Faculty of Medicine


The future planning of our faculty was discussed in the “Medical Education Assessment, Innovation and Development Workshop” after taking all necessary precautions at the Atatürk University Cultural Center July 15th National Will Hall.

Our Dean, Prof Dr. Fatih ALBAYRAK, who started the opening speech of the program, stated that it is one of the most established faculties of higher education in the country in the field of education, research and health service provision since 1962. He stated that our faculty, which provides high-level healthcare services not only to Erzurum but also to its region, is a pioneer in education and research.

Our Dean Professor Fatih ALBAYRAK, who stated that the faculty has increased its influence power with its students from more than 30 different nationalities with the English Medicine Program opened in 2009: “Continuing its works with the vision of the New Generation University, Atatürk University makes important contributions to higher education in our country and prioritizes the“ Search for Common Mind ”. In this context, he completed his words by saying “I wish Atatürk University Medical Education Evaluation, Innovation and Development Workshop” to be beneficial to our faculty, university and country, which will cover many topics such as the competence and competence of our faculty, its weaknesses and strengths, the difficulties it encounters and the expectations and suggestions of our colleagues.

“A Lifelong Education Model Should Be Adopted”

Prof. Dr Ömer ÇOMAKLI, Rector of Atatürk University, stated that medical education, whose main purpose is to keep the public health at the highest level and to train good physicians, is not completed with a 6-year period in faculties. The need for interdisciplinary work with global threats, new treatment methods and techniques, and the importance of human and community psychology, requires the adoption of a lifelong education model in medical education.

“New Methods Based on People and Society Should Be Developed”

Emphasizing that the abandonment of classical education models in medical education is another necessity, Rector ÇOMAKLI: “A medical education that focuses only on technical and professional issues will lead to the training of physicians who are increasingly seeing people as a case. It is obvious that paradigms are needed. This situation has shown its importance much more clearly during the pandemic period. It is possible to see how intensively science branches such as psychology, sociology, and communication are used, considering the policies of our Ministry of Health, which are exemplary for fighting the epidemic, "he said.

“We Established Two Simulation Training Centers For Our Faculty”

Rector Çomaklı stated that, besides important infrastructure investments to support and strengthen education in our campus, finally, two simulation education centres were established with a considerable budget in the field of health sciences: I think there will be important references for you in this workshop where the future of education is discussed. On this occasion, I would like to thank the dean and everyone who contributed to bringing together the stakeholders of the subject to talk about medical education, creating a nice dialogue environment with the vision of creating a common mind, and I wish the workshop to be beneficial. ”

Following the opening speeches, the program continued with the discussion of the workshop agenda and ended with the discussion of the topics.
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