Main News International

1 November 2019 г.

Visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel to BSMU.

Visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Health

Within the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Belarus of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel on October 23-25, 2019, on October 24 Belarusian State Medical University was visited by the Head of Licensing Department of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel, professor Shaul Yatziv and acting Deputy Head of the Ministry’s Medical Authority Idit Segal.

The main purpose of the delegation’s visit to the Belarusian State Medical University was to familiarize with the organization of the educational process, structure of the educational institution “Belarusian State Medical University”, with the system of higher medical education of the Republic of Belarus, discuss issues of the development of Belarusian-Israeli cooperation in the field of higher medical education and healthcare, as well as prospects for establishing inter-university interaction and attract citizens of the State of Israel to study at the Belarusian State Medical University within the framework of the pilot project “Testing of practical training model at the I stage of higher education” in specialty “General Medicine”.

The delegation was hosted by the Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorsky. The meeting was also attended by Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V. Roudenok, Chairman of the Board of Founders of BelInter Media Service LLC Naum Ya.Furash, thoracic surgeon of the medical center “Soroka” of the State of Israel Dr. Ruderman and Head of the joint project of BelInter Media Service LLC and the Belarusian State Medical University Yulia Danovich.

During the official meeting, Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorsky presented to the members of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel a presentation with information about the Belarusian State Medical University and spoke about the history, structure, educational process, organization of educational and scientific activities for foreign citizens, in particular, for citizens of the State of Israel. It was noted that the medical university has highly qualified teaching staff, modern clinical bases and comfortable living conditions for students. The University attaches the greatest importance to the improvement of the quality of training of medical specialists, provided by the introduction of innovative forms and technologies of education by equipping with technical means used in the learning process, improving curricula and programs, and improving the qualifications of teaching staff.

The sides discussed the features of health care system organization in the Republic of Belarus and the State of Israel, as well as prospects for further cooperation.

The increase in the number of Israeli students is stipulated by the launch of the four-year English-program in General Medicine for the citizens of the State of Israel. The program provides Israeli citizens with higher education in related medical specialties the right to continue their education from the 3rd year. This program is based on educational experience in training medical specialists in universities of Israel, the United States of America and Canada.

Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorsky noted that our university is always open to Israeli applicants, who have been demonstrating a high level of academic achievement, discipline and self-organization for many years.

Professor Shaul Yatziv thanked the Rector for his warm words and noted that the quality of training of medical specialists at the Belarusian State Medical University is at a very high level.

Head of the joint project of BelInter Media Service LLC and the Belarusian State Medical University Yulia Danovich mentioned that the four-year English-program in General Medicine is in great demand among English-speaking Israeli enrollees with higher education in related medical specialties.

At the end of the meeting, the parties indicated the desirability of maintaining and developing educational, scientific, practical and organizational contacts on an ongoing basis at the level of the Ministries of Health and at the level of medical universities and faculties, clinical centers and scientific institutions of the two countries.

After the official meeting, Head of Licensing Department of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel, professor Shaul Yatziv and acting Deputy Head of the Ministry’s Medical Authority Idit Segal visited State Institution “Minsk Scientific and Practical Center for Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology”, the Department of Cardiology and Internal Diseases on the basis of the City Hospital ambulance and the 1st Department of Childhood Diseases on the basis of the 2nd children's municipal clinical hospital.

Also, members of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel was given an excursion around the university, including the Museum of the Department of Normal Anatomy and Centre for Practical Training.

In addition, Professor Shaul Yatziv and Idit Segal met with students studying in a program for Israeli citizens. The students from the State of Israel noted a high level of organization of the educational process, as well as all conditions for a comfortable stay of foreign citizens at the Belarusian State Medical University.

Israeli students was given the opportunity to ask questions and a lively discussion began in the audience. Professor Shaul Yatziv and Idit Segal answered all students' questions of interest.

Author: Darya Sabaleuskaya, methodist of the Department of International Relations;

Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky;

Translation: D.Sabaleuskaya.


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