2020 is the year that brings the importance of the appropriate and continuous development of the health systems to the forefront. Not many countries have the capacity to train highly qualified doctors, proving such services also to foreigners, as the “Nicolae Testemițanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy does, Prime Minister Ion Chicu stated in the event held to celebrate 75 years of the founding of the University. He noted that during all the times the doctor was and deserved to be respected and effort should be made for the community to realize the status of doctors in society.
Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection Viorica Dumbrăveanu in the same event said that the 75 years are measured by the over 45,000 students who graduated from this university and became famous doctors in the country and abroad, saving thousands of lives and contributing to the development of the national health system. In the period, the “Nicolae Testemițanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy built an international reputation and is now one of the most prestigious universities in the country and oversees. This is due to the enormous effort made daily by the professors who grow future doctors.
The minister noted the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the existing shortcomings, but it also became evident that the health system is a priority for society and the people and the system should be further developed and investments should be made in it.
The University’s rector Emil Ceban said that their University, which was initially called the Institute of Medicine of Chisinau, was founded on October 20, 1945. During the 75 years of its founding, it developed owing to its predecessors who laid the basis of education and medical sciences in Moldova and, by its consolidated team of professionals, contributed to the training of about 45,000 doctors and pharmacists who are renowned in the country and abroad. Currently, the University offers services of a high quality in education, research, specialized medical assistance and continuous professional education, in accordance with the national and international standards.
Minister of Education, Culture and Research Igor Sharov underlined the important role played by the pupils and employees of the “Nicolae Testemițanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the current difficult conditions generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the celebration, the best Alma Mater researchers were awarded at the Gala of Laureates. There was shown a short documentary and held a Kaleidoscope of Musical Greetings.
During the 75 years of activity, the University trained over 42,000 doctors and pharmacists, more than 7,000 of whom work for foreign medical institutions. Over 7,300 young people from Moldova and from another 33 countries study now at the University’s departments, including the clinical ones situated in 88 modern clinics and policlinics.