by Naresh Sinnathamby, MBBS  P-Year student

4 March 2024

On Sunday, 3 March 2024, the Mobile Clinic travelled to Xylotymbou village in the District of Larnaca, to offer Electrocardiograms (ECGs) to the local population.

Sixteen medical students  seized the opportunity to refine their clinical and communications skills, while evaluating the cardiovascular health of 44 local residents of Xylotymbou. What set this clinic apart was the unique chance for students to practise the taking and interpreting of ECGs, under the guidance and supervision of Clinical Professor of Cardiology, Panayiotis Avraamides, and Clinical Assistant Professor, Sotiris Dimosthenous.

This expedition served as a useful learning experience for the medical student volunteers, and proved to be valuable, as the identification of intriguing cases, including bundle branch blocks and arrhythmias, underscored the vital role of the outreach clinic.

Upon completion, the participants had the opportunity to reflect on the activity and discuss about the experience, as well as specific patients’ cases, through the debrief with Prof Avraamides.

“The Mobile Clinic expedition was a wonderful opportunity to engage in activities that not only allowed me to offer to the community, but also provided me with a platform where I could refine my clinical skills and competencies, and network with diverse individuals.”

Al Anood Yousuf Said Al-Rashdi, Oman
MD, Class of 2026

“It was an invaluable experience that enabled me to apply skills on real patients. I strongly advocate for all medical students to engage in this opportunity, as it offers a valuable clinical exposure and a chance to experience the diverse culture that other parts of Cyprus have to offer.”

Ethan Aaron Sage, New Zealand
GEMD, Class of 2027