Filipino doctors received a short self-financed vocational training at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, organized by the Singaporean Proxymm International LLP. and the Directorate of International Relations of Semmelweis University.

In May, a vocational training was organized for Filipino doctors at the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In September, sixty physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists and nephrologists arrived at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine in three cycles to receive a comprehensive overview of the Hungarian healthcare system, Semmelweis University and the activities of the clinic. The visitors participated in a three-hour professional lecture and a guided visit, which was commissioned by Dr. Anikó Somogyi, on behalf of director Dr. Péter Igaz.

During the programme, Dr. Beatrix Sármán spoke about diabetes in different ages, including gestational diabetes and diabetes in geriatric patients. Dr. Gábor Firneisz’s lecture focused on delaying kidney damage with type 2 diabetes, while Dr. Géza Nagy spoke about diabetic foot care and sports activities in diabetes. Dr. Ákos Nádasdi presented the role of diabetes in the development of fatty liver diesase, and Zoltán Herold gave a lecture on the relationship between diabetes mellitus and chromogranins.

Following the lectures, Dr. Péter Pusztai led the delegation to the endocrinology laboratory, the outpatient oncology and cardiology, the gastroenterological laboratory, a scientific laboratory and the intensive care unit, where the department staff presented the scientific and professional work conducted there.

The Singapore-based company would like to continue the programme in the future, so, according to plans, 120 Filipino doctors will be able to take part in vocational trainings in six cycles at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine in the first half of 2019.


Source: Dr. Judit Vadlövő, Directorate of International Relations
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University
Translation: Diána Módos