The radiology department at the KEM Hospital conducted one-of-a-kind workshop on angioplasty simulation for the medical students of the college. The idea was to give students an idea of how this procedure is conducted in case of a specific heart condition.
“The idea is to create awareness about radiology. This is the first time that such a radiology workshop has been held in the city. We taught the students about how to do an angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease. There were about 120 students to whom we talk this today,” added Dr Hemant Deshmukh, professor and head of Interventional Radiology at KEM Hospital.
Every year, the confluence team comes up with a new modality every year. This year the college thought of taking up the topic of angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease and taught the students about the same. “At the undergraduate level, students are not taught much about radiology. However, during the admission for post- graduation, radiology is the most sought after subject. That is the reason we decided on having this workshop today,” said Dr Deshmukh.
In this workshop conducted in batches, Sirs’ from the radiology department took turns explaining to the fresh medical minds about angioplasty techniques in a simplified and well simulated form. There was tremendous participation from all years of undergraduate study and the workshop was a huge success in enlightening the students about angioplasty and interventional radiology,” said Sherna Menezes, one of the organizers of Confluence 17, the annual undergraduate medical conference of Seth G S medical college.