The fifth episode of the podcast “Tangible med education”  


Well, we thank our defenders and continue to work! In the meantime, the whole team is waiting for the world’s most delicious watermelons and listening to the new episode of the podcast “Tangible med education”!

For the evening, we listen to an exciting conversation about the biological function of human pain and think about what can hurt medical education —>   

Mychailo Wynnyckyj, sociologist, trainer, and lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, permanent host of the podcast, recorded this episode with Nana Voitenko, scientist, professor, rector of the Dobrobut Academy, former head of the Laboratory of Sensory Physiology of the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Ms. Nana has devoted many years to the study of molecular mechanisms of pain using unique modern methods, so this time the interlocutors are talking about:

  • The physiology of human pain, its protective function, and free calcium’s role in transmitting pain signals.
  • The ethical component of scientific research.
  • Eternal dilemmas: whether a good doctor should be a brilliant scientist, and whether professional scientists are always good teachers.
  • The pain of the modern system of training medical specialists and the availability of a basis for understanding physiological, biological, and chemical processes in the human body.
  • “Three pillars” of quality medical education: university, research center, and university hospital.
  • Monkeying with the American or North American system of medical training as an ineffective recipe for improving medical education in Ukraine.
  • Presence or absence of “office of simple solutions” in medical education.
  • Experience of implementing the first internship in a private institution – Medical Network “Dobrobut.”

At the end of the episode, you will hear the regular column, “MZS,” aka evidence-based medicine, led by Dmytro Huliayev, head of publishing, research, and education projects, at the NGO “Ukrainian Anti-Stroke Association.” This time you will learn an interesting story about one of the first comparative clinical trials in history and find out what role the doctor of the British Royal Navy, James Lind, citruses, and such a disease as scurvy played in it.

The podcast “Tangible med education” was created by the Ukrainian-Swiss project “Medical Education Development” team in cooperation with The Ukrainians podcast studio.