The Deanery of the International Education today unites over 1,700 foreign students. The schooling of the students in YSMU's General Medicine, Dental and Pharmacy Faculties is conducted in three languages: Armenian, Russian and English. The first international students were Armenian Diaspora from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, Greece and Bulgaria. YSMU has been training and preparing doctors for other countries for more than 60 years. Nowadays, students from 32 countries all over the world are trained for doctors. The process of internationalization remains a major goal for the medical university, and that is why new prerequisites are created year by year.
We talked with Gayane Avetisyan, Dean of the International education, about the issues related to international students; the role of education and the Deanery and their work.
On March 19, Yerevan State Economic University summed up the results of the "Best Student" republican award ceremony. Liana Hayrapetyan, a junior research fellow at the Neurology Laboratory, a 6th year student in YSMU became the winner.
We talked to YSMU's best student about her progress, scientific and social activity.
Dinesh Pendharkar… Head of the Department of Cancer Chemotherapy at Asian Cancer Institute Mumbai, President of Indian Society of Oncology, Chair of International Affairs Committee of American Society of Clinical Oncology, Visiting Professor of Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi. Dr. Pendharkar is one of the first practitioners of cancer chemotherapy in India. He has many publications including internationally recognized, practice-changing research.
My grandmother gave me the courage and strength to live and be happy. She watched her entire family beheaded by the Turks; she became a fedayee and fought the Turks. Armenian American doctor Caroline Apovian is proud of her Armenian origin.
Frits Rosendaal... A doctor, a researcher, a fan of football and history… And just a happy man… Frits Rosendaal is a Professor at Leiden University and former President of International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Ever since, he has been appointed jointly at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and the Department of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He became Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in 1997, with a chair that was aptly named “Clinical Epidemiology of Thrombosis and Hemostasis”.
There really wasn’t a magical panache to success. I simply worked hard and tried to figure out the next step in life to the best of my abilities…
Ara Nazarian, Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, has worked with and mentor 131 undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from his early career days to date.
Lord Ara Darzi… Or Ara Vardges Terzyan… Born 7 May 1960 in Mosul, Iraq… An Armenian-British surgeon, former health minister of Great Britain, a member of the House of Lords. Ara Darzi is one of the world's leading surgeons and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, specialising in the field of minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, having pioneered many new techniques and technologies.