Sechenov University British Embassy Moscow
UK-Russia Young Medics Association

UK-Russia Summer School in Innovative Surgery, August, 18-31, 2019

After two highly successful UK-Russia summer surgical schools at Sechenov University, we are delighted to expand the programme and invite 18 undergraduate medics from the UK to join the revised UK-Russia Summer School in Innovative Surgery 2019. Our visitors will spend 2 weeks studying various disciplines, such as urology & colorectal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery or neurosurgery, with multiple hands-on training sessions and live surgeries. The Summer School is generously funded by the British Embassy Moscow and we are deeply grateful for their continuous support.

The III UK-Russia Summer School in Innovative Surgery has opened its doors at Sechenov University. 

Organised with the support of the UK Embassy in Russia the UK-Russia Summer School is taking place from 18 till 31 August 2019. The Summer School is being held as one of the events of the UK-Russia Young Medics Association. 

Among the participants of the Summer School are medical students from Cambridge and Oxford Universities as well as Universities of Newcastle, Nottingham and King’s College London – key partners of the Association.

The students of Sechenov University host the School this year using the necessary experience gained at the two previous events.

For two weeks students will be involved in clinical, educational and scientific program that will brings together world’s best practices. Three courses will be available for the participants: Urology and colorectal surgery, Cardiosurgery and Neurosurgery.

The program includes 23 hours of surgery training and 6 days of assisting in operation rooms. Classes on microsurgery, laparoscopic operations on animals and doctor-patient communication interactive seminar with the participation of the Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication will also make up the practical module of the School program.

The idea of mentorship is the foundation of the School, its participants will get unique experience of working with patients and gain skills at the clinics of Sechenov University and N.V. Sklifasovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine.

At the opening ceremony of the Summer School that took place on 19 August at the R.M. Fronstein Clinic of Urology Mathew Lounds, Counsil of the UK Embassy in Russia, Denis Butnaru, Head of Sechenov Biomedical Science & Technology Park, Irina Markovina, Head of the Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Eugene Bezrukov, Head of Urology Department and the representatives of the UK-Russia Young Medics Association welcomed the participants of the School and wished them successful practice.

‘The Third Summer School has considerably expanded: this year apart from urology and coloproctology the program has been completed with courses on cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery. Sechenov University has established partnership with N.V. Sklifasovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine where neurosurgery module will be taught. The students will also be able to perform laparoscopic and cavitary operations on their own under the supervision of clinical mentors’ – said Denis Butnaru.  

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