The role of mentors in resident training of the “General Surgery” speciality

The role of mentors in resident training of the “General Surgery” speciality

One of the main tasks of medical universities is to train qualified doctors by residency program, including the “General Surgery” specialty. The key link in the training of doctors of the “General Surgery” speciality in NJSC “MUS” is the Department of Hospital Surgery, Anesthesiology and Reanimatology. Since 2010, the department has successfully carried out the professional training of future doctors – general surgeons by the residency program. Residents are trained by experienced department members, leading doctors – surgeons from clinical bases of Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar. The clinical mentors for residents worked as the heads of department, specialized branches and experienced leading surgeons of departments, branches. Currently, 24 residents are studying at the department: 14 residents on the 1st year of study, 6 residents on the 2nd year, and 4 residents on the 3rd year. Out of them, 8 residents are engaged in hospital surgery at the University Hospital of NJSC “MUS”, 10 residents at the clinical bases of the university branch in Ust-Kamenogorsk, 6 residents at the clinical bases of the university branch in Pavlodar. The academic mentors of the residents are the head of Department of Hospital Surgery, Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, doctor of medical sciences, professor Meirbek Zhaksybekovich Aimagambetov; Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department Tolkyn Alpysbaevich Bulegenov. They are also fruitfully engaged in clinical mentoring of residents studying at the University Hospital of NJSC “MUS”. For many years, the head of the Department of Proctology, Abdominal and Thoracic surgery of the Eastern Kazakhstan Regional Hospital, Candidate of Medical Sciences, professor Marat Tyshtykbaevich Bashabayev; Head of the Endovideosurgery Center of the Eastern Kazakhstan Regional Hospital, Aidyn Zhuandykovich Adaikhanov; Head of the Department of Surgery №1 of the Eastern Kazakhstan Regional Specialized Medical Center Erkin Islyamovich Sheriyazdanov, has been successfully working as clinical mentors for residents at the clinical bases in Ust-Kamenogorsk; In the city of Pavlodar, mentoring is carried out by Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Surgery Olga Grigorievna Tashtemirova; Vice Director for the Medical Department of the KGP on LEM “G. Sultanov Pavlodar Regional Hospital”, PhD Kamal Kerimkhanovich Tashtemirov; Svetlana Yurievna Burkunova, doctor, surgeon of the KGP on LEM “G. Sultanov Pavlodar Regional Hospital”.

During seminars with residents, academic mentors discuss modern clinical protocols, recommendations, classifications, methods of diagnosis and treatment for surgical diseases. They help implement new diagnostic and treatment methods into daily practice, increase clinical thinking and the aspiration for self-improvement and continuous professional learning among residents. Residents successfully participate in the scientific research of the department, and have repeatedly made reports at scientific conferences of young scientists and students. Under the guidance of clinical mentors, residents daily learn practical skills in supervising patients, performing surgical procedures and operations, medical records management, including working in CMIS. Residents participate in rounds of the heads of department, branch, professors, clinical discussions and consultations. Under the guidance of clinical mentors, heads of departments, leading surgeon-ordinators of clinical bases, residents actively manage wards, participate in the diagnosis and treatment of supervising patients, and perform scheduled and urgent duty. In the training of residents, special attention is paid to moral education, communication skills with patients and colleagues in compliance with the principles of medical ethics and deontology. Thus, thanks to the established mentoring school based on the principles of the trinity of education, science and clinic, the Department successfully continues to train sought-after qualified doctor-surgeons.

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