Foreign students to take summer course at a Moscow surgical school

Foreign students to take summer course at a Moscow surgical school
Future doctors will get a chance to learn about cutting-edge technology in minimally invasive medicine and the use of robotics during operations.

European, Central American and African medical students will take a summer course at the Loginov Moscow Clinical Scientific Centre from 11 until 18 August. Young specialists from Italy, Mexico, Morocco, the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia are going to study how minimally invasive cutting-edge technology is used during various operations: thyroid, esophagus, liver, pancreas, large and small intestines and suprarenal capsules.. The students will also learn about robotic methods used in urologic and gynecologic surgery.

The summer medical school is organised as part of a cooperation project between the Loginov Moscow Clinical Scientific Centre and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA).

According to Professor Igor Khatkov, Director of the Centre, chief freelance oncologist of the Moscow Department of Healthcare, such a large-scale educational programme with participants from eight different countries is taking place for the first time.

“A big advantage of the project is having our own education centre, which is equipped, in particular, to broadcast demonstrational surgery straight from the operating theatre. This helps students learn about advanced diagnostic and surgery methods which are used to treat various diseases,” the director stressed.

This means that besides the theoretical part, the programme will include training on surgery simulators and laparoscopic and biological models.

The theoretical and practical material was prepared by Pavel Tyutyunnik and Alexander Belousov, research fellows from the Department of Advanced Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy who will be conducting the lessons during the course. The language spoken will be English uniting not only foreign, but Russian students too.