Observership Program: February 2022

Mar 2, 2022

The 2022 observership program kicked off in February of this year with observers from multiple countries attending one-month long stays at the General Hospital of Vienna, General Hospital of Salzburg, and the Graz University Hospital.

Dr. Gabor Baross from Hungary (OBGYN), Dr. Olena Gerasymenko from the Ukraine (Cardiology), Dr. Amela Hasa from Albania (Radiology), Dr. Sona Hayrapetova from Armenia (Breast Surgery), and Dr. Marius Markevicius from Lithuania (Urology) attended a one-month long observership in their respective fields at the General Hospital of Vienna.

Dr. Anna Arakelyan from Armenia spent her observership in Professor Sorantin’s Department of Pediatric Radiology at the Graz University Hospital. Dr. Olesea Nicu took part in an observership at Professor Eber’s Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology at the Graz University Hospital. Dr. Dragana Simic from Serbia was at the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the Salzburg Landeskliniken.

Dr. Dragana Simic stated the following about her observership in Professor Rasp’s department:

“I was most impressed by the commitment to the patients and to the work. At the same time, all doctors are willing to share their knowledge and experience with others.”

Dr. Anna Arakelyan shared her experience in Professor Sorantin’s department in Graz:

“I am impressed by the team working here in Graz. It is so nice that all the physicians discuss together, everyone asks one another if they don’t know something. I would like to see the same in my country. It was great to participate in interdisciplinary discussions, which are routine here.”

A social program, which included a city tour and a visit to the “Gesellschaft der Ärzte” or Medical Club in Vienna, as seen in the photographs, were opportunities to get to know each other better and to share observership experiences. Professor Aulitzky joined the farewell dinner at the traditional Austrian restaurant Gasthaus Rebhuhn, which was planned for the observers who were placed in Vienna.