Bed Side Learning with Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan 2013
First of all, I would like to appreciate the dedication of all the professors, doctors, and staffs of student administration office for giving me such a nice opportunity to have a clerkship in abroad.
I have stayed in neuroscience intensive care unit in Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan for 4 weeks, from April 15 to May 10. During my stay, I have learned a lot of things, especially about how to treat the patients with post operative situation, traumatic brain injury, and subarachnoid hemorrhage in subacute phase.
And also in the last three days I have attended the national congress in Italy about anesthesia and intensive care.
In the ward, there are five kinds of medical staff, doctors, residents, nurses, graduated students, and medical students. The graduated students are like a position between student and resident in Japan. To my surprise, the graduated student in Italy has to write the thesis and sometimes they have the opportunity to present it in the congress. As my English skill is not enough to communicate completely what I think, I have to summarize my opinion that can be easily spoken with my English. I think it was a good practice because in the future this may be efficient to explain to the patients what kind of disease they have and why and what kind of treatments are required.
In the congress, most of programs are in Italian and others are in English. The Italian ones are translated in English so I can catch up with them. The contents are so sophisticated and impressive. Furthermore, through the congress I strongly realized that I have to practice my English in listening and speaking, and also realized that how much I need to improve at least to attend or even have a presentation in the international congress. If Osaka city university wants students to get more internationalized, I think the best way is let them study abroad of course, but I also think to take them into the international congress(or the national congress in which some programs are in English) is also good way.
Through this program, I'm so motivated in studying medicine and English. It can be difficult to study abroad in 6th grade because of club activities and recruiting, but I hope many student use this wonderful system.