Voices about the Vienna Open Medical Institute
„The OMI-Vienna activities are interesting and helpful for both sides: The fellows from various countries and the Austrian colleagues benefit from stimulating medical discussions and such a program also broadens the social and cultural understanding of the involved parties. Joined scientific programs are made possible and may help to answer questions that a single institution might have difficulties to approach. Personally I am very glad being part of the OMI Vienna project which last but not least can also be considered a political project for friendship among nations and for world peace.”
PETER HUSSLEIN, M.D.
Head of Gynaecology
University Hospital Vienna
„I appreciate the OMI activities because it does not only improve the medical knowledge of our visiting colleagues but also opens our mind and understanding of different health- and education systems worldwide. During my work for the AAF I have not only made friends with my outstanding colleagues from Cornell Univ./ New York but also with many young, gifted doctors from many countries. It is an honour to work for the AAF-OMI Project.”
SUSANNE BINDER, M.D.
Head of the Department of Ophthalmology
Rudolf Foundation Clinic
„Nearly every day I went to the operation theatre where I could watch different ophthalmologic surgical procedures, mainly of the posterior segment or some complicated cases of the anterior segment. For example the insertion of the Ahmed valve, which I saw for the first time in my life."
Dr. JANA STEFANICKOVA, SLOWAKIA
„I was surprised with the accuracy and the great level of care that the doctors showed towards the patients. I noticed that here the dermatologist performs most of the interventions needed for the patients whereas in Albania this is done from plastic surgeons. So this opened a new perspective in my mind as a future plan in my career."
Dr. XHILIOLA DOCI, ALBANIA
„My thinking has been influenced by new experiences in Austrian hospitals during this observership by new information about the management of MS-patient, many useful comments and instructions of specialists. I need it for my work in my native country as a MS-specialist. It is my scientific and practice perspective too."
„I have never had any doubt that Austrian medicine has high standards of development I am greatly impressed by the equipment and irreproachable management which I saw at the AKH. It was really like a travel to future. I am fully confident that in cases of early breast cancer we will employ breast-conserving therapy and sentinel lymph node mapping and the knowledge I gained in Austria will be very useful."
ALEXANDER SHTANKO M.D., UKRAINE
„18 years of hosting fellows has been a great personal experience. Not only has it opened my eyes to segments of medicine we tend to neglect, but it has also resulted in a network of new friends I now have and remain in contact with throughout Central and Eastern Europe."
MICHAEL MARBERGER, M.D.
Head of Urology
University Hospital Vienna