Just now, we are entering a new semester which will be influenced by the unfavourable epidemiological situation.
For that reason, we should focus on providing the maximal amount of high-quality in-person education. During the past spring semester, our students made a great effort with helping to overcome the epidemiological crisis, but their study was significantly limited. The long-term loss of education, especially loss of clinical and practical part, would cause the fundamental decrease of their level of education and subsequently not only the quality of education but also the quality of the future health care system.
In this connection, I would like to refer to my declaration from the 25th September 2020:
We want and we will respect all of the national and government decrees as well as regulations of Masaryk University. At this moment, the exemption from the in-person ban allows us to carry out clinical and practical lessons. Personally, I find the possible required deployment of our students unfortunate and significantly impeding the quality of their education. Our students showed their willingness to help by volunteering during last semester and since they have been doing so. I believe, if necessary, they would be able to get actively involved and we, as the faculty representatives, support this type of activities.
Dear colleagues, I am convinced that we are fully prepared to handle the autumn semester and to use all steps to provide a high-quality education for our students. The authorities of the Faculty of Medicine, via Vice-Deans for Studies and via Subject Supervisors, provided detailed instructions on how to proceed during this semester. In case of doubts, do not hesitate to contact the responsible persons. We will keep you informed about the current situation of our education.
I thank you in advance for your effort leading to successful education in the following semester and I wish you, mainly, sound health.
Prof. MUDr. Martin Repko, PhD.