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Table 1 Article summary

From: A review of published literature on emergency medicine training programs in low- and middle-income countries

Author Country Focus of article Curriculum Duration/ format Partnerships/ exchanges Start date of program
Abbadi et al. Jordan Describes EM development and EM residency program development in Jordan Yes; rotations c/w IFEM recommendations*; no standardized courses and no research/scholarly activity requirements mentioned 1-year fellowship after completion of family medicine Yes; UK, USA 1989
Aghababian et al. Armenia Development of EMS for trauma in Armenia and residency program General description of residency program; no details on curriculum; includes course on trauma and prehospital care n/a Yes; USA 1995
Aksay et al. Turkey EM residency training in Turkey; describes the structure and content of EM programs across Turkey (change from 3 to 5 year program in 2002) Yes; lists duration of program and extracurricular activities; research activities; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations* Initially 3, now 5 years since 2002; direct entry n/a 1993
Binam et al. Cameroon EM training for MDs in Cameroon General description of training program; no details on curriculum 2 years; for any MD with >2 years of experience Yes; France 2001
Cevik et al. Turkey Overview of EM in Turkey and description of first residency program; describes the structure and development of EM programs across Turkey Yes; lists duration of program and extracurricular activities; research activities; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations* Initially 3, now 5 years since 2002; direct entry n/a 1993
Clem et al. China EM development in China and residency program Yes; lists rotations and duration of program; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations*; BLS/ACLS training 5 years; direct entry Yes; USA 1998
Curry et al. Papua New Guinea EM development and training in PNG; masters in EM No details on curriculum; mentions research/scholarly activity; ATLS/prehospital training 4 to 6 years; master’s degree Yes; Australia  
Keyes et al. Costa Rica EM training in Costa Rica; describes development of residency program and challenges No details on curriculum 3 years; direct entry Yes 1994
Lasseter et al. Bosnia Overview of EM in Bosnia; describes residency program Yes; lists duration and rotations; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations*; note: general surgery rotation not listed 4 years; direct entry n/a 1994
Partridge et al. Cuba Overview of EM in Cuba, update Overview of EM and ICU training; no duration or details of training 4 years; direct entry or 3 years for specialists n/a 2000
Rahman et al. Malaysia EM in Malaysia overall and EM training Yes; lists rotations and duration; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations*; BLS/ACLS/ATLS training provided 4 years; master’s degree Yes 1998
Swanson et al. Peru EM training in Peru; residency program described; discusses challenges Yes; lists and describes some rotations; mentions research/journal club activities; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations* 3 years; direct entry Yes 1993
Symmons et al. Papua New Guinea EM development and training in PNG; masters in EM Discusses a medical superintendent’s observed need for EM training; briefly discusses the structure of M. Med. in EM in Papua New Guinea; research activities 4 to 6 years; master’s degree Yes; Australia 2003
Tannebaum et al. Brazil Overview of EM in Brazil Yes; lists duration and rotations; journal club activities; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations*; note: general surgery rotation not listed 2 years; direct entry n/a 1996
Wallis et al. South Africa Overview of EM in South Africa; describes training program and path to certification No details on curriculum; mentions research/scholarly activity and journal club 4 years; direct entry Yes Late 1990s
Webb et al. Ecuador Overview of EM in Ecuador; short description of residency program Lists rotations; no details on other aspects of curriculum; curriculum generally c/w IFEM recommendations* 3 years; direct entry Yes 1995
  1. *International federation for emergency medicine model curriculum for emergency medicine specialists3.