Sunday, 26 December 2010

Pre-election Message from President

Dear Volgogradian,
The long waited MSA election is finally here. We hope for all students to be at the election on 27.12.2010 ( Monday ), at 6pm sharp, in auditorium No. 2, main campus.
We understand your predicament, yes it is winter and it is also a weekday. Therefore, the Election Committee had made it their utmost aim for the election process to be carried out efficiently, making sure your precious time does not go to waste.
Practice your right to vote! A short one and a half hour will determine the future of Malaysians in VSMU.
Your attendance and punctuality is very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance. See you all during the election!

President MSA,
Chai Chan Sin


Polyclinic issues and Half Day

If anyone happen to visit the polyclinic during working hour, but no doctor there, please call dean office to report the problem. ( tel:383018 ).

On 31st Dec 2010, all classes till 12 n.

Please be informed.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Meeting with Dean 20/12/2010

Dear students,
The dean of the university had conducted a meeting on 20th December 2010 (Monday).  The university would like to convey these messages to all students:
  1. Students are reminded to take good care of themselves, especially out in the streets.  
  2. Students are expected not to create any forms of attention and conflicts. If any problem arises, students should always refer this matter to the university or curator as soon as possible.
  3. Students are not advised to wonder outside at odd hours. Students are recommended to stay home after dark.
  4. The university assures that the current situation in Volgograd is still under control as enough safety measures have been carried out, despite the riots happening in other cities in Russia.
  5. For students staying in apartments, students are required to obey the rules of their respective premises. Any violation of rules, for example causing fire will end you up with court case and fine.  In general, lowering down the noise production after 10pm.
  6. Students are not advised to leave Volgograd for this coming New Year break. If you need to do so, you must obtain permission from dekanat together with application letter and parent’s supporting letter.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Message from the Ambassador

The Ambassador of Malaysia to the Russian Federation warns students to take extra care because the situation in Moscow has escalated.

Please be informed.

Change of Address Reminder

Those who changed their place of living, either from/to hostels or apartments, are required to re-register their registration slips to correspond with their current address.

Please be informed.

CME [M&M] 19/12/10

Date: 19th December 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 1430-1545 , 1600-1630
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis I - Ren Geng
Kawasaki disease – Sayleni
Spot diagnosis II – Yee Bee

This week special addition(For 2nd and 3rd year students):
1600:1630

ECG signs of heart hypertrophy - Ethan Ang

Open to All

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Change of Health Care Service Center

Attention to all students, health services at Family’s Clinic, Ulitsa Kim is no longer in service for students. The new place for students to get health services by means of policy, currently is at  VSMU Medical Hostel # 3 (Ulitsa Kazlovskaya).
Working hour:-

·        Monday-Friday
·        8.00 am – 7.00 pm
·        Appointment is not necessary.

We understand that the Health Care Service provided does not correspond to the amount that we pay. Therefore MSA will be bringing this issue to First Secretary of the Malaysian Embassy in Moscow, Mr. Wan Azizam Wan Salleh this Friday. Please give your feedback to the batch representative regarding the Health Care Service received.



Message from MSA President Chai Chan Sin

Dear Malaysians,

We are glad to announce that the MSA constitution is finally ready. The aim of forming the constitution is to set a guideline for the MSA committee and its members in regards to their responsibilities and conducting an election. It has been made and tailored to suit the system and environment in VSMU.

There are always pros and cons when implementing a new system. We hope that members can be understanding, and give full support to the new constitution. If the system implemented proved to be ineffective, the points in the constitution can be rectified appropriately, as stated in the constitution.

The election will be conducted on the 27th of December 2010. We understand that it is a rush and everything has to be carried out within a short period of time, so we hope that everyone will give their full cooperation to their batch representatives, in order to smoothen and hasten the election process.

For those who aspire to run for a position in the MSA, please do not hesitate to campaign. You may start now by sending the information to the Media Director of Election Committee, Mr. Teng Kok Liang (kokliang85@gmail.com, 89178461691)

Last but not least, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance. See you all on election day!

Thank you.

President Chai

For further details, please visit http://msavolgograd.blogspot.com/2010/12/constitution-and-election-guideline.html

Constitution and Election Guideline

The constitution and the guidelines for the election has been released.
Download them from here:



MSA Constitution
Election Committee
Election Guidelines

Please be informed.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Practical Scheduling Problems

For those who joining the elective practical, if the practical schedule falls on class hour (including Russian class), please go to the dean office to rearrange the practical.

Please be informed.

Meeting for JPA students

Meeting between the First Secretary of the Malaysian Embassy in Moscow, En. Wan Azizam Wan Salleh and JPA Students:

Date: 17th Dec 2010 ( Friday )
Time: 5.15 pm
Venue: 5th Auditorium, Main Campus

Attendance is compulsory. 

Please be informed.

New Ambassador

The new Ambassador of Malaysia to the Russian Federation is Dato' Zainal Abidin Omar, who is concurrently accredited to Republic of Belarus, Republic of Armenia and Republic of Georgia.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

University Official Website

Dear Students,

The university is currently planning to improvise the university official website by adding a section regarding the life of Malaysians studying in Volgograd, which can promote Malaysian cultures to others.  

The university is inviting those who are interested in journalism, photography, article writing to contribute to our university’s website. Your works will be publicized in our university’s website. 

You may just specify in one sphere, for example in doing only photography etc.
If you are interested, you may give your name to your respective batch representatives.

A detailed briefing is expected to be conducted in this coming Wednesday or Thursday. 

Friday, 10 December 2010

CME [M&M] 12/12/10

CME - 22
Date: 12th December 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 1430-1615 , 1630-1700
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis - Sakinah
Hirschsprung(paed) – Sarbdev Singh
Case discussion – Radhika

This week special addition(For 2nd and 3rd year students):
16:30-1700

Rate, Rhythm, Axis- Kevin Wong

Open to All

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

CME [M&M] 05/12/10

CME - 21
Date: 5th December 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 1430-1615 , 1630-1700
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis - Shahirah
Approach to Epilepsy – Kok Xian
Case discussion – Ivan Khoo

This week special addition(For 2nd and 3rd year students):
1630-1700

Introduction to ECG part 2-Yon Quan

Open to All

Saturday, 27 November 2010

CME [M&M] 28/11/10

CME - 20
Date: 28th November 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 1430-1615 , 1630-1700
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis - Lynn
Approach to thrombocytopenia – Navaresh
Case discussion – Bennita

This week special addition(For 2nd and 3rd year students):
16:30-1700

Introduction to ECG - Yee Bee

Open to All

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Graduation Meeting for 6th Year Students.

There will be a meeting with the officials from the Dean's office tomorrow, 26th of November 2010, regarding the Graduation ceremony.

The meeting will be held at 3pm in the Lecture Hall No. 3.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Students' Emails

Russian Resources Sdn. Bhd. has requested the MSA to send the email addresses of every student here for communication purposes. Those who wish to omit their emails from this list please inform the MSA by next Wednesday.

Please be informed.

Friday, 19 November 2010

CME [M&M] 21/11/10

CME - 20
Date: 21st November 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 14.30-16:30
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima


Topics:
Spot Diagnosis – Nicole Tang
Case discussion – Sethuckarasi
Approach to osteoarthritis – Jiann Woei
Spot Diagnosis – Heah

Open to All

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Registration Slip and Immigration Card Reminder

This is another reminder for the students to pick up your registration slip and immigration card. Please do so as soon as possible. The immigration officers will be making their rounds soon.

The University would like to enquire if any student will be returning to Malaysia before 2011 and is able to pass documents to Russian Resources. Please contact your respective Batch Representative if you're able to do so.

Please be informed.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

CME [M&M] 13/11/10

CME - 18
Date: 13th November 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 19.30-21.00

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Transfusion Therapy – Kevin Wong

Case discussion – Doris

Erectile dysfunction – Leet Liang

Spot Diagnosis – Jinn Shian

Open to All


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Cultural Day

Date: 10th November 2010
Time: 5pm
Venue: Kazlovskaya Street 45 [Hostel]
Event: Cultural Day, showcasing cultures of 9 different races, including Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Indian, Malay and others.

All are welcome to join this event.

Please be informed.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Half Day

The 3rd of November 2010, Wednesday, will be a half day for all students. There will be no classes and lectures after 12pm.

Elective and ambulance practical will proceed as normal.

Please be informed

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Daylight Saving Time

At 3am tonight, it will be Daylight Saving Time. At that time, please move back your watch 1 hour back i.e. to 2am.

Please be informed.

CME [M&M] 31/10/10

CME - 18
Date: 31th October 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 14.30-16:30
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis I – Chan Yon Quan

Case discussion – Dhivyah

Spot diagnosis II – Chai Boon Ping

Snake Bite – Ong Wenn Fong

Open to All

Friday, 29 October 2010

Shooting Competition

There will be a shooting competition, which will be held at the Kim sports hall this Sunday, the 31st of October, at 3pm.

Those interested, please contact Low Ren Geng
+79199819123 or Lee Jiann Woei +79177255221 

Please be informed.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

CME [M&M] 31/10/10

CME-17
Date : 31st October 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time : 14:30-16:30
Venue : Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Anticoagulant therapy -Yuveneswara

Spot diagnosis I - Boon Ping

Case discussion - Dhivyah

Spot diagnosis II - Yon Quan

Open to all.
For those who haven't collected their immigration card and registration slip, please do so immediately.

Those who are having problems with their apartments such as the landlord being dishonest, please contact the Dekanat for their help.

Please be informed.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Basement Closed For Renovation

The basement in the Main Building where the Muslims use for performing prayers will be closed until further notice for renovation. The University regrets any inconvenience.

Please be informed.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

CME [M&M] 24/10/10

CME-16
Date : 24th October 2010 (SUNDAY)
Time: 14:30-16:30
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis I - Nicole Chow

Case discussion - Ivan Khoo

Spot diagnosis II - Afni

Renal tubular acidosis(RTA) - Bennita

Open to all.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Day of Unification Holiday

In conjunction of the Day of National Unification, the University has decided that from the 4th to the 7th of November 2010, there will be no classes or lectures.

Please be informed.

Happy holidays from the MSA Committee.

Registration Slip and Immigration Card

Everyone is required to attain their registration slip and immigration card from the visa department as soon as possible.

Officers from the Immigration department is expected to make their rounds in the hostel and apartments in the near future.

Please be informed.

Day of Excellence

The Day of Excellence will be held this Friday, 22.10.10. The event will be held in the aktovii zal of the main campus.

Attendance is mandatory to all students from 1st to 5th course and thus they will have a half-day on that date.

Regrettably, the 6th year students do not have the same privilege and will be having a full working day on that date.

Please be informed.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

CME [M&M] 16/10/10

Time: 13.00-15:30
16th October 2010 (SUNDAY)

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Spot diagnosis I - Sayleni

Case discussion - Aqeelah

Spot diagnosis II - Chai Way

O & G clerking - Ramdan


Open to all.

P/S Please be noted that this week CME has changed to earlier time

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Day of Excellence Postponed

The Day of Excellence [день отличников], which was scheduled this Friday, the 15th of October 2010, has been postponed until next Friday, 22nd of October 2010.

Whether or not the 15th is still a half-day has not been confirmed.

Please be informed.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Formation of Volgograd Malaysian Indian Association

The MSA would like to congratulate the Volgograd Malaysian Indian Association [VMIA] on the formation of this organization.

Heading the VMIA is Navaresh Retnasingam, who is also the vice president for the MSA. The VMIA was established to ensure the rights and welfare of the Malaysian Indian students studying in the Volgograd State Medical University are protected. Membership is through registration and every Malaysian Indian is welcomed to join the association.

The MSA looks forward to cooperate with the VMIA and is ready to offer any assistance should the need arises.

Congratulations.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

CME [M&M] 10/10/10

Date: 10th October 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-16:30

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Approach to Parkisonism - Kok Xian

Approach to Nephrotic syndrome - Chai Chan Sin

Case discussion - Ren Geng

Spot diagnosis - Wenn Fong

Open to all.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Notice Regarding Hostel Payment

There has been a notice released regarding the payment of hostel fees. You can download the notice here.

Please be informed.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Seminar on USMLE and Post Graduate Ed in the USA

There will be a seminar on the United States Medical Licensing Examination [USMLE] and Postgraduate Education in the United States of America. The details are as follows:

Date: 1st of October 2010, Friday
Time: 1700
Venue: Auditorium 5, main campus
Speaker: Representative from Kaplan, Inc

Attendance is compulsory for 6th Year students. All other students are invited to participate in the seminar.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

University Campsite

The University has informed us of the Спортивный лагерь, a campsite belonging to the University that is situated on the riverbank of the Volga.



This campsite is open for use to any student of the VSMU for 250 roubles per person per night. The campsite could accommodate up to 190 people at any given time. Other facilities include but not limited to basketball, football, volleyball courts, an outdoor gym, a canteen, a sauna, a barbecue site and others. It is also possible, if it's preferred, to prepare your own food in the canteen under supervision of a certified cook, provided by the university.




The beach is privately owned by the University and therefore its cleanliness is guaranteed.




The ride to the campsite takes around 30-40 minutes. Transportation can be arranged by the university with charges.



Interested students should contact and provide the MSA with details [Date, number of participants, budgets, requests etc.]

The MSA will then arrange the discussion between the officials concerned and the students.

Please be informed.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

MCSC Bazaar Sale

In response to the feedback received, the MCSC has released a clarification for a number of issues regarding the Bazaar Sale.

The clarification can be downloaded here.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

75th Anniversary of VSMU

In conjunction with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Volgograd State Medical University, a concert will be held on the 24th of September 2010 at 2pm.

The university is inviting 15 Malaysians, in their traditional costumes, to attend the concert. Those who wish to attend, please send your name, course, contact number and attire to chansinchai@yahoo.com by 5 pm 19/09/10.

Requests will be entertained on a first come first serve basis.

Furthermore, the Dean Mr Emelyanov has declared that Friday, the 24th of September 2010, is a half day and Saturday, the 25th of September 2010, is a holiday.

Please be informed.

More Registration Counters to be Opened Next Year

On the 15th of September 2010, the Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs and International Students Program, Professor Aleksandr A Spasov declared that the university will open more registration counters in the Visa department to speed up the registration process.

Please be informed

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Directions for 4th year students UPDATED!

For 4th year students travelling to different hospitals for each new cycle, you may feel frustrated trying to find your way there to that totally strange place. Well, fret not anymore, we've come out with these simplistic guide books for your convenience. It comes with instructions to direct you there, and pictures of landmarks so that you'll have a rough idea where you're supposed to head to. It is easy to use, and best of all it is free for you to download at the given links below.

Special acknowledgment and appreciation to Chien Keat Leong, Phang Tih Shyang and Chai Boon Peng for their contributions.

Links:
Marshrutka No. 4 Stop near Komsomolskaya
Directions to ЖД Hospital
Directions to 4th Hospital
Directions to 7th Hospital

Official Translated Syllabus Guide For Medical University From the Russian Federation

This can be downloaded here.

We're still waiting for the University to provide us with a copy of the letter from the MMC.

Please be informed.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Summary on Meeting with University ( 10/09/10 )

Practical:

-According to the Dean, Mr Emelyanov, as the pro-rector Prof. Spasov is not in Volgograd, the summer practical rules is set by Russian government, MMC just supported it as they think overseas students should carry out  their summer practical in the respective countries where they are studying in.

-The duration of summer practical as well as when it is carried out cannot be changed because our university is strictly following the standards guideline offered by Russian medical council, this means that both Russians and foreigners students need to carry out this summer practical from 1st until 28th July every year unless otherwise stated by your specific department where you are going to carry out the practical.

-Mr. Emelyanov promises to increase the quality of the practical. Soon a survey list from university will be distributed.

-Meanwhile, MSA also hope that students can fill in the survey list provided in MSA blog, as a feedback for university and Malaysia Embassy.

Registration:
-University cannot change the visa expiry date to 1st of October as requested by MSA, because it is a rule set by Immigration Department of Volgograd. And this rule varies according to different states.

Safety: 
 -The university reminds all students to take good care of themselves, do not do things that could endanger yourselves.

- Prof. A.A Spasov had showed MSA committee the university’s property and facilities (summer camp) where students may use the facilities for occasions provided with booking procedure and a minimal surcharge. The detail regarding the summer camp will soon be announced.

-Students living in the hostel are required to obey the hostel rules at all times, especially regarding the electrical appliances usage.

Conclusion: In conjunction with this, MSA will write in letter to Ambassador, to have the above issues clarified and finding the best solution which is beneficial to all parties.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Anniversary Holidays not confirmed

The University still hasnt confirmed if there will be holiday for its 75th anniversary celebration. Please wait for further notice. Thank you.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Notice Regarding Change of Address

There is an agreement between our university between our university and your respective agents and sponsors [JPA, MARA, MINDEF, YT] that all pre-med and first year students are required to live in the hostels, as provided by the university.

The only exception to this is if one were to move into an apartment with one's older sibling, who must be a student of the VSMU in his or her third year or above.

Second year students are only allowed to move out if they have the appropriate documents.

Documents needed for the abovementioned pre-med, first and second year students, who wish to move out:
  1. A permission letter from your parents to move out in English. Reasons of moving out MUST be stated inside said letter.
  2. A request letter to Mr. A. A. Rogov (заявление)
  3. The contract of your new accommodation (договор) to be presented to Mr. A. A. Rogov
Furthermore, Mr. Sherbakov in the Visa department must be informed of the change of address.

This is also true for students, who have changed their address but have yet to inform the Visa department. Legally, this must be done, at the latest, 3 days after the move but if you're past this date, please do this as soon as possible.

The immigration officers will start to check our passports and registrations slips soon. If you're found not to be living as stated in your registration slip, it is considered as breaking the law.

You may be fined for the first offense. For the second offense, you will be sent home and you will be denied a visa to enter the Russian Federation for 5 years.

Please be informed.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Verification of Document Details

All 6th year students are required to see Miss Tatyana Vasiliyevna of the Accounts department, which is located under the Dean's Office, to check details such as your names, your SPM certificate number, your high school graduation year and your birth dates.

Students are required to know these information beforehand to make the verification possible.

Please be informed.

CME [M&M] 18/09/10

Date: 18th September 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-16:30

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Approach to Parkisonism - Kok Xian

Approach to Nephrotic syndrome - Chai Chan Sin

Case discussion - Ren Geng

Spot diagnosis - Wenn Fong

Open to all.

P/S Information for this week's topics will be mainly based on experiences of attachment in Malaysia hospitals.

The Relocation of The Narcotic Control For The Medical Checkup


The narcotic control for the medical checkup has been relocated.

The new address is Novorossiskaya-10.

To get there, one gets off at the Novorossiskaya stop, the same stop as the old place.
Then, one has to cross the main road [if one came from the central market] and walk along the Novorosisskaya road.
The building is yellow in color.
For reference, refer to the following pictures.



Map

Novorossiskaya Bus Stop
Novorossiskaya Road
The entrance to Novorossiskaya-10

The plague on the building
Please be informed.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Summer Practicals 2010 Survey

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Meeting with Spasov

There will be a meeting between the pro-rector of international affairs, A.A. Spasov, and representatives of the MSA come Friday, 3rd of September 2010.

One of the issues that will be addressed is the summer practicals. Therefore, the MSA would like to ask feedback in the form of suggestions and opinions from our fellow students. The feedback should be submitted to your respective batch representatives as soon as possible.

Your co-operation is deeply appreciated.

Please be informed.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Clarification Regarding Extra Payment

We have been receiving a number of complaints regarding the additional payment for students entering back the Russian Federation before the 29th of August 2010.

To clarify we've released the following statement.


Please be informed.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

SPA Interview

There is a slight possibility that the SPA interview for final year students this year might be happening in Russia. In the unlikely chance of this happening, the MSA recommends the final year students this year, who would like to be prepared, to have the following documents:

1) Original higher education documents ( SPM/STPM...)
2) Birth certification and two (2) certified copies
3) IC and two (2) certified copies
4) Two (2) certified copies of parents' IC, birth certificates and passports.
5) Passport-sized photo
6) Co-curriculum certificates.

The certification can be done by any government officers grade 41 & above, such as your secondary school principals, doctors, commissioners of oath [Suruhanjaya Angkat Sumpah] etc.

If one does not go through the interview in Russia, in the unlikely event of it being in Russia this year, one can still do the interview here in Malaysia.

Please be informed.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Documents Needed for Registration

During the registration, you must submit these documents:

  1. Obkhodnoi List
  2. Passport*
  3.  Visa
  4.  Immigration card
  5. Receipt for registration
  6. Receipt for visa
  7. Non-glossy black and white visa-sized pictures**
  8. 1 photocopy of the passport-holder information of your passport i.e. the first page inside your passport where your picture is*
  9. 1 front and back photocopy of your visa
  10. 1 front and back photocopy of your immigration card
 * If you renew your passport, you must submit the old passport as well, along with the necessary photocopies.
** There has been cases where pictures from Malaysia were not accepted because of various reasons. To be safe, it is advised for students to take their pictures here in Russia.

Regarding the renewal of passport: If you renew your passport, you have to go to the Russian Embassy in Malaysia and submit your passport and visa for them to verify and update your visa. The process usually take up to three working days, though it could take longer.

Please be informed.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Issues Concerning the Obkhodnoi List and Visa

Books taken from the library on Kozolovskaya street can be returned throughout the holidays from 11am to 3pm except on weekends.

Books taken from the main library have to be returned by the 16th of July 2010, on which date it will be closed for the semester.

Therefore, it is advisable to return all books and obtain the librarian signature for the obkhodnoi list before the 16th of July 2010.

The payment for the registration and visa can be done in advance, though the receipt must be kept for processing when students return from their holidays and submit their visa for processing.

The payment for the registration and visa requires different receipts. In other words, you will need one receipt for visa and another for registration for the registration and visa processing. The registration fee for one year [2 semesters] is 600.00 roubles. If you want to pay for one semester, please refer to the Passport-Visa department on the Russian Language department for the amount that you have to pay. The amount you have to pay for visa is 1000 roubles.

For your information the price for these two was set by the Government of the Russian Federation, not the University, and it is the same throughout the country.

Here's how you should fill the payment slip


Take note!
  1. Under сумма write 600 or 1000 depending on whether you're paying for visa or registration. You need to have TWO [2] different receipts, one for visa, one for registration.
  2. Under абонент fill in your full name and country of origin in Russian.
  3. Under адрес fill in  the address of the place where you will be staying. If you're not sure where you'll be staying, it is better not to pay first because you'll need to pay 200 roubles to change the address during the registration itself.
  4. Payment can be made at any Свербанк России branch in Volgograd.
  5. In some of the Свербанк России branches, one only needs to tell the cashier the details, instead of filling out slips.
This slip sample will also be provided upon request from your batch representatives or from the Passport-Visa department on the Russian Language department.

Students must leave Volgograd three [3] days after obtaining their visas from the visa department.


Please be informed.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Summer Practicals 2010

The practicals for the Second Year students will begin on the 1st of July 2010. They are required to be at the Therapy department of the Regional Hospital [Областьная Больница] at 8.30am on the abovementioned date.
 
The schedule of the practicals for the Fourth Year can be downloaded here.

The practicals for the Third Year and Fifth Year students will begin on the 2nd of July 2010. At 10 a.m. on that date, students are required to be present in the 2nd and 3rd lecture halls, for Third and Fifth Year respectively. Your group assignment will be revealed there.

Each student is required to bring your lab coats, an exercise book and your diary.

Please be informed.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

To all students facing problems concerning their apartments, please do not hesitate in contacting Mr Denis Kovrizhnikh or your MSA batch representatives.

Also, from the 21st of June 2010 till the 26th of June 2010, Mrs Nina Vilevna will not be available in the Dean's office. Any matter that needs the Dean's office's attention should be brought up to Ms Svetlana Makarovna.

Please be informed.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Document Matters for First Year JPA and MARA Sponsored Students

Attn: JPA and MARA sponsored 1st year students

This is to inform you that your higher education documents/certificates translations are ready, and they are currently in the hands of the university.


You are required to find Miss Tatiana, who is in charge of the certification of documents, in the treasury of the university (below the dean’s office) together with your passport and 5000 rubles* to deal further with your document nostrification; they are yet to be sent to Moscow for final certification and verification.


As for MARA sponsored students, you are also required to present your UNITEC cert besides your passport and the fee stated above.

This procedure has to be done by 15th June 2010 (Tuesday).

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY! Any delays for your document verification might prevent you from completing your academic semester in the future.

*Fee stated is as of current rate. Payment delay might result in increased rate.


Please be informed. Thank you.


04.06.2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 6 [Final Week] Result

The Winner for Week 5 of the MSA Academic Quiz is Chong Kok Hung of group 37, 6th Year.

The answer scheme is as follows:

ECG: normal axis, atrial fibrillation (no P, irregularly irregular ventricular response, fibrillary waves), LBBB (broad QRS in V1, no secondary R wave in V1, no Q waves in lateral leads, ST elevation in V1-V4, T wave inverted in I and aVL). Atrial fibrillation and left bundle branch block (LBBB).

spot diagnosis: cystic adenoma of the pancreas

Congratulations, Chong Kok Hung.

That's it for the MSA Quiz for this year! We hope to see you all next year!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 5 Result

The Winner for Week 5 of the MSA Academic Quiz is Chong Kok Hung of group 37, 6th Year.

The answer scheme is as follows:

ECG:
Sinus rhtyhm
Atrial extrasystoles, identified by early beats with broad and abnormal p waves(best seen in v2, and v3
Extrasystoles are followed by compensatory pause
Normal axis
There is an RSR pattern in lean III, but the ORS complex is narrow
The ST segments and T waves are normal


SPOT DIAGNOSIS:
AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)

Congratulations, Chong Kok Hung.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Meeting with MARA representative

The official representative of MARA will be present at the university on the 27th of May 2010. There will be held a meeting with said official at the main campus, in the hall under the dean's office at 1730 [5:30 p.m.]. Attendance for MARA students is compulsory.

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 6

ECG








SPOT DIAGNOSIS















Please  answer in the comment section below according to the following  format:


Name:
Group:
Course:  





Answer  for ECG must follow the following format:


1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1.  Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2.  Normal ECG.



Answer  for Spot Diagnosis:




The first entry with the  correct answers and a correctly-filled form  will be picked as the  winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m.  on the 30th of  May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note:  Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz  has  ended.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 4 Result

The winner of the 3rd Weekly MSA Academic Quiz is

Ong Yu Chen (Danny)
6th year
Group 35


The winning answers were:
Answer for ECG:
Sinus rhythm,
R is almost equal to S in lead I means this is the limit of normality towards "right", normal QRS duration, peaked P in lead II, III, AVF suggestive of P pulmonale - right atrial hypertrophy with right ventricular hypertrophy due to pulmonary hypertension,
deep S in lead I, pathological Q and inverted T in lead III (S1, Q3, T3 pattern),
T wave inversion are also noted in AVR, V1, V3-V6,
ST elevation best noted in V1, V4-5

Dx: pulmonary embolism

Spot diagnosis:
Based on the lobulated appearance, and the location in the midline of hard palate..

Dx: Torus Palatinus

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 5

Due to some technical problems, the result of last week's quiz will be posted later. We're sorry for any inconvenience.



ECG







SPOT DIAGNOSIS














Please  answer in the comment section below according to the following  format:


Name:
  Group:
Course:  





Answer  for ECG must follow the following format:


1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1.  Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2.  Normal ECG.



Answer  for Spot Diagnosis:




The first entry with the  correct answers and a correctly-filled form  will be picked as the  winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m.  on the 23rd of  May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note:  Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz  has  ended.

Friday, 14 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 3 Result

The winner of the 3rd Weekly MSA Academic Quiz is

Lim Shu Yu
Group 35
6th course


The winning answers were:
Answer for ECG:
sinus rhythm, axis normal, AV disassociation(no relationship between P waves and QRS complexes), ventricular rate is 43/min.
Interpretation : Complete heart block(third degree heart block)

Answer for spot diagnosis:
Hernia of Morgagni- a congenital diaphragmatic hernia where there is a defect in the anterior diaphragm.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

SPA Interview details

Attn: All 6th Year Students

The details of the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam [SPA] interview can be obtained through psdmoscow.com/blog

As of 10:27 p.m. 11th of May 2010, the Malaysian Government plans to conduct the SPA interview in Russia.

Please be informed.

Monday, 10 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 4

Due to some technical problems, the result of last week's quiz will be posted later. We're sorry for any inconvenience.



ECG


SPOT DIAGNOSIS







Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:

Name:
Group:
Course:  

Answer for ECG must follow the following format:
1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1. Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2. Normal ECG.

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:


The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 16th of May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note: Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz has ended.

Monday, 3 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 3

ECG
 




SPOT DIAGNOSIS







Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:

Name:
Group:
Course:  

Answer for ECG must follow the following format:
1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1. Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2. Normal ECG.

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:


The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 9th of May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 2 Result

The winner for the MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1 is...


Drum roll, please...






Lim Shu Yu, Group 35, Year 6!

Congratulations, Lim Shu Yu on your winning entry. Your prize will be passed to you by an MSA Committee representative.

This is her winning entry:

Answer for ECG:
Assuming that this is an ECG with the speed of 25mm/s- Sinus rhythm, rate-75/min, normal axis, PR interval prolonged-o.28s, QRS complex-broad ORS complexes, RSR pattern best seen in V2-V3 ,
ST elevation in leads II, III, aVF,
ST depression in leads aVL, V1-V5.

Interpretation: Acute inferior infarction, 1st degree block and RBBB.

Spot Diagnosis:
Empyema Necessitans.
It is a spontaneous discharge of an empyema(pus) that has burrowed through the parietal pleural, usually into the chest wall, to form a subcutaneous abcess that may eventually rupture through skin. More commonly secondary to pneumonia.


Other entries were as follows:


Entry No.1
ECG 1)
Sinus rhythm
regular
HR 75 bpm
left axis deviation-highest R in I and avL
Prolong PQ interval-0.32s
Pathology Q-III,avF
ST elevation-II,III,avF
ST depression-V1,V2,V3,avL
rSR pattern-V1,V2,V3

ECG 2)
Acute inferior myocardial infarction (ST elevation as mentioned, transmural, due to the pathology Q ), with reciprocal changes in V1-3,avL ( ST depression ), RBBB and AV block 1st degree.

Most likely involve left anterior descending artery (LAD)which supplies the base, AV node, RBB, anterior division of LBB ( bifasicular block, which show left axis deviation on ECG )


Spot diagnosis: Pus discharge from fistula as a complication after chest trauma.


Entry No.2
ECG
1.normal sinus rhythm
Right axis deviation
2.Non-ST elevated Myocardial Infarction(septal region)-abnormalities in V1 lead

SPOT DIAGNOSIS
Furuncle(late stage)
the furuncle has already burst
presence of scar around wound is usually seen in cases of furuncle


Entry No.3
ecg: regular sinus rhythm; rate 75-80bpm; left axis deviation (R tallest in I lead); RBBB (rSR pattern, wide QRS >120ms in V1, slur S wave in I and V6); inferior MI (ST elevation in II,III,aVF); qR complex in I, aVL and LAD (left anterior fascicular block) plus PR>200ms (first degree AV block) and RBBB (trifascicular block)
spot diagnosis: site for chest tube (tube thoracostomy) for empyema


Entry No.4Answer for ECG
1.- Sinus rhythm, heart rate 75bpm
- Left axis deviation
- PR prolongation
- Abnormal progression of R-wave in chest leads
- Pathological Q-wave & ST elevation in III, aVF
- Fragmentation of QRS in II
- ST depression in I, aVL
- Reversed tick-shaped ST depression in V1-V3
- Biphasic P-wave in V1, V2
- J-wave or Osborne wave in V3-V6
- Rollercoaster pattern in II

2.- First degree AV block
- Old infacrt or myocardial scar in inferior wall of left ventricle (LAD, deep Q-wave, QRS fragmentation)
- Possiblity of new acute MI (ST elevation in inferior lead, accompanied by reciprocal ST depression in left lead)
- Left atrial hypertrophy (biphasic P in V1-V2)
- Patient has hypothermia (J-wave) due to AMI
- Possibility of quinidine toxicity (AV block, rollercoaster pattern)

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:
Chylothorax with chyle fistula

Entry No.5
Answer for ECG
1. Sinus rhythm, normal axis, prolonged PR-280ms, broad QRS complex, normal QT, ST elevation in lead II,III,AVF, RSR pattern in V1-V3, Osborne/J waves are noted in V4-V5.

2. Acute inferior myocardial infarction associated with first degree AV block and RBBB.

J wave may be due to severe ischemia etiology.

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:
From the location of the wound and the scar around the wound seen, it is most probably an old scar of chest tube drainage.

Dx: Empyema necessitans


Thank you for all your submissions. There's still more prizes to be won each week. Each week's questions will be posted on 12 a.m. sharp every Monday. Try your luck!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

CME [M&M] 03/05/10

Date: 03 May 2010 (MONDAY)

Time: 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima

Topics:

UMN part 2 - Approach to brachial plexus & carpel tunel syndrome - Wenn Fong

Spot diagnosis - Dave

Spot diagnosis - Nicole Chow

Open to all.

Monday, 26 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 2

ECG



SPOT DIAGNOSIS

You meet this patient in the waiting hall. You haven't had the chance to procure his history or even ask him his name. What's your diagnosis:






Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:

Name:
Group:
Course:  

Answer for ECG must follow the following format:
1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1. Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2. Normal ECG.

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:


The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 2nd of May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note: Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz has ended.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1 Result

The winner for the MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1 is...


Drum roll, please...





CHONG KOK HUNG from Group 37, 6th year.

Congratulations, Chong Kok Hung on your winning entry. Your prize will be passed to you by an MSA Committee representative.

Other entries were as follows: 

Entry #1

Answer for ECG:
Irregular rhythm. Sinus rhythm.
Heart rate = 60-70bpm
Normal cariac axis - QRS complex is upright in I and aVF, RII>RI>RIII.
RBBB - M pattern in III, aVF, V2. It is due to the occlusion of LAD supply.
Concordance T-inversion in I, V1-4. Biphasic T-wave ---> Anterior NSTEMI, mainly due to occlusion of LAD
Progressive T-inversion in II.
Pointed P-wave in II, III, aVF; no P-wave in I; P-inversion in aVL - possibility of ectopic right atrial focus. Atrial pacemaker having 75bpm

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:
Alcoholic liver disease
Bruises due to:

1. Frequent falling
2. Hemorrhagic syndrome due to reduce of coagulation factor synthesis from liver ( factor I, II, VII, IX, X)

Red bleb = Spider naevi due to reduce of oestrogen metabolism. Oestrogen acts as vasodilators. Note that spider naevi only found above umbilicus


Entry #2
ecg= supraventricular extrasystole/ escape beat

the ecg shows irregularly irregular patern with p before qrs complexs.

spot dx = hemorrahgic teleangictasis@spider neavi
the man probably suffer from alcoholic liver dz complicated with liver cirrosis, hepatic encepalopathy ( freq fall), hypoproteinamia n coagulation fx (bruises). should look for palmar erethema, jaundice, flaping tremor, ascites n other liver sign n portal hypertension.  


Entry #3

ECG:sinus rhythm rate 75/min
normal cardiac axis
second degree heart block,2 p wave perQRS
complex,
right bundle branch block pattern,
ST elevation by 2mm in V1,V2-anterior MI
spot diagnosis:spider angiomata(nevus araneus, spider nevus, vascular spider, and "Spider telangiectasia)  


Entry #4
ECG: rhythm: irregular
pace maker: SA node (p wave present)
heart rate : 75 beats per min
P-Q interval : 0.12 sec
QRS complex : 0.1 sec
time of internal deflection
Right ventricle : 0.02 sec
left venbtricle : 0.06 sec
p wave : P pulmnonale ( II, III , AVF)
QRS complex : normal
T wave : biphasic
diagnose: Right atrial hypertrophy
Spot diagnosis: spider naevi , in possibly alcoholic liver cirrhosis
 
Entry #5
Answer for ECG:
Heart Rate: 75
Rhythm: Sinus rhythm
Diagnoisis: Lateral non-elevated S-T segment Myocardial Infarction with Left Bundle Branch Block

Answer for Spot Diagnosis: Nervus Araneus (Spider Nevus)
A spider nevus consists of a central arteriole with radiating thin-walled vessels. Compression of the central vessel produces blanching and temporarily obliterates the lesion. When released, the threadlike vessels quickly refill with blood from the central arteriole. The ascending central arteriole resembles a spider's body, and the radiating fine vessels resemble multiple spider legs. Spider nevus is often found in young adults.
Rapid development of numerous prominent spider angiomas may occur in patients with hepatic cirrhosis, malignant liver disease, and other hepatic dysfunctions due to the elevated level of estrogen hormone.
The patient admits drinking a lot for the pass years suggests a liver disease in this case with the development of this sign.  


Entry #6
ECG- Burgada Syndrome
with normal heart rate, sinus
pathological board QRS complex 0.16s
(suspect bundle branch block)
and rsR' /m in lead II,III, aVL, aVF, V1 & V2
and deep wide S in V5, V6
(suspect RBBB)
but RBBB alone, should have ST iso-line,
there is ST Elevation.
(check hemiblock & bifasicularblock; suspect MI)
To check hemiblock or bifasicularblock,
look at lead I, II, III, there is normal axis R2>R1>R3 , not axis deviation thus exclude it.
To check MI by using Sgarbossa Criteria,
all terminal deflection are discordant to T wave,thus is not myocardia infarction (MI).
STE especially in V1-3
is typical sign for Burgada syndrome.
Spot diagnosis- spider navei
patient is chronic alcohol abuse, cause hepatic disease or mostly end with alcoholic cirrhosis.
Spider navei is most common sign of cirrhosis
and it typically localised in upper part of body.
Pathogenesis- Hepatic disease with impaired hepatic function to detoxify estogen in blood, causing high estrogen in blood, and induce nitric oxide synthase in vasoendothelium and increased nitric oxide which lead to vasodilatation.

The answer scheme for this week's quiz can be downloaded here.

Thank you for all your submissions. There's still more prizes to be won each week. Each week's questions will be posted on 12 a.m. sharp every Monday. Try your luck!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

CME [M&M] 25/04/10

Date: 25 April 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-17.00

Venue:
Study
Room Hiroshima

Topics:

Approach to acute abdomen - Bala

Microbiology and infection - Xun Jin (specially prepared for 2nd and 3rd students)

Case discussion - Radhika

Spot diagnosis - Heah

Open to all.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

2010 Volgograd Futsal League

The 2010 Volgograd Futsal League's fixtures, as well as the list of participants have been made available by the organizers. You can download both here.

Please be informed.

Monday, 19 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1

ECG






SPOT DIAGNOSIS

A 32 years old man has been admitted to a general medical ward. He has been falling a lot and admits to drinking heavily over the years. He is covered in bruises and it’s noticable that there are red blebs on his face, neck, upper chest. What’s your spot diagnosis?




Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:

Name:
Group:
Course:
Answer for ECG:
Answer for Spot Diagnosis:

The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 25th of April 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note: Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz has ended.

Note: As of 8:17 p.m. of the 24th of April 2010, there are 7 valid entries.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

University Open Day; Holidays

On the 20th of April 2010, Tuesday, Volgograd State Medical University will be having its Open Day. A ceremony for this event will be held in the Aktovii Zal of the Main Campus at 12.30 p.m. on the same day. Attendance is compulsory for students studying in the pre-medical faculty, first, second, third and fourth courses; and those who are involved in the event. 

Lectures for fifth year students will still be held as normal.

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The university has declared the following dates as holidays:-

01-05-2010

02-05-2010

03-05-2010

08-05-2010

09-05-2010

10-05-2010

 

Please be informed.