Exemption Criteria for Fellowship Examinations    
 

Who can apply for FCCCM - Eligibility and Regulations

Allopathic doctors holding valid MCI registration (or State registration) from India or abroad and meeting following conditions are eligible to register for this 2 year structured and supervised Fellowship Examination Program in Critical Care Medicine.
  1. MBBS and at-least 2 years of hospital experience after internship (of which at-least 1 year is in critical care units)
  2. Diploma in anesthesia or Chest Medicine and at least 1 year of experience in critical care units
  3. DNB (Medicine, Chest or Anesthesia)
  4. MD degree (Medicine, Chest or Anesthesia) in India or equivalent from other countries (with valid MCI registration)

In its Meeting on 26 March 2017, the Academic Council approved of following Exemption Criteria for Post-graduates:

Exemption from Part 1 Examination: From April 2017,

  1. MD/ DNB candidates (Internal Medicine, Chest Medicine, Anesthesia) or
  2. Diploma in Anesthesia/ Chest Medicine (with 1 year ICU experience)

can apply for exemption from Part 1 examination. Those Post-graduate candidates granted exemption from Part 1 Examination can directly register for Part-2 Examination.  A letter from the Institute/ teacher to this effect must be submitted along with every application for exemption along with all documents to support training relevant to Critical Care. However, they will need to do 1 year of supervised training in a recognized ICU and meet all requirements including logbook as for regular Part 2 candidates and same cut off dates for applications will apply. Application for exemption must be supported by relevant documentation. Application fee for "retrospective accreditation of experience" for exemption is to be paid on provisional exemption. Last date for application for exemption for Part 1 Examination is 30 November for the term starting 1st January of following year. Registration must be completed by 10th March.

 Exemption from both Part 1 Examination AND Supervised 1 year training in a recognized ICU: Postgraduate doctors with MD or DNB degree (Medicine, Chest or Anesthesia) with at-least 5 years of working in a busy ICU with good mix of cases or having EDIC or FNB (Critical Care) can, if they choose, apply for this exemption and if granted by the Academic Council, such a candidate can appear directly for Part 2 Examination without having to work in a recognized ICU. Logbook and other requirements will still be in effect. Application for exemption must be supported by relevant documentation. Application fee for exemption (for retrospective accreditation of previously completed training) is to be paid on provisional exemption. Last date for application for exemption for Part 1 and Part 2 training is 30 November for the term starting 1st January of following year. Registration must be completed by 30th April for the examination in November-December.

Doctors working in other countries (outside India) can also apply for exemption if they meet the criteria. For any clarification they can contact chairman@icudoctor.in