دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران
Iran University of Medical Sciences

Online meeting between academic members from Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal

 | Post date: 2020/05/23 | 



On Wednesday, May 20, 2016, a video conference meeting was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for International Affairs of IUMS, in considering the numerous opportunities that may be fostered through collaborations among academicians, clinicians, and graduate students between the two universities, especially during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Dr. Moghtadaei, the Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs began the meeting by outlining the meeting agenda and objectives, following which he provided a brief introduction about the faculty members attending the session from IUMS. Dr. Branco, the Dean of Nova Medical School in Lisbon introduced his colleagues partaking from Nova University, after which participating faculty members from both institutions shared their experiences and strategies employed for the management of patients with Covid-19 at their respective hospitals.

Dr. Talebi Taher noted approaches to patient management and treatment regimens used for patients infected with the virus at Rasool Akram Hospital. In response, Dr. Nina provided statistical information about Covid-19 cases in Portugal, noting that most of the Coronavirus victims in Portugal were elderly patients.

Dr. Baradaran, the Director for Development of International Affairs briefly discussed the structure and curriculum of Medical School in Iran, and in response, Dr. Branco explained that MD training process in Portugal. He also added that currently three Iranian students are studying at Nova School of Medicine.

Dr. Bradaran moved on to discussing the possibility of exchanging clinicians, researchers and students between the two universities, at which piint Dr. Canhão provided information about PhD and postdoctoral research opportunities available to international students at Nova University, including the Erasmus program.

She also emphasized that since patients and medical staff at Portuguese hospitals, primarily communicate in their native language, it will be challenging for international students and professionals without a good command of the language to study medicine, however, graduate studies and research opportunities in English are appropriate for international candidates.

In the end, Dr. Shalbafan shared his personal experience from living in Portugal, noting the cultural proximity of the two countries.

This meeting was organized and coordinated with the assistance of Dr. Farahat, the Cultural attaché of the Iranian Embassy in Portugal, who kindly welcomed the opportunity to assist with connecting faculty members from IUMS with their counterparts at Nova University and other medical universities in Portugal in the future.


This report was prepared by Dr. Karimian
Director of IT and International Communications (05/30/2020)



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