Interview with Dr. Arta Syla & Dr. Fatlume Arifaj
Dr. Arta Syla & Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: The Kosova College of Surgeons – an excellent opportunity for the advancement of surgery
For Dr. Arta Syla and Dr. Fatlume Arifaj, the will and commitment will never be lacking in the future, which reflects in the support and progress of surgical sciences and the advancement of surgery in Kosova.
In an interview for the Kosova College of Surgeons, Dr. Syla and Dr. Arifaj, said that they will engage every day in gaining new knowledge and achieving professional competences. As both have taken first place in achievement in the Course on Basic Education of Surgical Residents – Phase One, they said that “creating a strong foundation of professional knowledge and competence is fundamental in the fields of surgery”.
Although Dr. Arta Syla is a resident in Pediatric Surgery, while Dr. Fatlume Arifaj, resident in Emergency Medicine, both stated that they will again participate in the Second Phase of the Basic Education Course.
– The Kosova College of Surgeons has completed the Course on Basic Education of Surgical Residents – Phase One. You have distinguished yourself in this course for active participation. What does this course mean to you and have you met your expectations?
Dr. Arta Syla: Surgery as an applied science, quite noble and at the same time complex, requires continuous engagement in the benefit and maintenance of professional competences. With 16 essential surgical skills, ranging from principles of asepsis and ligation to basic laparoscopic skills and anastomoses, the course, based on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) curriculum, was comprehensive, interactive, and highly suitable for refreshing the basic knowledge and competences, for us as first-year residents in surgical fields.
Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: The start and success of this course has been very important for me from a professional and collegial point of view. I gained new professional knowledge and managed to create closer contacts with the present colleagues. I must emphasize that my experience as Lecturer Assitant has been exceptional, for which I thank you very much.
-You both took the first place in achievement in this course. How did you achieve such high success?
Dr. Arta Syla: Being a surgeon/doctor, for me, is not only a profession, but also a lifestyle, for which I am committed every day to the benefit of new knowledge and the achievement of professional competences. This is through consulting the literature, scientific research of the time, but also active participation in trainings and courses, one of them being the Course on Basic Education of Surgical Residents.
Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: This success has to do with regular progress and increased interest in the topics presented, as well as the application of learned theories in my daily work.
-Dr. Syla, you are a resident in Pediatric Surgery, while you, Dr. Arifaj are specializing in Emergency Medicine. How much has the said course helped you in your professional advancement?
Dr. Arta Syla: The empiricism of every surgical intervention, but also of every medical service, requires that high functional, anatomical and aesthetic final results be achieved. Creating a strong foundation of professional knowledge and competencies is fundamental in surgery, and the course in question has an undeniable impact on professional advancement, and on the quality of daily surgical services.
Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: I am a resident in Emergency Medicine, and I can say with full responsibility that my experience within the Course on Basic Education of Surgical Residents – Phase One, has been professionally very profitable, and necessary for our profession. We are grateful to the Kosova College of Surgeons for this initiative which has helped us in our professional advancement.
-Will you continue with your participation in the Second Phase of the Basic Education Course?
Dr. Arta Syla: Without a doubt, it is in my interest to continue following the second phase of the course on Advanced Surgical and Laparoscopic Procedures, within the framework of continuing professional education.
Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: Considering the proper experience of the first phase of this course, I will be more than pleased to be present in the Second Phase of the Course on Basic Education.
– The Kosova College of Surgeons is based on the continuous education of specialists of various surgical disciplines, as well as residents and students of surgery, through the Clinical Congress, courses, workshops and committees, how much are you willing to contribute in this direction?
Dr. Arta Syla: As a resident, I started my contribution first in the role of the Board Member of Directors of the Kosova College of Surgeons, then as an active participant with two scientific papers each in the Second and Third Congress of the KCS. My will and commitment will not be lacking even in the future in the support and progress of surgical sciences and the advancement of surgery in Kosova.
Dr. Fatlume Arifaj: Although I am a resident in Emergency Medicine, I am ready to help in every aspect of the success of this and other courses, within the Kosova College of Surgeons. KCS, for us as young doctors, is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences with countries or states that already have very advanced science and surgery.