Zaporizhzhia State Medical University bids farewell to its alumni, who will keep moving on their professional career path all by themselves from now on.
This year, which was significant for several ZSMU anniversary dates, 1577 graduates are completing the ranks of the medical and pharmaceutical industry of our country and 18 countries of the world.
No matter how many times this event is repeated, it is always exciting for graduates, their parents and, of course, for the university faculty.
Graduates gave rounds of applause to their mentors/lecturers, heads of the State Examination Commissions, deans of faculties, and, of course, the Rrector of ZSMU, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Yurii Kolesnyk.
Yurii Mykhailovych was the first to give his speech to the graduates:
"It is the sixteenth time when I go out as Rector on the scene on such a day, and today as always this moment is special, because we say good-bye to the clever young people, whom we give a start in life. In life that tends to become more and more complex every day and requires powerful knowledge, high professionalism, and social solidarity. The University will always be glad to meet you, and in the future — your children. And you have to remember that you have finished studying in a year marked by several anniversary dates: 115th anniversary of the institution, 50th anniversary since it became medical one, and there are some more beautiful memorable dates. But the most important thing is that you got the best profession in the country's best university. Always be proud of this! We are pleased to be able to impart you a high level knowledge, so that now you can successfully get your first job. Graduates of our university are well regarded not only on the territory of Ukraine, but also in many countries of the world, and it is very pleasant to know that. Greeting you, I wish you a happy life and professional journey!"
Among all graduates of ZSMU, there were 349 students from foreign countries. The enchanting action, full of music, emphasized by the bright outfit of boys and girls, was the awarding diplomas to them. On the stage along with the foreign youth on such a solemn occasion there were Rector of ZSMU, Professor Yurii Kolesnyk, First Pro-rector, Associate Professor Mykola Avramenko, Dean of the International Faculty No. 2, Assistant Professor Ivan Melnyk. To share the joy with their children, their parents have arrived, having overcome thousands of kilometers from other continents. Emotional congratulations from foreign graduates were sincere, as Zaporizhzhia State Medical University became the second home for a time of their study in Ukraine. Here they got a profession, and also found many friends and learned the language of our country.
Remember, here you will always be welcomed hospitably. The university remains in your destiny, and you are in its heart. Bon voyage!