Washington
US healthcare system




Washington, USA
Health
30 delegates
September 2013
With their luggage packed and schedules cleared from September 16thstraight through to the 21st, 30 delegates from Russia boarded a plane en route to the Washington DC, USA. This team comprised of leaders of private and public hospitals in Russia as well as representatives of regional administrations. They had one unanimous objective - to attend a study tour on the US healthcare.
With their luggage packed and schedules cleared from September 16thstraight through to the 21st, 30 delegates from Russia boarded a plane en route to the Washington DC, USA. This team comprised of leaders of private and public hospitals in Russia as well as representatives of regional administrations. They had one unanimous objective - to attend a study tour on the US healthcare.

The official part of the study tour began with a reception at Washington D.C. Department of Health. During the reception, a wide range of topics was discussed concerning the overall structure of healthcare and health insurance in USA. This first of its kind trip was organised by the Russia Medical Association to give the delegates the opportunity to learn about the US Healthcare system and give room for future international health collaboration and partnerships.

Of the 6 days spent on this study trip, a whole day was devoted to the familiarization with the principles and realities of operation of Sibley Memorial Hospital - a private nonprofit hospital located in the palisades neighborhood of the DC, partially funded by government through tax exempt status. It is affiliated with John Hopkins University School of Medicine. The guests visited their diagnostic, maternity and pediatric wards as well as the orthopedics department and were introduced to programs for international cooperation.

One of the major highlight for the delegates was the visit to one of the oldest campuses in the United States, the University of Maryland Medical Centre. This university has access to good amount of resources, being jointly funded by the federal government and as well as the state government of Maryland. It is a reputable university having prepared and produced a wide array of professionals, including medical. Residents of Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland have been beneficiaries of all forms of the full-range medical service provided by the university. Their highly specialized care has also been of immense help to people throughout the state and neighbouring areas. The Russian guests were given a first class tour round the Emergency room, the trauma, orthopaedic and dental services thereafter, the Department of Organ Transplantation.

After 6 days of the study tour, the participants were armed with adequate knowledge and exposure on the US healthcare system. At the conclusion of this educational visit, during the celebratory branch, the participants received the very the participants received the very prestigious personalized certificates. The guests lauded practical aspects and the exceptional level of preparedness of the event.



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