Doctors at Hospital Escuela won a national neurosurgery competition. These are residents of the specialty trained at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, who competed at the Neurosurgery Olympics in Santa Fe. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that seeks to treat spinal cord trauma, vascular injuries in the spinal cord and brain, pathologies associated with oncological effects. and degenerative pathologies that affect these areas, as well as hydrocephalus and cerebrovascular accidents.
The young victors studied at the Corrientes School of Medicine, and after graduating they decided to devote themselves to neurosurgery for five years of training at the Hospital Escuela. This is the first time that the institution participates in a federal event.
El Littoral spoke with Nicolas Rodríguez Gassio, the head of the service’s residents, who shared experiences together with Melissa Medina (3rd year), Antonella Maidan (fifth year) and Sergio Azcona (fourth year).
In the city of Rosario, organized by the Argentine Association, the 48th National Congress of Neurosurgery was held, where the residents’ Olympics were held.
The competition pitted them against teams from all over the country, and the local team defeated renowned institutions in Buenos Aires such as the Flani Institute, the Fernández Hospital and the Italian Hospital. “Hospital Escuela Residence System has over twenty years of experience in training professionals. Here we perform highly complex surgeries with state-of-the-art resources and elements that are not in all health centers,” said Rodriguez Gacio.
The proposed competition consisted of a questionnaire of 30 questions on knowledge of the discipline. Through an application, not only those who answered correctly were weighed, but also who did it the fastest.
“Decision speed and knowledge are basic skills for a neurosurgeon in the operating room. There was no preparation before, they went from coping with the day-to-day built up knowledge of our hospital.”
Rodriguez Gacio explained that taking first place in the competition made him “happy and proud” as it is a sign that he is “on the right track of professional training” offered at Corrientes.
“This is the first time that a residency participates in the province. Living with colleagues from all over Argentina was a wonderful experience. I always emphasize promoting participation in academic settings, given the daily demands in the hospital this is a great There is effort, but positive results have been achieved through great teamwork.
In this sense, the Chief of Residents recognized that the high level of doctors in Corrientes is reflected in the results at the national level: “You have to value your own more and not always see the green of other people’s grass.”
Rodríguez Gacio (@dr.rgacio on Instagram) thanked the school hospital authorities for their assistance: Director Salvador González Nadal and the head of the neurosurgery service Ral Alcaraz and his team, Martin Olivetti and Walter Vallejos Taccón.