GMÜND. Three young doctors are currently completing the nine-month basic training at the state hospital in the city.
Bianca Banes and Octavian Iancu studied medicine at the University in Timişoara and Arad in Romania, Aikaterini Tsolaki completed her medical studies at the university in the Greek city of Alexandroupolis. After the completion of the training by the Medical Association and entry in the list of doctors, Banes and Iancu are currently undergoing basic training in the surgical department and Tsolaki in the internal department in the Gmünd State Hospital.
The former training as a qualified physician underwent a complete redesign from June 2015. After studying medicine, the young doctors are now undergoing nine months of basic training in a hospital, with a focus on surgery and internal medicine. Only then do they decide whether general or specialist training is to be sought. Depending on this, a further 27 months of training in several hospital departments are mandatory for general practitioners or 15 months of basic training and 27 months of specialization for the specialist.
Primary Michael Böhm, the medical site manager at the Landesmlinikum Gmünd is happy with the successful young doctors and says: “The focus is on basic training in the acquisition of basic medical knowledge, such as the diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases and their symptoms. This includes e.g. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia etc. Dr. Banes, Dr. Tsolaki and Dr. Iancu are now very well integrated in the Gmünd State Hospital and are very careful about the tasks assigned to them. “