Germany’s University Hospital Ulm

Samy Mohamed Lemine, dadah
Nouakchott- Mauritania

It was my great pleasure to be accepted for a department visit at University Hospital Ulm in Germany.

I arrived there on Oct. 3, 2016. I started the next day in the neurology department. Prof. Kasubek, who is the vice head of department, introduced me and showed me around the neurological department.

For three weeks, I stayed in the emergency room. It was an opportunity for me to see how they receive patients and how they manage them. When the emergency room was empty, I had the opportunity to assist senior physicians in the stroke unit. I also spent time visiting hospitalized patients.

During my time there, I assisted in a thrombectomy procedure with a radiologist. It was a wonderful and interesting experience.

I spent my last week there in the neuro-inflammatory part of the neurology department. I discovered many things there, such as immunoadsorption, plasmapheresis, and immunoglobulin administration.

Every time a patient was examined by a German physician, I received a translation in English. I asked questions and received responses. My stay was enjoyable, and I was happy to discover another way to practice medicine.

At the end of my stay, I realized that there was great benefit for me to discover the German neurological model.

I thank the World Federation of Neurology and the Deutsch Neurological Association for having invited me to this department visit program in Germany. •