Pediatric hematology is a specialty dealing with oncology, pediatric blood disease and cancer. The fact that it has not been liked in recent years for various reasons raises concerns for both specialists in the field and children in need of treatment. It has been said that one of the most important causes of this problem is compulsory service after small branches A minor is a specialization that is obtained by taking 3 years of training after Major. Those who do not do the compulsory job of Major will not be able to take this test. Health Sciences University Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic Professor. Dr. Ali Ayçiçek also confirmed this concern. Professor Dr. Sunflower noted that she is not against compulsory service, but if the danger is not seen and caution is not exercised, there will be complaints in the near future; “I am a doctor who has done compulsory service three times. The first of these was after graduating from medical school. The second happened after the children’s accommodation. I did the third one after the pediatric hematology sub-branch. On the other hand, compulsory service after minor branch; I am aware of the harm it can do in departments such as pediatric hematology, neonatal and cardiology. I believe that not selecting these categories will result in problems that need to be addressed, “he continued;
Only 4 out of 300 people
“Let me explain with an example to better understand. Only 4 pediatric hematology-oncology departments were selected out of 300 specialist doctors who were eligible for selection in the last minor specialization test (December 2020). With the resignation of one of the favorites, this number has come down to 3. If no one resigns in the last year of these 3 years of education, only three specialists will graduate. There are 40 pediatric hematology-oncology training clinics in Turkey. The combination of pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology makes both education and medicine extremely difficult. On top of this disadvantage, our young colleagues did not like this field due to the compulsory service obligation after the minor branch. If this continues, it will be very difficult to find a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist 10 years from now. I think the Ministry of Health should take urgent action on this issue. “
What is the remedy?
So what is the solution? Professor Dr. As a solution to this problem, Ali has recommended abolishing the compulsory service obligation after the sub-branch of those who perform their compulsory services as specialists in branches which are not preferred as sub-branch. Noting that there are only 5 public pediatric hematology oncology centers on the European side of Istanbul and almost all of them can work with a very limited number of beds, said Prof. Dr. Dr. Sunflower pointed to the inadequacy of the number of experts; “Considering those who have left due to excessive workload, it is not difficult to predict that they will not like to work in this field in the near future.” Work stress can be reduced by re-separating pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology, which is one of the major barriers to dislike.
Building does not solve the problem
Dr. According to Ayçiçek, building is not everything. “Can there be pediatric hematology-oncology in this hospital without me and my team? Of course not. The same goes for all our hospitals. “It is not enough to build a building and set up a system. It’s like buying a nice car and not having anyone to drive it. An expensive car is not only bought for “standing as a decoration” in front of the door. Even if it is purchased, it will not be used for its intended purpose “and draws attention to timely action.