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Bezmialem Vakif University Hosts the Press for “Media Days in Health”

12/21/2015

Local and national press members appeared at the first annual “Breakfast with the Press”. This event, organized by the Bezmialem Vakif University Corporate Communication Directorate, was attended by the Board of Trustees, the rector, academicians, and members of the press amid the centuries-old trees in the garden of the rectorate building.

Local and national press members appeared at the first annual “Breakfast with the Press”. This event, organized by the Bezmialem Vakif University Corporate Communication Directorate, was attended by the Board of Trustees, the rector, academicians, and members of the press amid the centuries-old trees in the garden of the rectorate building.

Following Mr. Akca, Prof. Dr. Adnan Yuksel, founding rector of Bezmialem Vakıf University, explained that training and service take into consideration “love, quality and success.”  He reminded those in attendance that this medical institute was founded two years ago, fulfilling the dream of  Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan, the wife of Ottoman sultan Mahmut II and mother of  Sultan Abdülmecit.  Dr. Yuksel emphasized that this foundation university is the number one university in the field of medicine in Turkey. “This is a dynamic, hardworking university, trying to make a difference, putting its efforts into offering insights into the field of medicine in Turkey.” 

This September, Bezmialem is prepared to admit students for its third academic year to the departments of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and health sciences.  It will be served by 384 academicians in coordination with highly esteemed universities abroad. Student and teaching assistant exchange programs are available with one such leading institution, the Cleveland Clinic, operating in the state of Ohio in the USA. Among the faculty, particular importance is attached to scientific publications and research. “And for our students, we are glad to award scholarships.”

Dr. Yuksel elaborated that of great importance are the students with the highest national test scores in the country. “Once admitted to Bezmialem Vakif University, each of the top 100 students will be awarded with a 2000 TL scholarship, and the next top 500 students will be awarded with 1000 TL scholarships. Apart from these, we offer a 20% OSYM scholarship, as well as first choice advantage and sibling discounts.”

Referring next to Bezmialem Hospital, Dr. Yuksel stated that the establishment of the university was a turning point for the hospital which has undergone radical changes. Now, ambulatory treatment is provided for 5,000 patients per day, and surgery service is offered to 40,000 patients per month by means of 23 operating rooms and 623 beds, 103 of which are for intensive care.​

Among the innovations made by applications practiced for the first time in Turkey, Dr. Yuksel enumerated Bezmialem Hospital’s “7 firsts” in the field of medicine in Turkey. ''In the field of cardiology, we have implanted artificial cardiac valves without cutting into the thorax. We have treated the hypertension patients making use of the angio method, reaching the kidney’s neural veins. Exchange transfusion is available everywhere; however, we transfuse the entire blood with plasmapheresis (plasma exchange). We are able to reduce the number of the epileptic attacks of the epilepsy patients who have ceaseless attacks at a very early age, with the help of the vagalstimulator method. Kidney stones which cannot be removed by surgery or ultrasonography have been treating the micro-PNL system. We have been curing malignant tumors with microwaves. We have performed the first nonsurgical reflux operation in the world. The smell tests used in the diagnosis of Parkinson have been applied within the Department of Otorhinolaringology for the first time in Turkey.”

After the breakfast and the talk, the rector offered the members of the press presents with the seal of Bezmialem Valide Sultan.​