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2013 Preliminary Orientation week schedule for first year medical students of the English programmes

Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov"-Varna

September 25th – September 29th, 2013

On behalf of the Orientation Committee, we would like to congratulate you on your acceptance to Medical University of Varna. We are planning a week (starting from September 25 to September 29th, 2013) full of activities to help you feel more comfortable in your new environment.

The orientation committee is compelled to aid new students as best as we can, and we would like to encourage any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to Medical University of Varna and hope that we can make your transition to your first year of medical school as smooth as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (00359 52 677 085 or ). We look forward to meeting you.


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

9:00 – 12:00   Opening ceremony; Welcoming speeches;

Presenting the orientation week committee and first year instructors; introducing the class of 2019! (Students will be asked to introduce themselves); Overview of the curriculum, Program Evaluation, Academic Policies;

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break

13:00-15:00 Speech by the senior students (medical student advisers); presenting the Student Union at Medical University of Varna

19:00 – Official welcoming party at Medical University of Varna


Thursday, 26 September 2013

9:00 – 12:00 Visit to the University departments and academic buildings;

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:30-16:00 Visit to the University hospital "St. Marina"


Friday, 27, 28, 29 September 2013

Excursion to famous Bulgarian places. The tour will get you acquainted with the ancient history of Bulgaria. You will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful nature, the delicious national cuisine, the taste of Bulgarian wine.

Excursion details

Transport costs will be covered by the University;

Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants/students.

Please confirm your participation in the tour not later than 15 September 2013 by sending an e-mail to



  1. The orientation week will be held at the II-nd Auditorium on the third floor of the main building of the University - 55 Marin Drinov Street, Varna.
  2. Your participation in the Orientation week is not obligatory although it is strongly recommendable!
  1. Before your arrival to Bulgaria find out if your medical health insurance covers Bulgaria. If not you can make one here in Bulgaria but it is obligatory requirement to have medical health insurance during all your years of studies at the University!
  2. Medical University of Varna reserves its right to implement any changes in the orientation week schedule!

The final schedule would be announced by 16 September 2013


Looking forward to seeing you in Varna soon!


Organization Committee

Assoc. Prof. Albena Kerekovska, MD, PhD – Vice Rector for Education

Prof. T. Kostadinova – Vice Rector for International Relations, Accreditation and Quality

Assoc. Prof. Radoslav Radev-the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Assoc. Prof. Violeta Tacheva – Head of the Department of Foreign languages, communication and Sport

Assoc. Prof. Lubomir Makedonski, PhD – Head of the English language programmes

Svetlana Grancharova – Head of the Office of Educational Affairs

Adelina Markova-Lazarova – Expert in International Relations and foreign students​