Katerina Kazak, Belarus, Grant Report from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

 My name is Katerina Kazak. I’m a resident doctor of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.

I would like to express my great respect to SOE Educational Committee and Professor Marko Hawlina for chance to have an observership at Heidelberg University Hospital, in Germany. I visited this hospital in July 2018. During the training time I had a well organised schedule. I attended Uveitis Centre, IVOM-centre, Neuroophthalmology and Strabismus Department, Department of Refractive and Cataract Surgery. I had opportunity to observe outpatients consultations, saw different ophthalmological pathology, took part in medical discussions and conferences.

It was especially useful for me to spent time in the operative room, where I observed refractive and strabismus surgeries.

I also attended Conference “Cataract and Refractive Surgery” at the hospital.

The time spent in clinic passed very quickly but I had a good opportunity to improve my knowledge and professional skills for patient’s benefit. I would like to thank Dr. Professor Gerd U. Auffarth and his highly qualified professional team who offered me a warm welcome and helped me to upgrade my professional level.

With great pleasure I could recommend the observership at Heidelberg University Hospital to future SOE Grant winners for enriching professional experience.