Recently, Roman Nikolaevich Chirkov, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Associate Professor Head of the Department of Oncology, Surgery and Palliative Medicine of Tver State Medical University, will answer the most frequently asked questions that interest not only students, but also applicants, as well as their parents.
– Roman Nikolaevich, please tell us, how one would define the situation in Tver generally and at Tver State Medical University precisely, due to the current world events.
– First off, I would caution foreign applicants who are considering our University for admission to stay calm and not to believe everything they hear in the various worldwide media. Not all of them are accurate. Once you are here, you can see for yourself that Tver is very calm city where it is safe to live and study.
– How are things going with studying in English at your university?
– We are proud to report that today our university successfully provides students from the 1st to the 6th year with high-quality education in English. This fact is confirmed by the recognition in the system of medical councils of different countries, such as Sri Lanka and India. However, we do not stop there, we constantly improve the quality of teaching, strive to get international recognition scales and have high ratings in the system of international medical education.
– You mentioned the constant desire to improve the quality of education, in this regard, what can be said about modern technologies at your university?
– Our Medical University provides a high level of education in both Russian and English, using the latest technologies for this, confidently improving the quality of teaching every year.
– You have a large number of foreign students studying here, how well are they provided with places to stay?
– You are right, we have many foreign students, and this year an unprecedented high competition is expected for admission. But there is enough space for everyone in our comfortable and equipped dormitories. Recently, a high-quality renovation was done there, the rooms are being actively prepared for the arrival and settlement of new students.
– We are talking about English-speaking students, but are there any foreigners who study in Russian?
– Yes, I would like to note that this year was extremely successful in terms of recruiting students from countries of former USSR. About 200 people enrolled in specialty, residency and postgraduate programs. I also repeat that an unprecedented high competition is expected among foreigners from far abroad who will study in English.
– You have students from different countries, how do students get along with each other outside study time? Does your university have extracurricular classes for students?
– Of course, there are many different directions for extracurricular activities at our university. Students will have intense life. Everyone can find an interesting and useful activity for themselves. We have Club of International Friendship, in which students organize and conduct various cultural events, participate in concerts, visit interesting places with excursions, and learn a lot about the culture and customs of different peoples. There are also scientific communities, volunteer movements, and sports sections. It is very pleasant to see how our students from different countries act as a single well-coordinated team. We are all one friendly international family here, where a peaceful and friendly atmosphere reigns. You are always welcomed to our Tver State Medical University.