Beauty Contest ‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2017 – Second Message

April 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity No Comments

Have you ever dreamed of being on the big stage under the lights, hearing the applause and having all eyes set on you? And then time stops and you own the moment!

Some people stand out with their scientific achievements, others are sports leaders. Now it’s time for the event, which combines both a beautiful mind and a stunning appearance – the contest ‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2017!

If you are a student at MU-Varna and you are not afraid to show your potential, to prove that you want and are able to achieve more, you could become our most memorable student in the end of the academic year! Of course, we have prepared amazing prizes for everybody and especially for the participants, who win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, as follows:


  • Miss/Mister – 500 lv
  • 2nd place female/male – 300 lv
  • 3rd place female/male – 150 lv

Traditionally, days before the contest, there will be made a video album in Facebook, containing videos of all participants introducing themselves. The videos, respectively of a man and a woman, which gather the most likes, will be announced as ‘The Audience’s Favourite’. Their prize will be 150 lv (female/male). The special voting in Facebook will not be taken into consideration by the jury during the official voting of the contest.

For the fourth time the Student’s Council at MU-Varna invites you to become a part of one of ‘the hottest’ events in our calendar. The contest will take place on the 18th of May in the summer club “Xtravaganzza”.

Each candidate ought to send an email to, containing their names, specialty, year, height and two pictures (one portrait and the other one in full height) and one’s motivation to participate in the contest. From all registered candidates, a special jury will choose 8 finalists,  male and female each, who will continue on the next stage of the competition.


Expect further news, in order to follow the preparation of the contest!

Take a look at pictures from previous events:

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’  2015

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2014

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2012

Join in the students` International Pulse Party

April 2, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity, Upcoming events No Comments

In the heat of the summer semester, throughout hard disciplines, practices and the rising number of colloquiums, we are convinced that all of us long for a rest, during which we leave everything and spontaneously find ourselves in a different situation, far away from monotonous routine. We believe the time for this has come! We offer you together to tour around the world for one night. Maybe most of you have already guessed, that we are talking about the traditional International Pulse Party.

Where? – ‘Black Sheep Games’ (‘Tsar Simeon I’ 27 street)
When? – 1st of May 2017 (Monday) at 21:00 o’clock

 Traditionally, all visitors, students and lecturers of MU-Varna will be able to try both world-known and unknown international dishes. In a combination with the great cuisine, the more curious of you will have the opportunity to learn something more about the culture of certain countries.

 In addition, each one of you will be able to test their skills by playing darts, pool, PinBall, table football and others. All games will be free between 21:00 and 23:00 o’clock, after that they become paid (price is fixed and determined for an hour).

 And if while reading this, you have become sure you can surprise people with your culinary ability, here are the requirements in order to participate:

  1. Each nationality has the right of 1 spot at the venue. Therefore, it is suggested to work in a team.
  2. Each team has a budget of 80lv for products, needed for preparation of the dishes. If the expenses exceed the budget, they are paid by the team.
  3. Each team should have 2 people in charge.
  4. Everybody, who wants to participate, ought to send an Email with personal details (names, specialty, year, faculty number) and the name of the country, which they will present. Deadline: 15h of April (Saturday)
  5. After reviewing the signed in, everyone will receive an Email as feedback and after approval, one should send a list of food products, which are necessary for their culinary presentation.
    Deadline for sending the list of products – 15th of April (Friday)

 P.S. Due to the specific nature of some products, which are typical for certain countries, they can be replaced with Bulgarian equivalents. If they are declined, the price is paid personally by the culinary team.

As the party is private, on entry you should show a personal document (student’s card/card for the library) to verify that you are a student or a lecturer from MU-Varna. Each guest has the right to bring +1 companion.

We are expecting you!

Cardiosurgery Workshop during BSYSB 2017

April 1, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear Colleagues,

Heart diseases are one of the major scourges of mankind. We find it only fitting that all medical specialists should be acquainted with their treatment.

During the fifth Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine, organized by the students of Medical University “Prof. D-r Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varna you are going to have the opportunity to take part in a cardiosurgical workshop during which you will be able to practice suturing real hearts. It will take place on Saturday (08.04.17) at 16:30 in the “Hellige” auditorium of UMHAT “St. Marina” and will be led by renowned specialists from the Department of Surgical Diseases, Cardiosurgery section.

The workshop will take place thanks to Assoc. prof. Panayotov and the cardiosurgery club.



Students and Lecturers at MU-Varna Celebrated the World Sleep Day

March 30, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Student activity No Comments

Lecturers and students from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at MU-Varna celebrated the World Sleep Day (WSD). The initiative was dedicated to the dangers of sleep apnea and snoring for the second year in a row.

The School of Sleep Apnea answered to questions related to health problems caused by sleep disorder, in the course of that free medical check-ups were carried out as well. The specialists from the School reported that the patients that had been treated over the past year had shown exceptionally good results and the symptoms had been removed or reduced. Moreover, up-to-date equipment from Norway is expected to arrive at the University Dental Center.

Statistical studies show that women sleep 9 hours and 7 minutes per day on average, and men, in whom obstructive sleep apnea is more common, a minute longer. Usually the first more evident signs of the disease are observed in patients between 45-50 years of age, but cases of sleep apnea in younger overweight people are not so infrequent. The clinical picture varies from simple snoring to severe symptomatic form of repeated cessation of breathing during sleep.

For the Fourth Consecutive Year Students from MU-Varna Organize Smile for Life Campaign

March 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

An information and prevention campaign entitled Smile for Life is to be held for the fourth consecutive year in Varna. Organizers of the initiative are the Association of Students of Dental Medicine – Varna, together with the Faculty of Dental Medicine, the Student Council at Medical University – Varna, the Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria and the Association of Students of Pharmacy in Varna.

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of healthy mouth and the importance of good oral health throughout life.

The campaign, which will be held on 18 and 19 March 2017 this year, aims to promote, create and raise oral health awareness of Varna citizens. The students are going to distribute information leaflets, and everyone involved in the campaign is going to win special gifts. Students will carry out survey among the citizens and will acquaint them with the methods and means of maintaining good oral hygiene.

Every year the initiative is a huge success, involving thousands of Varna citizens. This year it will be conducted as follows:

18.03.2017, 11:00 – Venue: Mall Varna

19.03.2017, 14:00 – Venue: Grand Mall Varna 

Interactive Tournament „Click`n`win“

March 15, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity, Upcoming events No Comments

You love filling your free time, as little as it is, with computer games? We have prepared a special surprise for you exactly for this reason. Yes, the surprise is the annual Click’n’Win gaming tournament. There is no greater pleasure than competing with your colleagues, using your favourite champion, football team or automatic weapon.

Host of the event this year will be the well-acknowledged for gaming tournaments in Varna computer hall – DOOM-6, on ‘Otets Paisii’ № 22 street, next to bar ‘Garden’. The tournament will be held on the 25th and the 26th of March between 19:00 and 00:00 o’clock.

Everybody who wants to join, has to send an email to, which should contain three names (for team games – name of the team and the captain), year, specialty and a mobile number for contact.

Only for students from MU-Varna!

People in charge:

Deadline to sign up: 24.03.2017 (Friday), 00:00 o’clock

The tournaments will be held as it follows:

League of Legends

The tournament will be held in 5 vs 5 format in Tournament Mode on the server EUNE.

FIFA 2017

The tournament will be held on consoles – Playstation 4, individual participation. After carrying the group phases, there will be a phase of direct elimination with which will be chosen the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. It is allowed to choose club teams but not national ones. There will be additional information on the holding of the separate matches.

Due to significant interest the following tournament will be held: Counter-Strike 1.6

The game is played by teams and each team consists of 5 people. The tournament will be held on the base of direct eliminations, as each match will take place on one map of 30 rounds, except for the semi-finals and the finals – they will be on 3 maps of 20 rounds. Duration of one round – 1h 45min.



League of Legends

1st place – Headphones Razer Kraken

2nd place – Bloody V5m Gaming optic mouse

3rd place – Bloody B-071 Gaming pad

Counter-Strike 1.6

1st place – Razer Abyssus V2 Gaming mouse

2nd place – Bloody V5M Gaming optic mouse

3rd place – Bloody B-071 Gaming pad

Fifa 2017

1st place – 50 lv Voucher for Pulsar and a soccer ball PES.

2nd place – 30 lv Voucher for Pulsar and a hat

3rd place – 20 lv Voucher for Pulsar and a scarf 

Get acquainted with the field of immunohistochemistry (IHC)

March 8, 2017By Бойко МатевScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Have you ever wondered how modern pathological diagnostics works and how specific proteins are detected in individual slides from a single tissue sample? Then it is time to experience the majestic world of IHC and take part in the preparation of your first IHC slide! Find the roles of the individual antibodies, solutions and the process of tissue preparation.

During the workshop you will get the opportunity to discover the specifics and algorithms of IHC slide preparation and its role in modern pathology and scientific research. The workshop will be held in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Medical University – Varna “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” and will be led by renowned assistants from the Department.


Enter the exciting world of immunofluorescence (IF)

March 8, 2017By Бойко МатевScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Experience the majestic field of IF microscopy first hand, during the annual IF workshop during BSYSB. Get acquainted with the basic principles of the process of IF, the mechanics of the IF microscope and the intimate process of protein detection for both diagnostic and scientific purposes.

During the workshop you will get the opportunity to examine your first IF slides, capture them digitally and take them home to boast in front of your friend as a scientific souvenir. The workshop will be held in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Medical University – Varna “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” and will be led by renowned assistants from the Department.


MU-Varna is the Right Choice

March 6, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity No Comments

Interview: Veronika Stoyanova

Intern Reporter: Gabriela Koleva

We would like to introduce to you 5 first-year students at MU-Varna. They are young, smiling and ambitious. They have something to tell you about their first year at the University. They are Velizar and Martin from Varna, Georgi and Yanita from Burgas and Sezgin from Veliko Tarnovo. If you wish to learn about their stories, funny moments in their daily routine at the University, and why they have chosen precisely MU-Varna, you should read the following lines.

How did you choose exactly that major?

 Ever since I was a small boy I have been interested in Medicine. I remember when I was 12 years old I told my parents that I wanted to take up Medicine. Although they were not very happy with my choice because they wanted me to continue the family business, in no way did they try to stop me.

Velizar: Actually since I was first grade I have desired to become a dentist. In our classroom there was a picture of a tree, and every one of us had to draw his hand and write what he wanted to become in the future – and I wrote “Dentist”.

Sezgin: I myself made up my mind to study Pharmacy. Neither of my parents, nor I had any relation to it. Simply I am interested in it.

Yanita: I chose Nursing because it is one of the most noble and humane professions and there is nothing better than helping patients.

Martin: I’m that kind of person who likes helping other people in every possible way. Rehabilitation allows you to create a strong relationship between the health professional and the patient.

How did you find information on the admission campaign and did it in a way influence your decision to study here? What was intriguing about the University?

Georgi: I applied in Sofia and Varna, and I was admitted to both Universities, but finally the decision was in favour of Varna. I like the facilities available at the University.

Velizar: My mother was the greatest enthusiast, being busy all the time organizing my application. She knew when, and what was required, and I was just preparing and going to exams. What made me choose MU-Varna was the fact that the material base of the Faculty has been completely renovated and has plenty of new technologies.

Sezgin: I had done a survey on all medical universities in Bulgaria, focusing especially on their rating. Consequently, I chose MU-Varna.

Yanita: I found out about the Open Days on the Internet, and I attended the event two years in a row – 11th and 12th grade. The first time I was there to explore, while the second – because I loved it and wanted to visit it again. I met intelligent and confident people with broad smiles at the University, who greatly impressed me and motivated my choice.

Martin: Different students from Varna universities visited us at our school. They handed out flyers and informed us on the Open Days. I was already pretty interested in Medicine, so I visited the Open Days at MU-Varna, where I was informed on everything regarding my specialty, and I obtained further information on the University itself.

How did you get ready for the exams? Did you attend courses or rely on self-preparation?

Georgi: I was getting ready through private lessons in Chemistry and Biology. Of course, I focused on systematic study of the material on both subjects, included in the exams.

Velizar: I attended private lessons in Chemistry and Biology and did the tests in the collections of MU-Varna. Unfortunately, I was not admitted during the first year, but that did not discourage me to apply the next year again. Moreover, I had plenty of time to get better prepared.

Sezgin: My preparation was carried out with the help of private tutors in Chemistry and Biology, since I’m a graduate of a Language High School, and the training in these two subjects during the last two years was not so serious.

Yanita: My preparation was carried out through the intensive course that the University offers to students.

Martin: I made the decision to study Medicine too late, so I enrolled in the intensive courses, offered by MU-Varna, and eventually I was very satisfied with the outcome.

What about your first year at the University?

Georgi: The first year passed very quickly indeed, because besides all lectures and exercises that we had, here I was able to make new friends. Becoming a part of the Student Council, opened up to me new opportunities for interesting activities apart from those that I had as a medical student.

Velizar: The first year passed very quickly and vigorously. I like the people I meet, and I can already call them my friends.

Sezgin: Since I’m here, I have been deeply impressed by the lecturers and my colleagues, and everything is very high level. Everyone is capable of becoming a part of the community quickly and making new friends.

Yanita: My colleagues are terrific, the lecturers are experts in their respective fields, and at the same time they manage to break the ice between us and them. After adapting to the new surroundings, everything began to happen very easily, and although the days pass quickly, they are very pleasant and charged with emotions.

Martin: Everything exceeds my expectations. I am very pleased with the lecturers and my colleagues.

How do you communicate with your lecturers?

Georgi: The lectures are absolutely intelligible for the students who grapple with such material for the first time. The majority of the terms are profoundly explained by the professors so there is no need to ask questions. Anyway, we always have the opportunity to ask questions, if something is not clear enough, which makes the barriers even smaller. Things are explained correctly, we always have some extra time after the lecture. The groups are small – 10 to 12 people. Every one of us has the opportunity to ask specific questions to the Assistant Professor so that every student who wants to learn something is in no way hampered by the system or the lecturers.

Velizar: Our lecturers try to explain to us the intricately written material in simple terms.

Sezgin: The lecturers are quite different. Each of them is trying to draw the attention to their subject and to make the students appreciate it.

Yanita: In my opinion every lecturer is different. Some of them break the ice, using jokes and funny stories. Others strictly adhere to the curriculum. In the beginning it is difficult until you get used to the new material, but later on you understand what they are trying to explain to you. I can definitely say there is adequate feedback.

Martin: I am glad that the communication between us is easy. They try to explain the material in an interesting and accessible way through multimedia presentations.

Which are your favourite subjects? Which of them do you find most difficult? Do you get enough practical trainingbesides the lectures?

Georgi: Anatomy was the most interesting subject to me, and Embryology – the most difficult one. Since the beginning of the second semester we have been studying Splanchnology, which includes the study of internal organs, and for me personally it is very interesting.

Velizar: There are no easy or difficult subjects, everything depends on which lesson the material is from. For me the most interesting subject was Dental Materials. It includes a practical part, when we made plaster casts. During the first semester we made teeth from soap in Propedeutics, which was difficult but interesting.

Sezgin: During the first semester I had only 4 subjects. The different types of Chemistry were the most interesting to me. Most of them are related to practical activities – doing various experiments, chemical reactions, involving observation and description. They attract students’ attention most of all. The most difficult to me was Higher Mathematics, which is far from the specific medical subjects, but it involves logic to a great deal, and it is necessary to constantly read and solve scores of problems.

Yanita: Likewise, all subjects we studied were interesting to me. If I had to pick the most difficult one, I would choose “Medical Organisation in Distress Situations”. You can gain something from each subject and going home, you are eager to read something more related to the subject. As for the practical part – our group entered the hospital as early as the third week from the start of our training. We began to communicate with patients, to observe procedures live. For me it was really exciting.

Martin: My combination of the most interesting and at the same time the most difficult subject was Anatomy. Each lecture and exercise was thrilling. The exercises were full of details, accompanied with a long practical part, which took place in the dissecting room – every muscle and organ were thoroughly examined and explained, as well as visualized on a large 3D screen.

Did you make new friends at the University and did you take advantage of the extracurricular activities offered?

Georgi: Fortunately, I encountered a group of people who are as interested in Medicine as I myself am. I found friends with whom I can discuss not only the teaching material, but also to spend my free time with. MU-Varna and in particular the Student Council and the three Associations offer a wide range of opportunities to participate in campaigns. Some of us took part in the Paintball Tournament, which is a part of the “Rector’s Cup”, organized by the Student Council.

Velizar: I have found a lot of new friends. Everyone comes from a different place, different nationality and brings his history with him. My favorite campaign connected with my specialty was “Healthy Children’s Teeth”.  I also took part in the Bowling Club in “8th December Cup” and won the second place.

Sezgin: I have made new friends as well. Regarding the extracurricular activities – most of them are organized by the Student Council and the Associations. The campaign that touched my heart most of all was the blood donation campaign for the people injured at the accident in Hitrino. I was impressed by the fact that many foreign students took part in it as well, which is indicative of the commitment of the entire capacity of students at MU-Varna.

Yanita: On friendships – how can you resist making friends with such intelligent people that you encounter at MU-Varna? It is a pleasure to communicate with them. As for extracurricular activities, the Student Council is extremely active. I can’t imagine that in Bulgaria there is another Student Council, which manages to unite so many students, inspiring them to be active. I was fascinated by the play “Infarktus”, performed by the theatrical troupe at MU-Varna.

Martin: We met lots of new people, interesting personalities from all over Bulgaria and abroad. Each of them brings qualities that contribute to the creation of the overall spirit of the University. The extra-curricular activities, organized by MU-Varna, are very attractive. The most fascinating to me are the activities dealing with children, which are intended to reduce the gap between a health professional and children.

How would you like to develop your career after graduating the University, and do you intend to stay in Bulgaria?

Georgi: I intend to specialise Surgery. Contrary to the popular opinion, I believe that in Bulgaria there are plenty of opportunities for development in all medical specialties. The good thing is that MU-Varna provides us with the opportunity to observe two live operations as early as our first month here as students, which I think is a huge privilege.

Velizar: I intend to develop myself in the field of Dental Medicine, but abroad.

Sezgin: The diploma of Master of Pharmacy allows development in a variety of aspects. Besides working in a pharmacy, which is obvious, a master-pharmacist can work in a wide scope of pharmaceutical companies – drug manufacturing, distribution, control and storage. Pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing and one of the most profitable at the moment.

Yanita: Since we have just begun to visit the hospital, and gradually we are going visit a lot of departments, I still do not know which unit will appeal to me most of all. Each department has its own specifics, and I should find the right one for me. Our generation is being trained in new approaches, and although in Bulgaria the nurse is believed to be always angry, I think the nurses graduating our training course at MU-Varna will be happy, smiling and helpful.

Martin: Studying “Rehabilitation”, I have two spheres of development – clinical and hospital orientation, and sports orientation. Initially I had chosen sports, but after entering the hospital l feel hesitant because I like it there, too. I have not decided which one to take up yet.

What advice would you give to future freshmen at MU-Varna and what would you like to wish them?

Georgi: I will not promote MU-Varna to prospective applicants. I recommend to them to get acquainted with the opportunities offered by medical universities, and then they themselves will realize that MU-Varna is the best choice.

Velizar: I would advise them to study systematically and not to leave everything for the session, because the material is not so tough if you start learning on time. I wish them to have fun and to love what they are doing.

Sezgin: My advice to prospective applicants is if they are still in two minds whether to choose MU-Varna or another medical university, not to give a second thought on which one is the best. There is nothing to wonder about – MU-Varna is the right choice. They will be impressed by the good results they will achieve.

Yanita: I would tell them – don’t think twice, this is the right place. MU-Varna is the perfect place for a young person who wants to develop herself and has the potential. The University, lecturers and people here are awesome, so this is the right choice.

Martin: I wish the would-be students success and to have fun every single second of their free time, because henceforth their free time will become less and less. It takes a lot of efforts to develop yourself in the right way in your environment. Anyway, the University offers plenty of extracurricular activities to enjoy throughout the training process.


First scientific presentation session of AMSB-Varna

February 28, 2017By Бойко МатевStudent activity No Comments

Dear colleagues,

After reviewing the results from the registration from for the XXXI National Assembly of AMSB and taking into consideration your desires, we are proud to announce the first scientific presentation session of AMSB-Varna, organized by the local Committee of Medical education (SCOME), with Ivaylo Markovski as the Local Officer on Medical Education.

As any other scientific event this session has its rules and criteria:

  1. Every local legal entity (LE) can participate with ONLY two projects, which have been previously approved by the president of the local LE and which have been submitted to the organization team of AMSB-Varna in time.
  2. One of the projects must present the work and results from the activities of AMSB (campaigns and events). The other project’s topic is free of restrictions.
  3. The abstracts must be written in Bulgarian. The maximum number of words allowed is 250-300.
  4. The abstract must have the following structure:
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods used
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  1. The deadline for submitting your abstracts is 23:59 on 12.03.2017 (Sunday). You must send your abstracts on the following e-mail address:
  2. The time for speaking during the oral presentations, including presentation in PPT form, is 8 minutes per project. (These presentation sessions will be held during the XXXI National assembly of AMSB).

The abstracts will be reviewed upon submission and returned to the authors for revisions, should they fail to meet the criteria.

The winners of the two sessions receive a FREE registration for the fifth annual Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine (BSYSB), hosted by the Medical university of Varna “Prof. Dr Paraskev Stoyanov”.

All abstracts from the first scientific presentation session of AMSB will be published in PDF form as part of standalone abstract book after the National assembly.

The organization committee of the first scientific presentation session of AMSB-Varna, the members of SCOME and their LOME Iavaylo Markovski, call for a strict scientific approach while working on your projects and wish you GOOD LUCK!