On April 12th, we from GMS met with 24 Students in the Cosmic bowling center. Shortly before Easterbreak, this event was a success! We had great fun! Thanks for joining and see you all next time again! 🙂
Together with 9 GMS members (as well as other UMB students) we made our way as a delegation from Bialystok to Krakow, to the Simulation Games 2019.
For some the trip began on Friday the rest started on Saturday morning at 5 o’clock.After arriving in Krakow tourism was the first thing to do. The city tour through the wonderful old town of Kraków, a guided tour of the Jewish district and dinner together in the apartment contributed to a great day!
On Sunday the SIM GAMES started: On modern dummies various emergency scenarios were lifelike simulated.The teams of 5 members each were tested for their medical knowledge, responsiveness and situational ability to act. Thus a real stress test! Our UMB teams had already prepared intensively for the games in the previous weeks. The theoretical lessons and also the lessons in the simulation center Bialystok were organized by lecturers of the emergency department at the University Hospital Bialystok. At this point: thank you for your dedication and patience! From early morning until late in the afternoon, the emergency situations were played through. Scenarios such as childbirth with complications, hypothermic patients with ventricular fibrillation, examination and treatment of neonates with sepsis, as well as the diagnosis and steps in dealing with cardiac arrhythmias are some examples. Especially nice in this competition was the fact that next to the competition in particular the educational training was in focus. Thus, after each scenario, detailed feedback and tips were given by the supervisors.
After the successful graduation ceremony we spent a relaxed evening together with other participants. On Monday morning we went back to Bialystok. All in all it was a very educational, interesting and nice group trip.
The bvmd (German Medical Student Association) is the only legitimate representative of medical students enrolled in Germany. As a union of the 38 faculties, the bvmd forms the umbrella organization of all medical students in Germany. In order to coordinate and live the club work, to choose offices, to adopt position papers, etc., three annual general meetings take place. Each medical faculty sends representatives to these who, as so-called local representatives (LV), express their opinions in plenary. In addition to the plenary sessions, such a MV offers sufficient opportunities to meet interesting people, to inform themselves about bvmd projects, to have a lot of fun and to train through various workshops. That’s what we did! As guests at the MV in Leipzig we (Becci and Lennart) could spend a well-organized weekend. As students enrolled in Poland, we were not the only guests. Sina, a student of the cooperative study program between the University of Southampton and the Klinikum Kassel, also traveled with us. After arriving on Friday afternoon, dinner was eaten together on the campus of the University of Leipzig. At the subsequent opening plenary session, the presence of the the faculties was recorded and the organization of the further plenary sessions clarified. The subsequent nocturnal city tour / Stadtralley through Leipzig began shortly before midnight and provided plenty of opportunities for exchange with other students. In the early morning we went to the Campus- gym-bed camp where we rested briefly, until then awake early. After breakfast, the second plenary session was opened. Subsequently, various bvmd projects were presented on the market of possibilities. Here are just two examples:
Uni hilft: this project is committed to stem cell typing and organizes regular events on this topic at various locations.
Care & Travel: a project currently limited to Germany. Here, young people get the opportunity to perform short-term assignments (between 2 days to 2 weeks) in nursing homes, thus allowing the elderly of our society a little change in the often dreary everyday life. In return, the volunteers receive food & lodging.
Many of these projects are really interesting, you are welcome to inform yourself on the bvmd website (https://www.bvmd.de/unsere-arbeit/projekte/). Since some projects are not limited to Germany, we can ask for possibilities of expansion abroad if interested. Should you be interested, contact us.
After the market of possibilities, AG times planned. We joined the AG exchange. In groups we worked out pro and contra points on the subject of volunteering in developing countries. The AG Exchange offers students a variety of places for family and public health projects in different countries. Many of these exchanges are coordinated by the IFMSA, which is the association of all medical student national representations worldwide. After dinner and the following plenary session, the celebratory mood increased! InThe organisors Leipzig had rented a very iconic locatio, in an old wine cellar. We filled it with the best party mood, fun and laughter! When the sun started to raise again, we arrived back on campus, and after 2.5 hours of sleep, we were promptly woken up by megaphone armed students and called to breakfast… yes .. the coffee was even more important than the day before! Since we still had the long train ride back to Białystok before us, we left the MV already before the end of the last plenary session. However, with plenty of impressions, new experiences and ideas. Many thanks for the hospitality to the entire bvmd, and of course the organization from Leipzig. It was #teuflischgut!!
As associations of the Englisch Division, GMS and AMSA were invited by the University to cook some healthy meals. Instructed by a recognized Chef, in total 8 Teams prepared some delicious meals! Our healthy Burgers turned our great and we had much fun! Thank you very much for the invite!
Friday, May 10, Unifest Medikalia
In almost-summer-weather the University-Festival Medikalia started on Friday, the 10.05. Together with the other organizations of the English Division (Ansa and Amsa) we organized music and tables to linger and talk.
We also had planned something special for Medikalia this year: A flash mob! The motto was “UNI-UNITED”, the goal was to bring UMB students a little closer together … And who would have thought? It worked! Thank you for the numerous participation !! We had a blast!!
Saturday, 11.05., HARRY’S CUP
On Saturday, ANSA hosted the all-time HARRY’S CUP, a football tournament for the English Division of the UMB. As GMS we made fresh BBQ. Here also: a big thank you for the all the support!
Sunday, 12.05., Relaxation at the lake
For Sunday, a relaxed meeting was planned on the lake near the lake. At the adjacent beach volleyball field, a small tournament was organized.
Thank you also for the great support by the University!
On 22nd of March this year, we had the opportunity attend a Lecture by Mrs. Prof. Magnus from the University of Berlin, here in Bialystok For us as German medical students this was one of the rare opportunities for a lecture in German. So for us all something very special! The interesting lecture on the subject of medical law in Germany discussed in particular the legal interpretation of euthanasia. There was also plenty of time for questions on the various topics.
We would like to thank Professor Magnus and your numerous participation in the presentation!