Reportáž o iniciatíve MALnS v večerných novinách TV JOJ

Dnes v večerných novinách na TV JOJ sa hovorilo o iniciatíve MALnS “spojme sa a pomôžem Slovensku” a o tom že stále nemáme odpoved od ministerstva zdravotníctva. Tu si môžte reportáž pozrieť:

https://www.noviny.sk/slovensko/524330-zahranicni-lekari-ponukaju-slovensku-zadarmo-pomoc-na-ich-ponuku-nikto-nereagoval

You can take part in a Free Mover program

Dear directors of Faculties of Medicine! Dear Students!

The International Associations of Doctors in Slovakia (MALnS) with the cooperation of the employees of Faculty of Medicine of Pavel Jozef Safarik in Kosice city, is offering an option to take part in a program called Free Mover – one of the projects of mobility for students as part of European Union program Erasmus+. This program is for the students who are in their 4th year of studies at the medical faculties in Ukraine.

Who can take part in the program?

  • Goal-directed students who have excellent grades (groups A and B)
  • Active and hardworking people who are ready to learn Slovak language to level B1 until the start of winter semester
  • Students who have motivation to know their profession not only as studying program, but also want to take part in projects

In case you are interested in the project and you would like to get more information on the conditions of acceptance or about necessary documents, please contact us on e-mail address: malns.correspondence@gmail.com

Deadline for filling up documents is the 15th of April. The number of participants is limited.

Otvorený list Medzinárodnej asociácie lekárov na Slovensku novému ministrovi zdravotníctva SR Marekovi Krajčímu

Vážený pán minister,
Zahraniční lekári a iní zdravotníckí odborníci ktorí žijú na Slovensku by chceli poskytnúť svoje odborné vedomosti a sily v boji proti koronavírusu. Počet pacientov chorých na chorobu COVID19, ktorú spôsobuje SARS-CoV-2 každým dňom rastie.

Podľa analýzy Inštitútu zdravotnej politiky by mal počet nakazených rásť, pričom v polovici júna by v istom momente muselo byť takmer 24-tisíc ľudí hospitalizovaných. Už v súčasnosti sa zdravotníctvo potýka s nedostatkom zdravotníckeho personálu, pričom lekári a sestry sú v súčasnosti v prvej línii. Po čase však môže prísť k extrémnej vyčerpanosti, pričom nákaza sa žiaľ nemusí vyhnúť ani im.

My sme v Medzinárodnej asociácii lekárov na Slovensku (MALnS) vnímame túto nepriaznivú situáciu a preto vyzývame zahraničných lekárov a celu cudzineckú komunitu na Slovensku, aby pomohli Slovensku – krajine, v ktorej chcú ostať žiť a pracovať. Mnohí z nich zareagovali veľmi promptne a ústretovo a ponúkli svoje odborné vedomosti a schopnosti. Sú okamžite schopní začať pracovať v nemocniciach, ktoré ich budú potrebovať a to bez nároku na honorár či inú odmenu. Potrebujú len udelenie výnimky, keďže niektorí z nich nemajú ešte uznané svoje vzdelanie z domovskej krajiny, prípadne ešte nezložili odborné skúšky.

Pripájame zoznam lekárov plus ďalších dobrovoľníkov s kurzom prvej pomoci, aj s kontaktom na dobrovoľníkov. Zoznam každým dňom aktualizujeme, keďže pomôcť chce naozaj mnoho lekárov zo zahraničia.
Dovoľte preto, aby sme Vám ponúkli našu pomoc a kooperáciu. Budeme radi, ak sa na nás obrátite.

Zároveň sa tešíme na spoluprácu s Vami v najbližších štyroch rokoch, kedy, veríme, dokážeme pomôcť slovenskému zdravotníctvu aj začlenením zahraničných lekárov a ďalšieho zdravotníckeho personálu do praxe.

S pozdravom, zástupcovia Spravnej rady MALnS

Let’s all come together and help Slovakia

Dear foreign doctors, nurses, pharmacists and the whole foreign society, which has chosen Slovakia as their home.

Despite the fact that we, as an organization that helps medical personnel from abroad, face Slovak bureaucracy and misunderstanding, we believe that Slovakia is a country that has accepted us and has become for us and our children a new home and desirable place for life and professional activities.

A state of emergency has been declared in Slovakia now in connection with COVID-19, which is the most competent solution in this situation. Compliance with strict quarantine measures will reduce the number of contacts, number of sick and confirmed cases. According to reliable statistics, the number of people with COVID-19 in each country grew exponentially, however, many western countries face exponential growth rates. There is a high probability that the number of people with this disease in Slovakia will increase sharply, and today no one can predict what scenario awaits us.

Therefore, we consider it our duty to provide an opportunity to foreign medical personnel and people who have the necessary practical skills to help the Slovak health system in this difficult period. Let’s all come together and help Slovakia, which is still coping with the situation, but no one knows what the situation is going to be in 2-3 weeks. As the experience of other countries shows, the availability of equipment and medical personnel is a decisive factor in the fight against a pandemic. Imagine what kind of help we can offer in Slovakia if, in case the situation becomes more complicated, we will offer 50 or even 100 doctors and medical personnel. Our proposal of this kind can have two positive results, firstly, from a medical point of view, we will do what every self-respecting doctor should do, namely, we will help in difficult times and, secondly, we will improve the attitude of Slovaks to foreigners in general, and to foreign medical personnel in particular.

The shortage of medical personnel that we expect is, first of all, in the position of first contact doctor, infectious disease specialist, pulmonologist, nurse, and laboratory assistant.

Maybe, and we hope, of course, that our help will not be needed, but let’s not waste the time and let’s organize.

If you are ready to help, please write to us on the email address malns.correspondence@gmail.com shortly your contact details: name, mobile phone, region of residence, profession, educational recognition status, work experience, preferred area of assistance (work in a hospital, laboratories, call center, etc.).

Thank you very much, Slovakia is waiting for us!

Postponing the date of the MALnS meeting

Dear members of our Association and all who support it!

In connection with the recommendations of the Slovak Ministry of Health on the observance of the epidemic regime, ordering the cancellation of all sport, cultural and other social events, we decided to postpone the date of the meeting with representatives of MALnS.

The March 26 meeting is canceled; we will inform you of the new date of the meeting later. Most likely, the meeting will be postponed to the end of April.

Postponement of the date of qualification exam for foreign doctors

The Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin (Comenius University) today posted on its website information about canceling the date of the qualification exam for foreign doctors.

The new date of the exam will be published on the faculty website at a later date; for the time being, the exam is expected to take place in the second half of April.

This measure is part of a package of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (disease COVID-19).

Invitation for the exam

On Monday, the 2nd of March 2020, all foreign doctors, who registered for the Medical Exam which will take place on 19th-20th of March 2020 at Jessenius Medical Faculty in Martin, received an invitation for the exam with full information about the realization of the exam.

Medical exam for general practitioners will be on Thursday, 19th of March 2020. Both parts of the exam will be in one day: written and oral part. Participants will write the exam on computers and since there are 20 computers at the Jessenius Medical Faculty, participants were split into 2 groups.

  1. First group will start with the written exam from 9.30 until 11.00. After, all people who will pass the written part successfully, will start with the oral exam at 11.30.
  2. Second group will start with the written exam at 11.30 and the oral part will start for them at 13.30.

The Medical Exam for dentists will take place on Friday 20th of March 2020.

We keep our fingers crossed for all the foreign doctors who will take part in the Medical Exam.

Preparation course for Medical exam on the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin

From 27th of January until 31st of January 2020 a preparation course for Medical exam for foreign doctors was organized by the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin.

The program of the course consisted of 4 lectures on the main subjects: internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery. Each day of the course questions and problems of each subject were discussed and analyzed. The last, 5th day, was organized a lecture on the legislative. Teachers explained the laws which were mentioned in preparation questions for the Medical exam. This was considered by the participants as a very helpful innovation of the course.

Dentists had lectures not just about their specialization, but also regarding the basics of therapy, surgery and legislative.

Teachers at the course pointed out specifics on which the participants should focus on the written exam and also on the oral exam. They were also very helpful and willing to answer all the questions.

Doctors, who took part in the preparation course comment on the content and quality of the lectures, and also on the friendly behavior of the teachers very positively.