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Experiences from Croatia

It was a delight to hear and read about experiences of exchange trainees in Croatia! Hopefully their smiling faces and most encouraging feedback will convince the indecisive ones among you to choose Croatia for their exchange destination! We are waiting for you!

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Dr. Bridget Hunter from the UK, our first exchange trainee, with the head of Psychiatric clinic “Vrapče”, prof. Vlado Jukić.

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“Wherever I went, I was made very welcome in Croatia. My time was well filled and it was a fantastic experience, which I would heartily recommend.”

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 Dr. Draženka Ostojić, the head of the Emergency psychiatry and intensive care unit in Psychiatric clinic “Vrapče”, with our exchange trainee from Romania, dr. Andreea Cristina Cazacu.

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Marina Fistonić, Andreea Cristina Cazacu and dr. Ilaria Čulo.

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Dr. Afolabi Ayodele Olowofela, our exchange trainee from Ireland.

“…the great hospitality I received from colleagues; all members of staff from the day one I arrived at Zagreb Airport to my emotional departure were remarkable.”

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“I truly advise everyone not to overlook this country’s programmes. Analyze them well and if one suits you try it because you will not regret. After the Croatian experience you will feel like being part of a family.”

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Andreea Cristina Cazacu, dr. Iva Rakoš, Marina Fistonić and Afolabi Olowofela.

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Dr. Olena Zhabenko, our exchange trainee from Ukraine.

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Marina Fistonić, Olena Zhabenko and dr. Nikolina Jovanović.

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“The organizational support that was provided by everyone who contributed to this program was incredible. I am pleased to have such a positive and extraordinary experience with the EFPT exchange programme in Croatia.”

Cristina Petrescu-Ghenea

Marina Fistonić and dr. Cristina Petrescu-Ghenea, our exchange trainee from Romania, visiting Zagreb.

“I recommend the EFPT Exchange Program to all my fellow residents as one of the most useful experiences any young psychiatrist can have. In this Era of Globalization you never know to which part of the world your professional steps might take you.”

Milana Poznić-Ješić

Dr. Milana Poznić-Ješić, our exchange trainee from Serbia.

“My expectations of the programme within the EFPT exchange were fulfilled and satisfied in their entirety, therefore I would heartily recommend Croatia and Zagreb as an option to simultaneously enjoy the profession and the life outside work.”

Anna-Marie Mortlock

Dr. Anna-Marie Mortlock, our exchange trainee from the UK, and dr. Draženka Ostojić.

“From both a professional but also personal stance I have returned home refreshed and re-inspired. The hospitality of the people I met was humbling and the work done with the patients is truly special.”

Amina Nazaralieva

Dr. Amina Nazaralieva, our exchange trainee from Russia, with Marina Fistonić.

“The work was done in such warm, kind, friendly and modest manner – the best example of collaboration I have ever seen.”