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 medical programme for high school graduates and for college/university graduates. At the end of the 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 English Division Scientific Circle ANKONA had the pleasure of working under the guidance of our mentor Dr. Mikaszewsk-Sokolewicz in organising an “Emergency Medicine- Basic Concepts To Know As a Doctor” workshop for the 14th annual Warsaw International Medical Congress on Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of May 2018.
A team of 19 members met to brainstorm essential concepts we believe every young doctor should know. We decided to follow the story of a fictional patient, taking a look at his journey from the moment of his car crash until his release from the hospital. The workshop gave participants and instructors an opportunity to visualise the entire concept of patient care and how all areas of treatment overlap.
We started out with a reminder of basic life support and participants got the opportunity to practice their chest compressions and rescue breaths on mannequins.
We then reviewed the Glasgow comma scale and how important it is no only to doctors but to all healthcare professionals. Participants were told about the Glasgow comma scale- pupil score (GCS-P) and the Glasgow comma scale pupil age prognostic charts (GCS-PS), two new additions released in April 2018.
We then continued the story to when our patient arrives at the emergency room and is met by the resuscitation team who provide advanced life support, administer medication, and perform ECG readings and defibrillation. The participants practiced their teamwork, communication skills and decision-making in small scenarios.
Under the supervision of Doctor Grzegorz Gorniewski participants were given a chance to practice their E-FAST ultrasound skills to check if John had internal injuries.
Our patient is then admitted to the internal medicine ward where he suffers some acid base disturbances. Participants were given an overview of metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis and took part in a mini quiz to test their knowledge.
To end our scenario our patient is given a sling and participants practiced this technique on each other.
Overall the workshops were a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback from the participants! The workshop assistants enjoyed arranging it and ANKONA is looking forward to organizing more workshops for future conferences!