The harmony of international cooperation and education
Today the program of the academic mobility is one of the priority directions of the international activity in our university. Therefore when the university was suggested to participate in this program at the Medical University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), we are the 4th year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, agreed with pleasure. The preparation and execution of documents took 2 weeks; it didn't make any special difficulties. We were invited to study in English.
As it turned out, the opinion which has transferred to our generation that «Bulgaria is not the abroad» was absolutely wrong.
Bulgaria is modern, independent, rapidly developing state. The rich historical and cultural heritage can’t leave indifferent any person.
We were trained in Plovdiv. It is one of the oldest cities of Europe, which is the second largest and economically developed city of Bulgaria.
The Medical University of Plovdiv was established in 1945. And today it is a modern university, corresponding to the European standards.
The building of the Faculty of Dentistry was built in 2009, accommodates 8 chairs dental disciplines, technical laboratories, modern dental offices, has 193 modern dental units, 34 phantom installations, 3D scanners, orthopantomograph, digital X-ray equipment, high-energy laser, operatories with dental microscopes, intraoral cameras, etc. Training is conducted for 6 years, an average of 120 students study on the course.
We were studying for pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and prosthetic dentistry for two months. We felt difference in the studying program from the first days: propaedeutic dental disciplines are studied from the first courses and clinical disciplines – from the 6th semester at Plovdiv University. One of advantages is the free access of students to all dental equipment and materials, including extracurricular time. On each department, students undertake to carry out practical guidelines and pass three-step examination at the end of the semester. During a semester students can use literature in different languages.
For two months at Plovdiv Medical University we got an enormous experience in communication with foreign colleagues, demonstrated practical skills, established contacts with young scientists and teachers of this university.
We enclose gratitude to the rector of KSMU R. S. Dosmagambetova for the opportunity to be trained within the academic mobility at Plovdiv Medical University.
Students of the 4th year of education, Faculty of Dentistry