Education and science in the College
The technical and inventory base of the medical college meets the modern requirements. The specialized classrooms and laboratories are well equipped and furnished. Among the specialized classrooms there are computer halls with newest hardware, which allows to widely incorporate computer technologies in all the spheres of the educational process. The College is provided with modern computerized audio-video equipments, it has pre-clinics study-rooms and labs equipped in compliance with the requirements set forth in the National Educational Standard. The best medical treatment and preventive institutions of Yerevan and the Republic serve as clinical bases for practical trainings. The learning process here is led by the College professors in close cooperation with leading clinical specialists and experienced medical staff members. The teaching staff of the College comprises more than 300 members, 20 of whom have the degree of a Candidate of Sciences. There are also professors at the College with a medical nurse qualification. More than 3000 students get educated at the College every year. Its graduates then become part of the elite middle-level medical specialists of the Republic. Many of them are currently carrying out their high-level professional activities in the neighboring states and in many countries of Asia, Europe, America and CIS. Chairs
In order to further improve the educational and training activities and achieve unification of the methodological documentation, chairs for humanities, general medicine and clinical disciplines are functioning at the College. The main contents of the activities led by the chairs is related to improvement of the teaching staff qualification; elaboration of relevant events geared at methodological organization of the educational process, introduction of contemporary active methods of learning, teaching in small groups, problem solving skills, business games, development of creative, research-oriented activities of students (course paper, interest group work, conferences on scientific and practical issues.)
In the course of the recent years the College chairs guided by the Methodological Unit have published numerous manuals, tutorial and methodological guidelines, recommendations for organizing practical classes for students; methodology elaborations have been produced, tests and situational tasks have been developed for improving the students' practical skills and abilities; questionnaires for checking the quality of learning have also been created.
The practical training of our students is organized in the clinics of Yerevan City and the Republic, many of which act as Chairs of the Yerevan State Medical University and National Health Care Institute. Here exchange programs are implemented to share the experience in teaching clinical disciplines, in contemporary methods of observation, treatment, complex care of patients and their rehabilitation.Student Community
At the College a Students' Council functions. The main objectives of the Council are: organization of the students' activities and of student life self-governance, improvement of the quality of learning, as well as of the political, ideological, moral and sports level of the students. The Students' Council takes part in the College management.
Jointly with the methodological unit yearly scientific and practical conferences are organized for students in compliance with the need for reforms in nursing, roundtables, various competitions, sessions of topical interest groups, where the students deliver reports, and defend their course papers. Thematic games, topical contests, various quiz sessions are frequently organized.
Charitable events are regularly organized at the elderly hospices and orphanages.
Much attention is paid at the College to the physical training of our students. Their sports abilities are developed in special sport sections. Our students take leading places in yearly sports events organized in the Republic. Among our students we have 9 Masters of Sports in various types and 12 members of the RA national volleyball team. The women's volleyball team of the College is a tenfold champion and a tenfold cup winner. During the First Pan-Armenian Games 8 students of the College won the title of champions in volleyball. At the Second Pan-Armenian Games 10 Armenian students included in the national team of Yerevan City won the title of volleyball champions.
In the College a choir named "Tatev" is organized, led by V. Navasardyan, that participated very successfully at the All-Armenian Best Song Competition "Sayat-Nova 2001" and was awarded the honorary 1,2,3 places.
The Students Council of the College actively participates in all republican youth and students events.
Close links have been established with the students' organizations throughout the Republic. Bilateral relationship development perspectives have been identified for cooperating with the students' organizations of the Russian Federation and Belgium.
It should be specifically mentioned that the College management headed by M. Mkrtchyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, greatly assists the Students Council which makes it possible for the Council to avail of the most valuable financial and moral support. Cooperation
The Yerevan Medical College collaborates with the scientific and methodological center of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Health for issues related to development and revision of educational standards, curricula and educational programs. The management and professors of the College have participated in the work of the Moscow Conference on Nursing, in the Nursing Management seminars held in Tartu, Estonia, in Tarnaut, Belgium, in Stockholm, Sweden, in St. Petersburg and in Kyrgyzstan. Currently further cooperation projects are being developed.
We are well ready to develop partnering relationships with the relevant institutions active both in the region and worldwide.
As of today the book stock in the library makes 75529 copies. The library has a reading hall which corresponds to the modern standards, equipped with a newest computer and Internet access. The College professors for the first time in Armenia have developed and published above 40 tutorials for students of secondary medical specialized institutions and practicing health care personnel.
In the year 1999, due to the efforts taken by the Base College the monthly publication of the "Nursing" newsletter was launched (editor-in-chief - Hamlet Melikyan). In this newsletter the present issues related to the middle-level medical staff are discussed, and updated health care information is provided, too. The newsletter familiarizes its readers with the rights and responsibilities of the medical staff, and tells about the activities of the College's personnel and students. Our contact information
The address of the Yerevan State Base Medical College is as follows: 10, Koryun Str., Yerevan.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Fax: +374-10- 52.58.08.
Telephone: +374-10- 58-31-41, 52-58-08, 58-21-82