Psychosocial Integration of Foreign Students Within the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Craiova

Elena – Cristina Andrei, Anca Mihaela Predescu, Alexandru Dan Popescu, Dan Valeriu Voinea, Alexandrina Mihaela Popescu, Mihaela Aurelia Ştefan, Sanda Amelia Drăcea, Oprea Valentin Buşu


Intercultural education in the Romanian space is an insufficiently addressed topic. Against the background of the significant increase in foreign students who choose to study at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Craiova, as well as the implementation of study programs in English which in turn have attracted many students from both European and non-EU countries we decided to develop a study aimed at the socio-cultural integration capacity of students at the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Craiova with a teaching program in English. The general objectives of the study aim at the following aspects: the degree of social integration of students; degree of satisfaction of educational needs; the effectiveness of the feedback system; problems encountered throughout the years of study: conflicts, discrimination phenomena, etc.the quality of courses and internships compared to their countries of origin. The target group of the study is represented by the students of Dental Medicine from Craiova, within the teaching program in English, study years I-III. The students who participated in this study come from both EU and non-EU member states. The total number of students enrolled in this study program is 93, and in our study a total of 71 respondents gave their informed consent to complete the distributed questionnaire.


Intercultural Education; Dental Medicine; Discrimination Phenomena; Feedback

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