Erasmus + Success Stories
D-r. Zehra's impressions from Medical University Sofia
“I HAVE ALSO REINFORCED MY COOPERATION WORK WITH THE PARTNER INSTITUTION AND INCREASED MY SOCIAL, LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL COMPETENCES”
Erasmus+ Period: 16/10/2017 – 20/10/2017
I was invited to the Medical University – Sofia in the eve of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+ Programme. This was my first experience as a lecturer at academic level, so I have successfully extended my professional network and built up new contacts.
During that week numerous European partners attended the program and made presentations to give more detailed information on their institutions. Thus, I had the opportunity to discuss further projects and possibilities for cooperation.
I have also reinforced my cooperation work with the partner institution and increased my social, linguistic and cultural competences. I have also increased my job satisfaction and improved my foreign language skills. I have also improved my IT competences in the use if information and communication technology tools (e.g. computer, internet, virtual collaboration platforms, software, ICT devices, etc.).
I have enhanced my organizational/management/ leadership skills. As s nursing professional, during my hospital visits in Sofia, I observed basic nursing interventions, patient population, inpatient – outpatient clinics and have an insight what was the level of the current healthcare services in Bulgaria.
Moreover, I met nursing and midwifery department staff of the Medical University – Sofia and we shared our experiences on current nursing education and observed their applications during clinical skill laboratory.
There was another organization focusing on ethical issues and good clinical practices, so I could participate to this event and listened to all professional’s talks to gain a perspective on how research/clinical studies are conducted in Sofia and what are the most prominent challenges faced by Bulgarian colleagues.
Beside all these professional gains, I had the chance to discover Sofia’s history, art, lifestyle and traditional cuisine.