In March 2022, observers from Croatia, Serbia, and Moldova attended a one-month long OMI clinical observership at the Medical University of Vienna.
Dr. Biserka Knezic Frkovic from Croatia attended her clinical observership in the Department for Obstetrics and Gynecology and had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge in reproductive medicine, gynecological endocrinology, and feto-maternal medicine. Dr. Knezic Frkovic stated the following about her Observership:
“This observership broadened my knowledge of Austrian medicine and Austrian culture in many ways. I really liked this interdisciplinary approach and organization of the Medical University of Vienna, especially during the pandemic. I also had the opportunity to see the city and explore Austrian culture after work”.
Dr. Igor Antoci from Moldova spent his OMI clinical observership in the Department for Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Vienna. Here are some of Dr. Antoci’s impressions:
“During my observership in the Neurosurgery Department, I attended daily ward rounds, ITU rounds, a wide range of neurosurgical procedures, multidisciplinary team meetings in various subspecialties (cranial, skull base, ENT, pituitary, etc.), weekly teachings, and more. I enjoyed being part of the neurosurgical team, observing many adult and pediatric operations. Seeing how much technology has impacted neurosurgery has been a major learning point and has given me the drive to push for more resources in my own country in the future”.
Dr. Dejan Stojkovic from Belgrade, Serbia is a thoracic surgeon working at the Military Medical Academy Belgrade. This clinical observership influenced his professional goals in the following manner:
“I learned about interpersonal relations with patients, higher quality and quantity of clinical research, and the implementation of new procedures. I plan to discuss this with my superiors who are experienced doctors and especially with my generation and younger colleagues to implement these things in future.”
Dr. Alexandru Ghicavii is a urologist from Moldova who shared the following about his OMI clinical observership in the Department of Urology at the Medical University of Vienna:
“The cooperation with the physicians from the Urology Department was a great experience, it helped me to receive answers to many questions and to further develop myself”.
As every month, the observers partook in a series of social events which included the visit to the Fools’ Tower, the anatomical-pathological collection, as well as the College of Physicians. The experience was concluded with a farewell dinner that Dr. Aulitzky also attended.