The IFMSAIAN Vol.5
This issue: World AIDS Day You have only one heart Lublin International Medical Congress and more!
Content Message from ViceRector for Educational Affairs.................................................................3.... Message from Dean of I Faculty of Medicine.........................................................................4.... Message from Editor in Chief.................................................................................................5..... World AIDS Day....................................................................................................................79... Lublin Days of Surgery.........................................................................................................10 12 Polish in Life..........................................................................................................................13.... Medical Cinema....................................................................................................................14.... You have only one heart.......................................................................................................15... Most active member of ED....................................................................................................16... Lublin International Medical Congress..................................................................................17.... Radiological Workshops........................................................................................................18... SCORE in Turkey..................................................................................................................18...
Contibutors: Editor in Chief: Maria Golebiowska Ephasia Goodall Aleksandra Derecka Wiktoria Osiak Liu Wei Chen Izabela Dabrowska Darunee Ritdej
Message from Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs Dear Students, I am delighted to welcome you all to the academic community of the Medical University of Lublin. My special greetings go to the first year students! Congratulations on gaining a place at our University; we are pleased that you have decided to take the next steps in your education with us. I am absolutely positive you are starting on an adventure that is fascinating and vitally important for your chosen career. You have only just begun the long process of professional selfdevelopment without which one cannot function in health related professions. We put a lot of effort into educating our students. I myself am a graduate of the Medical University of Lublin. It is a truly extraordinary experience to first be educated and then to educate the young, to watch medical sciences develop and to see how this development affects our attitude towards medical students and patients. As the ViceRector for Educational Affairs and an academic teacher I strongly believe that it is students who are the primary reason for the existence of universities. Your stay here, in Lublin,will be an important factor in shaping you as both human beings and professionals. And indeed, the way you are will have a key influence on the future development of our University. We really have a lot to offer to each other! I would like to take this opportunity and encourage you to read IFMSAIAN which is bound to introduce you into the new academic year. In this issue a number of sophomores report on their way of dealing with the hardships of being freshmen. You will also read about how eventful student life can be and how participation in various congresses, traineeships and projects enhances professional skills development The Medical University of Lublin is not all about hard work. It is about forging friendships, having fun and enjoying the multicultural experience brought to its campus by students from all over the world. I trust that IFMSAIAN will provide you with some interesting and stimulating reading and that it is going to be a good year for all of us! With warmest regards,
Prof. nadzw.dr hab.n.med. Barbara Jodłowska-Jedrych The Vice-Rector for Educational Aairs The Medical University of Lublin
Message from Dean of I Faculty of Medicine Dear first year students, I am pleased to welcome you all at the Medical University of Lublin. This is the beginning of an exciting and challenging path you have chosen in your life path full of sacrifices, effort and endless education, during which you will aim to achieve of one of the most important goals in your life the protection of human existence. This year marks the anniversary of our University for 65 years we have been educating students of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other medical faculties more than 12,000 doctors, 2,000 dentists and 5,000 pharmacists serves Polish patients and contributes to Polish healthcare after graduating from our University. This year is also the Anniversary of English Division, due to which for 20 years we can host and teach students from all over the world at MUL. Lublin one of the most beautiful Polish cities and one of the most popular cities for students from Poland and students from all around the world, has been the Polish capital of multiculturalism for many generations. Multicultural past returns to Lublin at numerous international festivals, competitions and concerts, thanks to which it became one of the leaders of Polish cultural events and i nternational favorites to the title of European Capital of Culture 2016. Not surprisingly, the multicultural cooperation among students at the Medical Universities started in Medical University of Lublin. IFMSAPoland Local Committee in Lublin less than 4 years ago created a nationally unique English Division Team, where students from Asian, American, Arabic, European and Polish Programme unite their forces and lead projects, campaigns and workshops from all of the areas of IFMSA work in English starting from preventive campaigns from public health topics, medical workshops, high school peer education, children's hospital projects, human rights campaigns, and medical conferences. With IFMSA Poland you can expand your medical skills and knowledge, develop the difficult art of empathy and communication with the patient, but above all you have a chance to meet medical students passionate about medicine,who from the very first years of study are dedicated to help the the vulnerable groups and will show you the medical world from a different perspective, due to which you will be able to use in practice all the information acquired while learning medicine starting from the first year of your study. I wish you success and luck in this unforgettable adventure! Yours faithfully,
Prof. dr hab.n.med. Ryszard Maciejewski Dean of the I Faculty of Medicine Guardian of IFMSA-Poland Local Committee in Lublin Medical University of Lublin
Message from Editor in Chief Welcome to The IFMSAian – the only students magazine in Medical University of Lublin and first magazine created by English Division of IFMSAPoland. Our work as ED Team started a three years ago, when few enthusiasts decided to dedicate their free time in order to create something different, something special. To share knowledge, to meet different cultures, to learn about each other. That is how we started one workshop, one project at a time. And the list of our members and IFMSA friends was growing monthly. Then, the greatest event we organized, Culture Night 2014,2015 and 2016, was a great challenge for our Team. After a month of crazy rehearsals, sleepless hours, searching for the performers, encouraging people to join this fantastic event, we managed to present to our community 3 hours of great performance, and we could support a one of the patients of University Children Hospital. This is also a next step in our development as the organization – The IFMSAian is the voice of our members, who travel, gain knowledge, and share experience.We want to spread our ideas to you, our readers – therefore we want to encourage you to spend a lovely afternoon and read this first issue of ours. We promise you it will be worth reading! Winter semester is always very energyabsorbing for IFMSAians not only due to upcoming exams, but also due to the qualification for the research and professional exchanges held in November. Each year, more than 13.000 medical students from all around the world embark on a journey to explore health care in different cultural and social settings, which is allowed by the existence of the IFMSA network. In reward for the outstanding academic scores and the involvement in changing the future of the societies we live in, our students can experience medical research or the delivery of healthcare in foreign countries. I hope that you recharged the batteries and this semester you are ready for more exciting projects and challenging initiatives we prepared for students of MUL! Hope to see you in our activities soon,
Maria Gołebiowska Student of the 5th year I Faculty of Medicine Vicepresident to English Division IFMSA-Poland LC Lublin. Assistant to Vicepresident of Activities of IFMSA Ethics and Human Rights in Health Program Coordinator
About IFMSA-Poland Local Committee in Lublin IFMSAPoland is one of the organisations associated in International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. Local Committee in Lublin is one of the 12 Committees in IFMSAPoland. English Division Team is a group of dedicated members of our organisations, students from Medical University of Lublin from all of the Programmes: Asian, American, Arabic, European and Polish – devoted to one goal – improve medical qualities in all of the different aspects. That is why we are interested in medical education, research and clinical exchanges, medical conferences, global health, medical disasters and their management, refugees health and reproductive health. We want to raise awareness not only among medical students, but among our societies as well. This amazing multicultural environment we created, gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience despite our national borders. United, we can learn more and work together to build a better world to live in.
Join us! fb: IFMSA-Poland O.Lublin English Division instagram:@englishdivisionlublin
World AIDS Day Campaign Ephasia Goodall What is World AIDS Day? Held every year on December 1st, World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to educate themselves on HIV and AIDS. It promotes modification of risky lifestyle choices and HIV screening/testing. Created in 1988 by the World Health Organization, December 1st is a time to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate people who have died.
Why a Fashion Show? Ultimately, the Fashion Show's purpose was to provoke thinking, encourage discussion, and foster creativity amongst the medical student body and the city of Lublin. It served as a platform for AIDS awareness and advocacy. The premise was "Prevention is Always in Style."
Any Criteria to Participate? The wardrobe designs fell into one of the three following categories: (1) Designs should express what “World AIDS Day” means to you or convey the impact of AIDS on society, (2) “Be Simply Red.” Wardrobes should utilize the color red and/or the red ribbon in the design; or (3) let the AIDS virus be your inspiration participants used the molecular structure of the AIDS virus in their design.
What was your major challenge? The biggest challenge that I faced was overcoming the stigma of HIV and AIDS. Even in the medical community, I encountered bias. People wondered why I was passionate about HIV awareness and AIDS. They questioned my status. So many people refused to participate in the Fashion Show or even attend because they didn’t want be associated with the disease.
What did you learn? I learned that until we are able to freely discuss our humanity and our sexuality, AIDS will continue to persist. Any acknowledgements? It wouldn't have been possible without my incredible IFMSAPoland O. Lublin colleagues in both the English and Polish Divisions , with specia l recognition given to Maria Golebiowska, Marta Rudko and Wiktoria Osiak! To my " ZAPOBIEGANIE JEST TRENDY / Prevention is Always in Style" models (Katarzyna Rębowicz , Iga Siarkowska, and Wiktoria Osiak) THANK YOU!!!
Special thanks to: Maria Golebiowska, Ali AlMahfooz, Wiktoria Osiak, Mohammad Suleman Raja, Shilpa Gupta, Nicole Zambolla, Amber Liu, Meshoo Meshari, Sal Malik, Syeda Mona Rizvi , Hillevi Henriette Hamre Kielland, Ania Wisniewska, Zee Huss, Clare Amira, Olivia Radwanski, Manal Mansoor, Zainab AlAli, Amit Naik, Hanin Rub, Pamas Pooprasert , Sobia A. Khan, and Paul Phillips! Thank you to AMSA : Medical University of Lublin and Ansa Lubliin who promoted the event on their sites. I appreciate the representatives who came out especially those from AMSA, ANSA, EMSA, and the European Student Parliament. Thank you for your support!
Lublin Days of Surgery Maria Golebiowska On 0510.07.2016r. in Medical University of Lublin took place for the first time Lublin Days of Surgery, where we host enthusiasts of surgical specialties medical students from all over Poland. The initiators and main organizers were students of Faculty of Medicine: Maria Gołębiowska ( 4th year student, Vice President to English Division IFMSA Poland LC Lublin), Robert Chudzik (graduated this year, President of the LC Lublin IFMSAPoland 2013 2015), Mirosław Slawinski (fourthyear student Chairman of STN UM). The initiative could not take place without the involvement and support of ViceRector to Educational Affairs Prof dr hab. n. med. Barbara JodłowskaJędrych, Dean of the I Faculty of Medicine, Guardian to IFMSA Poland LC Lublin, Prof. dr hab . n. med. Ryszard Maciejewski, National Consultant for General Surgery Prof dr.hab.n.med.Grzegorz Wallner, Regional Consultant for Vascular Surgery Prof dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Zubilewicz , the Student Scientific Society of Medical University of Lublin, LC Lublin of IFMSA Poland, companies Karl Storz Endoscopy, Olympus, Medtronic. Above our events Patronage was taken by: the Rector of the Medical University of Lublin Prof. dr hab. n. med. Andrzej Drop National Consultant General Surgery, Prof dr hab.n.med.Grzegorz Wallner, Regional Consultant for General Surgery dr hab.n.med.Tomasz Skoczylas, Regional Consultant for Vascular Surgery Prof. Associate. dr hab.n.med.Tomasz Zubilewicz, Regional Consultant for Thoracic Surgery dr hab n.med. Marek Sawicki, Polish Phlebological Society, President of Lublin Krzysztof Zuk, Governor of Lublin Przemysław Czarnek. We have obtained Media Partnerships with MedTube, Radio Lublin Kurier Lubelski, Radio Centre. A series of events started with First National Surgical Summer School, during which 30 medical students all Polish Medical Universities trained for 5 days intensive handson exercises to get acquainted with the secrets of the plenty different surgrical fields.
The first day of our training began with the inaugural lecture of dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Skoczylas on " History and directions of development of surgery." With the help of II Department of General Surgery,Gastrointestinal Cancer and I Department of General Surgery, Transplantation and Nutritional Treatment students acquired knowledge and practical skills in the field of general surgery and basic suturing techniques during a lecture conducted by dr n.med.Aleksander Ciechański, practical workshops conducted by the dr Katarzyna Kłos and dr n.med. Aleksander Ciechański. The theme of the second day were the secrets of Vascular Surgery, which began with a visit to the Department of Vascular Surgery and lecture given by dr n.med.Andrzej Wojtak on the history of vascular surgery and the newest and most interesting aspects of it. Then, the students gained practical skills in the field of suturing techniques used in vascular surgery under the supervision of dr n.med. Andrzej Wojtak and dr n.med. Tomasz Pedowski. The third day "Cardiosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Radiology," began with the lecture of dr Kamil Baczewski about the history and contemporary challenges of cardiac surgery.
Then, during the practical part students could act as real heart surgeons at the workshop of dr n.med. Krzysztof Olszewski and dr Kamil Baczewski of the UM Department of Cardiac Surgery, as well as acquire practical skills of the basics of laparoscopy carried out by dr n.med. Przemyslaw Mitura (Department of Urology and Urologic Oncology), which were made possible by equipment provided by Olympus and Medtronic. During part of the radiological workshops held by Olga Padała, the medical student, the students practiced FAST ultrasound and radiological diagnostics for trauma patients.
The culmination of intensive training was First National Interdisciplinary Conference on Surgery for Students and Young Doctors, which took place on 10.07.2016r., during which we could listen to interesting presentations and achievements of medical humanities and research centers with surgical fields. The work of students and graduate students from across Poland were evaluated by the Scientific Jury: dr Aneta Szafraniec, dr Kamil Baczewski and dr n.med. Krzysztof Olszewski President of the Jury. To our event we also invited high school students during the Surgeon Day for high school students a lecture by dr n. med. Paweł Osemlak of the Department of Surgery and Traumatology was held and practical workshops with the basics suturing, which will encourage future students of Medical Universities to select hard, but giving a lot of satisfaction path of surgeon.
"Thoracic Surgery and anesthetic aspects of the surgery" was the theme of the fourth day. Due to the participation of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, participants could listen to a lecture by dr n.med. Andrzej Jabłonka on the most common and the most interesting cases encountered in thoracic surgery,for the first time practice decompression of pneumothorax during practical workshops also led by dr n.med. Andrzej Jablonka. Anaesthetical training was possible thanks to the commitment of II Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, and consisted of a lecture of dr Michał Borys on the most important aspects of anesthesia in surgical practice and practical part conducted by the dr Beata Potręć and dr Michał Borys. The second workshops on the basics of laparoscopy were possible thanks to Karl Storz Endoscopes. During the last day students listened to a lecture by dr n.med.Paweł Osemlak from the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology on the basis of pediatric surgery, multidisciplinary field and its greatest challenges.
In the work of the the Organizing Committee students of SKN and IFMSAPoland Katarzyna Głaszcz, Rafał Kuś, Norbert Nowak, Mateusz Reda participated actively. All workshops were of a practical nature and were held on animal models, which, after the completion of workshops were transferred to the needs of Shelter for Animals in Lublin.
Acknowledgements The initiative could not take place without the help of teaching and commitment of Departments and Clinics of Medical University. We would like to thank for participation of: II Department of General Surgery, Gastroenterology and Digestive Cancer Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology Department of Cardiac Surgery Department of Thoracic Surgery I Department of General Surgery, Transplantation and Treatment of Nutritional II Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care We would also like to thank the companies Karl Storz Endoscopy, Olympus, Medtronic for providing laparoscopic trainers, through which participants had the opportunity to practice their skills in minimally invasive surgery.
Summing up the results of the evaluation questionnaire of our events, we can boast considerable success 100% of the participants expressed a desire to participate again in our training, as well as all students would recommend the School of Surgical those interested peeling surgical specialization in the future.
Polish in Life Wiktoria Osiak
Medical Cinema By Nicole Zambolla
Medical Cinema is an opportunity for IFMSA members to gather together and share ideas with each other through various media clips.For the Spring '16 semester, Medical Cinema had a unifying theme centered on the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). The USMLE is a threestep exam individuals are required to pass in order to be eligible for medical licensure in the U.S. The Step 1 is the first exam medical students must pass after the completion of their second year to be allowed to begin their rotations in the states.
The first Medical Cinema consisted of learning the format of the Step 1 exam and resources students could use to study. One of the most important aspects of preparing for the Step 1 is to understand the structure of the questions. Questions are often described as single patient centered vignettes (short, written descriptions) and will ask a single question or will ask two to three consecutive questions. The latter vignette style requires a student to read through the question stem carefully and understand the various amounts of information given to choose the correct answer. While having an in depth grasp of the first two years of basic sciences will obviously help with answering questions , the key to success is investing in a good question bank and using these questions as a learning tool. A great strategy is to first establish a starting point to determine your current level of knowledge; taking an online assessment test can do this. Then go through a highyield review, the third step is to complete questions. While you are completing questions, use the questions to learn and not to assess how much you know.
Question banks do a wonderful job of explaining the reasoning behind each answer choice. Read these carefully and learn the facts presented to you. The fourth step in this strategy is to establish your new and improved baseline knowledge. Make a break down on which topics you are currently weak in and begin the cycle over again.The point is to identify your weakness, do a quick review, and then perform questions again. This is the “Circular Process of Improvement. ” Learn more about this strategy by visiting the ‘USMLE Success Academy’ on YouTube and searching for the video titled“USMLE Preparation Strategy,” which is a thirtyminute indepth video on how students should prepare their study schedule. While brute studying may seem like the key to success, it’s also important to realize the information you are learning for your Step 1 exam also has real life applications.
The second Medical Cinema not only focused on breaking down questions from the topic of oncology but it focused on watching clips from a movie called, “Wit.” In this movie a renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. It is a wonderfully inspirational film and can be found on YouTube. The dedicated study period for Step 1 will be tough. It will challenge you and to prevent burnout, remember to stay inspired. Here is an inspiration quote to keep you motivated. “There is no boundary or limit in your brain, the only hindrance is your emotions! Study! Don’t give up! Aim high and you will see the fruit of your success!”
You have only one heart
by Aleksandra Derecka
and now you're probably wondering what I want to tell you about... „You only have one heart” is a preventive action organized by IFMSAPoland.It was created by medical students who want to raise awareness about health problems such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and heart diseases. They want to ensure adequate education to patients. During preventive actions students perform medical examinations such as checking blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and also checking blood pressure. It is only a screening test so if results are not good, patients need to see their family doctor as soon as it is possible, in order to make more accurate tests and additional laboratory tests. The second thing which is even more important than screening tests is raising the awareness of health and heart diseases. Students share their medical knowledge with patients, give advices and answer many questions. Actions usually happen at shopping centers to educate as many people as possible. However, we also run them at schools, churches and every other place where they are needed. It is an amazing opportunity especially for students at their 1st or 2nd year of Medical School.They can learn a lot of new things such as performing medical examination. They can also work with real patients. At the beginning of Medical School they do not have this opportunity during classes, because they gain mostly theoretical knowledge. We also prepare an action called „Teddy Bear Hospital” for toddlers. During the time when their parents are under medical examination they can learn how to do it on their own. Students play with kids so they are not under "the white coat syndrome”. Kids can learn about health, doctors' responsibilities and they can also play with students. During „You only have one hear” preventive actions we also organize BLS workshops. Left: Aleksandra Derecka during the project
Right: Volunteers Anuja Trivedi, Liu Wei Chen and Biola Ogunfuyi
Most active member of English Division 2015/16 by Liu Wei Chen My name is Amber Liu. I am from Taiwan. I’ve been a member of IFMSA for two years, also the coordinator of American program of EnglishDivision of IFMSALublin. In the 1st year, I tried to join lots of activities as much as possible. For instance:Peer educations, in which I went to local high school to share some public health topics, AIDS and dependence; Teddy bear, blood pressure, glucose workshopin local shopping mall, churches ,teaching kids and helping people to measure their BP and glucose level;Children hospitals for holidays,in which we celebrate Christmas, Saint Andrews’s, Halloween and Children’s day with children who are hospitalized. In the 2n d year , I became coordinator of a couple of workshop and in charge in different activities. During this time, I learned how to contact students and help them to join IFMSA,help them deal with school paper and share the experience I got during the past year. I performed in the culture night for 2 years, coordinate with workshop, lets’ talk, and you only have one heart, cocoordinate with other workshops. Join these, makes me learn more of the foundation of the IFMSA, how to help people with the knowledge I got trained, and also learn how to teamwork, face different obstacles and conquer them. In my opinion, keep ourselves in an internationa l mode on is quite important for a medical school student. Build up my medical knowledge and also broaden our prospect through IFMSA makes my 2 years’ basic science learning in MUL be fruitful. I enjoyed in joining IFMSA and knowing people from worldwide. AND I WILL KEEP JOIN AS MUCH AS HUMAN LIMIT CAN BE REACHED.
Let's talk workshop! The global health is a big issue nowadays. Medical students need to gather worldwide information and news as much as possible. First of all, language is the most important thing. English is an international language. Therefore, we made this workshop to let native English speaker students to talk to non native English speaker students in English . As for medical students, language barrier should not be a problem for us. This workshop makes us improve in not only reading and writing but also listening and speaking. Also, the native English speaker students can learn different language too. I am from Taiwan. It is really a good experience to be a coordinator of this workshop. I learned English, Polish and also some Arabic during the language exchange with other students. The workshop is holding everywhere around this city. We also explore some local café and restaurant to make international students experience this local city life and get familiar to the off campus life. We really can see the change of students’ English ability. They become more confident in speaking with people from different countries. In the end of this semester I met a student on the bus,she was so excited and told me that how she feeling about her improvement of English and being friends with international friends. There are a lot of ways to embrace different language. It doesn’t matter in which way we try, but we need to makes the environment friendlier to help us. See you next semester in Let’s Talk workshop!
Lublin International Medical Congress Maria Golebiowska One of the arts of medicine surgery, was considered for a long time a monolithic discipline. Surprisingly, not everything in surgery is discovered,and there are so many unknown lands yet to explore. "Different faces of surgery", theme of the Second Lublin International Medical Congress perfectly corresponded to the problem we are facing nowadays as future medical professionals. As medical students we observe lack of space in surgical field which could provide collaboration between doctors , healthcare professionals, medicine related professions ( such as for example surgical engineering, law, ethics) to ensure better development of surgery in different aspects. Therefore we wanted to present to all medical and surgically related students the beauty of science and art of surgery in greater perspective. On 11 12th December 2015 Second Lublin International Medical Congress enabled the exchange of experience and opinions on surgical related research among the representatives of different medicinerelated professions international students of Medical Universities, Technical Universities, Law and Humanistic Faculties. During the scientific sessions, reports on research in public health, humanistic medicine, ethics and human rights, pharma cology, genetics and medical sciences were presented. Participants had the opportunity to attend the lectures held by experts of robotics surgery on Da Vinci surgeries and different aspects of medical law, and practice their surgical skills during the wide variety of workshops, for example basic surgical techniques, vascular surgery, radiological workshops for future surgeons , FAST examination in urgent trauma cases, basics of medical analysis. With the activities presented during our Congress we want to build capacity on local, national and international level and start interprofessional cooperation and exchange of experience between medicalrelated students worldwide.
Last year’s edition “Think with your brain!” theme on neurological sciences not only enriched research possibilities in neurological topics among students of different faculties of Medical Universities in Poland, but we also host students from different parts of Europe. We truly believe that only with the multidisciplinary approach we can show a way to the better course for medicine, and joint forces of medical, technical and humanistic sciences, which complement each other,will allow the creation of the holistic approach to the patient centred health care. What will the future bring to our Third LIMC ? Rumors say it will be another extremely important topic , which all health care professionals should be qualified in .... Emergency Medicine! So if you are interested in gaining more knowledge and experience on critical situations such as emergencies or circumstances of conflict, we are waiting for you in December 2016 in Lublin!
Radiology Workshops Izabela Dabrowska Since Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of XRays in 1895, radiology has made significant advances with the use of digital XRays, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Radiology has made great technological advances in recent years. A radiologist’s role extends much further than simply reporting scans and they now play a crucial role in the management of patients. That’s why as a Radiology Science Group we decided to share some radiological knowledge with students of our university. We wanted to make workshops that will include new knowledge but served in light form of a guessing game. We divided radiological signs into themed groups. For our first workshops we have chosen – Fruits, Veggies and food connected signs. In small groups together we were trying to conjecture what is the name of the sing and later we talked over pathologies and diseases that cause those signs. We thought that learning from examples was fun and also will stay longer in heads of our participants. It was the first time we worked with IFMSA English Division Lublin on that kind of project but We hope it wasn’t the last time because there are so many radiological signs to talk about
SCORE in Turkey
Name: Darunee Ritdej Year of study: 3rd. Type of exchange (SCORE/SCOPE): SCORE Project/Department: Electrophysiological & Molecular Basis of Metabolic Syndrome Induced Cardiovascular Disorders / Department of Biophysics Ankara University Faculty of Medicine. How many hours did you work per day: 7 hours. Impression on the Department/Project: Professor and all college there are very nice, spoke English well, and try to teach everything during the experiment. Impression on the social programme: They have social program every weekend, I join a trip to Cappadocia, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
Impression on the country: Ankara city is the capital of Turkey, most of people don’t speak English but that’s not a problem, Ankara is old city full of history and traditional culture, Even though Ankara is not the most popular city in Turkey but I had a wonderful experience there. General opinion on the exchange: I’d recommend, I met many international students who enriched my experience besides the great research project during exchange.
This issue editors:
Wei Chen Liu