Internal Medicine Trainee Physician born in Slovakia, trained in Czechia, practising in the United Kingdom.

Interested in cardio-respiratory and intensive care medicine. Passionate about medical education and bedside medicine using point-of-care ultrasound.

In free time working on projects Sceptical Medic and MUDr Talks.

Experience

Internal Medicine Trainee
Previously Junior Clinical Fellow (Foundation Year 2 equivalent)
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Health Education England, NHS North West
Prescot, Merseyside, UK
August 2018 – Present

Internal Medicine Resident
University Hospital Brno, Czechia
St Anne’s University Hospital in Brno, Czechia
August 2017 – May 2018

Qualifications

Doctor of Medicine
Faculty of MedicineMasaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2011 – June 2017

  • Visiting Medical Student Clerkship, Gastroenterology
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    May 2017

ECFMG Certificate
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
January 2018

  • USMLE Step 1, Score 244 (75th percentile)
  • USMLE Step 2 CK, Score 257 (81st percentile)
  • USMLE Step 2 CS, Pass
  • USMLE Step 3, Score 239 (79th percentile)

MRCP(UK) Candidate
Membership of Royal College of Physicians
January 2019 – Present

  • MRCP(UK) Part 1, Pass 610.00
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written, Pass 520.00
  • MRCP(UK) PACES, expected 2021

Leadership

Member of Commission for Simulation in Medical Education
Department of Simulation Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2017 – Present

Associate Royal College of Physicians Tutor
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
October 2021 – Present

Lead of MUDr Talks
November 2020 – Present

Founder & Lead of Sceptical Medic
November 2019 – Present

NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership Foundations
Edward Jenner Programme, NHS Leadership Academy
June 2019

Teaching

Methodologist
Department of Simulation Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2017 – Present

Associate Clinical Teacher
School of Medicine, University of Liverpool
September 2021 – Present

RCP Educator Accreditation
Royal College of Physicians
December 2020

Peer Teacher
Feedback Orientated Observed Teaching (The FOOT Scheme)
October 2018 – May 2019

Co-Founder of Propedeutika v praxi [Clinical Skills in Practice]
January 2017 – March 2018

Clinical Skills

Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) Lung
Intensive Care Society
January 2020

Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care & Treatment
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
December 2019

Advanced Life Support
Resuscitation Council (UK)
October 2018 – October 2022

Publications & Presentations

Vataha, T. (2021). Being a Sceptical Medic: Improving Critical Appraisal Skills Through an Online Based Journal Club. [Poster]. EBMA 2020: The Virtual Conference, 9 March, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Vataha, T. (2021). The Cardiovascular Examination. [Presentation]. UIMS Essential Examinations Series, 17 June, Czech Republic.

Vataha, T. (2021). Being a Sceptical Medic: Improving Critical Appraisal Skills Through an Online Based Journal Club. [Poster]. EBMA 2020: The Virtual Conference, 9 March, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Vataha, T. (2018). [SBL and PBL protocols]. [Oral presentation]. SIMU Expert Team Meeting, 13 September, University Campus Bohunice.

Libra et al. (2019). Propedeutika v praxi. [Poster]. MEFANET 2019 conference, 27-28 November, Mendel Museum of Masaryk University.

Research

Honorary Clinical Fellow
COVID-19 Vaccine Study COV002
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
May 2020 – October 2020

Quality Improvement

Junior Doctors Evidence Based Medicine Skills Evaluation Survey
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
April 2020 – August 2020

Neck of Femur Fractures Length of Stay 2017/2018 Re-audit
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
September 2018 – January 2019

Patient Safety Specialization
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
June 2019

Memberships

Full registration with license to practice
General Medical Council, United Kingdom
July 2018 – Present

Associate Member, Royal College of Physicians
Associate Member, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Member, British Thoracic Society

Volunteering

Charity Volunteer (Medical Team)
Caritas Czech Republic
& Masaryk University
Refugee Camp Helliniko, Athens, Greece
July 2016