Winter session of the Autumn school


Winter session of the Autumn School on Medical Education

The Winter Session of the Autumn School on Medical Education took place in Kyiv on January 20,

Representatives of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, regional Departments of Health,
international projects, reformers, medical educators, heads of institutions of higher medical
education and students joined the meeting. The event was organized by the Ukrainian-Swiss
project “Medical education development” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and
Honorary speakers emphasized the importance of ensuring the quality of education, building the
capacity of higher education institutions and presented the following aspects of medical education:
 Autonomy of medical university in Ukraine: perspectives and challenges
 New quality standards for education in Ukraine
 How the autonomy of the higher education institution is implemented in practice in Ukraine
 Readiness to change
Petro Ilkiv, Program officer at the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, said: “Many years ago, I
wanted to create a Summer School. And we did it! Dreams come true, this year we will have 4
seasons and Autumn school is devoted to medical education. Why is the Swiss Bureau investing in
education? We understand that without medical education, of high quality we cannot talk about
health care services of high quality and healthy patients. That is why we are committed to
supporting the development of medical education in Ukraine over the next 10 years. ”

Sergiy Kvit, Head of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, said “The
Agency continues to develop a culture of quality assurance in higher education, as well as
educational services and research of high quality! We strive to adhere to international standards for
quality assurance in higher education and continue to develop the legal framework and move to
digitization. ”

“Autonomy gives the universities freedom and opportunity to act without the approval of numerous
state entities. Thus, it can greatly facilitate development! ” – said Inna Sovsun, Member of the
Parliament of Ukraine, Senior Lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Kyiv
School of Economics.

Oleg Petrenko, Head of the NSAU (2018-2019) commented: “We need to think about how we
respond to current challenges. We must all now be ready to transformation and this process is
normal. The changes in education – time for which have come – cannot be stopped. ”

The Medical Education Development Project team wants medical universities to continue to
develop their own autonomy and build capacities, which in turn will lead to higher quality of
education and bring it closer to international standards.

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