Riga Stradins University har røtter tilbake til 1950 og er i dag en ledende utdanningsinstitusjon i Latvia. Det medisinske fakultetet legger stor vekt på å stadig forbedre sine undervisningsmetoder og å integrere klinisk praksis i utdanningen:
Unlike medical studies at most European institutions of higher education, studies at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Faculty of Medicine are more integrated with clinical practice. Students learn the basics of the profession at RSU clinical hospitals and the main medical treatment and scientific institutions in Latvia: P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Riga East University Hospital, Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics.
The departments within the Faculty of Medicine coordinate the training of students in all clinical and theoretical medical disciplines. In cooperation with the institutions of higher education and scientific institutes in other countries the faculty departments have become scientific schools and research centres, ensuring the professional quality of the RSU academic teaching staff.
Starting with the second year of studies the students of the Faculty of Medicine have the option of acquiring in-depth knowledge in paediatrics. Placements in clinical patient care, internal diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology are also included in the study process to supplement theoretical knowledge with practical skills.
Message from the Vice-Rector: Being a physician is not only a profession but also a life choice and momentous decision and a student feels happy when they manage to make the dream about working in medicine come true with hard work, self-discipline and willpower. A physician’s work is also the taking on of responsibility – towards a patient’s health, taking their life in your own hands and having it on your conscience. A physician’s work provides huge satisfaction and real joy about a job that is well done, a person’s health has been improved or a patient’s life has been saved. All of these emotional, professional and ethical values are valued highly at RSU Faculty of Medicine. We supplement them with a modern study environment, cutting-edgetechnologies and our biggest asset – the experience of outstanding specialists and teaching staff in all fields of medicine and their friendly approach towards the students. Striving for excellence in our profession and in life in general!
Prof. Guntis Bahs, Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Riga Stradins University