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The current issue of GI-Mail offers a wide range of interesting opportunities for your further and higher education all around the world: A "Child-Family-Health Programme" in Argentina, a "Master Public Health Programme" in Canada, the congress "Digicare Forum" in Belgium and the "CARS" conference in Germany.

In the Special Section we present to you two useful echocardiography apps and the course tip "Echo in Africa".

If you are interested in a new job or a training position in Germany or New Zealand, take a look at our Jobs & Career Offers. More jobs can be found in our monthly Job-Newsletter and on the Website of Going International.

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Global Perspectives in Nursing

NursingStart: 2nd July 2016, Cordoba, Argentina.

This CFHI program is ideal for students of all levels with an interest in health and medicine in urban settings. The program offers an overview of primary and tertiary care through visits and experiences within hospitals and clinics, as well as Spanish classes with medical Spanish instruction.

Join nurse preceptors and others while comparing and contrasting the differences in nursing globally in some of the oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America. Under the supervision of nurse preceptors rotate within a variety of specialties including pediatrics, surgical care, oncology, dermatology, and intensive care... read more

Master of Public Health

SFUStart: September 2016, Burnaby, Canada.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is a practice-based graduate degree that trains students in a breadth of research and practice intended to improve population health. It is the first Anglophone program in Canada to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

This program is designed to meet core public health competencies - what the profession considers to be the essential knowledge and skills required for the successful application of public health... read more

DIGICARE FORUM - The Digital Side of Healthcare

12th April 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
Digital revolution is radically changing how European citizens are living and facing their social and health care habits: a recent Eurobarometer Survey showed that 6 out of 10 Europeans had looked for their health information on the internet in 2014.

The rationale for this seminar is to provide a cross road to discuss key “hot topics” that are going to involve European citizens, private industries, governments, institutions, medical associations and healthcare providers in the near future and coagulate different interests around the huge potential to use the digital power to improve the healthcare of European citizens and future patients... read more

CARS 2016 - Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

CARS 201621st to 25th June 2016, Heidelberg, Germany.

The CARS congress is the yearly event for a renowned international community of scientists, engineers and physicians to present and discuss the key innovations that shape modern medicine on a worldwide basis.

Founded in 1985, CARS has played a leading role in medical and imaging informatics for more than 30 years by focusing on research and development on novel algorithms and systems and their applications in radiology and surgery… read more
Quick Tips

ESOR AIMS Mexico on Abdominal Oncologic Imaging
13th April 2016, Mexico City, Mexico
Find more information here.

Global Spine Congress and World Forum for Spine Research 2016
13th to 16th April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Find more information here.

HIV: Organising Effective Responses
17th May to 2nd June 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

Innovations in Endoscopic Intracranial Surgery: A Hands-On Course
22nd to 24th June, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Find more information here.

How to Do Research on Therapeutic Interventions: Protocol Preparation
4th to 8th July, Oxford, Great Britain
Find more information here


An Economy for the 1%

The gap between rich and poor is reaching new extremes. Credit Suisse recently revealed that the richest 1% have now accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world put together.

This occurred a year earlier than Oxfam’s much publicized prediction ahead of last year’s World Economic Forum. Meanwhile, the wealth owned by the bottom half of humanity has fallen by a trillion dollars in the past five years... read more

Main Theme of the 19th European Health Forum Gastein

EHFG28th to 30th September 2016, Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

The main theme for the 19th European Health Forum Gastein has been announced: Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health.

It is no news that life expectancy at birth keeps increasing – on average by three to four months each year in OECD countries – and that fertility rates have experienced a more or less steady downward trend in EU Member States over the past decades... read more

Medical Apps - Echocardiography

Medical AppsEchoCalc is the official App of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) made freely available to download. It contains all of the BSE normal reference values for transthoracic echocardiography and other widely used reference values, including those for prosthetic aortic and mitral valves.

The information is displayed in an easy-to-use format and is supported by clear high quality diagrams. EchoCalc also includes a series of key echocardiography calculators commonly used in clinical practice... read more

Jobs and Career in Germany or Switzerland

Jobs and Career in Germany or SwitzerlandIf you are a medical specialist or a medical assistant with good knowledge of the German language (level C1), apply now at Going International for these specialities:
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
If you are interested please send us your detailed CV as a Word-document to Please write in the subject line: "GI-Mail 02/2016".

You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German Job Newsletter.

Facharzt (m/w) für Anästhesie 

AnästhesieWir suchen für ein sehr modern ausgestattetes Krankenhaus zwei Fachärzte (m/w) für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin. Das Aufgabenfeld der neuen Stelleninhaber sind die Anästhesie und die jeweiligen Anästhesieverfahren im Operationssaal, die Mitarbeit auf der Intensivstation sowie die Schmerztherapie und das Schmerzmanagement für die Patientinnen und Patienten des gesamten Hauses. 

Die Kandidaten sollen Fachärzte (m/w) für Anästhesie mit mehrjähriger Erfahrung auf der Intensivstation sein und Interesse an der Weiterbildung in ihrem Fachgebiet haben… read more

Facharzt (m/w) für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie 

Sind Sie an Psychosomatik und Therapie „pur“ interessiert?
Steht für Sie die persönliche Arbeit mit Ihren Patienten an erster Stelle?  Anästhesie

Wenn Sie diese Fragen ansprechen und Sie in der therapeutischen Anwendung von psychosomatischer Medizin hoch motiviert sind, dann sollten Sie sich mit uns in Verbindung setzen.

Unsere Auftraggeber bieten Ihnen Positionen als Facharzt und Oberarzt für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie im Norden, Süden und Westen Deutschlands an... read more

Assistenzarzt (m/w) für Neurologie

NeurologieWir suchen für ein modernes neurologisches Kompetenzzentrum zwei junge Assistenz-Ärzte (m/w) die bereits erste Berufserfahrung in der Neurologie mitbringen und ihre Weiterbildung rasch fortsetzen wollen. Das Haus ist in der Lage, ein sehr breites Spektrum an neurologischen Erkrankungen zu betreuen, dies wird unter anderem durch eine Intermediate Care Station sichergestellt. 

Schwerpunkte der Klinik sind: Durchblutungsstörungen des Gehirns und des Rückenmarks, Hirnblutungen, Morbus Parkinson, Muskelerkrankungen,… read more

Echocardiographer/Cardiac Physiologist

LogoWe are looking to recruit an accredited Echocardiographer to join our friendly and dynamic team. 

You will be expected to perform and report adult and paediatric echocardiography to a high standard and participate in education programmes for student Cardiac Physiologists and medical staff. Paediatric echo skills are desirable but not essential. Our Echocardiography service performs over 4,000 diagnostic TTEs each year... read more

Communication Tips:
Asking for Clarification during Consultation

Are you a professional or a pre-professional in the medical sector? 
Do you use a second or foreign language at work?

During a consultation, you ask questions to gain new information. Next to gaining new information, sometimes additional questions are needed to clarify information that a patient has already provided.

This is usually necessary when a patient’s statements are vague or require further elaboration... read more


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