Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Seminar on USMLE and Post Graduate Ed in the USA

There will be a seminar on the United States Medical Licensing Examination [USMLE] and Postgraduate Education in the United States of America. The details are as follows:

Date: 1st of October 2010, Friday
Time: 1700
Venue: Auditorium 5, main campus
Speaker: Representative from Kaplan, Inc

Attendance is compulsory for 6th Year students. All other students are invited to participate in the seminar.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

University Campsite

The University has informed us of the Спортивный лагерь, a campsite belonging to the University that is situated on the riverbank of the Volga.

This campsite is open for use to any student of the VSMU for 250 roubles per person per night. The campsite could accommodate up to 190 people at any given time. Other facilities include but not limited to basketball, football, volleyball courts, an outdoor gym, a canteen, a sauna, a barbecue site and others. It is also possible, if it's preferred, to prepare your own food in the canteen under supervision of a certified cook, provided by the university.

The beach is privately owned by the University and therefore its cleanliness is guaranteed.

The ride to the campsite takes around 30-40 minutes. Transportation can be arranged by the university with charges.

Interested students should contact and provide the MSA with details [Date, number of participants, budgets, requests etc.]

The MSA will then arrange the discussion between the officials concerned and the students.

Please be informed.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

MCSC Bazaar Sale

In response to the feedback received, the MCSC has released a clarification for a number of issues regarding the Bazaar Sale.

The clarification can be downloaded here.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

75th Anniversary of VSMU

In conjunction with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Volgograd State Medical University, a concert will be held on the 24th of September 2010 at 2pm.

The university is inviting 15 Malaysians, in their traditional costumes, to attend the concert. Those who wish to attend, please send your name, course, contact number and attire to by 5 pm 19/09/10.

Requests will be entertained on a first come first serve basis.

Furthermore, the Dean Mr Emelyanov has declared that Friday, the 24th of September 2010, is a half day and Saturday, the 25th of September 2010, is a holiday.

Please be informed.

More Registration Counters to be Opened Next Year

On the 15th of September 2010, the Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs and International Students Program, Professor Aleksandr A Spasov declared that the university will open more registration counters in the Visa department to speed up the registration process.

Please be informed

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Directions for 4th year students UPDATED!

For 4th year students travelling to different hospitals for each new cycle, you may feel frustrated trying to find your way there to that totally strange place. Well, fret not anymore, we've come out with these simplistic guide books for your convenience. It comes with instructions to direct you there, and pictures of landmarks so that you'll have a rough idea where you're supposed to head to. It is easy to use, and best of all it is free for you to download at the given links below.

Special acknowledgment and appreciation to Chien Keat Leong, Phang Tih Shyang and Chai Boon Peng for their contributions.

Marshrutka No. 4 Stop near Komsomolskaya
Directions to ЖД Hospital
Directions to 4th Hospital
Directions to 7th Hospital

Official Translated Syllabus Guide For Medical University From the Russian Federation

This can be downloaded here.

We're still waiting for the University to provide us with a copy of the letter from the MMC.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Summary on Meeting with University ( 10/09/10 )


-According to the Dean, Mr Emelyanov, as the pro-rector Prof. Spasov is not in Volgograd, the summer practical rules is set by Russian government, MMC just supported it as they think overseas students should carry out  their summer practical in the respective countries where they are studying in.

-The duration of summer practical as well as when it is carried out cannot be changed because our university is strictly following the standards guideline offered by Russian medical council, this means that both Russians and foreigners students need to carry out this summer practical from 1st until 28th July every year unless otherwise stated by your specific department where you are going to carry out the practical.

-Mr. Emelyanov promises to increase the quality of the practical. Soon a survey list from university will be distributed.

-Meanwhile, MSA also hope that students can fill in the survey list provided in MSA blog, as a feedback for university and Malaysia Embassy.

-University cannot change the visa expiry date to 1st of October as requested by MSA, because it is a rule set by Immigration Department of Volgograd. And this rule varies according to different states.

 -The university reminds all students to take good care of themselves, do not do things that could endanger yourselves.

- Prof. A.A Spasov had showed MSA committee the university’s property and facilities (summer camp) where students may use the facilities for occasions provided with booking procedure and a minimal surcharge. The detail regarding the summer camp will soon be announced.

-Students living in the hostel are required to obey the hostel rules at all times, especially regarding the electrical appliances usage.

Conclusion: In conjunction with this, MSA will write in letter to Ambassador, to have the above issues clarified and finding the best solution which is beneficial to all parties.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Anniversary Holidays not confirmed

The University still hasnt confirmed if there will be holiday for its 75th anniversary celebration. Please wait for further notice. Thank you.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Notice Regarding Change of Address

There is an agreement between our university between our university and your respective agents and sponsors [JPA, MARA, MINDEF, YT] that all pre-med and first year students are required to live in the hostels, as provided by the university.

The only exception to this is if one were to move into an apartment with one's older sibling, who must be a student of the VSMU in his or her third year or above.

Second year students are only allowed to move out if they have the appropriate documents.

Documents needed for the abovementioned pre-med, first and second year students, who wish to move out:
  1. A permission letter from your parents to move out in English. Reasons of moving out MUST be stated inside said letter.
  2. A request letter to Mr. A. A. Rogov (заявление)
  3. The contract of your new accommodation (договор) to be presented to Mr. A. A. Rogov
Furthermore, Mr. Sherbakov in the Visa department must be informed of the change of address.

This is also true for students, who have changed their address but have yet to inform the Visa department. Legally, this must be done, at the latest, 3 days after the move but if you're past this date, please do this as soon as possible.

The immigration officers will start to check our passports and registrations slips soon. If you're found not to be living as stated in your registration slip, it is considered as breaking the law.

You may be fined for the first offense. For the second offense, you will be sent home and you will be denied a visa to enter the Russian Federation for 5 years.

Please be informed.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Verification of Document Details

All 6th year students are required to see Miss Tatyana Vasiliyevna of the Accounts department, which is located under the Dean's Office, to check details such as your names, your SPM certificate number, your high school graduation year and your birth dates.

Students are required to know these information beforehand to make the verification possible.

Please be informed.

CME [M&M] 18/09/10

Date: 18th September 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-16:30

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima


Approach to Parkisonism - Kok Xian

Approach to Nephrotic syndrome - Chai Chan Sin

Case discussion - Ren Geng

Spot diagnosis - Wenn Fong

Open to all.

P/S Information for this week's topics will be mainly based on experiences of attachment in Malaysia hospitals.

The Relocation of The Narcotic Control For The Medical Checkup

The narcotic control for the medical checkup has been relocated.

The new address is Novorossiskaya-10.

To get there, one gets off at the Novorossiskaya stop, the same stop as the old place.
Then, one has to cross the main road [if one came from the central market] and walk along the Novorosisskaya road.
The building is yellow in color.
For reference, refer to the following pictures.


Novorossiskaya Bus Stop
Novorossiskaya Road
The entrance to Novorossiskaya-10

The plague on the building
Please be informed.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Summer Practicals 2010 Survey

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Meeting with Spasov

There will be a meeting between the pro-rector of international affairs, A.A. Spasov, and representatives of the MSA come Friday, 3rd of September 2010.

One of the issues that will be addressed is the summer practicals. Therefore, the MSA would like to ask feedback in the form of suggestions and opinions from our fellow students. The feedback should be submitted to your respective batch representatives as soon as possible.

Your co-operation is deeply appreciated.

Please be informed.