Within the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Belarus on March 22, 2019 the delegation of the Tashkent Medical Academy (the Republic of Uzbekistan) visited the Belarusian State Medical University. The delegation was represented by rector, professor L.N.Tuychiev, Head of the International Relations Department J.D.Israilov and Dean of the Faculty of Advanced Training R.А.Zakirhodjaeva.
The main purpose of the delegation’s visit to the Belarusian State Medical University was to familiarize with the educational system of the Republic of Belarus, organization of the educational process, as well as to discuss the issues of deepening bilateral cooperation in the sphere of academic mobility.
The delegation was hosted by the Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorsky. The meeting was also attended by First Vice-Rector Irina N. Moroz and Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V. Roudenok.
During the official meeting, Rector of the University made a presentation with information about the Belarusian State Medical University and spoke about the history, structure, educational and scientific activities of the university, as well as about the features of the educational process. It was noted that the medical university has a highly qualified teaching staff, modern clinical facilities and comfortable living conditions for students. The university attaches the greatest importance to the improvement of the quality of medical specialists training, provided by the introduction of innovative forms and technologies of education.
Representatives of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan highly evaluated the level of organization of the educational process, professionalism of the academic staff and faculty of the Belarusian State Medical University, as well as the ability to combine classical and modern approaches in training of highly qualified specialists.
The parties discussed the similarities and differences of higher medical education in the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Belarus. The parties discussed the possibility of transferring students from the Tashkent Medical Academy to the Belarusian State Medical University to continue their education from 4-6 year course at the Medical Faculty for Foreign Students, as well as training in clinical residency and at the Faculty of Advanced Training and Retraining for Uzbek doctors.
The rector of the Tashkent Medical Academy professor Laziz N. Tuychiev introduced the members of the delegation and told a few words about his country and educational system of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In addition, professor Laziz N. Tuychiev expressed interest in joint training of highly qualified medical personnel, and also noted that advanced training and retraining of specialists in the field of medicine is very important for healthcare system of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The parties also discussed the system of postgraduate education as well as advanced training and retraining of personnel in the Republic of Belarus.
First Vice-Rector Irina N. Moroz spoke about the peculiarities of the educational process at BSMU Faculty of Advanced Training and Retraining, its structure and areas of training.
The Belarusian side expressed interest in establishing cooperation in the academic and scientific fields with the Republic of Uzbekistan, in particular, training citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan at Belarusian State Medical University, organizing joint scientific and practical conferences, seminars and symposia, Internet conferences on topical issues of medicine, joint publication of scientific articles on topical issues of medicine and current trends in education and health care.
Representatives of delegation of the Tashkent Medical Academy appreciated all Belarusian proposals. Rector of the Tashkent Medical Academy, professor L.N.Tuychiev expressed gratitude to the university administration for hospitality and the organization of a warm welcome.
Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University Anatol V. Sikorsky also thanked the guests for the visit and expressed hope for the establishment of long-term fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan.
After discussing the mutual areas of interest, the parties agreed on further development of cooperation in scientific and academic areas as well as promotion of student exchange programs. The Belarusian State Medical University and the Tashkent Medical Academy signed the Agreement on Student and Academic Mobility.
After the official meeting with Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University Anatol V. Sikorsky, Rector of the Tashkent Medical Academy, professor L.N.Tuychiev met with the students from the Republic of Uzbekistan who currently study at BSMU.
The delegation of the Tashkent Medical Academy was given a tour of the Belarusian State Medical University, including a visit to the museum of the Department of Normal Anatomy and the Center of practical training. The guests from the Republic of Uzbekistan also visited the Department of Cardiology and Internal Diseases, where they met with the Head of the Department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor N.P. Mitkovskaya. Rector of the Tashkent Medical Academy, professor L.N.Tuychiev and members of the delegation got acquainted with the organization of the educational process, scientific work and medical activities of the department.
Author: Daria Sobalevskaya, methodist of the Department of International Relations;
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky;
Translation: Varvara Boika.