Internship study is a process of teaching of the students on clinical specialties in the frames of the fundamental higher medical education, which’s outcome is taking the permission for clinical practice. Taking into account international students’ interest in internship study in «Semey Medical University», NCJSC, on December 29, 2023, School of Postgraduate Education, Alumni Employability and Career together with School of Working with Foreign Students arranged the meeting with foreign senior students. SMU medical interns from India and Pakistan and a passport-visa specialist Beisekeyeva M.B. were invited to that meeting too.
Mussabekova Zh.A., a Dean of SPE, represented the report on main issues, associated with internship study, after the opening speech of a Dean of SWFS Balashkevich N.A. Audience was introduced with specialties of internship, working curriculum, tuition fee price-list, perspectives of the further education and employment. It was noted, speaking local language for productive communication with patients is one of the significant challenge. That’s why «Speaking club for international students» is on-stream since October 2023, and it was opened with the purpose of development of language competence of foreign under-graduates for their adaptation and integration in the frames of the social support, and for facilitation of their study in SMU internship. Introduction of the elective discipline on medical interview for 5th year international students is going to be arranged in next academic year.
After the presentation, 6th year medical interns Sanjay Сhoudhary, Dua E Meeqat Aamir, Aamir Мeezab E Rehma shared their experience with bachelor students from the moment of choosing of the university, submission of documents, to nowadays about how the study is going on, what difficulties they faced with, and the ways they cope them.
The frequently asked questions were following: duration of study; internship study in the home country with subsequent continue in SMU; possibility of recognition and confirmation of diploma, taken from another university after the completion of internship program; language of study and passing of the final state attestation. Also audience was interested in information about visa support; taking of a resident card and citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan; obtaining of a license on clinical practice in Kazakhstan by a resident of another country. Answers in details were provided on these and other burning questions.
The vibe of the meeting was positive and easy; gratitude was expressed to all participants for showed interest, and readiness was announced to additional individual and group consulting on the questions of internship study.