Medical students of UPJŠ organized a charity event Medic Run on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Three-kilometer run with the motto "I'm running for children's health" was attended by 164 runners who were supported by registration fee Department of pediatric neurology, Children's Faculty Hospital and the Mayor of Košice - Richard Raši, a former student of our faculty, came to support our medical students.
“We prepared an unassuming circuit for runners, which starts in front of Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ, Tr. SNP 1 street, continues across Československej armády street, Kuzmányho street, Ondavská street and back to Tr. SNP 1street. Medical students were running, of whom more than thirty were foreign students, including students of Erasmus+ program. We are very pleased that they are interested in our event, as well as the Mayor and a few teachers," says David Bauer, one of the organizers, 4th year student of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ prof. MUDr. Daniel Pella, PhD. appreciates the activities of students "I am very pleased by the great idea of members of Medical students organization of Košice and also by the number of participants and a smile on their faces. I had no idea how many sportsmen we have at our faculty ... I am sorry that I was unable to participate in the event because of an injury, but I would like to join in in the future." said the Dean, who financially contributed to the organization expenses.
The Mayor of Košice Richard Raši was pleased by the number of participants and the increasing interest of young people in sport. "Studying medicine is difficult and its condition - figuratively speaking - is having a tough bottom . But when I look around, I see young people with sporty figures who obviously love excercise, of which I am delighted. As a former medical student of UPJŠ I came to support the nice idea of current medical students. I spent six beautiful years on my Alma Mater- Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ - and thanks to this study I've achieved what I've achieved in my life," said the Mayor.
The collected sum of money for Department of pediatric neurology reached € 592 and was handed over to the Head of Department of Pediatric neurology- MUDr. Ladislav Bratský. The money will serve to equip the children playground at this department.