Experience a Specialty – Iraq – Kurdistan (IFMSA-Kurdistan)

Name of the activity: Experience a Specialty

Country/NMO: Iraq – Kurdistan (IFMSA-Kurdistan)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills


Type of the activity: Education


General description:

A week of comprehensive activity in which each participant will choose his/her favorite specialty he want to get in future, he attends the department with a doctor, he will attend all sessions starting from post call, then consultation to surgeries during this week. This will help the participant to be more familiar with his/her preferable branches regarding all its aspects.

Focus area:

Surgical Skills, History Taking, Diagnostic measures, Clinical Examination, Doctor-Patient communication skills

Problem statement:

Lack of practical skills among medical students regarding how to deal with a patient in future.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students from clinical stage.

Objectives and indicators of success:

Encourage students to gain essential medical skills along with being oriented regarding their future responsibilities as a doctor. Active participation of the students through each session of the doctors along with the doctors being passionate to share their experience with the students.


Make doctors an active part of the project, for further collaboration and choosing the hospitals which fits the students the most.

Plans for evaluation:

Evaluation will be from a feedback form which will be send to each participant. Also doctors opinion and overall evaluation by the project management team.

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