Academic Quality

Academic Quality 

All of our FMOs truly believe in the value of academic quality during Twinning Projects. It’s highly important for us to pay attention to the details and design educational activities that will meet our participants needs, preferences and expectations, providing them with at least 18 hours of Educational Program. 

In our faculties, we have built strong and fruitful partnerships with experienced tutors, other NGOs and Institutions, during these 60 years of HelMSIC’s active presence in Medical Schools. The Organizing Committees work more than hard and professionally for a couple of months before the visits and are coordinated by experienced members, respecting all the standards and guidelines of Project Management. As a result, we can always ensure activities of high quality and impact, taking into consideration the valuable feedback from previous evaluation forms and from our external partners as well. 

Below, you can find all the activities we are able to organize on a local level, during our Twinning Projects. They are divided into some groups-tables based on their content and learning objectives. You can find further details regarding each FMO’s partnerships and activities  in “Our FMOs” Section.

Don’t hesitate to explore our tables of activities, since many of them will be part of your future Twins’ Academic Program!

Educational Activities

  • Ask participants to present some special facts about their medical faculties during a Tandem
  • Hold a presentation/lecture regarding the faculty’s history
  • Hold a presentation/lecture regarding the faculty’s research endeavours
  • Organize a guide to the campus site and its facilities (including the University Hospital)
  • Organize treasure hunts inside the campus, based on historical facts in the descriptions
  • Organize workshops on:
    • History Taking
      a. Sexual/Reproductive history taking & history taking from transgender patients
      b. History taking from sensitive/vulnerable social groups
      c. History taking from abused patients
    • Language barrier & how to deal with it
    • Suturing skills
    • Surgical skills
    • Ultrasounds
    • Hygiene of a Healthcare Professional
    • Airway Management
    • Fracture Immobilization
    • Vital Signs
    • First-Aid/Basic Life Support & Multi-injured Patient Management
    • Endoscopy
    • Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery
    • IV-IM-IO access
    • Bleeding Control
    • Anaphylactic shock management
    • Emergencies in Cardiology & Electrocardiogram
    • Mental Health Emergencies
    • Catheter placement
    • Ophthalmoscopy & Otoscopy
    • Burns Management, Care & Treatment >Basic Research/Lab Skills
    • Basic Sign Language in Medicine
    • Triage
  • Organize “Medical Knowledge Olympiads/Contests” based on Case Studies & Diagnosis
  • Organize Simulation/Virtual Reality Workshops
  • Organize Cases Presentation
  • Health Literacy
  • Breaking Bad News
  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving & Crisis Management
  • Group dynamics and team management
  • Leadership & Self-leadership
  • Conflict Management & Positive Communication
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Negotiation Skills & Diplomacy
  • Decision Making
  • Empathy & emotional intelligence
  • Effective Learning
  • Presentation Skills & Public Speaking
  • Active listening
  • Evaluation & Feedback
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Work ethic & professionalism
  • Time management, planning & prioritizing
  • Task Delegation
  • How to be motivating/inspire people
  • Travel Health
  • Global Health
  • Epidemic’s Control
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Refugees Access to Health
  • Digital Health
  • Public Health & Prevention
  • SDGs
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Intercultural Understanding & Cultural Shock
  • Open Access
  • Bioethics & Animal Testing
  • Research Protocols
  • Maternal Health
  • Vaccination
  • Medical Mobility
  • SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity)
  • AMR
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Mental Health
  • NCDs & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Diabetes & Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Climate Change
  • Drugs Abuse and Addiction
  • Tobacco Control
  • HIV & Stigma
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Integration of minorities in healthcare
  • Medical Education Systems (Differences, Efficacy, Students’ perceptions etc)
  • Students’ perceptions on:
    • Intercultural Understanding
    • Mental Health & Burnout
    • Gender Equality & Gender Balance in Healthcare
    • Health Systems and Access to Health
    • Sensitive/vulnerable groups’ rights
    • Interprofessional Collaboration
    • Tobacco & Alcohol Consumption
    • Safe Sexual Behaviors/CSE
    • Health Workforce
    • Social Accountability
    • Collaborate with your incomings and external partners in order to write a paper/poster & present the results
  • Organize trainings/workshops regarding basic knowledge on Medical Education & healthcare system of the hosting country. Some topics could be:
    • Types of medical curricula
    • Teaching methods
    • Accreditation
    • Hidden curriculum (click here to check the definition – content)
    • Assessment & students’ involvement
    • Social accountability
    • Types of health systems
    • Health workforce
    • Universal Health Coverage
  • Present through workshops/lectures the medical curriculum of your Faculty and find similarities & differences among other countries
  • Present through workshops/lectures the Health System of your country and find similarities & differences among other countries
  • Organize workshops/lectures regarding Rural Practice & Medical Specialties Procedures/Criteria in your country
  • Organize workshops/trainings on interprofessional collaboration:
    • Discuss on how it can be implemented in medical education
    • Understand the role of each health practitioner in healthcare
    • Understand the benefits of IPC & IP Education
    • Compare the level of IPC in healthcare in your countries (i.e. interview with a doctor)
  • Provide your Incomings with the opportunity to interact with students from other healthcare faculties and strive to create joint projects
  • Organize guided tours at monuments, museums, galleries
  • Organize one day tours to other villages/cities with special cultural interest
  • Organize a movie/documentaries night with some traditional options
  • Hold a lecture on how culture affects healthcare (doctor-patient relations, patient’s compliance to treatment, reaction to invasive practices etc) in your country
  • Attend a cultural festival
  • Organize greek language lessons
  • Organize traditional dances seminars
  • Hold traditional cooking sessions
  • Hold some History Challenges
  • Organize Traditional Food and Drink Parties
  • Organize a Treasure Hunt in Teams in your city, asking them to discover some places and fulfill some goals (take a picture, find some facts etc)
  • Hold a lecture/training regarding your culture (beliefs, way of thinking, habits, gestures, norms, stereotypes etc)
  • Create an Online Library with national – must read masterpieces and give access to your Incomings
  • Hold some Q&A Sessions among the Incomings with everyday life questions
  • Participate with your Incomings in Blood Donation Actions
  • Be informed about the actions and participate in Health/Humanitarian NGOs of your country (i.e. MsF, MdM, Red Cross etc)
  • Participate in environmental voluntary actions and attend trainings regarding recycling, renewable energy sources etc
  • Attend trainings about people with disabilities and participate in voluntary actions
  • Conduct a Survey after the end of the Exchange and analyze the results
  • Share a Handout Booklet with all the new knowledge gained during the Exchange
  • Ask participants to write a Report and share it
  • Organize a post-Exchange Challenge/Competition
  • Write an article for the Exchanges and share it on your Social Media
  • Create an after-movie and promote it
  • Send emails/certificates to your external partners in order to thank them for the collaboration

Find out more about our FMOs’ availability here