Training for students

 

Training for Medical Students

Since 2003 the ABC Health Foundation has offered a special training program for Medical Students of the Medical University in Tirana.

Every year a class of medical students take part in interactive weekly training seminars that focus on primary care. Special emphasis is put on family practice and the multiple dimensions of patient care.

The ABC Health Foundation also gives the students to opportunity to spend some time shadowing at the ABC Health Center so they can see first-hand one of the best models of family medicine in primary care.

The Goals of this Training are:

  1. To introduce students to the concept of primary care and present a model of how their career will look like in family medicine.
  2. To offer opportunities for the students to develop basic skills in patient visits: differential diagnosis, case management and present them with typical cases in primary care.
  3. To inspire and equip the students to offer holistic primary care and to integrate sound biblical worldview in practicing medicine.
Trainings start in October with the beginning of the new school year.

The Medical Internship Program

 

The Medical Internship Program

Since 2002 ABC Health Foundation offers an internship program 1-2 years for one of the graduated students from the Faculty of Medicine.

The internship program is focused on the basics of primary care and the ethical and moral values of medicine.

The interns (the doctors in training) see patients under the supervision of specialized family doctors here at ABC, they also participate in the weekly learning sessions, also take part in the programs offered by the community health team and are part in other training activities offered by the ABC Health Foundation.

The Goals of this Training are:

  1. Understanding and acting upon the principals of the family medicine and primary care .
  2. Developing the basic abilities of a doctor in physical examination, differential diagnoses, and the management of the clinical cases, seen in primary care.
  3. The development of the character of the doctor based on biblical teachings

Application:

The application for the 2019 Internship program is open:

Click Here to apply

The Physical Therapy Internship Program

 

The Physical Therapy Internship Program

In January 2017 ABC Health started a 1-year internship program for one of the graduated students from the Faculty of Physiotherapy.

Like the medical internship program, the PT intern learns about the ethical and moral values of patient care.

The interns (the PT in training) see patients under the supervision of Kathy Scott, PT, DPT here at ABC. They also participate in the weekly learning sessions and take part in the programs offered by the community health team and are part in other training activities offered by the ABC Health Foundation.