Ternopil State Medical University develops joint projects with Polish colleagues in the area of functional rehabilitation

Representatives of the Polish functional rehabilitation center VOTUM (Kraków), its president Paweł Adamkiewicz, lawyer Joan Wan and Przemysław Szczygłowski met on September 2oth with the rector of Ternopil State Medical University, Professor Mykhaylo Korda to develop cooperation initiatives .

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The guests shared that a Polish-Ukrainian rehabilitation center has already opened in Ivano-Frankivsk. There  patients with severe neurological diseases and injuries can undergo rehabilitation on outpatient basis. This institution also helps ATO soldiers improve their health. It employs highly qualified specialists such as orthopedists, physical therapists, pediatricians, speech therapists and others. In addition, the center is engaged in educational projects aimed to improve skills of medical practitioners. They also offer educational programs to medical students and students enrolled on non-medical specialty “Physical rehabilitation”. Center experts from USA, Japan, Germany and the UK teach modern restorative techniques and their application for the rehabilitation of patients with severe injuries.

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As noted by the representatives of the Center of functional rehabilitation VOTUM, the opening of institutions such as the one in Ivano-Frankivsk very is important for Ukraine, especially in view of recent events. However, expansion of such institutions raises the question of qualified specialists , and in this regard representatives of VOTUM are counting on close cooperation with Ternopil State Medical University. Our students will undergo practical training in Krakow and then use their knowledge and experience in Ukraine. A series of one-day or two-day workshops will be organized to improve their skills.

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The meeting will result in an agreement on cooperation between the Polish functional rehabilitation center VOTUM and TSMU.