Ukrainian medical college students to proceed schooling in Scotland

A GROUP of Ukrainian medical college students will proceed their schooling in Scotland following the signing of a twinning settlement with the College of Dundee.

College students at Dnipro State Medical College may have the chance to undertake short-term placements with Dundee’s College of Medication as a part of the association between the 2 establishments.

In addition to permitting college students to proceed with their research in Scotland, the settlement may even see Dundee ship assets to Ukraine, the place in-person classes have been suspended following the Russian invasion.

“Since February twenty fourth, when Russia began the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, our world has damaged down,” mentioned Anton Lievykh, Head of the Worldwide Relations Division at Dnipro State Medical College.

College students from Dnipro State Medical College will undertake placements at Dundee’s College of Medication.

“The schooling system experiences challenges by no means seen earlier than, even through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Employees of Dnipro State Medical College proceed instructing on-line, however as the sensible abilities are of important significance in medical schooling, each college students and teachers are struggling.

“In these exhausting and darkish instances, the UK demonstrates unprecedented assist to Ukraine and we respect the help and willingness to assist from our companions, such because the College of Dundee.

“The cooperation between our establishments will probably be extraordinarily useful for each college students and workers and we’re grateful to have this chance to achieve the expertise from one of many UK’s main universities.”

Situated in central Ukraine, Dnipro has been focused by Russian forces on a number of events.

In July, its mayor urged remaining civilians to depart following a long-range missile strike on town.

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Educating at Dnipro State Medical College has been severely impacted because the invasion by Russian forces in February.

Worldwide college students who returned house have been granted permission to proceed their sensible coaching of their house international locations, nonetheless, there was solely restricted hands-on alternatives accessible for Ukrainian college students who stay of their homeland.

As a part of the twinning settlement with Dundee, it’s anticipated that 9 college students will journey to Scotland for six-week placements, hosted by the College.

“The warfare in Ukraine is having a devastating impression on the coaching of medical college students,” mentioned Dr Ellie Hothersall from the College’s College of Medication.

“With instructing suspended on campus, hundreds of scholars have been left in limbo.

“We’re in a lucky place to have the ability to help our counterparts at Dnipro, facilitating in-person coaching right here in Scotland in addition to aiding with preparation for courses to renew for college students of their house nation.

“These college students will type an essential a part of Ukraine’s future. To have the ability to welcome them to Dundee and assist them fulfil their potential is only one means during which we will categorical our solidarity.”