The MUG English Language Course concluded with a ceremony on June 26th 2015 attended by Aleksandra Arceusz, MA (course supervisor), Ewa Kiszka, MSc (administrative supervisor) and the course teachers. On the following day, June 27th, its graduates wrote the IELTS exam organized by the British Council. The course involved 360 classroom hours and 20 students completed it – all of them citizens of Saudi Arabia and scholarship winners. more »
Eighty-two graduates of the MUG English Division medial program received their diplomas on June 22nd at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. Among the participants were prof. Janusz Moryś (MUG Rector), dr hab. Marcin Gruchała (Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, dr hab. Maria Dudziak (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine), prof. Maria Alicja Dębska-Ślizień and dr hab. Michał Żmijewski (both Deputy Deana of English Division). There was no shortage of traditional guests such as dr. Tomasz Gorczyński (Vice-Chairman of the Regional Medical Chamber in Gdańsk), prof. Wiesław Makarewicz (Vice-Chairman of the Alumni Association), Tadeusz Iwanowski (Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Gdańsk) and Michał Rzeszewicz (Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway in Gdynia). more »
Dr hab. Paweł Wiczling from the MUG Department of Biopharmacy and Pharmacodynamics received the Tadeusz Browicz Award from the Medical Class of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his work on the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medication. The award ceremony took place on June 20th in Kraków during the General Assembly of the Academy. Besides dr hab. Wiczling, MUG researchers prof. Julian Świerczyński, prof. Andrzej Szutowicz, dr Magdalena Chmara and dr Beata Lipska-Ziętkiewicz have received this Award in the past.
A crowd of children and youth, over 400 workshops, lectures and laboratory demonstrations and over 60 popular science events – that summarizes the statistics of this year’s Medical Science Day. The 8th edition of this event promoting medical sciences among the youngest residents of our region took place on May 22nd at the MUG ollegium Biomedicum from 9:00-13:00. Prof. Leszek Bieniaszewski (Vice-Rector for Education) welcomed the visitors on the behalf the organizers and MUG Authorities. Whereas dr Tomasz Marjański (MUG Department of Thoracic Surgery) delivered the inaugural lecture during which he guided the audience through the fascinating world of thoracic surgery starting with the resection of Adam’s rib 5775 years ago. more »
On 29th May 2015 the ceremony of completing the Premedical Course conducted by MUG for the English speaking students during the academic year 2014/2015 has taken place. The ceremony was honored by the presence of the Dean of the Faulty of Medicine prof. Maria Dudziak.
Thirty students took part in the course and 26 of them, after completing over 600 hours of various classes, have passed all the required subjects and received the promotion to sit the final exam. As the results, 22 students have received the promotion to study on the 6-year M.D. programme conducted in English language. more »
After 8 years of break, the students of our University participated in the Intercollegiate Competition of Anatomical Knowledge “Scapula Aurea”. This year’s XXX edition of the Competition was held in Bydgoszcz. Our representatives joined representatives from 9 other medical schools. For the first time in the history of the competition, in addition to representation of students from first year MD programme (Polish Division), students from first year MD programme (English Division) participated in the competition. Students were tutored by Jan Spodnik, MD, PhD. It was a very successful return to the competition, as representatives of the MUG-u won as many as four awards. In the category of English-speaking students Rani Gill won a 2nd place, while in the category of Polish-speaking students Patricia Pyra won a 3rd place. more »
The MUG football team won a historic victory at the National Football Championships on May 21-24 2015 in Bydgoszcz. It has been 10 years since our team won the championship (as the Medical Academy of Gdańsk in 1995) and this is the first time under the name of Medical University of Gdańsk.
Two years of intense training and preparations have paid off: we won the championship – stated coach Dariusz Łyżwiński, MSc.
The undefeated MUG team was led by captain Mateusz Czajkowski in the following victories: against Bydgoszcz 3:0, Kraków 3:1, Poznań 3:0, Białystok 5:0 (semifinals) and the final match against Łódź 1:0. more »
Gabrielle Karpinsky, VI year English Division medical student and member of the Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, won the award for the Best Student in the Pomorskie region. As part of her award, she received a VW Up! automobile. She is the co-author of several research articles, including “Świeże spojrzenie na plamicę Henocha-Schönleina. Porównanie przebiegu choroby, powikłań u dzieci i dorosłych w świetle najnowszych doniesień”. Three of her projects were recognized at the International Student Scientific Conference in 2014 and 2015. In addition, she co-organized several community service projects such as toy drive, fundraising party etc. more »
MUG English Division students from the Pediatric Oncology Scientific Circle won three prizes and the Grand Prix at the 23rd International Student Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors which took place on April 23-25 2015 here in Gdańsk. The winning presentations are:
1. “Pediatric cardiac angiosarcoma – is a cure possible?”; M. Iwinski, S. Sohail, K. Adamowska, R. Wyrebek – Grand Prix award of the Conference and 1st place at the Pediatrics & Neonatology session.
2. “The importance of Survivin, p53, Cyclin D and Osteopontin tumor expression in predicting response to chemoterapy in children with neurogenic sarcomas”; G. Karpinsky, C. Paradis – 1st place at the Oncology session. more »
Medical University of Gdańsk is one of 34 Polish universities that participated in this year’s version of U-Multirank. Other local universities (Gdańsk University of Technology and the University of Gdańsk) also appear in the ranking, however the MUG surpassed them in terms of teaching quality, research funding, knowledge transfer and number of foreign students. In terms of the teaching, MUG was ranked 16th of nearly 170 universities from around the world and ahead of all other Polish medical universities. The leader in this category is the University of Bern (Switzerland).
U-Multirank is a global ranking of universities created by the European Commission in 2014. more »
Five hundred people participated in a skating critical mass event “Wyroluj raka” (“Skate through cancer”) on April 25th 2015 in Gdańsk. This event was organized by the members of the Student Scientific Club at the MUG Department of Oncologic Surgery and the Academic Oncology Society. The skaters met at the Plac Zebrań Ludowych and skated Gdańsk main streets in a 15-kilometer loop.
Starting at 17:00 each participant received a start packet that included a “Wyroluj raka” (“Skate through cancer”) shirt, a bag with the event logo, a reflective bracelet and a bottle of water. more »
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