Curriculum and ACP Points

The FCCCM examination structure is designed to evaluate the candidates’ performance in 2 aspects:

  1. Assessment of performance throughout the year: consists of
    1. Performance in the ICU
    2. Attendance/ participation at various teaching programs
    3. Online certifications
    4. The evaluation of candidate by the teacher/ HOD in ICU.
  2. Assessment of performance at a pre-decided point in time (the Exit Examination): consisting of
    1. Theory /written component
    2. Vivas
    3. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and 
    4. Bedside clinical examination.

Assessment of Performance Throughout the Year

1. Attendance and participation at the Orientation Program30
2. Attendance and participation at the Crash Course30
3. Successful completion of Online “Mastering Critical Care Certificate Courses” at ICUeducation.com15-25 marks each depending on course value
4. PASS certificates of successful completion of Self-Assessments
ABG Interpretation, ECG interpretation, Biochemistry report interpretation, Haematology/Coagulation report interpretation, Xray interpretation, and CT/MRI interpretation
10 each 
(Maximum 60 marks)
5. Attendance certificate of BCLS (for PCCCM) and ACLS certificate submission (FCCCM)*10
6. Attendance certificate of Basic (PCCCM) / advanced (FCCCM) Mechanical ventilation Course*10
7. Certificate of Appraisal from the head of ICU/ local teacher in specified format5
8. Submission of well worked out original data Logbook (in specified format using given templates in download section of
Set of 5 ABG, Set of 5 ECG, Set of 5 X-rays, Set of 5 Biochemistry data, Set of 5 haematology/Coagulation data, Set of 5 CT scans/MRI
Note: The logbook should be submitted atleast 1 month before the exam else it will not be credited.
10 marks per set(Maximum 60 marks)
9. Attendance at a State level/ National level/ International Conference with Certificate (of at least 8 hrs per day of program) 1 day conference = 10 pts2 days conference = 20 pts≥ 3 days conference = 30 pts
10. Attendance at Weekly Zoom classes (Wednesdays):
(a) Attending Wednesday Online class 1 ACP per class attended
(b) Submitting PowerPoint PPT with Audio (+1 ACP per PPT approved by College)
(c) Presenting PowerPoint PPT in Wednesdays Zoom Class (+2 ACP per presentation)
1-4 ACP per class
11. Other Academic activities of CCEFACP points will be declared at that time
* compulsory (can be from any institute/organization including your own hospital)

A candidate must ensure and PROVIDE PROOF of securing 150 ‘ACADEMIC CREDIT POINTS’ (ACP) in each academic year.
They will maintain the Academic Diary provided by the College and submit it 1 month before the exams as proof of work done throughout the academic year.

Assessment of performance at a pre-decided point in time (the Exit Examination):

The Exit Examination will be separate for Primary examination candidates and Fellowship examination Candidates.

The Exit examination will consist of 

  1. Theory component: There will be 2 written papers covering all aspects of Critical Care except neonatal and paediatric critical care. 
  2. Vivas (2-4)  
  3. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
    FOR PCCCM, OSCEs will be in form of 7 Active Stations:
    1. Arterial blood gas Interpretation Station
    2. Biochemistry report Interpretation Station
    3. Xray Station
    4. CT scan/ MRI station
    5. Haematology & Coagulation report Interpretation Station
    6. ECG/ EKG Station
    7. Drugs/ Equipment & Graphs in ICU station
  4. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
    OSCEs will be in form of 10 Active Stations. In addition to the 7 stations above, there will be:
    1. Hemodynamic data interpretation Station.
    2. Microbiological data interpretation station. 
    3. Communication station
  5. Hot-Cases in ICU: 1-2 ICU cases.

Candidate must secure 50% marks overall to pass the exit examination.

Details of Syllabus

There are 12 Categories, and the topics are divided into knowledge and skills that the candidate must acquire proficiency in. 

  1. General Management
  2. Respiratory Critical Care
  3. Cardiac Critical Care
  4. Critical Care Gastroenterology 
  5. Critical Care Neurology
  6. Critical Care Nephrology
  7. Critical Care Endocrinology
  8. Critical Care Haematology and Oncology 
  9. Infectious Diseases in Critical Care
  10. Surgical and Trauma Critical Care
  11. Obstetric Critical Care
  12. Pharmacology and Toxicology in Critical Care

Detailed syllabus can be download here (11 pages document).

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