Student part of the Academic Senate

Student part of the Academic Senate's representatives

Year representatives were selected from respective year's senators. Year representatives' aim is to ease the communication between each year's students, the SPAS' senators and teachers.

Their role is to inform students about relevant news from Academic Senate, coordinate activities of their year's senators and communicate with teachers in the name of their year.

To secure correct and effective communication between students and teachers in matters including a larger number of students, we urge students to contact their year's representatives. 


Representatives of GM and Dentistry are: 

Všeobecné lekárstvo:

2nd year: Samuel Palkovič (

3rd year: Lucia Ilavská (

4th year: Adam Rajčáni (

5th year: Barbora Gavurníková (

6th year: Michal Birás (



General medicine:

1st-6th year: Steven Calle (


Zubné lekárstvo:

1st-6th year: Anna Brunnerová (



Miroslava Bajcsi Hrenčiková (


Postgraduate Studies:

MUDr. Ivan Fuljer, MPH. (

List of SCAS senators

Všeobecné lekárstvo:

Birás Michal – 6th year (

Dolnák Michal – 6th year (

Gavurníková Barbora - 5th year (

Ilavská Lucia – 3rd year (

Jahn Christine Maria - 6th year (

Kissová Angelika - 5th year (

Kiššová Vanessa – 4th year (

Kublihová Kitty - 4th year (

Nichtová Sofia - 2nd year (

Rajčáni Adam – 4th year (

Palkovič Samuel - 2nd year (

Pandurovič René Marin – 3rd year (

Sláviková Jana – 5th year (

Tothová Simona – 3rd year (


Zubné lekárstvo:

Brunnerová Anna – 5th year (

Johanesová Mária – 3rd year (

Al Khoury Salim - 3rd year (

Tothová Jozefína – 4th year (


General medicine

Baumeister Conrad - 3rd year (

Calle Steven – 5th year (

Calle Lucia – 5th year (

Geringer Philipp - 6th year (

Zaki Elisabeth - 2nd year (



Bajcsi Miroslava – 6th year (


Postgraduate Studies:

MUDr. Ivan Fuljer (

MUDr. Martin Jankovský (

MUDr. Samuel Nachtmann (

Representation of Students and Student Communication System:

STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The following document describes the student representation system and communication system that we as students should use to our own benefit, to enable effective communication during our studies and efficient communication between our study programs and faculty staff.

The following document was written in collaboration with students, student representatives, and student senators from various study years, including students studying General Medicine and Dental Medicine programs in English and Slovak languages.

PURPOSE: Imagine you are the head of a department or a lecturer of a particular subject, and every time something is unclear to students, you receive hundreds of individual emails asking for a specific explanation. What would you do? Now, imagine you are a study officer in the study department or even a study dean, and every time something is unclear to students, you receive up to 3000 individual emails with a lot of repetitive questions that may or may not be relevant.

How could you effectively address them? The truth is, you cannot. Yet, as a student, you know how it feels when you do not get a response to your email or question.

It is evident that among more than 3000 students at our faculty, a structured communication system is needed.

This system of student representation and communication is created to ensure that questions and issues are directed to the right members of the faculty.

They can respond faster without getting hundreds of repetitive messages from students, and to effectively communicate precise answers to our questions from the relevant members of the faculty, we share them with all students in the relevant study group, year, and/or program.

HOW DOES IT WORK? OVERVIEW Students communicate about questions/problems with their own group representatives who solve problems at the group level. They politely and courteously contact teachers on behalf of the entire group, ensure that every member of the group will be informed about teachers' answers, and if necessary, provide information to year representatives.

Year representatives solve year-round problems, contact teachers and study representatives from among teachers on behalf of the entire year, inform group representatives about answers from teachers, and are in contact with other year representatives from all programs and with other senators from the Student Part of the Academic Senate (SPAS). Along with senators, year representatives present problems, proposals for improvement, and solutions to the faculty management or Academic Senate.

If the question is answered, the problem is solved, or new information needs to be communicated to students, they are communicated to the students.


The most important step in maintaining order in our communication as students is for all study groups/years to choose their circle leader for each study group (circle) and their representative for each year at the beginning of each academic year. These individuals will be responsible for communicating messages to faculty members when questions/problems concern the entire study group (circle) or the entire year. They will also be responsible for disseminating faculty members' responses to the members of the study group (circle)/entire year.

Student senators, who represent students in the Student Part of the Academic Senate (SPAS), are elected by the students themselves. Therefore, it is important to ensure that we have quality candidates and actively participate in the SPAS elections.

After selecting group and year representatives, we only need to work closely with them and collaborate with the rest of our study group/year to ensure clear, fast, and quality communication. It's a team effort!

HOW DO WE STAY CONNECTED? Each study group/year/program can use any platform they deem suitable and the most efficient form of communication.

The communication methods are outlined as follows:

Each study group has a group chat. The group chat is a place for the study group where the circle leader can collect questions/concerns from their study group. The circle leader addresses this information/questions to the year representative. Year groups are used to share information from the year representatives with the entire year. In the case of addressing more significant questions, these questions are subsequently presented to the senators and may be discussed at senate meetings.

EXPLANATION OF INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATIVES' ROLES: CIRCLE REPRESENTATIVES: They use private messages to communicate with senators, enabling them to gather information about their circle's issues and address them to the senator representing their year. If a task involves multiple circles, it is the responsibility of the circle representatives to coordinate their circles. They communicate with the teacher responsible for teaching their circle, using appropriate addressing (academic title) regarding the organization of the circle and to convey students' questions in their circle. They inform the year representative about problems encountered by their circle. They promote teamwork within the circle and assist their colleagues when needed.

SENATOR AND YEAR REPRESENTATIVE: The senator is a member of the Student Part of the Academic Senate, and the year representative is one of the senators elected for that year. They actively communicate with the circle representative to maximize the effectiveness of addressing students' issues. They communicate with the study advisor for their year. They ensure that each circle representative is adequately and timely informed about any changes in teaching. They maintain good working relationships among circle representatives, senators, and other year representatives.

STUDY ADVISORS: STUDENT SENATORS SPAS (STUDENT PART OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE) Elected by their peers in SPAS elections. Approved by the SPAS chair to communicate specific study/year/program-related issues with other SPAS members and assist year representatives when necessary. Work as a team with all student senators to address questions/concerns presented by students through the year representatives and provide up-to-date information to the year representatives for further dissemination to students in their year. They support and encourage teamwork and professionalism among students by offering advice to help students better understand how to communicate effectively with faculty management.

Role of the study advisor: Provides advice to year representatives (senators) in case of study-related uncertainties (timetables, substitute classes, exam dates, credit system principles, etc.). Keeps track of current information on the websites of theoretical institutes and clinics. Records students' suggestions for improving the quality and implementation of individual subjects. Informs about significant problems, uncertainties, and proposals, and subsequently addresses them with the Vice Dean for Educational Activities.


Study advisors for general medicine students:   1. Year - Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Eliška Kubíková, PhD., Department of Anatomy, 2. Year - MUDr. Rastislav Važan, PhD., Department of Physical Education and Sports, 3. Year - MUDr. Pavol Janega, PhD., Department of Pathological Anatomy, 4. Year - Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Denisa Čelovská, PhD., I. Internal Clinic, 5. Year - MUDr. Zuzana Nižňanská, PhD., I. Gynecological-Obstetric Clinic, 6. Year - Prof. MUDr. Štefan Durdík, PhD., MPH, Clinic of Oncological Surgery,  

In this expandable scheme, the flow of information from students to the faculty management is depicted. Horizontal lines between circle or year leaders indicate that they should communicate with each other. Questions/problems from individual circles start at the beginning of the chain and move upward, while information and news flow from the management through senators and circle leaders to each student.


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