The 6th edition of MedEspera – 2016 can be proud of its 850 participants, of which 147 were international, with 18 prizes within 9 sections and 3 teams mentioned in the SimOlympic contest. The State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu" hosted the event organized by the Association of Students and Residents in Medicine 12-14 May.
“There have been three days of intense work, creativity, emotion, inspiration exchange between students and professors all over the world” President Gheorghe Rojnoveanu, vice-rector of the University's scientific paper, mentioned at the closing ceremony. “We are convinced that meetings and discussions in scientific sections, the exchange of ideas and experience between different medical schools will open new horizons and opportunities for future physicians and scientists - tomorrow's exchange” added pro-rector, thanking everyone for their participation.
Marcel Abraş, Vice-Rector for Education and Social Affairs, addressed his message particularly to the international participants: "We hope this Congress was a good opportunity to develop collaborative relationships between students, student organizations and universities." At the same time, the pro-rector expressed his hope toward hosting even a larger amount of people during the next edition.
According to the internal medicine professor Minodora Mazur, each congress involves three aspects: presentation of scientific results, transmission of new ideas and making decisions, and MedEspera covers them all; "What do we know for sure is that MedEspera shall go on!" Minodora Mazur concluded.
With pleasing impressions and beautiful memories, young people from abroad, MedEspera 2016 participants who have shared their experiences, were pleased to thank USMF students for their hospitality and friendly attitude.
The President of the Lithuanian Students Association appreciated the ASRM team: "We are fascinated by the quality of the Congress and the good organization of the activities, including the social ones."
Alexandra Summeva from St Petersburg, impressed by the event, said: "We are grateful to the administration and the organizers for this occasion. We met young people from Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova - it was a great experience and we hope to keep the established friendships for a long time. "
Nicholas Keller from Germany tried to relax the atmosphere and said he enjoyed "insomnia" - which is a good indicator of the quality of Congress. "I was deeply impressed by your scientific results, which I know are so hard to achieve” added Nicholas, who has visited Chisinau for two times already and was eager to reach MedEspera 2016.