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High number of prospective students from Israel is Expected to complement the international LSMU community

Prof. Julija Narbutaitė, vice-dean of the Faculty of Odontology; Rūta Antanaitienė and Žaneta Dičkutė, international programme coordinators; and Jevgenij Razgulin, psychologist of the international students; were visiting Tel-Aviv, Israel, during 26-29 April. During this visit, the LSMU representatives arranged two entrance examination sessions for the Israeli applicants. A total of 50 applicants sat the test of biology and chemistry and had interviews with the LSMU representatives. The first-day candidates were registered for the test by pre-med training company ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ and the second-day examination session was arranged for the candidates registered by LSMU alumnus Dr. Philip Perlov. The prospective students showed good knowledge during the test, and 34 applicants were invited to study general medicine, 5 – odontology and 4 – veterinary medicine. Some students hardly stopped their tears of happiness when were offered a study place. The students have heard a lot of positive reviews about LSMU and wanted to join their friends and relatives who are already studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.  

Presentation about LSMU and its study programmes, international students’ support facilities, Kaunas and Lithuania was given for the audience, too. Prof. Julija Narbutaitė also presented detailed information about the odontology study programme at LSMU. The LSMU representatives answered questions about the academic and practical students’ life at the University. Some prospective students had good knowledge about our country as they have already been in Lithuania. Other candidates are planning to visit Lithuania and the University during the Open Days, which are organized by the International Relations and Study Centre.

Cooperation between LSMU and ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ was discussed during the meeting with Dr. Moshe Cohen, the head of the company. On the last day of the visit, the LSMU representatives met the parents of students who already are studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and discussed the running issues.  

This visit to Israel was very successful and we would like to believe that students from Israel who were offered a study place will arrive to Lithuania and will join the rapidly growing multicultural academic community of LSMU.