Clinical mentoringis one of the educational processes for transferring knowledge and accumulated experience. At the Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology of Semey Medical University, Non-Commercial Joint-Stock Company(hereinafter NCJSC)Semey Medical University (hereinafter SMU), much attention is paid to the clinical work of residents aimed at acquiring and improving practical skills.
Thus, over the past 5 years, the clinical mentor for rheumatology of 1-2 years residentsin the disciplines of adult rheumatology has been acting professor, Ph.D. Maya Valentinovna Goremykina. She is a rheumatologist of the highest category, with more than 20 years of experience, who headed the rheumatology services in Semey from 2013 to 2019. Considering extensive clinical and pedagogical experience, work as a healthcare worker, M.V. Goremykina shares daily personal professional experience, knowledge, and practical competencies with residents; introduces future specialists to the maintenance and preparation of accounting and reporting documentation, as well as the ability to work and interact in a team and with patients.
The work performance of residents (of group 101 Bakytova A., Karakanova A., Serikova T.)
is objective lyassessed by a clinical mentor in the “Medlog” resident competency assessment system. In addition, the clinical mentor regularly gives feedback for mastering special practical skills.
Also M.V. Goremykina actively implements the scientific component of the educational program with residents. The results of this joint endeavor are participation in international scientific and practical conferences, publication of abstracts in conference collections, as well as articles.
In pediatric rheumatologydisciplines, the clinical mentor of rheumatology residents is acting associate professor of the department, Ph.D. Tamara Khamitovna Rymbayeva. She is a pediatrician of the highest category with 38 years of experience focused on rheumatic childhood diseases. Pediatric rheumatology is a combination of rheumatology and pediatrics. At the initial stage of residency formation of skills for diagnosing rheumatic diseases in children is somewhat difficult due to the lack of professional training in pediatrics among residents. In this regard, the clinical mentor must begin the training with the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the child’s body. The work of rheumatology residents is carried out in the pediatric department of the NCJSC “SMU”, which makes it possible to demonstrate a competent objective examination of the child, perform patient examinations, master clinical, laboratory and instrumental methods for diagnosing rheumatic diseases in children, obtain objective information about the presence and nature immunopathological changes from the standpoint of modern concepts in accordance with international recommendations.
The mentoring system stimulates the professional self-improvement of a young specialist. Invaluable assistance in this direction is provided by the children’s rheumatologist of the State Municipal Enterprise on the Right of Economic management Mother and Child Center in Ust-Kamenogorsk Gulmira Kabdeshovna Sagymbaeva, who has 32 years of experience, the highest qualification category, and is well respected in her teamand beyond. Sagymbaeva G.K. has rich professional experience as a pediatric rheumatologist. She is guided by the principles of evidence-based medicine and personalized approach in treating patients. Currently, she is passing on her practical experience to Eldana Myrzakaliyeva, the 2ndyear resident specialized in “Rheumatology for adults and children” during “Rheumatology in a hospital, pediatric” course.
Sagymbaeva G.K. not only helps her to develop clinical thinking, analytical skills, urgent decision-making, master modern clinical practicesbut also fosters discipline and gives impetus to constant self-improvement and development.
The clinical mentors of the children’s regional hospital in Pavlodar – Askhat Kanatovich Suleimenov and Gulmira Erikovna Negmanova, where residents of group 101 are currently studying (Doszhanova Zh., Seytkhan D ., Siyazova A., Syzdykova A.) and 202 groups (Akhmetolla D. and Kadylbekova Z.) expand the opportunities for obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills necessary in the future clinical activities of a rheumatologist.
Suleimenov A.K. – PhD, completed an internship in rheumatology in Kazan, Russia, at the University Medical Center (UMC)Mother and Child Center in Astana. Currently, in addition working as a department doctor, he is an expert on quality assessment of medical services at the National Center for Medical Sciences of Pavlodar, the head teacher of the department of the Pavlodar branch of NCJSC “SMU”.
Gulmira Erikovna has 10 years of work experience and is the head of the multidisciplinary treatment and diagnostic department of the State Municipal Enterprise on the Right of Economic managementof the regional hospital named after. G.Sultanov, in Pavlodar. Here, residents also have the opportunity to acquire skills in differential diagnosis, modern methods of clinical and laboratory diagnostics.
“A real teacher is not the one who constantly educates you, but the one who helps you to become yourself,” wrote the poet Mikhail Svetlov. We would like to wish all residents to make the most of the mentors’ experience and knowledge because the mentor’s teaching effectiveness is measured by the desire of the student to adopt this experience and accept support.