Marina Lonchina Teacher Grant report from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

From October 2, 2023 to October 20, 2023 I underwent an internship as part of the Teacher’s Grant SOE at the University Clinic in Heidelberg, Germany. Thanks to the program I had the opportunity to observe and participate in the work of international colleagues in the field of ophthalmology. As a practicing physician I engaged in discussions with foreign colleagues about challenges in patient management. During the internship I visited the retina pathology department, the corneal pathology department, and the neuro-ophthalmology department. It was fascinating to witness the workflow of the uveal center and observe the methods of teaching students and clinical residents.
I would like to express my gratitude to the clinic’s management and doctors for their warm welcome, attention, and willingness to answer questions. Special thanks to Secretary Mrs. Seher Lehmann for organizing my internship and providing support. I also thank the SOE Educational Committee for this valuable opportunity.