Wizrom continues the only private program aiming to stop

SHI Fellowship 2nd1

Bucharest, September 12th, 2013 – Wizrom Software’s SHI Fellowship Programme continues with the 2nd edition as Romanian resident medics in the specialities of Anaesthesiology, Medical Rehabilitation and Geriatrics are invited to submit applications for a 3-year fully financed residency programme at the prestigious university centre Sheba Hospital Tel Hashomer in Israel.

Wizrom’s announcement comes in the context of massive exodus of Romanian medics abroad in the last years – 15,000 since 2007, according to public sources – and is meant to provide a long term sustainable alternative to young medical specialists facing not only small revenues, but also obstacles in developing a career and getting promoted based on professional achievements.

“The problem of the medical system in Romania is complex and profound and Wizrom together with the shareholders is determined to have a major impact and generate a real change. Therefore, we are continuing this Fellowship Program, and very soon we shall start exploring all the possible options in order to develop and create a place in the public system where these people can activate at the level they’ve learned in Israel, as part of Wizrom’s contribution to Romanian society”, said Adrian Bodomoiu, general director of Wizrom Software, whose shareholders have been sponsoring the internship programme so far with a total amount of 2 million Euro.

The SHI Fellowship Programme is covering all costs of accommodation and transport, plus the 3,000 USD monthly salary for the 3-year period of medical residency at Sheba Hospital in Israel. The first 6 Romanian resident medics, winners of the 2012 edition, have already started working in Sheba Israel in June 2013.

In the second edition, the jury seeks 6 or more young resident medics undergoing specialization courses in the specialities Anaesthesiology, Medical Rehabilitation and Geriatrics. The period in Israel will be accredited, but at the end of the medical internship in Israel all residents will have to return to Romania and work for 5 years at least in a public hospital.

“Mr. Davidai’s initiative overpasses all our expectations, and we are very happy to continue this initiative as the first group of the 6 Romanian doctors have had the fastest integration compared with any other group of residents. Sheba is one of the largest hospitals in the world, and although along the years I was responsible for several programs that offered development and training opportunities to residents from 50 countries, I never seen such determination to succeed and become the best.”, said Prof. Dr. Yehuda Adler, Director of The SHI Fellowship training in Sheba.

The Jury to select the resident doctors in Romania consists of Prof. Dr. Yehuda Adler, Director of Development of Medical Resources and Talpiot Medical Leadership Program, Chairman Sheba Internship Committee, Chaim Sheba Medical Centre in Israel, the Directors of the respective Departments in Sheba and the Presidents of the respective National Societies, Stefan Bogdan, Assistant Professor at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Eli Davidai, shareholder of Wizrom Software, Loredana Vișa, General Manager V+O Communication.

“The SHI Fellowship program represents a unique initiative in Romania. First, it offers young Romanian doctors the opportunity to undergo most of their residency training in a top modern university center, the Sheba Hospital from Tel Hashomer, a place which holds the same medical standards both clinically and academically as those of North American university hospitals. This high quality training program is doubled by the financial comfort offered by a generous grant. Last, but not least, by bringing the trained doctors back to Romania, this program represents the first private initiative that actively fights the exodus of Romanian doctors”, said Dr. Stefan Bogdan, leader of the first generation of program, Cardiologist that received an EHRA grant last year that got him to work in Arrhythmia Centre of Sheba Medical Centre.

The candidates, exclusively resident doctors in Anaesthesiology, Medical Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, must submit a file documenting their demonstrated academic performance, leadership and career aspirations, and ability to speak and write fluently in English. Also, a recommendation letter from their residential period coordinator is required (Prof. Dr.) as well as an essay on the theme: “Medicine, a lifetime of challenge and a rewarding career”. The File should be submitted on http://www.shebafellowship.com/ro/formular-aplicare, or can be sent via mail or e-mail (details on the website), until September 26th, 2013.

Wizrom Software Romania

Founded in 1992, Wizrom Software is one of the leading companies in Romania providing end to end business software solutions. With a total of 3,705 active clients and over 33,000 licenses installed, Wizrom is able to offer the best software for every type of company: from relatively simple solutions aimed to the SME’s to complex specialized solutions for medium and large organizations acting in various vertical markets such as wholesale and distribution, retail, production, services, banking, insurance and auto.

Wizrom is an integrator of world leading products providing full professional services, including consultancy and expertise in all business categories.

Wizrom software has consolidated in the last years the presence and visibility at regional level, through the activity of subsidiaries in Republic of Moldova and Bulgaria, starting projects with multinational clients in Serbia and Hungary, as well as by creating a local network of certified partners.

Sheba Medical Center’s Departments, Tel Hashomer, Israel

The Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care is composed of two anaesthesia departments, a post-anaesthesia care unit, a general intensive care unit, acute and chronic pain service, paediatric sedation service and a preoperative clinic.

The Rehabilitation Hospital is unique in its ability to offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program for a wide range of disabilities. The Hospital treats around 190,000 outpatients and 6,200 patients per year.

The Geriatric Division is dedicated to caring for the particular needs and demands of the elderly while striving to optimize the individual's functional integration into family life and society. The division cares for approximately 4,350 patients annually, with an average length of stay of 27 days

Communication Partner

V+O Communication was founded in Romania in 2006 and constantly developed, nowadays being one of the most dynamic and strategic communication groups on the local market, part of one of the most important independent regional communication groups in South-East Europe, in terms of competences, as well as the geographical area covered through its five branches.