In Yekaterinburg took place a ceremonial graduation of doctors and pharmacist who completed their studies at the Ural State Medical University (USMU). In 2022 766 people became graduates of specialist and bachelor programs, 537 of them are therapists and pediatricians.
«Today we are honoring graduates – 766 specialists with higher medical education have completed their studies at one of the oldest medical universities in the county. There are therapists, pediatrician, hygienists and epidemiologists, dentists and pharmacists, clinical psychologists and social workers. We congratulate you on this special event in your biography and want to express our confidence that you like all previous generations of graduates will glorify your native university! » — the rector of USMU Olga Kovtun addressed the graduates.
The Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, a 1992 graduate USMU Michael Murashko congratulated the graduates through a video message. The governor of the Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny Kuyvashev awarded diplomas to fellow graduates who distinguished themselves in studies.
«From various municipalities of the region, we constantly receive signals: “there are not enough doctors, please send them!”. We understand this situation and do not slow down pace of training targeted personnel for medical organizations in the region. About 2300 students are studying in this format this year. Of course, at first it seems to young people that it is more interesting and more promising to work in large cities. But it is not always the case. Measures of financial incentives for graduates are extremely important. We launched “Zemsky doctor” and “Zemsky paramedic” programs, we give young doctors housing certificates or compensate for the cost of renting a house, and also give “installation grant” for acquisition farm in villages. All this opens up wonderful prospects for you, the graduates,» — said Yevgeny Kuyvashev.
In a solemn atmosphere young specialists took the Physician’s Oath. The graduates were congratulated by the deans of the faculties, representatives of the professional community, as well as the Consul General of the Uzbekistan Republic in Yekaterinburg Abdulasom Khamatov.
For more than 90 years of work USMU has trained more than 50 thousand specialists. The university gave Russia three ministers of health, outstanding doctors and scientists. Today, more than 7.7 thousand students study at the university. Many of them are actively involved in volunteer activities in parallel with their studies.