Academic year started at IUE Medical Park
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Faculty of Medicine fourth-year students welcomed the new academic year at IUE Medical Park Hospital. 64 medical school students will receive their clinical training in practice at the hospital. Physicians of the future will gain experience by attending the cases in person and will learn the finest details of their profession from experts in their fields. Medical faculty students will improve themselves at IUE Medical Park Hospital, which is full of state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories.
Prof. Dr. Hakan Abacıoğlu, Dean of IUE Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Orhan Satılmaz Chief Physician of IUE Medical Park Hospital, attended the ceremony held at the hospital for the start of clinical training for medical students. Surgeon Zafer Beken, Chairman of the Board of IUE Medical Park Hospital, delivered the first lecture.
Delivering the opening speech of the ceremony, Veysi Kubba, General Manager of IUE Medical Park Hospital, said, “Here, the foundations are laid not only for a clinical medical education, but also for an understanding that provides quality service in the health sector and an education that will train physicians who will change the future of Turkey. I sincerely hope that you will adopt love, respect, patience, confidentiality, loyalty, and sincerity, which are among our working principles, as a principle during your stay in our hospital and continue your work in this direction. Feel at home here.”
DIFFICULT BUT ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY
Stating that studying during the pandemic period is difficult but also an opportunity, Prof. Dr. Hakan Abacıoğlu, Dean of IUE Faculty of Medicine, said, “The pandemic has forced us all, but I want you to ask yourselves what you have learned from this period. You have a medical school-level experience including planetary health, lifestyle medicine, integrity of healthcare, and community responses to vaccine studies. It is up to you to learn something from this experience. We entrust you to a very good hospital, very good educators, and very good managers. I wish a happy new academic year to all of us.”
Expressing that they are very happy to be with the medical faculty students, Chief Physician Orhan Satılmaz said, “Medicine is a field that is learned by seeing service, looking, standing side by side with the instructor. Our instructors are academically competent. Therefore, you are very advantageous. I hope you will make the most of this opportunity. You will continue your education in a hospital where the latest technology is used. This is a great chance. I would like to take this opportunity to wish a successful new academic year for you, and all instructors.”
FIRST LECTURE BY SURGEON ZAFER BEKEN
Delivering the first lecture of the new academic year, Surgeon Zafer Beken, Chairman of the Board of IUE Medical Park Hospital, highlighted the importance of sustainable health. Sharing information about healthy living, Beken said, “‘Functional medicine’ offers new hope especially for chronic pain, digestive disorders, neurological diseases, allergies, high cholesterol, diabetes, skin, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and diseases of a similar nature. Thanks to functional medicine, which examines the root causes of disease for each person, both chronic and autoimmune diseases can regress. Functional medicine that focuses on strengthening the immune system collects data on each patient's genetic, biochemical structure and lifestyle, and implements a personalized treatment plan.”