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"Touch the Breast" project active in three places

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The 2nd edition of the “Touch the Breast” (“Dotknij Piersi”) breast cancer prevention project organized by Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society is catching a lot of attention. In order to spread information about breast cancer prevention and treatment to the most people possible, the students visited various locations last week. On April 9th 2014 they conducted a training session for teachers at the Elementary School #81 (Szkoła Podstawowa nr 81) in Gdańsk. On the following day they had a booth at the “Przychodnia Morena” outpatient clinic. Whereas on April 12th they raised awareness at the Madison shopping center. more »

"Touch the Breast" declared the best public service project in Poland

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The “Touch the Breast” (“Dotknij Piersi”) project organized by Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society won 1st place among the anti-cancer public service campaigns in 2013. A commission consisting of leading Polish oncologists recognized this initiative by the MUG students during the “Cancer. It’s treatable!” (“Rak to się leczy!”) poll. This is the second national award for the “Touch the Breast” project, which won 1st place in the “Samo-rządź” competition among the public projects by Polish medical students. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of breast cancer among residents of Gdańsk. Many events are organized as part of the project, all of which aim to educate and train women in breast self-examination. more »

MUG recognized

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Once again the MUG participated in the recent Akademia Expo organized on March 19th-20th 2014 by the University of Gdańsk. The staff of MUG Recruitment Center together with students of Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented the MUG’s educational offer. Whereas the prospective students had an opportunity to find out more about the admissions criteria, student life or adjusting to university-style learning.

The students of Environmental Health caught the most attention by performing experiments such as measuring the amount of bacteria on hands or glasses. The MUG booth was filled with informational pamphlets as well as useful gadgets such as pens, pencils, lanyards or rubber bracelets. In addition, the MUG representatives wore white coats and colorful surgical caps. more »

MUG is once again highly ranked

In in his recent Forum Akademickie article “Two academic rankings. Categorizing the faculties vs the Hirsch index” (“Dwa rankingi naukowe. Kategoryzacja wydziałów uczelni a indeks Hirscha.”), prof. dr. hab. Janusz Gil ranked Polish universities. He correlated the parametric categories of particular faculties (for the years 2009-2012) with their Hirsch index (number of citations of papers published in the Web of Science). Both rankings measure the amount of papers published in the most influential academic journals. According to prof. Gil’s results, the MUG is ranked the highest of all medical universities in Poland and overall holds 10th place (out of 92 universities).

Silver and bronze medals for MUG skiers at the National Academic Championship in Alpine Skiing

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MUG students had an excellent performance at the Academic Polish Cup in Alpine Skiing, where they won silver and bronze medals. Over 500 students from all of Poland competed at the championships in Zakopane on March 3rd-7th 2014. In the team classification of medical universities, the MUG team (Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Adam Kroczek, Michał Mikietyński i Dominic Lendowski) won bronze medals. The competition was fierce and lasted until the very last run. The MUG team defeated strong teams from the Jagiellonian University and the Medical University of Warsaw. more »

Vesalius’ masterpieces of anatomic drawings on display

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On March 4th 2014, the MUG Rector prof. Janusz Moryś officially opened the exhibition of anatomic drawings “Andreas Vesalius’ Treatise on the structure of human body – De humani corporis fabrica.” Vesalius created this work in the renaissance period and today it is regarded as a masterpiece of medical artwork and typography. The displays of Vesalius’ art were created by the staff of Collegium Medicum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Dr Krzysztof Nierzwicki, director of the NCU Library as well as the originator and co-creator of this exhibition, gave a brief presentation about Vesalius’ life and the history behind his masterpiece. Among the visitors were representatives of the MUG authorities, directors of the Tricity universities’ libraries, MUG staff and students. The life-size illustrations with modern commentary caught the attention of the visitors. Also featured is a copy of “De humani corporis fabrica” from the 1930’s, presented in a display case in the Library’s catalog hall. more »

Memorable concert at the Gdańsk Academy of Music

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Nearly 500 listeners were in the audience at the MUG New Year Concert on February 22nd at the Concert Hall of the Gdańsk Academy of Music. The listeners were welcomed by prof. Tomasz Bączek (MUG Vice-Rector for Science) and Sylwia Holeksa (GAM Offie of Promotion). The 6th edition of this concert featured performances by the students of the Faculty of Vocals and Acting programme of the Academy, specializing in musicals. Their repertoire featured 25 pieces from musicals such as “Man of La Mancha,” “Wicked,” “Cabaret,” “The Lion King,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Grease” and “Sister Act.” Among the performers were Arkadiusz Borżdyński, Aleksandra Dolna, Karol Drozd, Mateusz Dzierżawski, Agata Kujawa, Agata Malisz, Agnieszka Tylutki, Jakub Werel i Dragomir Wojtyłko. more »

The Gdańsk Doctor’s Run not just for professionals

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The 4th edition of the Gdańsk Doctor’s Run will take place on Saturday, April 26th at 13:00. The event is open to all doctors (and their families) and students of the Faculty of Medicine. The Run is organized twice a year with the goal to include those who want to compete against time as well as those who just want to have have some weekend fun while being active.

As in the previous editions, the event course will be located at the Ronald Reagan Seaside Park in Gdańsk (Park Nadmorski im. Ronalda Reagana) and the runners will be able to choose between two distances. For those who prefer shorter distances there will be a 5km course, whereas the main event will be the 10K run. The start and finish line will be located near the entrance D (Wejście D) to the park at Ulica Dąbrowszczaków. more »

Young researchers will meet in Gdańsk

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The MUG and the MUG Student Scientific Society (Studenckie Towarzystwo Naukowe GUMed) invite students and young doctors to present at the 22nd International Student Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors (ISSC). It will take place on April 24-26th 2014 on the MUG campus. The organizers planned 15 sessions (internal medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, oncology, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, dentistry, pharmacology, medical chemistry, public health) as well as a Case Report Session dedicated to the most interesting clinical cases. The best paper presented at this conference will be awarded the Grand Prix and will be published in the Polish Annals of Medicine. more »

Photo session at the Invasive Medicine Centre

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On the afternoon of January 15th 2014, the Invasive Medicine Centre became the background of a photo session. Doctors Marzena Szarafińska and Łukasz Skorupa (both from the Department of Emergency Medicine) as well as students Karolina Garnicka, Agata Kozińska, Katarzyna Walkowiak, Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Marcin Ostrowski and Mateusz Sitkiewicz all posed in front of dr Adam Bogdan (Department of Biology and Pharmaceutical Botany) and his camera. The pictures will be published in new promotional materials of our University.

We would like to thank the Management of the Invasive Medicine Centre for help with organizing this photo session.


Last update: 22.04.2014, 07:30

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