During the working meeting of the Turkmen Consul and the rector of the Astrakhan State Medical University the issues of training students from Turkmenistan in medical specialties were discussed, and activities to be carried out by joint efforts of the two friendly states were outlined.
They discussed further cooperation in the medical sphere, specifically the training of Turkmen students at Russian universities.
About 200 students from Turkmenistan are currently studying here. Most of them will also complete their residency here.
Three years ago, a memorandum was signed between the Turkmen and Astrakhan Medical Universities on joint developments in research areas.
In light of this agreement, it has become regular to hold conferences and Olympiads with medical topics in mind. A joint academic exchange program has been developed, which provides for students to study partially according to the educational program of their basic institute at a foreign partner university.
It was decided that the Turkmen Consul would meet with university students. The future doctors will have an opportunity to ask the Consul questions and discuss urgent problems.