USI invites the general practitioners in Ticino to welcom the students of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences


Institutional Communication Service

26 August 2020

The USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences brought together general practitioners from the Canton Ticino at USI Lugano campus on Tuesday, 25 August. The Faculty is ready to start its activities in September 2020 with the arrival of the first Master's students and seeks to build strong ties in the region from the outset.

The proposition made to the over 50 doctors from all over Ticino who took part at the event is to open the doors of their practice and welcome two students during the weeks of workplace learning required by the study curriculum.

During the 4th semester of the Master's programme, medical students will spend two weeks at the practice of a general practitioner (or family doctors) for hands-on experience and to practice what they have learned. One of the keywords of the Master in Human Medicine at USI is "proximity": in addition to that between teachers and students, which will create a motivating environment for exchange, the aim is to nourish the constant doctor-patient dialogue, thus allowing students to develop a bond with the doctors in the regeion from the outset.

The initiative and the next steps to be taken were presented during the event, starting with a short training that will be provided for the doctors who will make themselves available.

Franco Denti, President of the Medical Doctors Association the Canton of Ticino (the foreseen keynote speaker of the event who was unfortunately unable to attend) said, "As medical doctors in the region we gladly welcome the opening of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in Ticino. I am certain that, in return, we will receive from the students new stimuli and the will to transmit, with generosity and patience, our scientific skills and human experience. I would like to express a thought of motivation and encouragement to my young colleagues, who will write the history of medicine in our region. To those who pursue a career in biology, in front of the vast expanse of the Oceans, the explorers of the thousand wonders of the Earth, those who have the opportunity to become astronauts, will visit at most a couple of planets. For the young student who chooses Family Medicine, infinite spaces will unfold. Because your horizon is the human being. And time will teach you that every single man or woman contains in itself an entire universe".


Il Quotidiano, RSI, report 28.8.2020 (in Italian)