Giorgi Margvelashvili -President of Georgia met the students of Tbilisi State Medical University on May 16 of the current year. The meeting devoted to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Georgia in the frame of the project "From Independence to Freedom".
Professor Zurab Vadachkoria, Rector of Tbilisi State Medical University welcomed the President of Georgia and audience. He thanked the President of Georgia for visiting and mentioned: Today you are meeting the best part of the youth of Georgia and will not avoid repeating this, as there are no high barrier of admission exams in Georgia like Tbilisi State Medical University has. (This barrier will be higher this year - 70%, in English language for the US MD program - 80%) These youth passed this high barrier and showed one of the best results in Georgia. I would like to thank you for the project you are leading, and the Professors from the United States, EU, Israel, and Canada who are visiting Georgia for delivery the lectures. About 400 such kind of visits implemented at Tbilisi State Medical University. It reflected on the image of the University. Activities and interest towards our University within the framework of ERASMUS + are increasing day by day... Today, Tbilisi State Medical University is very attractive for 65 young people. Among our students, every third student is foreigner.
Giorgi Margvelashvili - President of Georgia addressed the students: "Thank you for this choice to pass a hard and serious step in such a young age - decide to have one of the most humane and difficult profession – to be a doctor. It is not just a choice of profession, it's a lifestyle choice. You have a great mission and you have to deal with many difficulties. Thank you for choosing this profession. The future and health of our children is in your hands. Thanks to Mr. Rector for important achievements ... I have mentioned the details of functioning of Tbilisi State Medical University when I was the Minister of the Ministry of Education. I saw conducted work done in Tbilisi State Medical University, how the University expansions and what role you play in the development of the country "...
After the welcome speech, President Giorgi Margvelashvili discussed the purpose of the meeting: celebration of the 26-th of May 100 anniversary of Georgia's independence. Spoke and define the meaning of the project and title “From independence to freedom". Remembered the hundred years ago events and assessed that this decision was a progressive and surviving point. To create the high standard democratic constitution was the significant fact at the beginning of the XX century in Georgia.
Students actively involved to the dialogue with the President. The questions regarding Georgian Political, economic conditions, about future perspectives asked.
According to the question regarding the education system, President of Georgia answered on the base of TSMU example “As I mentioned Tbilisi State Medical University is on the right way, develops correctly, what you need more? More money in the education system!”
The President finished the meeting with the words: You are free citizens of free country, country that has a great history of liberty. Therefore, that no one can ever show your country better than you can.
The Rector, Professor Zurab Vadachkoria, once again thanked the guest for an interesting conversation and added, that 26-th of May is a great holiday for everyone, as based on the eternal value that creates the national identification and the thirst for freedom.