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Zatiaľ čo Česko, Poľsko alebo Nemecko zdravotníkom z tretích krajín vychádzajú v ústrety, na Slovensku je všetko zložitejšie: administratívne prekážky, neochota úradníkov, chýbajúce kurzy a príprava či vysoké poplatky (kvalifikačná skúška u nás stojí až 665, kým v Českej republike iba 265 eur).

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You can take part in a Free Mover program 2021

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 31st of March 2021. The number of participants is limited.

Conference: “What about primary prevention of diseases during a pandemic?”

Yesterday, 11/26/2020, representatives of our Association took part in the conference, the title of which reflects the main question that many doctors are now asking: “What about primary prevention of diseases during a pandemic?”

During the conference, Slovak doctors, representatives of the Ministry of Health of Slovakia and researchers from academic institutions, tried to show the most important points of preventive measures during a pandemic.

The event was organized by the employees of the project “Prevention Forum” (https://www.forumprevencie.sk/).
For several years now, this project has united all those who are interested in improving their health and preventing diseases in Slovakia. It also promotes cooperation, mutual exchange of experience in the field of healthy lifestyles and preventive examinations. A representative of this organization Anna Michalková moderated the meeting.

Leading speaker of the conference, representative of the Department of Social and Behavioral Medicine of the Pavel Josef Šafarik University in Kosice and the Slovak Association of Public Health (SAVEZ), PhD. MUDr. Zuzana Katreniaková. She spoke in detail and reasonably about the state of preventive measures in Slovakia (medical examinations, vaccinations and much more).
In the discussion, the following persons took part:

  • Employees of the Ministry of Health of Slovakia,
  • Representatives of the public health department
  • Practicing Slovak doctors (SLOVENSKÁ SPOLOČNOSŤ VŠEOBECNÉHO PRAKTICKÉHO LEKÁRSTVA – SSVPL (SLOVAK SOCIETY OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS))
  • Representatives of public associations of patients in Slovakia

Some of the important points that aroused keen interest of the conference participants were those related to the number of patients who undergo preventive examinations and the quality of medical care. Since due to the pandemic, the number of patients waiting in line in front of the doctor’s office has decreased. Therefore, healthcare professionals are currently optimizing patient appointments and the need for their personal visit to the doctor’s surgery.

  • Doctors write prescriptions for medicines everywhere only in electronic form, so that patients do not come personally to a medical institution.
  • The number of medical telephone consultations of patients has increased.
  • At the conference, the issue of coordination of actions of doctors and scientific medical staff was raised as well, for the solution of which it would be advisable to consider the creation of a profile electronic portal that would allow the exchange of experience and information.
  • The need for more active informing of patients about the importance of preventive examinations was discussed by many medical professionals.
  • There was also a talk about the need to continue children vaccination in a pandemic and the importance of preventive examinations for people at risk of developing cancer, since oncologists also attended the discussion.
    Representatives of our Association appreciated the high level of organization of the conference, as well as the importance and relevance of the information presented.

What’s next after the medical exam?

Dear healthcare professionals,

Once again, we congratulate all the doctors and dentists who have successfully passed the qualification exam. Today we want to tell you about the next steps that will allow you to move to a professional career in the Slovak healthcare system.

In the coming days, all doctors who took part in the qualification exam in Martin from 12.10 to 16.10.2020 should receive a protocol from the Jessenius Medical Faculty in Martin (Comenius University) with the official results of the exam. After that, doctors who have successfully passed the exam will need to:

 1. Send an application to the Ministry of Education to obtain a decision on the recognition of qualifications (doklad o odbornej kvalifikácii). To do this, you need to prepare:

  • A notarised copy of the protocol of the successful passing of the qualification exam received from the Jessenius Medical Faculty in Martin,
  • A notarised copy of the decision on recognition of the diploma (rozhodnutie o uznaní dokladu o vzdelaní)
  • An application in free form with a request for the issuance of a document on medical qualifications (upon request by e-mail to malns.correspondence@gmail.com we can provide you with a sample of such a request).

Address for sending the above documents: Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu Slovenskej republiky, Stredisko na uznávanie dokladov o vzdelaní, Stromová 1, 813 30 Bratislava.

The Ministry of Education will issue a document on recognition of qualifications within 30 days after receiving the application and documents.

1. After receiving the above document, you must register with the chamber of doctors or dentists:

2. In order to carry out medical practice, all medical workers, after passing the qualification exam, must also pass an examination on knowledge of the Slovak language at the Ministry of Health: https://www.health.gov.sk/?uznavanie-kvalifikacii-statny-jazyk.

Now, in the context of a pandemic and during a crisis situation in Slovakia, the language exam has been suspended, it can be replaced with an affidavit about proficiency in the Slovak language. However, this exam will still need to be passed within 90 days after the crisis is over. You can download a sample affidavit from the link above.

However, although the passing of the language exam has been postponed now, the need to pass it remains unchanged. After all, a good knowledge of the language is an important component not only of successfully passing the exam, but also of the professional activity of any doctor.

Therefore, we consider it important to inform you that from 09.11.2020 at the language school iCan School, a course classes in medical terminology will begin, which is the 2nd phase of language training for foreign medical workers. The course is designed for 10 weeks (2.5 months), classes twice a week for two academic hours. The level of knowledge of the Slovak language required to participate in the course: A2.

Among the topics of the course are the features of collecting anamnesis, communication with the patient and his relatives, the social lexical features of medical personnel, and the specifics of working with medical records. That is why the course is suitable both for doctors who have just passed the exam and those who are preparing to take it in the spring of 2021. To enrol in a course or get more information: medics@icanschool.sk. Course cost: 299€. We remind you that for members of our Association there is a 10% discount on any courses for doctors at iCan School.

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.