A groundbreaking three-week Training Seminar was organized by Athens Medical Group for Pre-med students from the United States. During the training, which was held in the facilities of Athens Medical Center, the students had the opportunity to follow a number of practical and theoretical lessons given by top physicians from a variety of medical specialties, such as heart surgery, oncology, general surgery, orthopaedics, upper limb surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics.
The students were impressed by the advanced technological standards, the quality of the medical staff and the high-level of medical competence in Greece. It is worth noting that they had the opportunity to attend a live surgery, the first Robotic Hepatectomy in Greece (robot-assisted hepatic resection of a 6 cm hepatocellular carcinoma), which was performed by Professor Konstantinos Konstantinidis, MD, PhD, FACS, Scientific Director and Director of General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Clinic of Athens Medical Center, and his team.
The seminar was conducted in cooperation with AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) as part of the Atlantis project, whose aim is to bring Pre-med students from the United States of America to shadow medical activities in Greek hospitals, as well as to forge a network of cooperation and mutual communication between American universities, future American health care professionals and various health care systems in the world.
Speaking about this groundbreaking seminar, Dr. Vassilis Apostolopoulos, CEO of Athens Medical Group, stated: "Athens Medical Group has been implementing for several years now, an integrated medical training programme that includes a series of medical conferences, continuous training courses, a super course with live surgeries, in cooperation with some of the world's most eminent universities. With this pioneering Training Seminar for pre-med students from the USA, our Group has proven that Greece is both capable and willing to export medical expertise and become an important Medical Tourism destination."