First, I congratulate you for being a member of Üsküdar University. At the same time, what I will tell you also concerns our children, who will be our students in the coming years.
The Health Services Vocational School (SHMYO) serves in the same campus as the Faculty of Health Sciences. Our school is in the Çarşı campus in Üsküdar which is easy to reach.
SHMYO aims to train health personnel in accordance with the needs of our country. These elements will provide quality health services between physicians and patients. The quality of the education offered to our students for this purpose also allows for the vertical transition of our students to the Faculty of Health Sciences.
We know that the quality of health services is closely related to the quality of the health personnel. In such a case the community will be able to receive quality health care. In our country for more than ten years, ongoing developments and achievements in the field of health has made this issue more prominent. It is imperative to educate the staff who can use new technological developments and who have good communication relation with the patient.
We receive recycling information about the satisfaction of the services provided by the hospitals in our institutions where health services are provided. We are extremely happy for these things. It is very important for our school and for the future of our students.
Üsküdar University Health Services Vocational School benefits from its own laboratories for the applications as well as quality theoretical education and the laboratories of the Faculty of Health Sciences which serves in the same building. There are also some university hospitals in Istanbul and the facilities of public education and research hospitals at the NP hospitals and polyclinics which serve in Üsküdar University.
As of the academic year of SHMYO 2016-2017, students were accepted to 29 of the programs. For working students, there are 16 second (night) teaching programs. Emergency and Disaster Management, Pathology Laboratory Techniques and Dental Prosthetics Technology were opened in these programs in the 2016-2017 academic year.
In 2017-2018 academic year, two new programs were added to eight new programs in the normal education and the second (night) education, increasing the total number of programs in the school to 55 in total. These programs can be viewed on our website. They are all designed to meet the needs of the country and, of course, to expand the employment opportunities of our graduated students.
Graduates of the Department of Health Services Vocational School, Child Development, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Institutions Management, Audiometry, Social Services and Food Technology Programs can transfer to the University's Health Sciences Faculty when they pass the vertical transfer examination. Orthotics-Prosthetics and Perfusion undergraduate departments were opened in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University in 2017-2018 academic year. For this reason, students enrolled in the Orthopedic Prosthetics and Orthotics Program and the Perfusion Program this year will be able to make a vertical transition to these two undergraduate programs with a vertical pass examination when they graduate.
We believe that; our graduated students will represent us wherever they go. This is an important measure of evaluation that forces us to improve the quality of education in our school.
For this, we must follow the developments in this area in our training programs, both in theory and in applications. The increasing demand of our students to the school each year indicates the success of our efforts.
In addition, the families of our students should be aware that; Üsküdar University has a compassionate management that is very interested in the problems of students.
I sincerely send my greetings to our graduates and all our students; I wish everyone good luck.
Prof. Şefik Dursun