This week at the leading medical university of Belarus was marked by honoring students who, in the busy days of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, come to the rescue of future colleagues working in clinics, hospitals, ambulance substations, hygiene and epidemiology centers.
The guys admit: for them, this is not only a unique professional experience that can hardly be obtained in other conditions, but also (most importantly) the opportunity to support in difficult times those who are fighting an unequal battle with a disease.
… Taking into account the epidemiological situation, the administration of the educational institution decided to hold several award ceremonies. The participants of the first were students of the largest faculty - General Medical. In total, more than 670 future physicians received certificates of honor, diplomas of the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee, as well as gratitude of the rector, letters of gratitude to parents and gifts prepared at the initiative of the leadership of Alma Mater. For conscientious work, significant personal contribution to the provision of medical care to patients with COVID-19, they were awarded by the head of the main department of organizational and personnel work of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus Olga Kolyupanova, head of the department of organizational, personnel and legal work of the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee Sergey Pobedinsky, Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University, Doctor of Medicine, Professor Sergey Rubnikovich.
- I am glad to be present at this event, - Olga Kolyupanova emphasized. “The pandemic challenged us, and we accepted it. The health sector asked for help during a difficult period of the pandemic, and you guys have become shoulder to shoulder with doctors to save people. Now more than 2,500 students of 4–6 courses of higher education institutions work in practical health care. For the first time this year, students of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine the Belarusian State Medical University are involved. Medical colleges also did not stand aside.
Thank you so much for your support. I am sure that you made your choice at the call of your heart. And it will be appreciated. Everyone who took part in the fight against coronavirus provided themselves with advantages at sessions, postgraduate work assignment, etc. I wish you good health and success in your endeavors!
... During the second solemn ceremony, held on the 23rd December day, words of gratitude were spoken to the young men and women who learn the wisdom of the profession at the Faculty of Preventive Medicine.
“We have gathered today for a pleasant occasion,” noted Sergey Rubnikovich, opening the celebration. “All these months, the administration has received numerous letters from the heads of various healthcare institutions, including the centers of hygiene and epidemiology, which contain words of gratitude to our students for their excellent work. We have no doubts that in the not too distant future they will turn out to be high-class professionals that Alma Mater will be proud of. Good luck with everything! And may the wishes that you make on this New Year's Eve come true!
“You came to our aid when we especially needed it,” said Natalya Autukhova, deputy state sanitary doctor of the city of Minsk, welcoming tomorrow's specialists in the field of preventive medicine. - On behalf of the staff of all hygiene and epidemiology centers, I want to sincerely thank you for your assistance, which cannot but be appreciated. For it is quite significant, as is your motivation in professional activity.
... And two more celebrations took place on the same day - at the Pediatric Faculty and the Medical Faculty for International Students.
- I would like to express my gratitude for your contribution to the provision of medical care to patients in the current difficult epidemiological situation. It was noticed both by the leadership of the educational institution and by the leadership of the practical health care of our country, - stated the first vice-rector of the BSMU, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Irina Moroz at the celebration with the participation of students of the pediatric faculty. - You are our future, our hope and support. Without a doubt, the younger generation will receive good doctors who will take care of their health. Keep it up! Good mood to you, and also - fulfillment of desires, a successful winter session.
According to the chief physician of the Minsk City Children's Clinical Hospital, thanks to the students of the leading medical university, doctors are coping with the pandemic. Without this help, it was much more difficult. “We have serious work ahead of us, and we are counting on you. Thank you for being around! " - emphasized Maxim Ocheretny.
Many kind words were also spoken to foreign medical students who found it impossible to stay on the sidelines and decided to apply their own knowledge acquired at the leading medical university of Belarus right now, without delaying until better times. These responsive guys on behalf of the administration of the BSMU were also marked with gratitude and gifts.
P.S. “Faced with difficulties, you cannot give up, run. You must evaluate the situation, look for solutions and believe that everything is being done for the best. Patience is the key to victory ", - once the notorious Nick Vuychich said.
Can not argue!.
Author: Oksana Kurbeko, spokesperson;
Photos are taken by the author and Alexandr Novikov;
Translation: Anastasiya Karnacheva.