A regular event “Discussion Club: Rape. Sexual abuse” with the participation of foreign and domestic students took place at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No 1 (Head – Professor Igor Zinovievych Gladchuk) on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 has suggested and has been conducting regular discussion meetings in English on obstetric and gynecological subjects for domestic and foreign students. The University authorities, Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Medicine No. 1, the International Dean’s Office and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 created all the conditions for comfortable communication and exchange of views. The head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 Professor Igor Zinovievych Gladchuk greeted the participants of the discussion club and wished them fruitful work. During the discussion, each student had the opportunity to express their point of view to the audience.
The Students discussed the difficult issues with teachers of the department of obstetrics and gynecology No1 and forensic medicine.
As moderators, there were the vice-dean of medical faculty No1 associate professor Dmitry Oleksandrovych Umansky, the deputy head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology No1 Professor Alla Georgiyvna Volyanska, assistant professor Marina Mykhailivna Kashtaljan, assistant Olena Oleksandrivna Sadovnycha, assistant Natalia Mykhailivna Kashtaljan, a member of the Society of Young Scientists Andriy Dobrovolsky.
Associate professor of the Department of Forensic Medicine Dmitry Umansky quoted classical author Edmund Berg: “The only thing that is needed for the triumph of the evil is for good people to do nothing”. This phrase defined the direction of further communication. What emotional support should we give to victims of violence? What is the role of a family doctor in contact with victims of sexual abuse? What are the gynecological signs of violence and the medical complications of sexual abuse? What to do to prevent violence? They tried together to find answers to such difficult issues during the emotional debate together.
The 6th year students of the International Faculty Salman Gur Amir and Mreisat Loai informed all those present with the WHO materials on provision of comprehensive assistance to victims of violence: children, refugees, in combat, adult men and women.
Mastering foreign languages at the level of free communication takes the leading position in the strategy of Ukrainian medical students and young scientists integration into the international scientific community. The ability to participate in discussions, to formulate and defend their own point of view, using modern international medical terminology improves communication skills of future doctors.
The opportunity for free communication on issues of concern received very positive feedback from the students’ community and opened new horizons for future meetings.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No 1 invites everyone interested to join the next meetings of the discussion club!