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Clinical competition in the virtual environment was held at ZSMU

Clinical competition in the virtual environment was held at ZSMU

On bases of ZSMU at the interdisciplinary training center was held a clinical competition in a virtual environment with utilizing virtual patient “Virtual Patient Challenge’’. Such completion was held in Ukraine for the first time. At this event took part in student teams from Higher Education Institutions of Lviv, Luhansk, Dnipro, Poltava, Cherkasy.

The participants were welcomed by the Rector of ZSMU, Prof.Yuriy Kolesnik.

Zaporizhzhia State Medical University was represented by three teams: therapeutic, pediatric, mixed team. At the competition participated six-year students who already have clinical thinking, know emergency guidelines that include cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, and endocrinology fields. ”Such competitions are a perfect opportunity to check your knowledge of clinical medicine at practice. The patient is virtual but he is extremely similar to the real one, commented The Head of the interdisciplinary training center, Kateryna Romanova. Thank to the innovative technology of imitation “Body Interact”, students are fully responsible for the patient as in real life. It makes them act quickly and make a team decision. In such a way, we can fully estimate the knowledge, abilities, and skills of students who had been taught how to make the right diagnostics and prescribe appropriate treatment for patients with emergency conditions for six years.

Competitions were very intensive and consist of 2 rounds. In the first round took part in the participants of all seven teams. In the second round took part in participants of three teams, that got the highest points. The team of Luhansk State Medical University took first place and two ZSMU teams that took second and third place, approximately. It should be mentioned that teams of our university participate well, move towards their goal, are ready for new challenges. Virtual patient, help them with it. By the way, among all universities that participated in the competition, only two, except ZSMU, have this technology.

All teamwork was judged by a commission that was consist of representatives of Body Interact developer that aimed to see how the system works with their own eyes. Till now such systems were used in Europe. Now we also have it and we had the opportunity to be first in Ukraine, who showed how this system works in practice.”

Master-classes of emergency care that were held within the competition process were interesting and intensive. Conduction of master-classes was led by n Associate Professor of the Department of Medical Catastrophes, Military Medicine, Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Science, Oleg L’ovkin with the help of senior students. They demonstrated how to take care of victims of car accidents, patients with hemostasis and how to providing care of battle injuries.


04 December 2019


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