TSMU students showed good results in the National Olympiad on infectious diseases

Recently Odessa National Medical University hosted the National Olympiad on infectious diseases. Ternopil State Medical University team consisted of fifth year students of the Faculty of Medicine and winners of the first round of the competition Aliona Lukianchuk, Taras Kolesnyk and Oleh Pliuvak. A total of 43 students represented 15 Ukrainian universities.

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TSMU team Oleh Pliuvak, Aliona Lukianchuk and Taras Kolesnyk

The Olympiad had three rounds, and took place at ONMU Department of Infectious Diseases. During the first round students had to answer 40 multiple-choice questions. The second stage consisted of five complex descriptive tasks to identify the following: diagnosis of the disease, methods of diagnosis, basic principles of treatment and prevention measures. The third stage of the competition was dedicated to practical work with the patients hospitalized in Odessa City Infectious Diseases Hospital (taking history, performing physical examination, assigning laboratory and instrumental tests and interpreting them, processing medical records and prescribing medications). This stage was very interesting because some of the diseases were rare ones.

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Our team has shown excellent results. Aliona Lukianchuk took the second place in the individual championship. Taras Kolesnyk was awarded a diploma for the best clinical examination. Oleh Pliuvak received a diploma for the use of innovative technologies. The team was coached by associate professor Natalia Nychyk.

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During the city tour.

The participants enjoyed good organization of the event, friendly attitude, gifts (each participant received a textbook on infectious diseases), exciting tours of the city and to the criminology museum.