Medical students focus on 'psychosomatic'

Medical students focus on 'psychosomatic'

The National Medical Student Congress, which is organized traditionally every year by the Uludağ University Scientific Research Group (UBİAT), will discuss the diseases that occur with psychological reasons and manifest themselves with physical illnesses and are called 'psychosomatic' in the literature.

The opening ceremony of the 19th National Medical Students Congress, which started at UU Mete Cengiz Cultural Center and will last three days, was attended by Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ulcay, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Ekrem Kaya, academicians, invited guests and many students.


Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Congress UU Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ulcay pointed out that a new generation of students has grown up in a questioning and investigating character. Stressing that Turkey needs inquisitive youth, he said: "The main functions of universities are education, research, working with relevant sectors and fulfilling their duties in the areas of social responsibility. Our new students may not be aware of it, but from the first day, we have tried to increase our graduate capacity. We recruit a lot of specialists to the Medical Faculty. The number of 2,500 foreign students in our university has risen up to over nine thousand. We would like to concentrate on graduate education rather than undergraduate education. We have to make our performance better to stay here. Competition always brings together improvement. After all, everyone will win. Our students should act in accordance with this doctrine and aim to be the best doctor.”


Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Ekrem Kaya thanked those  who took part in the congress. Dean Ekrem Kaya pointed out that he has been a doctor and surgeon for 29 years and said: "I have observed that many of the patients I met were sick due to psychological reasons. Therefore, I think that this congress will be very useful for medical students. In the coming years, medical students will have much more to gain from scientific work. While our country is preparing to leap, I believe that the future doctors will take part in very good projects."

Prof. Dr. Selçuk Kırlı from Faculty of Medicine, Department of Mental Health and Diseases and Scientific Research Group Advisory Board Member emphasized in his speech that he believed that the congress would be very successful and that significant results would emerge. Academicians from different universities in Turkey will present 35 assertations during the three-day congress.