Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

The educational residency program in the specialty “Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery” has been introduced at Semey Medical University NCJSC since 2021. The mission of the educational program in the specialty “Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery” is to train highly qualified, competitive specialists in cardiac surgery, including children’s specialists, who will be able to work independently, helping to improve the health of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan through continuous education using international standards of diagnosis and treatment. The goal of the educational program is to train specialists in the field of “Adult and pediatric cardiac surgery” who are able to independently fully supervise and treat patients with common cardiac surgical diseases in hospital and outpatient settings, as well as to diagnose rare cardiac surgical disorders. Currently, 7 residents are studying at the department: 1st year of study – 3, 3rd year of study – 4 residents. At the clinical bases of the university branch in Ust-Kamenogorsk – 3, at the clinical bases of the university branch in Pavlodar – 4. The academic mentor of the residents is acting Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, doctor of the highest category,  Salmenbaev E. A. MD” The clinical mentors of residents at the clinical bases of Ust-Kamenogorsk are the head of cardiac surgery of the East Kazakhstan Regional Hospital, candidate of medical sciences, Botabaev E. S. In the city of Pavlodar, mentoring is carried out by a cardiac surgeon of the highest category, PhD Abiltaev A. M. in Pavlodar regional cardiological center.

SMU, NCJSC in the residency training process uses principles, methods and assessment practices that are compatible with the established end results.

The expected results of residency training are fully achieved by residents. The achievement is due to the large number of patients and the large volume of surgical interventions performed with constant advisory assistance from a clinical mentor or teacher. It is also important that residents have free access to all types of medical documentation.

Regular feedback from teachers and clinical mentors allows the resident to understand their weaknesses and strengths, and to navigate how they can strengthen their potential, skills and abilities. They receive this feedback daily during clinical work and during periodic assessments.

During their training, residents learn to review each clinical case holistically. On the one hand, how can they help a patient as a cardiac surgeon and at the same time the need to involve other specialists. This allows the resident to have more contact with colleagues in related specialties and strengthen their skills by working as a multidisciplinary team. Taking into account regularly received feedback, residents learn to understand the success of the chosen patient management tactics.

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 in-demand qualified cardiac surgeons.

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