Endoscopy training held in a renovated lab 03. May. 2024

It was in 2020 that a dry lab at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Debrecen was set up for future specialists to improve their endoscopic, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic techniques. Thanks to the recently completed investment, they can now practice on workstations simulating the female pelvis or uterus among other things in a modern environment, just like in real-life operations. Around 40 million forints have been spent on renovating the training room and the corridor, as well as several changing rooms. The Faculty of Medicine contributed HUF 30 million to the project.
“Every year, a significant amount of the faculty's income is used for educational development projects. In their submissions, the institutions indicate what equipment or renovation they need in order to improve the quality of teaching and other educational conditions. The winning applications are then selected with the help of our students. I am glad that, with our support, this laboratory could be renewed, which now provides an opportunity for daily practice,” said László Mátyus, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UD.

It is also thanks to the upgraded working conditions that the institute was the only one in Hungary to join the international training program (GESEA) as a so-called target center, which aims to increase the theoretical knowledge of specialty trainees in order to develop and qualify their psychomotor skills necessary for performing endoscopic procedures according to an accredited system. The two-day course, which started on Thursday, was attended by participants from medical schools across the nation.
“Among the minimally invasive techniques in gynecology, endoscopic procedures have a prominent role and they are used in an increasingly wide range of gynecological procedures as technology advances. The advantages include faster patient recovery, less pain and less blood loss. There is a great need for dry-lab training programs and a uniform examination system to determine whether a trainee has acquired the necessary skills to continue his or her training in the operating theatre,” said Zoárd Krasznai, Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine, UD, to 
The leaders of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology would like to see the endoscopic dry lab accredited as a GESEA training and diploma center, which would allow them to conduct official exams in a way that is unique in the Central and Eastern European region. An important part of the accreditation process was the first official GESEA course held with the help of István Argay, representing the Belgian center. 

Several specialists from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, including Zsolt Farkas, who is organizing the course, are GESEA LEVEL II qualified, so they will also participate as trainers in the course, assisting alongside the international trainer.
At both the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Debrecen, special emphasis is placed on training specialists and developing minimally invasive gynecological surgery. Sixty per cent of gynecological operations are currently performed using laparoscopic techniques, and the clinic is also a regional leader in hysteroscopy.

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