Pressing issues of medical assistance of students receiving secondary medical education

Shkarin VV1, Latyshevskaya NI1,2, Tikhonova EN1, Levchenko NV1,2
About authors

1 Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia

2 Volgograd Medical Research Center, Volgograd, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Natalia V. Levchenko
R. Zorge, 38-56, Volgograd, 400064, Russia; ur.liam@v_n_avonrehc

About paper

Author contribution: Shkarin VV, Latyshevskaya NI — developing the study design, data analysis; Latyshevskaya NI — manuscript writing: Tikhonova EN — review of paper on the topic; Tikhonova EN, Levchenko NV — data acquisition.

Compliance with ethical standards: the study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Volgograd State Medical University (protocol № 068 dated 11 September 2023).

Received: 2023-10-04 Accepted: 2023-11-04 Published online: 2024-01-30

The paper reports the issues of the medical assistance of students attending secondary medical educational institutions in Volgograd and the Volgograd region. It has been found that the regional regulatory documents contain no unified requirements related to students’ health protection. Primary medical care provision to students is ensured by pediatric (under the age of 18 years) and adult outpatient clinics (over the age of 18 years) of Volgograd and the Volgograd region in accordance with the concluded contracts. Furthermore, the students have a mandatory medical check-up before the beginning of practical training in accordance with the Order № 29N of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation dated January 28, 2021. At the same time, there is no dynamic monitoring of the students’ health status during the educational process. It has been shown that none of the secondary medical educational institutions of Volgograd and the Volgograd region conducts assessment and monitoring of occulational risk factors corresponding to the studied specialty. It is necessary to develop the system for informational communication of medical professional with medical institutions conducting preventive medical examinations and routine check-ups of students. Furthermore, it is important to consider the features of the chosen profession taking into account potential risk factors of the learning process and future professional activity.

Keywords: risk factors, students, medical examinations, medical college, secondary vocational education