International success of Debrecen medical students 07. Mar. 2024

In the MedCup, teams of two competed against each other to test their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. One hundred teams from 50 universities in 25 countries took part in this year's competition. The Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Debrecen was represented by eight teams (Dávid Martin Adorján, Ahmad Abdulrahman, Akash Sarkar, Ali Haboubi, Anoushka Chatterjee, Czina Péter, Hussain Kommouna, Le Bao Lam Quynh, Mahmoud Einieh, Murtadha Qais Al-Khafaji, Mustafa Qais Al-Khafaji, Philip Kusiima, Ramzi Zeidan, Dénes Reviczky Dénes, and Kornél Varga).
The participants had to fulfil various challenges, including practical tasks, recognising and using a number of medical devices and instruments, and solving complex clinical cases. There was also a task to assess the contestants' surgical skills, where a panel of world-renowned experts assessed the students' suturing technique.

- Another challenge used imaging technologies such as CT or MRI scans to analyse particular cases. The team members had to work together effectively to interpret the imaging data, make a diagnosis and develop appropriate treatment plans. They also demonstrated their ability to respond quickly and appropriately in a variety of emergency situations.  The students also had to cope with simulated disaster conditions," said Norbert Németh, Professor and Deputy Dean of Education at the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Debrecen.

Of the 100 teams, the four best teams, including one from Debrecen, made it to the final. The students of the Faculty of General Medicine, Mahmoud Einieh and Ramzi Zeidan, came second in MedCup 2024, just one point behind the winning team.
- This outstanding performance is a great pride for the faculty and the university. We also provided special opportunities for practical training for the students, which they used to good effect. In November, a qualifying round was held in Debrecen, where the team that came 1st to 3rd received a faculty grant for their trip to Brussels. They were the runners-up in the MedCup. This is really gratifying feedback and recognition for medical education in Debrecen, which encourages further improvements in content and quality," said the Vice-Dean.

Special prizes were awarded at the thematic stations, and the winners of two of these were teams from Debrecen: Anoushka Chatterjee and Akash Sarkar won the Canon Imaging Challenge Winner, Murtadha Qais Al-Khafaji and Mustafa Qais Al-Khafaji won the Master Med Challenge Winner special prize.

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