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The 20th Educational-Methodological Conference on «The Present and the Future of Higher Medical Education»

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On 27-28th October the Yerevan State Medical University hosted the 20th educational-methodological conference on «The Present and the Future of Higher Medical Education».

Professor Mikayel Narimanyan, YMSU Rector, and Samvel Avetisyan, YSMU Vice-Rector for educational affairs, welcomed the participants and wished them effective work.

The aim of the Conference was to reveal the key issues of higher medical education and in harmonization with visions of solution of those issues to draft general strategy of reforms in higher medical education.

During the two days of the Conference various reports were made over new approaches towards evaluation of YSMU students’ knowledge, new lecturing methods and approaches, modern requirements on pediatrics lecturing, experience of didactic materials usage in the educational process of dermatology and venerology department, possible collaboration of educational and research works and other issues.

Proposals were discussed over quality maintenance of lecturers’ staff, online education and other directions towards the education quality improvement.

The need to revise the subjects and educational plan was also mentioned, aimed at ensuring vertical and also horizontal integration between subjects. Educational programs of any subject must be present in the establishment of final result. The research works of students must be the key component of current higher medical education. There is a necessity to establish education-research effective connection; any lecturer- student research activity must have clear allocation in the general educational program.

The Conference was followed by the report made by Samvel Avetisyan, YSMU Vice-Rector for educational affairs, during the YSMU Scientific Council session on 29th October. The Vice-Rector presented the works performed by the Educational-Methodological Department during the previous 3 years and the upcoming tasks.

Worth mentioning that the Conference was dedicated to the YSMU 95th anniversary.


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