22 September 2009, Tuesday, 15:25

Bashkir doctors and their colleagues from abroad go on exchanging experience

author: Elena Makushina

The Bashkir State Medical University and Health department of the city administration go on with their fruitful collaboration with foreign colleagues. According to the department of external relations of the BSMU, the number of contracts concluded with universities and medical organizations of different countries has increased significantly in the last few years.

The example of this is September university neurological lectures in the City palace of culture, where education of doctors and nurses in the USA was discussed. The lecturers were professor of neurology Leila Akhmadeeva (the BSMU) and professor of sociology and nursing care Francis Lewis from Washington University (Seattle, the USA).

Professor Lewis gave a lecture on steps of special nursing education in the USA and on teamwork of doctors and nurses. The department of higher nursing education of Washington University is for many years on top of the rating. More than 90% of medical worker in the USA are university graduates.

Professor Akhmadeeva compared approaches to acquisition of a profession of neurologist in Russia and in the USA, shared information that she received during practical study in universities and clinics of North America.

By the way, the education of a doctor in the USA is always a second higher education after gaining a bachelor's diploma on a different speciality (for example, a biologist or a chemist). And to have the right to take an examination for certificate of a neurologist a doctor has to go through 5-7 year post-graduate training in internship and in obligatory residency.

On invitation of chief specialist of Ufa in nursing and President of association of specialists with post-secondary medical education RB Leniza Miftakhova professor Lewis visited before the conference a city polyclinic and a hospital. During the conference, she showed a video about work of doctors and nurses in the USA.

That is why the post-conference discussion at a round table was rather informative and useful. This was pointed by health workers participating in the discussion. All of them were given certificates. By the way, professor Lewis was pleasantly surprised that for Ufa specialists participation in such conference was free. "In our country the registration fee for a chance to listen to similar lectures would be not less than 700-800 dollars." — she said.