagar within the city of Chennai. The SMF Emergency Department (ED) is a 15-bed unit offering the full spectrum of services. SMF was one of the first hospitals in the country to recognize the need for a round-the-clock unit for managing emergencies. It is one of the earliest structured EDs in the country.

The ED provides acute treatment for a wide range of conditions - traffic accidents, burns, poisonings, surgical emergencies and acute medical emergencies. Thrombolysis for heart attack and stroke is done in the ED. SMF handles adults and children, on a "24/7" basis. About 30% of all admissions to the hospital come through the ED. We see close to 30,000 patients a year. There are 2 well equipped ambulances with trained paramedics to support the ED. The ED is well equipped with Multi para monitors in all beds, Defibrillators, Ventilator and NIV / CPAP / BIPAP machines. Point of care tests such as ABG, ECG, ECHO, USG and Cardiac Enzymes are available within the Emergency for quick decision making in the department.

The ED at SMF gives you an opportunity to prepare yourself for an exciting career in the field of Emergency Medicine! Staffed by qualified emergency physicians & trained nurses, the SMF Emergency Department is a premier academic center. Giving a wide & supervised exposure to all emergency cases, the department is the right place for an aspiring doctor to transform into an emergency physician. SMF offers a three-year training program in Emergency Medicine enabling one to gain the reputed MEM / CCT - EM (SEMI) and/or MRCEM (UK) qualification.

Successful completion of the program and all parts of the examination will result in being awarded the MEM / CCT - EM (SEMI) and/or MRCEM (UK) degree. This gives the opportunity to practice as a qualified Emergency Physician, both in India and abroad. The MRCEM - UK (Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine – United Kingdom) is an internationally recognized certification given by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK. MRCEM (UK) is recognized by the Medical Council of India, and students can register this additional qualification. A successful candidate can register with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK without need for writing PLAB. Most of our alumni are pursuing illustrious careers in the UK.

The 36-month full time training program provides:

  • 24-month full time rotations in Emergency Medicine
  • 12-month full time rotations in allied specialties (ICU, PICU, Radiology, Medicine, Pediatric ER, CCU etc.)
  • Hands-on training in lifesaving skills with interactive teaching sessions
  • Regular classes, journal club, clinical forum and audits
  • Support for clinical research and presentations at conferences
  • Continuous supervision and mentoring by qualified EM faculty

Required Examinations for the Award of Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK) by Examination (MRCEM)

1. MRCEM Primary (formerly FRCEM Primary / MRCEM Part A)

The MRCEM Primary examination consists of a 3-hour multiple choice question paper of 180 single best answer questions (SBAQ) in Basic Science.

2. MRCEM SBA (formerly FRCEM Intermediate SAQ / MRCEM Part B)

The MRCEM SBA (Single Best Answer) consists of two papers of 90 multiple choice questions each, each paper would be of two hours duration. These SBA Questions in Emergency Medicine would test the full range of conditions & presentations seen in the ED.

3. MRCEM OSCE (formerly MRCEM Part C)

The MRCEM Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is Practical exam comprising 18 stations. This exam assesses clinical knowledge, psychomotor ability, communication skills, professional behavior and decision-making capacity.

Required Examinations for the Award of MEM / CCT - EM (SEMI)

  • 1. Basic Sciences (Written)
  • 2. Theory (Written)
  • 3. Case based practical exams

Eligibility to join:MBBS with MCI registration

Fees :

  • To SMF - Rs.1,00,000 per year for training in either one or both combined programs payable to SMF.
  • To SEMI Hyderabad - one time registration fees for MEM / CCT - EM (SEMI) of Rs.1,00,000/- payable to SEMI Hyderabad at the beginning of the course.
  • The one-time registration fee covers registration with SEMI India as a trainee for the MEM-CCT-EM(SEMI), SEMI life membership fee (membership card included), all exam fees (Basic Science, Final Theory and Practical), Convocation fee at the end of 3 years, Completion Certificate, Student Registration charges (Conference only) for 3 SEMI National Conferences over 3 years (EMCON). MEM / CCT - EM (SEMI) is not recognized by the MCI as a postgraduate qualification.

Trainees taking the MRCEM(UK) exams have to pay the exam fee for each appearance in each part directly to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK).

RCEM Examination fees

  • MRCEM Primary - £330
  • MRCEM SBA - £335
  • MRCEM (OSCE) Objective Structured Clinical Examination - £450.00 (UK and India Centers)

Stipend -Monthly stipend will be paid to the trainees.

The monthly stipend will be 1st Year - Rs.35,000/month, 2nd Year - Rs.37,000/month, 3rd Year - Rs.39,000/month.

Hostel Accommodation: Not available;But plenty of paying guest facilities and rental apartments available nearby, to suit every budget.

Interviews will be conducted in January and July every year.

Training program starts in February & August every year for 4 seats per intake.

Candidates will be tested in applied basic science, ACLS, ATLS & Emergency Medicine.

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine would be a good starting point to prepare for the interview.

To apply: Send your resume with recent photo, copies of degree certificate, work experience letter and Tamilnadu Medical Council or MCI registration number to drwaseem@smfhospital.org

Please feel free to contact us, in case of further queries.

  • Dr.M.Waseem Ahmed MD MRCEM
  • Consultant & Head
  • Emergency Department
  • Sundaram Medical Foundation
  • Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar,
  • Chennai - 600 040
  • drwaseem@smfhospital.org
  • +91 44 2614 4444
  • +91 44 2620 2233


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SMF is a community centered hospital which provides health-care service delivery with a team of highly qualified full-time doctors, backed up by residents, junior doctors, nurses & other paramedical personnel.


Sundaram Medical Foundation was established in 1990 by Dr.S.Rangarajan with the help of M/s Sundaram Finance Group of Companies as a Community Centred hospital,following the best tradition of medical service. Dr.Rangarajan’s vision was to provide Quality Health care which is cost–effective and community centred. Today SMF is a multispecialty hospital with state-of-the-art health care facilities providing services to New Born to Nineties under one roof.

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