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SibMed student had an international internship in Egypt


Arina Leiman, a 5th-year student of the SibMed General Medicine Department, had an international internship in Egypt as part of the Research Exchange (SCORE) from IFMSA (International Federation Of Medical Students Associations), which lasted one month.

In Egypt, Arina visited university clinics in the city of Sohag, worked with doctors of various specialties, assisted in operations and took part in providing emergency care to patients.

"I watched various surgeries, one of the most memorable is an open heart surgery - mitral valve replacement in a patient with rheumatic malformation. I also watched a laparoscopic surgery for cryptorchidism, removal of giant uterine fibroids, osteosynthesis plates being inserted in the facial skull of a patient after a car accident," told Arina Leiman.

In addition, the student visited the departments of cardiothoracic surgery, imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography), neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery.

According to Arina, the trip provided an opportunity to communicate with people from all over the world, and this practice helped her to improve English.

"During this month, my communication skills in English have improved significantly. A few years ago I had the B2 level in English, but I have been continuously practicing over the past 1.5 years. Now I speak English fluently and have no difficulties," said Arina.

In addition, Arina Leiman was engaged in research work: she attended lectures in English, worked in a team and wrote articles. Her free time she dedicated to tourism and extreme sports.