The Belarusian State Medical University has close relations with many universities of the Russian Federation. There are more than 30 Agreements on academic and scientific cooperation with Russian partners.
Since 2014 the Belarusian State Medical University has successfully implemented student mobility programs with I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Moscow, Russian Federation) and Kirov State Medical University (Kirov, Russian Federation). Annually students from Belarus and Russia studying in the specialties "General Medicine", "Pediatrics" and "General Medicine and Preventive Care" undergo clinical practice aimed not only at enhancement of the practical skills, but also at finding new friends and development of intercultural communication skills.
This year students of the Kirov State Medical University, studying in the specialty “Pediatrics”, for the first arrived at the Belarusian State Medical University to undergo clinical practice in pediatric surgery which indicates the interest of our university and our partners in deepening bilateral cooperation in the framework of student mobility programs.
From 8 to 21 July, 2018 5 students of the Sechenov University and 4 students of the Kirov State Medical University underwent clinical practice in therapy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics and pediatric surgery.
The tutors of BSMU Department of Cardiology and Internal Diseases, 1st Department of Surgical Diseases, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases gave students a rundown on how the health care institutions of the Republic of Belarus work.
The Department of Pediatric Surgery prepared special program for pediatricians of the Kirov State Medical University. Students underwent practical training at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology and at the 2nd City Children's Clinical Hospital (urology department).
On July 18, 2019 the students met with Vice-Rector for International Relations V.V.Roudenok, Head of the Department of International Relations V.V.Boika and specialist of the Department of International Relations A.A.Karnacheva.
At the meeting students shared their impressions not only on the clinical practice in Belarus, but also on the city of Minsk, the culture and traditions of Belarus, Belarusian food, etc. Students from Moscow and Kirov also thanked the leadership of the Belarusian State Medical University for organization of such an interesting program of clinical practice, as well as for the care shown by both the faculty-teachers and the BSMU students who have already became their friends.
Vice-Rector for International Relations V.V.Roudenok, greeting students from Moscow and Kirov, noted that cooperation with the Sechenov University and the Kirov State Medical University is developing very fast. Professor Roudenok thanked the students for their aspiration and hard work during two-week practice and stressed that the best of the best came to BSMU for clinical practice.
Head of the Department of International Relations V.V.Boika on behalf of the Belarusian State Medical University expressed gratitude to the administration of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and Kirov State Medical University for the active development and support of cooperation in the field of student exchange.
At the end of the meeting Head of the Department of International Relations V.V.Boika presented students the Certificates of completing clinical practice.
Author: Varvara Boika, Head of the Department of International Relations
Photo: Alla Leshok
Translation: Varvara Boika