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Ukrainian World Congress invites Ukrainian doctors to train in Brazil

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September 14,2023 1240
Ukrainian World Congress invites Ukrainian doctors to train in Brazil

The Ukrainian World Congress and Unite with Ukraine are initiating a training program for Ukrainian doctors in São Paulo, Brazil. The doctors will improve their skills at the Albert Einstein Clinic, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, which, for the seventh year in a row, has been a recognized leader among medical institutions in Brazil and is considered the best clinic in Latin America. The official partner of the project is the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. 

The program provides in-depth training in emergency care at the pre-hospital/hospital stages for military and civilian injuries (PHTLS, ATLS, BOGTS, eFAST, blood and difficult airway management), as well as internships in mental and physical rehabilitation, and health care system development in times of crisis. After completing each course separately, participants will receive an internationally recognized ATLS certificate and other relevant earned certificates.

A group of six Ukrainian physicians will train under the guidance of the leading experts, including the former Brazilian Minister of Health, from November 1 to 30. The organizers will cover all expenses, and a $5,000 scholarship will be provided for the participants to create an atmosphere of complete immersion in learning (“Deep Dive”). 

“In September 2022, as part of the largest conference on the safety and quality of health care in South America, I had the opportunity to speak to the Brazilian medical community about Russian aggression and medicine during the war. I was absolutely amazed at the level of support and desire to help. It was then that we decided to launch a joint project together with the clinic’s management and the former Brazilian Health Minister. Of course, the level of inspiration is off the charts when you are in a hospital where the luminaries of Brazilian medicine work, and a tropical garden grows in the lobby. We hope to motivate the participants with this training and significantly strengthen their medical skills,” says Dr. Olesya Vynnyk, Medical Initiatives Coordinator at the Ukrainian World Congress.

“Our country has a strong history of partnership with Ukraine that dates back to the beginning of the last century and has evolved into a strategic partnership in the 21st century. Brazil also has a Ukrainian community that is one of the largest in the world. Understanding our shared history and the strong relationship between the Jewish and Ukrainian communities, we decided to hear Dr. Olesya Vynnyk and her request to support a group of Ukrainian doctors who are saving lives during the war and working to rebuild the healthcare system in Ukraine,” said Dr. Miguel Chandoroglo, MD and Chief Medical Officer of the Albert Einstein Clinic in São Paulo. “We welcome Ukrainian doctors to this training.”

This project will provide an opportunity for Ukrainian medics, who, despite extremely difficult times, are saving military and civilians every minute and working to restore the health care system in Ukraine, to gain new experience. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine announced this and expressed great gratitude to foreign colleagues for their support.

We invite doctors and interns to apply by filling out the form. The training will be conducted exclusively in English, so we expect applicants with a language level of at least B2. Doctors who plan to join the Medical Service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the near future will be given priority. The application deadline is 23.09.2023 by 23:00. 

NB: Unite With Ukraine is an initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress and a global fundraising campaign to provide vital protective and medical equipment to Ukraine’s defenders on the front line. In just over a year, the initiative has united donors from 70 countries and purchased over $70 million worth of equipment, vehicles, and drones since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital. The Albert Einstein Clinic and Research Center is a 44,000 m² complex located in the Morumbi neighborhood of São Paulo with a capacity of 6,000 people. It is a place where students, teachers, researchers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals come together to advance science and education. The center has 2000 m² of planted area with plants native to the Atlantic Forest.

The clinic plays a leading role in the healthcare system in Brazil and is renowned for its teaching, research, and innovation, as well as many national and international partnerships. For many years now, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein has been consistently ranked among the top 50 medical institutions in the world.