The boarding ceremony was realized by the participation of Minister of Health Dr. Ahmet Demircan at Gazi University Faculty of Medicine. Higher Education Council Executive Committee Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeliha Koçak Tufan, Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Alper Ceylan, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. M. Sadık Demirsoy, Gazi University Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Ahmet Demircan, faculty members and a large number of students attended to the ceremony.
Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan began his speech by celebrating the faculty members who took their staff and congratulated physicians and all health workers on the March 14th Medical Feast.
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan thanked to Dean Demirsoy for his hard work and efforts and stated that they had staff problems when they took office and they solved this problem to a great extent.
Uslan said that Turkey enters in the 25 ranking of 41 science fields in the world and he emphasized that Gazi University is one of the three universities that enters in the 13 of this 25 science fields. Uslan said that about 3 of these 13 science fields are about health, and therefore they give great importance to Gazi University School of Medicine, one of the top five medical faculties in Turkey.
Uslan said that they will focus on post-graduate education in the coming years as a research university, so they hope to see a drop in the number of undergraduate students. Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan conveyed his thanks to the Chairman of the Council of Higher Education Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç, members of the Council of Higher Education and the ministers.
Rector Uslan, who expressed his hope that the initiatives continue to solve the debt problems of the hospital and that this problem will be solved in a short time, said that the work on the hospital construction continues rapidly.
Uslan said that they were working with Gazi University hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at the point of "How we can improve quality in medical education". Prof. Dr. Uslan said that both the simulation center and increased virtual reality work continues in this context. He also added that they plan to take advantage of this work in engineering fields besides medicine.
The Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. M. Sadık Demirsoy underlined that since the time they came to office, important developments were done in the Faculty of Medicine with the support of the Ministry of Health and Rector Uslan. Dean Demirsoy said that the Turkish and English sections were accredited and the the problems of faculty members about staff were solved. He also said that the construction of the new hospital building would be completed next year, and that the training center would be opened.
The Minister of Health Dr. Ahmet Demircan said that significant developments in health were done in Turkey. He stressed that doctor deficit of our country would be closed largely within 10 years and they would reduce the quota of students in medical faculties of state universities after 2021.
Prof. Dr. Sadık Demirsoy said that Turkey took important steps for the infrastructure of health and he added that many hospitals in Turkey raised above the European average in terms of number of beds. He said that Turkey has enough infrastructure to benefit from $ 500 billion medical tourism market. Sadık Demirsoy stated that they sent a regulation on accommodation of physical therapy and rehabilitation, the elderly care center and spa treatment to the Prime Ministry for the publication. He also added that there are many attempts to produce drugs in Turkey.