First Elderly Home Visit by Texila Students

Where There Is Love. There Is Life : A Warm Heart and a Helping Hand make each day a Little Brighter – This is the line the students and management of Texila American University believe in. 

Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit
Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit

As a part of providing hands on training for students at Texila American University, the management of Texila organized an Elderly Home Visit for the Doctor of Medicine (MD1) students on 17th October 2017. This event was marked as the milestone for the first-year medicine students as this was their first exposure outside their classroom. The community medicine is an avenue for gaining hands on experience with real clients or patients.

The class was divided in tow groups. The first group visited St. Thomas More Men’s Homestead which is located in Kitty, Georgetown, East Coast Demerara. Dr. Hemchand Jhagru, Emergency Medicine Consultant from Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) accompanied the first group of students. The second group of students visited Missionaries of Charity Elderly Home which is located in Lot 16 Public Road, East Bank Demerara. The second group of students were accompanied by Dr. Edna Dacanay, Associate Professor, HOD for Pre-Clinicals.

Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit
Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit

Two to three students were given an opportunity to handle a senior citizen. This visit gave the students a chance on how to be professional and at the same time gained knowledge on how to handle elderly people.

The students were briefed about how to start from building rapport, getting the personal data and the aging process, the challenges that they encounter, the memories that they had, how they feel about their current situation and more.

On the whole, the first-year students of TAU gained an excellent experience and they expressed about having more activities like this in the future.

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Second Blood Drive Hosted by Texila American University

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Texila American University held its second Blood Drive at the Goedverwagting Campus in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Blood Bank.

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The drive was a successful one with a total of twenty seven (27) donors among the student and staff body. This was a welcomed venture by the Blood Bank which sees group donations from other schools and business entities across the country.

The first blood donation was held last year at TAU’s Critchlow Labour College campus and there are plans for this to be a bi-annual event for the becoming doctors to set their foundation in humanitarianism.

The Management of Texila American University  extends thanks to the GPHC Blood Bank and all donors and participants who made this a success.

TAU Pageant 2013

Texila American University recently hosted an Annual Cultural Evening on December 22nd, 2013 at the National Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Guyana. Students of Texila hailing from 35 countries celebrated and enjoyed their differences that the diversity has created for students, faculty, and staff.

The cultural evening showcased a wide range of cultural performances including classical and traditional dance, music, skit, mime, pageant show, etc. representing the traditions.

Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr. Prem Misir was the guest speaker and awarded the students who have proved their excellence in academics, sports and cultural events.

Medical Conferences And Their Importance While Studying Medicine

Arun Raghavendra: An MD student of Texila American University talks about his experience on attending Continuous Medical Education

TAU studentThis is a brief write up of my experiences after having attended three medical presentation and I thought why not share it with my fellow students. This write up was drafted after Mr. Balakumar, Admin Manager, TAU, asked me to put my experiences and my view about the CME lectures and their share in training to be doctor. I firmly believe medicine is not only practised as a team but also learnt as a team.

The first presentation was on the 17th of January 2014, a team of faculty from the HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Washington DC, United States, presented a two day series of lectures on heart diseases, effects and impacts of hearts diseases in the health care system, treatment and management. It was very informative and made me inquisitive to go and read about various patho-physiological aspects of the disease and current trends in treating and managing the same. There was also an oncology based lecture on breast cancer and recent advancements in the same which opened up a whole new avenue for study and discussion.

The second presentation was organised by the institute of health science education, GPHC and the MOH, with the participation of the University of Calgary, Canada. A team of surgeons and senior nurses and a pharmacist were visiting and they covered a spectrum of lectures in screening methods, management, treatment, primary prevention, patient care for chronic kidney diseases. Dr. Nairne scott-Douglas, Medical Director, Southern Alberta Renal Program, needs to have a special mention for his very informative and interesting series of lectures on the same. He also gave many ideas and insights for discussion and debate on the same topic. His expertise and experience were very useful in the learning exercise.

The third presentation was organised by the Medical Council of Guyana and it was very vibrant in terms Lecture subjects and discussion after each session. The session by, Dr.C.Mahadeo on lung Cancer staging and treatment strategies, with additional information on extra cardiac thoracic surgery was very interesting even to the very beginners of medicine. Other participants were renowned Doctors from Guyana, like Dr.C.Bowman, Dr.T.Alexander, who were handling a very lively and exciting session.

All the CME lectures had one thing in common; the perspective of looking at medicine in totally different angles. The team participation and healthy discussion in each of the sessions were very helpful in enabling me discover new trends in the respective topics. Medicine is a field that requires continuous updating and lifelong learning for which these CME’s are very supportive. I am looking forward to attend more and learn more. I would also recommend attending these CME’s for my fellow student friends, and also request our university to sponsor or organise such ventures to help the young doctors in their learning.