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Speech of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Speech of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS at the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017

Dear academics, colleagues, dear students.
Let me, on behalf of the Faculty Board, wish you all the best, especially good health and a lot of peace for your work or study, and plenty of enthusiasm and inner strength to fulfill your aims at the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017. John Amos Comenius has already stated that " It all depends on a good start." These days we are at the beginning of the new academic year, which is a new stage in lives for nearly five hundred enrolled students of the first year. For the others students this will be the year in which, as we all hope, they will fulfill their dreams of completing a challenging education and for a number of the others it will be continuing of their journey towards this aim in the future.

In this academic year, more than 2,600 students enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS, including a large number of foreign students from all over the world who consider our institution with nearly seventy years history as an established university with high credit quality. The complex accreditation of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS has led to uphold its position in the highest category "A" when it received a score of 3.95 from 4.0. The faculty provides high-quality theoretical and practical training, which is a good basis for the application of our graduates in the labor market. The Faculty also implements significant scientific research activities within national and international projects, as well as important aspects of its social mission.

I am very pleased that interest in the study of General Medicine and Dentistry in English has risen so much that we can already select the candidates and select the best ones. Teaching in a foreign language is naturally more difficult for the teachers, but it provides means for the modernization of the teaching process and the premises of the Faculty as well as a better financial evaluation for our employees. Therefore, at the start of the new academic year, I want to especially wish all teachers a good start and a lot of energy to all the days and months of the new academic year.

The next year, full of hard work, the challenges and self-abnegation awaits for all of us as well as the faculty members as students. Let me quote J.A Comenius again and remind his words, "What you have to do, get into it with relish, what you can make by yourself, do not wait from others and do not postpone anything without reason. If you can help someone, do it with the greatest pleasure. "

I believe that any work done with joy and love, will bear tasty fruit. Whether in the form of a good study results or transmitted knowledge. The knowledge that will help to form a new generation of doctors and dentists, as well as nurses, physiotherapists and public health professionals.

I wish all of us that, at the end of the academic year 2016/2017, we could say that it was a successful year and had not only a good start, but also a good finish...

Your Dean
Daniel Pella

Last update: 04.10.2016