The last episode of the first season of the podcast “Tangible med education”


Medical education in Ukraine behind the scenes —>

The last episode of the “Tangible med education” podcast’s first season is worth listening to. At the end of the year, we have prepared a spice conversation that will interest medical professionals and patients. 

As a spoiler, we leave an inspiring quote from the conversation: “We have to live our lives so that at the end, we realize that we have not lived in vain and left something behind.”

The host of the new episode is Mychailo Wynnyckyj, a sociologist, trainer, and lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. The guest is Dmytro Nestor, activist, former national coordinator for medical education, and later vice president of the Ukrainian Medical Students’ Association. So today, you will hear from the students. In particular, the interlocutors discussed what is “wrong” in medical education. And most importantly, they talked about what to do to make it “right.” So join this conversation and learn more about:

Experience of studying in a medical university: tragicomic stories about corruption.

  • Why did Dmytro decide to become a doctor but not choose an internship?
  • Alternative ways: what to do with our imperfect medical education?
  • Why does only a tiny proportion of medical students show student subjectivity?
  • The role and value of good teachers in the life of students.
  • Why is the decision to become a doctor made at a more conscious age in Western countries?
  • The attitude of male and female students to disciplines aimed at developing soft skills.
  • Broadening the world-view: the problem of isolation of medical students from other specialties.

At the end of the episode, you will hear the column of Matviy Khrenov, co-founder of the Ukrainian Healthcare Center (UHC), “What have you read there?!” or “Why do I need those books? I read orders!” At the end of the year, Matviy prepared a whole list of books about the post-apocalypse. If you have doubts that such literature will not interest you, then feel free to chase them away! Often in post-apocalyptic stories, you can find much more than it seems. So we have such a (not) great list:

  • ‘World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie’ by Max Brooks —>
  • ‘Lucifer’s Hammer’ by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle —>
  • ‘Confrontation’ by Stephen King —>
  • ‘The Day of the Triffids’ by John Wyndham —>
  • ‘On the Beach’ by Nevil Shute —>
  • ‘Anthem by Ayn Rand —>

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