PS PDS Radiology Receive Clinical Rotation Resident Opportunity in Malaysia

A total of 14 Residents/PPDS from the Radiology Specialist Medical Education Study Program (PS – PDS) Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya (FK UB) carried out clinical rotation/stases and learned about nuclear technology and patient handling procedures at two leading universities in Malaysia .

The fourteen (14) PPDS Radiology (within 7 months) since September 2022 were sent to study for approximately 1 month at 2 leading campuses namely Universiti Putera Malaysia (UPM) and University of Kebangkitan Malaysia (UKM).

Prof. Dr. dr. Yuyun Yueniwati P.W. M. Kes., Sp. Rad (K) when being interviewed explained that this collaborative activity is a form of collaboration and has an MoU and MoA which has been carried out by Universitas Brawijaya and FK with UPM and UKM since 2020.

“This is one of the applications of this collaboration, we sent PPDS to the station there for 1 month and so far we have sent 14 PPDS people for the last 7 months (since September 2022),” said Prof. Yuyun.

The professor who once served as VD III of FKUB and is currently also serving as Dean of FKIK UIN Maulana Malik, just as VR IV Universitas Brawijaya said at the Faculty of Medicine meeting yesterday, FK wants to provide an atmosphere of education abroad.

“Hopefully our PPDS besides gaining knowledge can also see how the Radiologists there work, how is life and the relationship between doctors and patients there, so that later the knowledge that has been obtained can be applied in work,” she said.

On the same occasion, 2 PPDS Radiology representatives who had been sent to 2 universities said they were grateful and proud for the opportunity that all PPDS might not get at other study programs or universities to learn new things, new knowledge and a culture that was quite different from the culture in Indonesia. .

“We learned many things, this was my first experience flying abroad and I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to study nuclear technology for health in the treatment and diagnosis of stroke in Malaysia,” said Dr. Wisniardhy who is an alumni of FKUB in 2013.

Wisni added, he was sent to Universiti Putera Malaysia (at the UPM Teaching Hospital) in the Radiology section.

“There I learned about nuclear PET CT. In my experience I saw Nuclear Radiology with several requirements that must be met for the manufacture of atomic and nuclear radio because it is close to the nuclear radio center, of course it will make it easier to transfer, while in Malang, because the distance to the nuclear center is far enough, it will reduce the transfer period besides the risk of half-life will quickly run out,” she said.

The Interventional Radiology facility there is very different, there is an MRI (neuro) stroke center which is open 24 hours, because acute cases cannot be seen from a CT scan. The handling of stroke cases there is very fast, whether it is a case of blockage or a case of bleeding, thrombectomy will be carried out quickly.

Nuclear technology in the stroke treatment in cases that are scheduled within 1 day, and the level of public awareness for self-examination is very high.

“I find it fun and the people are very welcome, they are happy to share their knowledge. I hope that in the future this activity will continue to establish good cooperation. Because studying there cannot be obtained in other departments, or maybe we can collaborate more broadly so that our juniors can later gain broader knowledge,” she said.

Meanwhile, Ike Sulistyowati said she had the opportunity to study at UKM for 1 month for treatments such as MRI CT, Mammography and Floroscopy.

“The difference is there, I learned that Proctogram is a fluoroscopy examination to assess muscle detoxification and UKM is a reference that does this,” she said.

She added, for angiography to be included in interventional radiology, there are very complex cases where it is carried out by colleagues there, it is carried out by interventional radiology, and it is very busy, for example placing catheters and lines too.

“If a patient with edema (swelling) in other parts cannot do the installation there, they are sent to interventional radiology with ultrasound guidance,” she said.

The health awareness of the people in Malaysia is very good. If a family member has cancer, all family members will be aware of having a mammography checked.

There, Malaysia is multi-ethnic so that they can gain knowledge in interacting with different patient characters, which is more professional between doctors and patients.

“We hope that some of the knowledge can be applied as guiding, and can be continued for more our younger siblings. Learn from big people there whose knowledge and experience can be taken and they are very good,” she said. (An4nk_Humas FKUB/UB Public Relations)