This year, Ternopil State Medical University and Bahçeşehir University (Istanbul, Turkey) had signed a bilateral cooperation agreement and developed an exchange program. Four Faculty of Medicine students from the partner university: Sergen Seyhan, Mustafa Canberk Gürbüz, Gulfem Sendemir, Aybike Buse Kalkay, came to Ternopil to participate in the practical training program.
Bahçeşehir University students at TSMU.
For two weeks, the physicians-in-training worked at Ternopil University Hospital under the supervision of TSMU lecturers from the Departments of Functional and Laboratory Diagnostics; Medical Treatment; Surgery; and Department of Surgery, Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Neurosurgery.
The students have trained at TSMU Center for non-Invasive Surgical Technologies under the guidance of assistant curators assistant professors Kostiantyn Pohodun and Andrii Makhnytskyi, gaining a unique practical experience of laparoscopic manipulations on medical manikins and on experimental animals.
At the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery of Ternopil University Hospital, students observed a patient undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
TSMU students Vitalii Karpov and Mykola Barta helped the visitors to adjust in an unfamiliar setting and ease communication barriers with practicing doctors, lecturers, patients and fellow students.
The exchange students also visited TSMU academic departments and buildings, the Anatomy Museum, collections of pathology microscopy slides and forensic medicine exhibit.
At TSMU Simulation Training Center the international students had the opportunity to study work of this unit, and develop practical skills during a simulated situation involving a critical patient in the Emergency Department.
The students also liked cultural part of their visit, including the tour Heritage ethnogallery, where they listened to a narration of the history of Ukrainian embroidery and its local characteristics. In addition to the excursions around Ternopil, the students traveled to historical cities of Zbarazh and Lviv.