Department of therapy, infectious disease and dermatology postgraduate education
On June 20 and 22, 2017, pilot projects of the OSCE-3 (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) exams were conducted at the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenereology of Postgraduate Education. Said projects were attended by medical interns of the second year of specialization in Internal Diseases (17 medical interns) and “General Practice – Family Medicine” (15 meical interns).
The main goal of these projects was to test the knowledge and competence of graduates. For this purpose, three stations were formed: emergency care, work with a standardized patient (their role was performed by postgraduate students, clinical residents, senior laboratory assistants of the department and participants of the scientific community) in the clinic of internal diseases, and a case study on infectious diseases.
An assessment scale for each skill was developed. At each station, scores were set for a certain number of criteria from 3 to 0. The maximum number of points was 48.
Examiners and medical interns noted the high quality of the pilot project preparation, the considerable practical orientation of the tasks, and the need for a broad introduction of exams in the proposed form.
The Department of Therapy, Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology of Postgraduate Education has five clinical bases, the “Olymed” Gastroenterology Center and the Clinic of Immunology and Allergy “Forpost”, where modern educational, diagnostic and therapeutic work is carried out.
The medical interns of the department have a unique opportunity to see all the modern possibilities of laboratory and instrumental diagnostics of gastroenterological, cardiological, rheumatological, nephrological, hematological, endocrinological and infectious diseases. Particular attention is paid to practical work at clinical bases, due to which the internship becomes for the future qualified specialist not just another stage of confirmation of a diploma, but a real practical activity based on the principles of evidence, gradualness, validity of decision making and rotation of interns among the Department’s clinical bases.
Much attention is paid to methodological work and teaching; the department has many methodological developments of its own, examples of ECG, results of laboratory research. Medical interns have the possibility of mastering various theoretical and practical skills in the complex and incredibly interesting profession of a physician.