Lithuanian residents practicing in Humanitas with ERASMUS+

img_3497Migle Gedgaudaite and Akvile Statnickaite are two post-graduate students of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a 4thyear resident and a 3rdyear respectively.

They’ve just finished their two-month ERASMUS+ practice in Humanitas Research Hospital, at the Reproductive Gynecology Department.

Here is what they told us about their experience.

“In our country the national system for infertile couples is just being established, so assisted reproductive technologies are available only in private practice for now.

Seeing them applied here was a unique chance for us.

In the month of August we were involved in the activities in the Ambulatory Unit of the Fertility Center, where we had the possibility to see how to consult a couple who is facing infertility problems: how to start the conversation, how to organize the diagnostic plan, interpret the diagnostic tests results and manage the treatment plan.

We were working with very friendly and kind staff who was ready to answer all of our questions. We were impressed by the level of digitalization of the patient’s data, because in our home hospital we are still having a lot of paper work in everyday practice. It was also a new practice for us consulting not only the woman, but her husband as well; infertility indeed is a problem of the couple.

In the month of September we had the opportunity to watch the work in the Operative Theatre. We saw the “pick-up” and “embryo-transfer” procedures. Also, we could appreciate all the activities that are carried on by the biologists in the Reproductive Unit Laboratory.”


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.