In the framework of international cooperation in the field of student exchange and the Agreement on scientific and academic cooperation between the Belarusian State Medical University and the North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov five 5th year students of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine of the North-West State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov underwent practical training at the Belarusian State Medical University from August 5 to 18. As part of the same student exchange, in July five 5th year students of BSMU Faculty of Preventive Medicine returned with unforgettable impressions after undergoing practical training “Medical Hygiene and Epidemiology” from St. Petersburg.
The general management of the practice in Minsk was carried out jointly by the Department of International Relations, BSMU Faculty of Preventive Medicine and the state institution “Minsk City Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology”. The heads of the microbiological and sanitary-hygienic laboratories, the epidemiological department and of the Minsk City Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology provided the opportunity for our guests to get acquainted with the legislation in the Republic of Belarus on sanitary and epidemiological control of territories and objects, with the basics of organizing and carrying out of state supervision. The guests visited the simulation center of the Belarusian State Medical University, got acquainted with compliance with the sanitary-epidemiological regime at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after N.N. Alexandrov. A whole week of practice was devoted to various areas of hygiene: as part of occupational hygiene, students visited Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ), Confectionery factory “Slodych” and water park “Freestyle” as part of communal hygiene. The practical skills acquired by students reasonably and competently can be applied in the future at workplaces.
In addition to official meetings, the leadership of the Belarusian State Medical University with accompanying students from the faculty organized an excursion program. In their free time, students got acquainted with the historical sights of the city of Minsk, visited the Upper Town, the building of the city hall, which left indelible memories for our guests.
After completing the practice during the discussion, our St. Petersburg friends received certificates from the of Andrei V. Hindziuk Dean of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine. They also expressed their gratitude to the university management, the department of international relations, the faculty of preventive medicine and its students and the leadership of the Moscow State Center for Emergency Situations for the opportunity to exchange experiences, gain practical skills, listen to the advice and recommendations of leading specialists in the field of preventive medicine.
Faculty of Preventive Medicine, Department of International Relations, students of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine.