The English Division of the Second Faculty of Medicine was established in 1993 at the Medical University of Warsaw for students interested in studying medicine in English.
The Division offers two programmes: a 6-year programme for high school graduates and a 4-year programme for college/university graduates. At the end of each program the graduates are awarded the MD degree and receive a medical diploma recognized in the European Union, USA, Canada and most other countries of the world (for precise information on diploma recognition in particular countries, consult appropriate legal acts).
Having completed the basic science part of the study programme, the students are eligible to sit for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step I and for the USMLE Step II on completion of the clinical part of the programme.
The Anesthesiology Scientific Circle (ANKONA) under the guidance of Dr. Mikaszewska-Sokolewicz organized an emergency medicine workshop for the 12th Warsaw International Medical Congress on Friday 13th and Sunday 15th of May. A team of 17 members worked together in order to create a workshop, to teach people the essentials of first aid and emergency situations.
We started off with a short presentation about the Glasgow Coma Scale, followed by a few cases where the participants had to calculate the GCS score themselves. Afterwards, the BLS team presented the fundamentals of basic life support and had some interesting cases where the participants were put on the spot to save the lives of our unconscious mannequins. Once the students were confident in their CPR skills, we moved on to advanced life support. The ALS team introduced the basics of advanced cardiovascular life support and then challenged the participants with a case study. Following this we had an informative presentation about intubation techniques, after which everyone got to practice their skills on an infant mannequin. And finally our venous catheter team taught the participants how to insert a cannula and in the end the participants were practicing their newly learnt skills on both each other as well as the organizers.
Overall the workshops were a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback from the participants! ANKONA is looking forward to organizing more workshops for future conferences!
Aidid Nawawi Ghazali
Article by: Alla Adelkhanova