Rector of the University of Ivano-Frankivsk was a guest at MUW

Prof. Mykola Rozhko - the Rector of the National Medical University of Ivano-Frankivsk - visited the Children's Clinical Hospital UCC MUW, the Medical Simulation Center, the Cardiac Surgery Clinic UCC MUW and the University Dental Center. The visitor also met with Rector of MUW Prof. Zbigniew Gaciong.

Along with Rector Prof. Rozhko, Prof. Ruslan Kozovy and Associate Professor Oleksander Bulbuk, Director of Nursing, also visited our university. The delegation from Ukraine toured the University Dental Center, which was shown around by Prof. Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Prof. Agnieszka Mielczarek, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The guests were also accompanied by Prof. Paweł Włodarski, Vice Rector for International Relations, Development and Promotion, and Dr. Łukasz Czyżewski, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

From the University Dental Center, the delegation went to the Center for Medical Simulation, where its manager Marcin Kaczor told the guests about it. The next item on the agenda was a visit to the Children's Clinical Hospital UCC MUW. There, Prof. Bożena Kociszewska-Najman presented the Department of Neonatology and Rare Diseases UCC MUW. Whereas, Dr. Witold Bartosiewicz presented the Department of Pediatric Pneumonology and Allergology.

The guests also visited the Department of Cardiac Surgery, whose operations were described by Prof. Mariusz Kuśmierczyk.

An important highlight of the visit was the delegates' meeting with the Rector of MUW Prof. Zbigniew Gaciong. The meeting was attended by Prof. Robert Gałązkowski, head of the Department of Emergency Medicine, director of the Polish Medical Air Rescue and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Continued cooperation

– We cooperate in many areas, most recently most intensively in the area of training on emergency medicine and tactical medicine. I was recently in Ukraine in connection with the establishment of a training center there at the Clinical Center for Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Ivano-Frankivsk – recalled Prof. Zbigniew Gaciong. – There is also a group of Ukrainian students and doctoral students studying at our university under the Erasmus+ program – the Rector added.

What was the purpose of the visit

– The current visit to Warsaw is aimed at developing cooperation in dentistry, nursing and one of our newer courses, physiotherapy – explained Prof. Mykola Rozhko.
The Rector of the National Medical University in Ivano-Frankivsk was impressed by our modern University Dental Center. He is a dentist himself, and Polish students at MUW also benefit from translations of his publications.

Soon our experts will go to Ukraine again

Prof. Robert Gałązkowski: – The National Medical University of Ivano-Frankivsk is a university with which, I can confidently say, we have friendly relations. We have been cooperating for 14 years, and the time of the ongoing war has brought us even closer. Together we have created the first tactical medicine teaching center in Ukraine, which we will soon certify. Among other things, we plan to provide training for Ukrainian educators in teaching emergency medicine.