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Helping Others First

To meet Roman Gebauer, a congenital cardiac surgeon focusing on inborn heart defects in children, means you are meeting the real professional with a strong international reputation and years of experience abroad. When you speak with him about the medical humanitarian missions he's taken part in for numerous years all around the world or about the role of women in healthcare, the time flies by incredibly fast.

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  • 7/13/2017

  • Czech Hospital Placements

  • Inspiration: Practical Experience of Healthcare Professionals

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Student of the Week: Jia Jia, the Future Pediatrician from Harvard

In our Student of the Week series, we will introduce one of our students and their experience during the program. Jia Jia Zhang comes from the Pacific island of Guam, USA, and she is a Harvard freshman with an interest in Neurosurgery, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery specialties, in which she shadowed several CHP Program mentors during her 3 weeks placement in the University Hospital in Motol. What was her experience like and how does she feel as a healthcare professional-to-be?

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  • 7/12/2017

  • Czech Hospital Placements

  • Being a Healthcare Student

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Top Surgeries in University Hospital in Motol: The Way of the New Lung from the Donor to the Recipient

CHP Program partner - University Hospital in Motol - is a top and well-known healthcare facility. We bring you the news about interesting surgeries and procedures you may witness. Lung transplant is an operation conducted to remove and replace patient's diseased lung or lungs with a healthy one from another person. In the majority of cases lung transplants are coming from deceased organ donors, but in some situations a part of lung is removed from a living donor.  In the Czech Republic, this complex procedure is performed only in the University Hospital in Motol. What are the typical diseases requiring the treatment in the form of a lung transplant? What steps need to be taken one by one for successful transplant?

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  • 4/24/2017

  • Czech Hospital Placements Program

  • Behind the Scenes of the University Hospital in Motol

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Mentor of the Week: Shadow ARU Nurse Marcela Cakova in the Resuscitation Unit for Adults and Children

In the Mentor of the Week series we introduce one professional, who act as the #CHPProgram mentor, representing his or her specialty department. This week we have chosen ARU nurse Marcela Cakova, who ssys: "Being a nurse in the ARU is more than just providing basic nursing care to a patient. You also have to know how to use medical devices and technical equipment such as a ventilator, injectomat, perfusor, vital-function screen, defibrillator, bronchoscope, and dialysis machines. When I was choosing my specialty, I asked myself a simple question: In which department would I learn the most?" As you already know, ARU was her decision. What does she mostly love about her work? How does her daily routine look like? And when did she realize that ARU nurse is going to be her future profession?

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  • 4/10/2017

  • Czech Hospital Placements Program

  • Inspiration: Practical Experience of Healthcare Professionals

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Mentor of the Week: Shadow Senior Doctor Dana Pittlova in the Emergency Department for Adults

In the Mentor of the Week series we introduce one professional, who act as the #CHPProgram mentor, representing his or her specialty department. This week we have chosen senior doctor Dana Pittlova, who spent three-year internship in Africa, where she gained experience in pediatrics and tropical medicine, and came in contact with very sick patients and the most urgent cases. Regarding all her experiences, she says: "At this point in my life, I have a sense of humility because I know that we as doctors do not have sole control over human lives." What does she mostly love about her specialty? How does her daily routine look like? And when did she realize Urgent Medicine is going to be her future profession?

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  • 4/3/2017

  • Czech Hospital Placements Program

  • Inspiration: Practical Experience of Healthcare Professionals

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