Students who are studying the sixth year of a medical degree at the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), with the guidance of their teachers, are in charge of offering orientation and information to the population that comes to the Regional Hospital in the framework of the contingency plan that is developed in the context of the pandemic by Covid-19.
The activity that was started last week, is in charge of the volunteering of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences of the UNPSJB and on this occasion, the responsible teachers are Gabriel Sebastián, María Laura Wybert, Martín González, Silvia Wekselman and María de los Ángeles Zalazar.
Gabriel Sebastián himself, in dialogue with Chronicle He commented that “the proposal came from the Regional Hospital and six students participate in it, who have successfully taken all the subjects and are currently in their sixth year of medical school.”
At the same time, he maintained that the students seek to guide those who enter the Hospital. “They do a kind of orientation, where they refer patients who are respiratory or non-respiratory, always with extreme protection to avoid contact. They also advise any neighbor who comes to the hospital. “
Regarding the protocol used, the interviewee recalled that the activity was started on Monday, April 20, where the students are also covered by insurance provided by the University itself. “We started with training from a medical clinic and an infectologist from the Hospital. We as teachers are inserted in the hospital, which serves to accompany students and also to articulate between the direction of the Regional, teaching activities and the University.
Finally, Sebastián pointed out that “it is an activity that is part of the volunteering of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences that could be included within what is called university extension, seeking that the students of the last year make contact with the health system that is in the middle of a pandemic.
This shows the importance of this medical degree in our university and in our community, in which young people who have studied and have theoretical experience and some practice in our profession, can make themselves available to public health to increase the number of hands, voices and brains. I think this is a testing time and that we are responding as they deserve. Hopefully we can continue collaborating and that the damage in the pandemic is minimal, “he concluded.