Dr. Рахманова Жемал / Zehmal Rakhmanova
I am a young hematologist from R. M. Gorbacheva Memorial Institute of children Oncology, Hematology, and transplantation. Last summer I was just only 2nd year medical resident. And thanks to Human projects, Gorbachev fund, and our director prof. B.V. Afanasyev I had a precious opportunity to have an internship in Olgahospital Stuttgart.
From the first day, I was surprised by the hospitality of Antje Binder-Stohrer and Karsten Enz. They met me at the airport with flowers and kind smiles. All the way to the city they told me about the clinic, doctors and about Germany. They also showed me Germany with great pleasure because when I had arrived it was weekends. And they kindly accepted me in their wonderful Gesthaus. All weekends they showed me new places and told me about Germany. I am really thankful to these amazing people!
On Monday my new friends drove me to Stuttgart in Olgahospital where I met the head of the department of children oncology prof. Bielack. He showed me the department and introduced the doctors; prof. Bielack prepared a rich and interesting program for my internship. On the first day, he also showed me a patient with a fIbrosarcom who was incredibly successfully treated by the newest N-Track inhibitor. Prof. Bielack was really attentive and answered all of my questions and explained to me all the details when he saw that I could not fully understand all the aspects. And of course, I am thankful for his excursion of the center of the city, when I could discover that he is not only an experienced and knowledgeable professor and head of the department, but also bright and interesting personality.
I am really thankful to all the doctors – Dr. Claudia Blattmann who showed me how was organized the psychosocial team and palliative treatment department, doctor Heiko-Manuel Teltshik and his team who conducted all the rounds on the department, told me about their work and always showed me the most interesting clinical cases. I also had a great opportunity to spend two days in the laboratory. Thanks to scientific consultant of doctor Sabina Stegmaier, dr. Petra Munch and to Theresa I could see excellently equipped laboratory. Also, they showed me different preparations and introduced different biopsy techniques. I was also impressed by work of outpatient department and HOPPS. It was really helpful experience because for now in our country we don’t have such a big network of help for hematological patients in their house. And also I want to notice how useful was and how much knowledge I received on plenty of different meetings, such as, for example, a multidisciplinary team meeting. It was a bright example of really well teamwork.
There are huge amounts of other events and experiences I can describe infinitely. I want to express my deep gratitude to all people who were there and who paid attention and their time to me. These 2 weeks in Stuttgart was really kind, bright and useful. I believe that such an experience boosts motivation to work harder and better with new knowledge and strength.