Rotation Program

Students are allowed to spend their clinical rotation in their home or any other foreign country on the condition that they present prior to their clinical training appropriate and sufficient information about the hospital they intend to work in.
The documents should include the following information:

  • University affiliation of the hospital
  • Clinical departments functioning in the hospital
  • Clinical training programs established in the hospital
  • Number of inpatients and outpatients cared for per year
  • Letter of acceptance, name and signature of the hospital officer who is responsible for education and clinical training of students

If you would like to do your clinical rotation in a Hungarian Family Practice you have to let us know at least 1 month in advance. You have to write an E-mail to your tutor Dr. Torzsa Peter (E-mail: ptorzsa[AT]gmail[DOT]com) and you have to write your permanent address and the date when you would like to start your 1-week rotation program.
Objectives of the course:

  • to introduce you to medical care outside the hospital giving an opportunity to study the characteristics of work in a general environment.
  • to help you to manage patients as people and as a member of a family who present with problems (not diseases) along with their physical, psychological and social points of view
  • to provide an opportunity to improve your clinical skills

Structure of the course:
1 week = 5 workdays – working together with a tutor in his office (at least 4 consulting hours/day). Accompanying the tutor on home visits is encouraged but not required.
Topics to observe and concentrate on during the course:
– patient-doctor communication (structure and methods of interviewing)
– problem based care
– problem oriented solutions
-decision making, responsibility
– common acute problems
– complex care of patients with chronic illnesses
The following should be practiced independently:
– history taking
– physical examination
– making medical record
Examine a few patients before your tutor; then observe his/her consultation with the patient and spend a few minutes after the patient has left the room, comparing notes.
The diary should contain at least 2 short case reports per working day in the form of a medical record (patient’s initials, age, sex, complaints and problems, disorders in physical status and solution/advice, therapy, referral).
During the rotation program you have to choose one of the most interesting cases and you have to make a detailed case report on it! The detailed case report should contain the basic information about the patient (patient profile: age, marital status, family, occupation, housing), the present illness or complaint, significant family or past history, the problem list, the assessment and the final solution. Please mention why you found the chosen case interesting.
At the end of the program please write a final comment and summarize your opinion and experiences gained during the course!
Your tutor have to make a short report on your work from the following aspects:

  • medical knowledge
  • pharmaceutical knowledge
  • practical abilities- physical examination
  • your attitude, interpersonal relations, communication skills

When finishing your rotation please bring your student handbook and your “index” to the Department of Family Medicine. It takes 3 days to get the mark and the signature of Professor Kalabay.
The logbook and the Letter of acceptance (including the general information about the receiving department) can be downloaded from below.
Both pages need to be filled out fully and properly!