About the profession
The residency programme aims to acquire professional competences in the field of visual examination of the cavities and canals of the body by means of optical instruments equipped with an illuminating device (endoscope). A separate field of endoscopy is the use of endoscopes for minimally invasive surgery. An endoscopist can inspect an organ and control the surgical operation. The applied endoscopic equipment can be used to deliver medicines directly to the affected organ. Currently, endoscopy has found wide application for diagnostic purposes, as well as in the treatment of various illnesses in gastroenterology, pulmonology, otorhinolaryngology, surgery and other fields of medicine.
The educational residency programme "Endoscopy" is developed for people with higher medical education, aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of examination of the cavities and canals of the body by means of optical instruments equipped with an illuminating device (endoscope). Training is practically oriented and aimed at the formation of system knowledge and professional competences that allow conducting medical activities.
Medical residents are distributed to the units of the clinical sites of the department, where, under the guidance of professors of the department, they have the opportunity both to expand their knowledge and see its application in practice. Students analyze clinical events and this provides the opportunity to obtain a wealth of clinical experience during residency training.
A graduate of the residency programme is a highly qualified specialist, who can apply modern high-tech methods of diagnosis and treatment and carry out therapeutic, diagnostic, research activities. Endoscopists often work in two main areas: fibrogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy. Depending on the chosen area, the specialist can work in departments of gastroenterology, pulmonology, oncology and surgery. If desired, a graduate can choose to work in private clinics as an endoscopist.