On Wednesday, November 15,2017, an event called “Discussion Club: Challenging Medical Problems in Youth” took place at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 (headed by Professor Igor Zinovievich Gladchuk).
Multilingualism is one of the most important tools in the practice of a doctor and a scientist. The ability to participate in the discussion, to formulate and defend your point of view, using modern international medical terminology, promotes communication skills.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 proposed a discussion in English on obstetric and gynecological topics for Ukrainian and foreign students. The University administration, the International Dean’s Office and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 created all the conditions for comfortable communication and exchange of ideas. Each student had an opportunity to ask questions anonymously. During the discussion, every student was able to express their point of view in front of the audience equally with the teachers. The questions which sparked the liveliest interest were: “How to work with victims of violence?”, “How to protect yourself during a casual sexual intercourse?”, “What is the best age for pregnancy?” and “What makes a doctor happy?”.
The moderators were the vice dean of the international faculty, associate professor Vitaliy Naumovichr Kukushk, the head of department of obstetrics and gynecology №1 Professor Alla Georgievna Volyanska, professor Irina Vasilievna Rudenko, associate professor Marina Mikhailovna Kashtljan, assistant professor Natalia Mikhailovna Kashtljan, clinical residents Galina Kushnir and Vladimir Khomutovsky, member of the Society of Young Scientists – Andrey Dobrovolsky.
Possibility of free communication on problematic issues between faculties and students received very positive feedback from students and the wish to organize such meetings at least once a month.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 sincerely invites everyone interested to join the next meeting of the discussion club.