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 sport@mu-varna.bg, 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.

 

Prizes:

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.

WORKSHOP SUBSCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRATION DESK ON THE 6.04!
EACH WORKSHOP HAS A PARTICIPANT LIMIT OF 5 TO 10 PEOPLE!

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.

WORKSHOP SUBSCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRATION DESK ON THE 6.04!
EACH WORKSHOP HAS A PARTICIPANT LIMIT OF 5 TO 10 PEOPLE!

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?


Georgi:
 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: varna@gmail.com
  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!

Back to School Party

February 12, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity No Comments

Dear Colleagues, 

The winter session is already over and the attractive summer semester is awaiting for us, full of plenty of surprises and joyful experiences. We know that the best way to prepare for the semester is by attending the traditional party for its beginning. 

This year’s celebration will take place in club ‘Avenue’ on the 20th of February 2017 (Monday) at 23:30. There will be two halls, which will satisfy all music preferences and 50% discount on alcohol products.

The party is private, free entry after presenting a student’s card.

Reach out to people in need!

February 6, 2017By Йоана АндоноваStudent activity No Comments

Dear colleagues,
Based on the idea of 6th year Dental Medicine students  Medicine from the English form of education, with the support of MU-Varna, the Students’ Union and student associations, an initiative to help those in need from the Municipal Shelter for temporary accommodation in Varna has been launched. The capacity of the shelter is calculated for 100 people, and currently there are accommodated 140. Food and clothes are not enough.

In this connection, from the 13th  to the 20th of February in the dressing room of the Faculty of Dental Medicine will be placed а box where anyone who wishes can leave warm clothes or packaged durable food (preferably canned or packaged foods) that will be delivered to those in need in the shelter.

Let us be mindful of those in need!

For further information please contact:
Wiktoria Andrzejewska, 6th year, spec. DM,English programme
mobile: 0899 498 983
Miroslav Stoykov, 4th year spec. DM,Bulgarian programme
mobile: 0896 787 758

A Student from MU-Varna with an Invitation to Take Part in the Men’s National Boxing Team

December 21, 2016By Antonia GenovaSport, Student activity No Comments

A student from MU-Varna is in the top 3 at the Men’s National Boxing Championship.

The Championship was held between 30.11.2016 – 03.12.2016 in Sliven, and all national competitors took part in it.

The 3rd year dental student Tobias Eilits successfully combines studying and sports. The German student has been studying in the English Language Training Programme, and despite his young age, he has already won numerous boxing matches.

Tobias took part in two very strong matches and won over Nikolay Ivanov from “Slavia” – Sofia and the national boxer Vladimir Georgiev, who is also a part of the team of Cherno More – Burgas.

At the semi-final Tobias lost from the “first boxing glove” of the national team Arman Hakubyan and was ranked third in 75 kg category at the Championship.

The good news about our sportsman does not stop here. He made a strong impression on the coach of the Bulgarian national team Mr. Palmi Ranchev, who personally invited him to join our national boxers.

Tobias’ coach Georgi Vladimirov said he was very proud of his sportsman’s achievements and would gladly support him along the path of his further professional development.​​

Doychin Nikolov from MU-Varna – Winner of the Prize “Student of the Year”

December 21, 2016By Antonia GenovaStudent activity No Comments

Interview: Veronika Stoyanova

The National Student Council Representation (NSCR) distinguished the most outstanding students in Bulgaria for the tenth consecutive year, at an official ceremony, held on 16th December 2016. The Grand National Prize was announced by the President of NSCR Ms. Yana Vangelova. She awarded the “Prize of the Student Community for Organizing the Largest Student Initiative” to Doychin Nikolov, a student in Medicine at Medical University – Varna. Here’s what he shared with us after receiving the prize:

Hi, Doychin! First of all,  congratulations on winning the prize! Would you tell us something more about you, about your studies, about your initiatives as an active student?

– Hi, and thank you! I am 24 years old, I come from Bourgas, and I am currently an intern-doctor in my final year of study. I have been active and willing to serve the society since I was a high school student. That was my reason for choosing medicine for my studies and future career development. As an active student I have been involved in a variety of initiatives, with which I have always tried to contribute to the development of the society – sports events, charity events. I have participated in the organization of a number of cultural events and a Guinness record.

–  What does this prestigious award mean to you?

​- For me, this prestigious award is a huge recognition, not only on a personal level because I do not think this success is just personal. On the contrary, it is a team recognition. This is the success of the young people, success of Medical University – Varna, because here the tendency to invest in young people is evident, so that they would not go to Terminal 2 and would stay here in Bulgaria. In this respect I dedicate my award to my Alma Mater – Medical University – Varna.

–  What do  you think are the most significant contributions that helped you win the prize?

​- As an active student and representative of the student self-government at MU-Varna, I have always tried to act according to the motto of our Student Council – “Deeds speak louder than words”. Deeds have always been the main engine of progress. I’ve tried to “infect” my colleagues with this ideology and to instill my emotion, the thrill of doing this kind of activities because we are the future of healthcare in Bulgaria, and as future health professionals we need to show the good example to the people. In this context it should be mentioned that our next steps depend on what we are doing now, and it is very important that our actions are properly understood and assimilated by the society itself. I think I have given my own example and I strongly hope that over the years it will be remembered and followed. I most sincerely believe that my colleagues from the new team of the Student Council will be awarded, too.

–  What are the causes you have been a part of, and which of them have you supported most passionately?

​- The causes are plenty indeed – large and dedicated to different topics. What really made me support all of them, without any exception, with all my passion, was the desire to give everything I could, regardless of the ultimate outcome. Thus one conveys his charge, his motive and when the team he works with is aware of that, things do happen. For me, it is the way we all together try to pursue the principle of aviators: “Onwards and Upwards!” Anyway, there is definitely one precise moment that I will remember forever! It happened on April 23 this year, when I heard the judge from Guinness World Records Jack Brooksbank uttering on the microphone “Medical University of Varna, people of Varna, you are officially amazing!” I was over the moon with joy because the Guinness record for the longest DNA helix that we managed to surpass was a huge initiative with a huge message to the society – that we, young people were able to unite ourselves, and the strength was within us! I think that was awesome!

–  What did Medical University-Varna give to you?

– As a student at Medical University Varna I’ve always been extremely proud and I have shown this constantly. MU-Varna has given everything to me – starting with the quality education, which it still gives me and going through the most important life lessons on how a man should fight and defend his views through implementing his ideas. The example given by our academic management and our lecturers is the right example that I have perceived because I’ve always been a man of ideas. I have always followed the principle that if we start a discussion with a particular person and I have one idea and he has one idea – we both will have two ideas, and we need to share them in order to achieve something better, more meaningful. We are two persons and each of us will already have two ideas. This is what I witness here at MU-Varna, which is extremely important to me, along with the dedication and professionalism of everyone working in this institution. 

–  Which are the factors that make a student successful?

– The most important thing for a student to be successful is to be healthy, both mentally and physically, to be able to preserve himself as a personality, to build on what he has acquired from his family and during  his school years and to strive to fully develop that potential. One must be committed to the training process, because our profession is extremely serious and responsible. On the other hand, the University provides so many opportunities and as long as the student gets to realize that he is at the right place he begins to snatch handfuls, at least that was what happened to me. In order to succeed a student needs to be active, to invest his time in the right way because time is the resource that you can never get back. When I was learning my first lessons on how to develop myself as a student leader, Dr. Boris Andonov said to me, “There is no such a thing as wasted time, there is only badly organized time.” In other words, time management is the process that is perhaps the key to any success – collective and individual one.

–  Do you intend to launch your career in Bulgaria, and what specialty have you chosen?

– I have definitely chosen Bulgaria for my further professional development. Here I find motivation to develop myself and work. The specialty I have chosen is diagnostic imaging. I’ve always been in favour of teamwork, and therefore I assume diagnostic imaging as an intermediate unit, part of the big multi-disciplinary team of a hospital. The medical diagnostic process for most patients is quite long and it goes through this intermediate unit, which provides specific visual information on what is going on with a certain patient. Definitely, I am extremely enthusiastic and impressed by the team at the Clinic at St. Marina University Hospital, in which I have had the opportunity to learn and work.

–  What is coming next?

– The next step is my graduation. This year I have devoted myself entirely to my professional development as an intern-doctor, to develop and improve my capabilities in order to be competitive enough at the labor market in one year’s time. Of course, I have always been responsive, and I will continue to respond promptly if the student activists need my help.

–  Who would you like to thank?

– Everyone! I do hope I will not miss anyone, and if I did it would not be intentional! First of all, I’d like to thank the Rector Prof. Krasimir Ivanov and the academic management of MU-Varna for their time and their daily care for us as students. They have made an investment in us as a team so that we, the students of MU-Varna to be successful in all walks of life. I want to thank the administration for their support of our endeavours at any moment – whether in working or non-working hours. I wish to express my gratitude to Dr. Boris Andonov, to the new President of the Student Council Turgay Kalinov, to the management and teams of the Student Council and the student associations at MU-Varna, to these amazing active and young students, who invest each second in noble causes and student issues, because for them there is no day off. I express my deep gratitude to the team of the National Student Council Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria in the person of Ms. Yana Vangelova for her long lasting work, trust and the honour! Last but not least, I want to thank my family, my spouse and all friends and colleagues of mine who are still around me and surround me with the warmest feelings. Thank you also for your patience because thanks to you I am going in the right direction.

–  What would you like to wish your colleagues for the coming year?

– I wish good health to every one of us. It is of vital importance so that everyone could pass successfully his way in life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year celebrations near the family hearth! The New Year has always been the time to strike a balance. Let everyone personally try to reconsider what he has done so far, and what could be changed in a positive way because if a person does not try to change, it means there will be no progress, and progress nowadays is of crucial importance. I wish this New Year to be more successful than the old one. I wish you to be healthy, and we all together to strive to be better people.