About modern education in the new episode of the podcast “Tangible med education”


Well, we are pleased to welcome you to the weekly episode of our podcast on Friday evening —>  https://li.sten.to/1rosk673.

In the sixth episode of the podcast “Tangible med education,” Mychailo Wynnyckyj, sociologist, trainer, and lecturer at NaUKMA, talks with Renato Galeazzi, a doctor, professor, member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, consultant to the project on policy issues of continuing professional development of doctors and internships, about the components of modern education and training of medical specialists in Ukraine and other countries:

  • Three components of modern education: knowledge, skills, and attitude.
  • What does the word ‘attitude’ mean in Ukrainian and English?
  • The problem of separating medical universities from hospitals.
  • What is the difference between the medical systems of Ukraine and Tajikistan, and why do the interlocutors compare these two countries? 
  • How to balance research with teaching and hospital work. 

Finally, in this episode, we will hear whether a doctor can be too empathetic and thus give up the agency of medicine for the agency of patient preferences. And, of course, we will again see the importance of the CPD format – peer groups.

In short, we couldn’t resist leaving a few more quotes from Professor Renato for you in this post to inspire you:

  • ‘You have to be a representative of medicine, but you also have to be an advocate of the patient. You have to understand both. Being empathetic is something, a talent and a skill that you have learned, and you have to find a balance’.
  • ‘In Ukraine, the university is separate from the hospital. The first thing to be done is to combine the university with a hospital, to integrate education at the bedside with theoretical teaching at university. A university hospital is a campus.’
  • ‘If you get an academic career, you have to work a little bit more than somebody else’.
  • ‘Teaching attitudes, teaching empathy, are two things. One is a model and the other thing is skills’.
  • ‘The important thing is not to know everything. The important thing is to know as much as possible and to know where your competencies end’.
  • ‘The positive attitude towards your patient is not smiling but to have empathy and to have a belief in what he says, that you want to understand when he says. A relation that you need is you have to find out how much does the patient want to know, how much information does he need? Does he want to help you make the decisions, or is he so confident that he makes everything what you decide?’