Expanding cooperation between Ternopil State Medical University and Medical University of Lublin (Poland)

On 3 October the delegation of Ternopil State Medical University took part in the celebration of the start of new academic year at Medical University of Lublin. The delegation consisted of TSMU rector, Professor Mykhaylo Korda and vice-rector for research, academic, and clinical affairs, Professor Stepan Zaporozhan, and attended the festivities at the invitation of prof. dr hab. n. med. Andrzej Drop, rector of the Medical University of Lublin. The event was also attended by the Minister of Health of Poland, the governor and marshal of Lublin province, the mayor of Lublin, clergy, rectors of other institutions of higher education in Lublin. This year 7,200 students started the new academic year at MUL, including 1,600 freshmen.

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Prior to handing matriculation certificates to the representatives of each department, MUL Rector Professor Andrzej Drop gave a report on the events and activities of previous academic year.

Ternopil State Medical University delegation had the opportunity to learn more about the work of Polish colleagues, university logistics, its laboratories, clinical facilities and simulation training center.

“We had a tour of a modern and well-equipped Chemistry Building that was constructed and furnished with participation of the European Union. In fact, each academic department there has its own division of chemistry, and therefore operates a research laboratory. We also learned about work of simulation training center, also created using EU funds. MUL also quite actively develops its emergency air division, which is interesting for us as a potential direction for collaboration”, – said Stepan Zaporozhan.

The Rector of Ternopil State Medical University, Professor Mykhaylo Korda and Vice-Rector for Research, Academic, and Clinical affairs, Professor Stepan Zaporozhan discussed areas of cooperation with the Rector of Medical University of Lublin, Professor Andrzej Drop, its Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs, Professor Dariusz Matosiuk, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Postgraduate Education professor Hanna Trębacz and Coordinator of international cooperation Izabela Witkowska.

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 Vice-Rector for Research, Academic, and Clinical affairs, Professor Stepan Zaporozhan, Rector of the Medical University of Lublin, Professor Andrzej Drop, Rector of Ternopil State Medical University, Professor Mykhaylo Korda and Vice-Rector for International Relations and Postgraduate Education professor Hanna Trębacz.

During the meeting the parties have reached an agreement about practical training of Ternopil State Medical University students at the clinical sites of the Polish university, visitor exchanges of academic staff, collaborative development of simulation training centers, organization of joint events and competitions for student emergency aid teams, work on joint research projects, and participation in the “Erasmus” programme.

“Medical University of Lublin is affiliated with several modern university hospitals with the latest equipment and use of advanced treatment and diagnosisapproaches, so we are especially interested in the possibility of training our staff and students to develop their clinical skills. I would like to mention that this year MUL students participated in our International Summer Camp while TSMU researchers submitted a proposal for funding under the program «Polonez-2″ together with their colleagues from Medical University of Lublin. Another direction for cooperation is participation in cross-border programs”, – said Stepan Zaporozhan.