Interview with Dr. Dardan Muçaj
Dr. Dardan Muçaj: Research-scientific work is important in the advancement of medical knowledge
For Dr. Dardan Muçaj, specialist in Urology, the Course on the Basic Education of Surgery Residents – Phase One, was a good opportunity, since through the modules, they were informed about the basic principles of work in the field of surgery, and that research-scientific work is always very important in the advancement of medical knowledge.
In an interview for the Kosova College of Surgeons, Dr. Dardan Muçaj said that “our success was due to the fact that before and after each lecture, we did research and discussion on the given topic, as well as we read the material for each lecture”.
However, he is very optimistic that the Kosova College of Surgeons will take into account such organizations in the future, as they are in favor of the advancement of young doctors, and that such organizations have a positive effect on the daily work.
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 did it meet your expectations?
-Dr. Dardan Muçaj: The Course on Basic Education of Surgical Residents has been a good opportunity for us to get basic education, the basic principles of work in the field of surgery, from the lectures, which are based on the lectures from the American College of Surgeons. The course has a very positive effect for me in my daily work in the operating room, because I have started to apply many principles obtained from this course in my daily work. It is very important for any profession, especially for a sensitive profession like surgery, that as the first work habit, proper habits are acquired, because the good habits acquired at the beginning, carry you throughout your life.
You together with Dr. Hekuran Elezi, also a specialist in Urology, took one of the first places in this course. How did you achieve such high success?
-Dr. Dardan Muçaj: In general, colleagues from Urology, we have been very active, both in participation and in discussions during the lectures. I think that our success was due to the fact that before and after each lecture, we did research and discussion on the given topic, as well as we read the material for each lecture, which was sent to us by email.
You are a specialist in the Clinic of Urology, how much has the said Course helped you in your professional advancement?
-Dr. Dardan Muçaj: I have benefited a lot from this course, especially for the basic principles of work, which were explained to us by the specialists of General-Abdominal Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which are also very applicable in our work in Urology.
Will you continue with your participation in Phase Two of the Basic Education Course?
-Dr. Dardan Muçaj: Yes, I will gladly participate in the second phase of the Course on Basic Education, and not only. We would be more willing to participate if an Advanced Education Course were organized, especially a course or workshop for laparoscopy or endourology, where a cycle of lectures and practice in phantoms with these medical devices would be provided. I am very optimistic that the Kosova College of Surgeons will take into account such organizations in the future, as they are in the interest of the advancement of young doctors.
Since you are a specialist in Urology, and 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. Dardan Muçaj: Research-scientific work is always very important in the advancement of medical knowledge. Therefore, for me and of course for others, it would be very natural to give any contribution at any time, either in the preparation of scientific works or workshops, which would undoubtedly benefit the education of health personnel.