AINA-IAN Observership Experience - Deepti Vibha

10 Oct 2019 9:26 PM | Anonymous

Dr. Deepti Vibha was one of four neurologists who completed an observership through the IAN-AINA program! Hear more from Deepti about the experience below!

The Observership in Vascular Neurology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) provided me the unique opportunity to learn about the quick workflow and management of acute stroke patients, and its tele stroke services (to about 42 neighboring centers). The participation of Neurology and Neurosurgery fellows in the vascular intervention services was another new learning experience. Visit to the specialized stroke outpatient clinics was an opportunity to see the patients being managed and monitored after they’ve been discharged and sent to rehabilitation services. The learning has enriched me with ideas which would help me in better organizing stroke care services. While a combination of higher quantum of stroke patients, lack of universal electronic medical records and less structured rehabilitation services are impediments to stroke care back home, the small, yet very useful exposure to operational services and training programmes here, will be an advantage for me for serving stroke patients. I would like to express my gratitude to all coordinating faculty members from AINA and IAN for conception and implementation of this Observership Programme. Special thanks to Dr Gagandeep Singh and Dr Sanjay Singh for guiding me through the process and the UPMC team for providing the great learning experience.

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