For the first time in the history of the Faculty of Medicine about 15 foreign students established an International Students’ Representative (ISR) Group. It became a part of the important organization of Vilnius University – The Students’ Representative at Vilnius University, and its group of the Faculty of Medicine (VU SA MF).

PLOS One is a well-known, peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine. The Faculty of Medicine, together with PLOS One, congratulates Vaidutis Kučinskas, a professor at Vilnius University, on the news, that his paper on the topic of pharmacogenomics is among the 10 percent most cited in this journal.

A delegation from Belarus: Volha Marshalka (Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, Head of Human Resources and Education Policy department), Anatol Shchastny (Vitebsk State Medical University, Rector), Viktor Snezhitskiy, (Grodno State Medical University, Rector), Maryna Surmach (Grodno State Medical University, Head of Public Health department) and Andrei Famenka (WHO Country Office in Belarus, Project coordinator) came to the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University for the first time in order to strengthen cooperation between Lithuania and Belarus in the field of health science. This official visit was organized on behalf of the Institute of Health Science of the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University (coordinator – Natalja Fatkulina, PhD, Professor) and WHO County office in Belarus.

On 24–27 September, an international multidimensional event presenting the opportunities offered by Lithuanian institutions of higher education, in particular Vilnius University, was held at Karaganda Medical University in Kazakhstan. This meeting was a part of an EU-funded project to promote study opportunities in Lithuania. The events were actively attended by students and researchers from Karaganda State A.E. Buketov University, Karaganda Technical University, and Karaganda Medical University.

Chimamkpa Udochukwu Ibe, a young Nigerian currently living in Germany, feels proud to have been a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University in 2018. He enjoyed his studies at the one of the oldest, highly valuable and respected Universities in Europe: “I am sure, that my beloved High School is among the top universities in the world. And this year Vilnius University is celebrating its 440th anniversary. What a great University! I came here, to Vilnius again in order to say: Congratulations my dear ALMA MATER!”.

On the 3rd of September of this year, the community of the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University (VU) gathered to spend the early evening together, say “hello” after the summer holidays and meet new members of the community. Although the weather that day was gloomy and rainy, it brightened up unexpectedly when the event started - the nature gave the medics a cozy afternoon.

Dear Colleagues, Dear Students,

my sincere congratulations on the start of the new Academic Year!

While the weather is astonishing us with summer-like warmth, the calendar is ruthlessly inviting everyone to get back to work

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

My name is Yu from dentistry group. As nervous as I am standing here right now and luckily I didn’t forget my beta blocker. I am so proud to be sharing some words with you all.

It is my honour, to stand before you today in this majestic setting and on this auspicious occasion, to share our happiness in becoming the class of 2019 in graduating from Vilnius University Medical Faculty.

Students, PhD students, tutors, researchers, professionals of different specialties of medicine and public health from the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University participated in the lecture titled “Adolescence: The beginning of the end”, led by a very famous professor of Loughborough University (UK) Noel Cameron, the best student of the father of international modern auxology James Mourilyan Tanner (UK). He came here at the invitation of a professor at Vilnius University, the head of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, and the chair of the Doctoral Committee for PhD studies in Medicine at Vilnius University, prof. dr. Janina Tutkuviene.

David Woods, a consultant pharmacist, educator, and researcher with a background in medical informatics, rational drug use, evidence-based practice, pharmaceutical education, and paediatric clinical pharmacy paid a visit to the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University from the University of Otago in New Zealand. For two weeks, students in the Pharmacy Programme had the great opportunity to attend a short course in clinical pharmacy that he presented. This was the second time that the tutor had visited Lithuania and the first time he had worked at Vilnius University. He came here at the invitation of Prof Vaiva Hendrixson, the vice-dean for studies at the Faculty of Medicine. The main coordinator of his visit was Indrė Tračiokienė, lecturer in the Pharmacy Study Programme.

Lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University participated in medical education training sessions led by an international expert from the USA, Prof Dr Nutan Vaidya, the senior associate dean for the Academic Learning Environment at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and a professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences.

20th of March is the International Day of Happiness. United Nations’ General Assembly resolution, published in 2012, notes that one of the inherent human rights is the right to be happy. So a natural question arises - what does it mean to be happy? What makes us feel happy? Is there a universal recipe for happiness?

PhD students of the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University (VU) participated in the course of lectures titled “Research Ethics & Research Integrity: Basics and recent developments”, led by a very famous international expert: prof. Stefan Eriksson from Uppsala University (Sweden).  This visit was organized by prof. dr.  Janina Tutkuvienė (Chair of the Doctoral Committee for PhD studies in Medicine at Vilnius University) with the help of the Department for Doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Vilnius University, also the PhD student of medicine, medical doctor Aistė Kielaitė-Gulla.  Doctoral Committee for PhD studies in Medicine is responsible for strategic coordination, maintenance of high academic standards and continuous improvement of the student experience for all doctoral studies, including taught components of doctoral programmes and general competencies.

Dear Students, Dear Friends,

It is my great honor and privilege to invite you to the International Summer School of Experimental Surgery or the Winter Workshop of Visceral Surgery, which are regularly held under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic.

Dear students, VU MF HSI Department of Nursing (G. Vilko 29a., Vilnius) offering you opportunity for a self-consultations in the department simulation rooms two times per week. During these self-consultation you can use all the nursing equipment the department has. It is good opportunity to improve your knowledge and nursing skills!


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