“I try to install optimism in patients,” Grigory Popov, resident, future TB specialist
Volunteer at the Consultative and Diagnostic Center No. 2 near Preobrazhenskaya Square
I had no doubt whether to help Moscow doctors or not. I have been working in the medical center No. 2 for a week now: I visit patients, examine them and give them sickness certificates. We are 10 residents, and each of us now has 15-20 calls per day. The shift lasts 12 hours - this of course is very exhausting, but we cope. Keeping calm is very important. In residency, my specialization is phthisiology, so I have long been immune to fear. And I am trying to install optimism in my patients and colleagues.
“I work as usual and help students in the hostel,” - Mrueh Ali (Lebanon), resident, future cardiologist
Volunteer at RUDN Medical Center
Now, students who live in the hostels even when they feel a little unwell, try to play it safe and call a doctor. It is clear that the burden on doctors has become greater. And although the situation is non-standard, I work as usual - I help to receive patients and visit them in hostels. Usually this is 2-4 calls per day. If there is a suspicion of a coronavirus, we immediately call an ambulance. If it is a cold, tonsillitis or bronchitis, then we send the patient for an additional examination, general and biochemical blood count, fluorography and ultrasound. According to the results we prescribe treatment at home or hospitalize the patient. Those who stay in bed at home are watched by residents and medical students who have volunteered to help. It seems to me that the situation in Russia will be easier than in many countries - I see this from the actions of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
“Now human attention and professional help are especially needed,” - Aislu Davletova, resident, future radiologist
Volunteer in Polyclinic #170 in South Chertanovo
A doctor should always empathize with the patient - not be cold-blooded and work like a robot. Now human attention and professional help are especially needed. I help general practitioners - I receive patients who have no temperature. When all this ends, and I am sure it will, I will continue mastering MRI and CT. I don’t think the world will be the same, but we will return to normal life anyway.
June 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a televised live meeting with the participants of the campaign #МыВместе (We are together). One of the sites was RUDN coworking zone. The organizers of the campaign and our volunteers from Albania, Bangladesh, Guinea, Nigeria, China, Colombia and Russia went live on the Russia 24 television channel.
An excellent student of the Law Institute of RUDN University, Maria Kutovaya, along with lectures at the university, takes gold medals at international swimming competitions, and simultaneously manages to get a second higher education. Maria Kutovaya, graduate No.400 from Ukraine talks about how she manages to keep up with everything, whether it is difficult to combine professional sports and studies, and why she has chosen the profession of a lawyer.
Many RUDN students have been helping in Moscow hospitals in recent months. Three received medals of the President of the Russian Federation “For an selfless contribution to the organization of the All-Russian Mutual Assistance Campaign # WeAreTogether”. We’ve told stories of Maria Mamontova and Anastasia Brailovskaya. Today we present you Mark Ryberg — a 2nd year student at the Medical Institute, future dentist.