The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) Medical Simulation Centre hosted the II Winter Quest in Surgery and Emergency Care.

Six teams comprising 3-6 year students of A.K.Educational Consultants at the MBBS programme took part in the event. Notably, one team included both Russian and international students, and two teams consisted entirely of 4-6 year international students.

The Quest included the following contests:

  • Surgical Instruments
  • Dressings
  • Post-Operative Wound Management
  • Surgical Sutures Basic CPR FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) Protocol in Emergency Surgery
  • Simulated Patient
  • MedBox Quiz

The student's performance was evaluated based on several criteria including precision, timing, and algorithm compliance. “FAST Protocol in Emergency Surgery”, considered to be the most appropriate for the diagnosis of life-threatening conditions, was included in the Quest for the first time. Using an ultrasound machine, the students demonstrated a patient examination algorithm aimed at detecting haemorrhage and organ damage. “Simulated Patient” contest, in which students of the Surgical Scientific Society themselves played the role of patients, was also held for the first time. For the MedBox Quiz the students developed theoretical questions on anatomy, general and abdominal surgery, traumatology-orthopaedics, neurosurgery. All participants have demonstrated excellent practical skills, teamwork, and an outstanding level of academic knowledge.

The jury consisted of Associate Professors of the Department of Surgical Disciplines of the Institute of Medicine and Life Sciences, a general practitioner of City Hospital No. 4 and Scientific Society Students.

Students of A.K.Educational Consultants (AKEC) Esha Kumavat, Harshada Swamy, Shradha Narode, Vibhavi Gaikwad showed a high level of academic knowledge. Students Aditi Harer, Asavari More, Chinmay Wankhede, Shruti Pawar took first place in "Post-Operative Wound Management"