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Association of International Medical Students

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Charles University has an outstanding reputation and my institution benefits from the partnership we have formed here

Posted by lf2aims on March 22, 2019 at 3:15 PM

"Charles University has an outstanding reputation and my institution benefits from the partnership we have formed here."


Prof. Ellen Braaten, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and a Clinical Psychologist practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital, tells us about the time she spent in Prague.



http://www.lf2.cuni.cz/en/faculty/articles/interviews/doctors-in-the-us-have-less-time-to-treat-patients?role=student

MedRock II

Posted by lf2aims on March 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM

After last year's success, we are back at Rock Cafe for MedRock II! The interfaculty music festival showcasing the very best musical talent Prague's Medical Schools have to offer!



Location:

Rock Cafe Prague

Národní 20



Doors open: 8pm


Acts start: 8.30pm



Tickets on the door: 100,- czk



Dean's Sports Day

Posted by lf2aims on March 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM

The Dean's Sports Day will be held on Tuesday 2 April 2019.



All students and employees of the Second Faculty of Medicine are welcome to participate.


http://www.lf2.cuni.cz/en/deans-sports-day-2?role=student


Sport Area:

Sport Area: Sport Centre UK Hostivar

Praha 10, Bruslařská 10, 102 00


How to get there:

Underground to the station Skalka (line A), then bus number 125, get off at Gercenova station


As international students we enter a world very foreign to us: a new culture and language, a diverse group of people, and a challenging program.

Posted by lf2aims on February 16, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Johannes Ekstrom from Sweden shares his experiences about Prague and studying at the Second Faculty of Medicine.



There’s 3 reasons why I chose medicine at LF2.


My first reason is because of the city. I visited Prague a few times before with my family and friends, and I really liked the city. Therefore, choosing where I wanted to study abroad was an easy choice, but choosing faculty was different.


Secondly; I initially chose LF2 because of the positive reviews I had heard about it. Unfortunately I wasn’t mature enough the first time I applied and had to leave after my first year. But! After spending a year wondering what to do with my life, the call for medicine grew stronger. I applied again, knowing that this program will push you to your limits not only academically, but also mentally. In addition, I chose to return to LF2 because of the prestige which encircles our faculty, but also for the amazing people and friends one will find here.

 

As international students we enter a world very foreign to us: a new culture and language, a diverse group of people, and a challenging program. These factors shapes individuals with a characteristic I think all doctors should have, grit. And that is my third reason for choosing LF2.


LF2 gave me something I would have never gotten if in Portugal, internationality!

Posted by lf2aims on February 16, 2019 at 7:10 AM

Meet Alexandra Prates from Portugal. One of our team members for social events and a 4th year student.




LF2 gave me something I would have never gotten if in Portugal, internationality! I have gotten to know so many cultures, customs and languages, which is so rewarding!

One of the highest ranked in Europe

Posted by lf2aims on February 16, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Meet Reema Dafrallah, a 4th year student from Tunisia.



I chose lf2 because it’s one of the highest ranked in Europe. It’s also very affordable. It’s very clinical oriented; from first year, you learn anatomy on dissected bodies which isn’t allowed in a lot of other countries and you see patients almost everyday starting from 3rd year. The diploma is recognized world wide.

Clinical Workshop-Really Fantastic!

Posted by lf2aims on February 14, 2019 at 3:45 PM

This past Tuesday 5 February, students from various academic years had a chance to participate in a Clinical Practical Skills Workshop organised by the Association of International Medical Students (AIMS) in collaboration with the Department of Nursing at Motol University Hospital.


During the workshop led by Mgr. Kateřina Zámečníková and Bc. Věra Nigrovičová, students were able to practice and improve on important skills such as IV cannulation, administration of injections (IM, IV, SC), preparation and administration of transfusions as well as non-invasive blood pressure measurement. In a relaxed and friendly setting, each student took their turn practicing every single technique.


A special thank you goes to Mrs. Zámečníková and Mrs. Nigrovičová for their expert guidance and supervision as well as to the Department of Nursing for approving the organization of this event.


Opportunities such as this one allow students to get familiar with crucial techniques necessary for future practice and to further complement their medical education.

-Marisa Nunes (AIMS’ VP of Academic Events)

 


“The workshop was very well-organised and a great review of the clinical skills we’ve learned over the years. I really appreciate the opportunity to practice these basic skills that I’ll need for the rest of my medical career.”

-Pooja Dhebar (4th year)


“I really appreciate the time and effort that went into planning this workshop. It was great to have the opportunity to refresh our knowledge on some important basic practical skills.”

-Maria Candeias (4th year)


“I’m very glad that we have a student association that listens to us and our wishes. They organise and enable us to practice things that we can’t do on our own.” 

-Veronika Sitar (5th year)


“The workshop was really fantastic, helpful and effective. It improved my nursing clinical skills and I had so much fun in this workshop.”

-Mohammad Shamout (3rd year)


“The practical training session was very informative and allowed us to refresh our basic practical training skills which are becoming more and more relevant as we move closer to graduation.”

-Shaheyar Ali Qureshi (5th year)






Visit to IKEM

Posted by lf2aims on February 14, 2019 at 3:10 PM

The international students of the Second Faculty of Medicine had the invaluable opportunity to visit the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine(IKEM), one of the largest specialised clinical and scientific research centres in the Czech Republic focussing on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, organ transplants, diabetology and metabolic disorders, on the 14th of February. The visit was organised by the international students’ coordinator, Mgr. Petra Fabíngerová, with the intention of giving the students an understanding and overview of the basic functions of one of leading medical facilities in Central Europe.


MUDr. Jaroslav Chlupáč, a specialist in vascular surgery, did a short presentation covering the scope of IKEM’s work, it’s involvement in the transplantation programme and was eager to answer the questions our students had. The visit concluded with a tour of the operating theatres and the intensive care unit.



AIMS Anatomy Tutoring

Posted by lf2aims on February 7, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Welcome to AIMS Anatomy tutoring!


This year we at AIMS are implementing a new private anatomy tutoring system.


We will create customised programs towards your specific needs, and some examples of how you could utilise this are:


- Preparation for a class test

- Develop your general anatomy knowledge

- Prepare for dissections

- Preparation for the final exam

- Practise speaking in an oral exam

- Build on your clinical anatomy knowledge

etc...whatever you feel you need!


The tutors are specially selected upper years and we can guarantee you a high-quality lesson.


You can have a one-on-one lesson with a tutor, or you can come as a group, with a maximum of 4 students. You can come as many times as you like throughout the year, even if it's once before every test.


If you are interested, contact Sarah Salih or Moritz Teichler. Please tell us in advance as we have to take time to prepare the lesson. ;) Below we have posted a short paragraph with our qualifications. Please contact the person you wish to have your lessons with.


The price is 400czk/hour for both single and group classes (i.e. if two people come, each only pays 200/hour).


We are authorised by the Anatomy Department.


Join our Facebook group here to get all the updates. 


Sarah Salih- 4th Year International Student 


"Hey guys! I have been demonstrating in dissections week since my second year. Now in 4th year, I am a lecturer for groups 3+4. I am the organiser and co-founder of AIMS anatomy tutoring. Available most days of the week, message me and we can arrange a time for any topic, including dissections preparation :D"


Moritz Teichler- 4th Year International Student


"Hi everyone! For those who don't know me I am currently teaching anatomy as a lecturer at our faculty and have been a demonstrator of dissections since my 2nd year..You can contact me about any topic you would like to do ;)"


It's all about balance

Posted by lf2aims on January 27, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Margarida Guiomar, a 4th year student from Portugal shares her experience on studying abroad...



“It’s all about balance” - Besides anatomy, physiology, pathology, and all the things I’ve been learning; “balance” is probably one of the most important lessons that living in Prague and studying at LF2 has taught me.

I’ve learnt that there is time to both study and also to go out with your friends, meet new people, travel, and try new things.

I‘ve really enjoyed the “Prague experience” so far and I am grateful for all the amazing people I’ve met since the day I arrived.



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