Medical doctors training
The Foundation has a special fund provided for scholarships of foreign doctors, who wish to develop more
their qualifications in interventional catheterization of congenital heart defects. The donor is a company AGA
Medical Corporation from Minneapolis (USA). This is .The scholarship of Kurt Amplatz. - an unrestricted
educational grant for educational support purposes. This will take place in Congenital Heart Diseases and
Pediatric Cardiology Dept Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze, Poland (Chief of the dept dr Jacek
Bialkowski). The proposal should be directed to the President of the Foundation dr Jacek Bialkowski (the best way
by e-mail) address email@example.com or by mail Dr Jacek Bialkowski Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric
Cardiology Dept Silesian Center for Heart Diseases ul. Szpitalna 2; 41800 Zabrze, Poland tel/fax 004832-2713401.
Decisions related to reception of the mentioned scholarship will be made by the Board of the Foundation. This
scholarship is meant to make provision for the cost of stay, accommodation and according to financial
possibilities for the trip to Poland. The period of the training will be decided individually depending on
propositions of the candidate and possibilities of the Department. Scope of the interventional procedures realized
in the Dept with related scientific achievements (publications in international medical magazines) has been
demonstrated in - Interventional catheterization in heart defects.
The scholarship of Kurt Amplatz was finished in 2009 y. Foreign and Polish medical doctors attended the training program.
Currently (2010 y) successive training programs are implemented:
During the fellowship doctors will be trained in pediatric cardiology with emphasis on interventional cardiology and nonsurgery treatment of congenital cardiac defects.
In 2010 in our department training courses for foreign doctors were conducted. These specialized courses were financed under the funds:
- "Grant Knights" - Dr. Bogdan Czerpak from Kiev,
- "Grant Vatican" - Dr. Carlos Molina, Guatemala
Resources for training doctors outside Poland are derived entirely from foreign sponsors.