News Verb Forms: Students compete in second international Neurosurgery Olympiad in Tyumen, Russia
by Sofija Beluševic

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This was the second consecutive student Olympiad in neurosurgery. Six of the country's eight federal district capitals (reportedly, schedule) to send contestants. The winners (award) free tuition at the academic department of Neurosurgery at First Moscow State Medical University (First MSMU), also (call) Sechenov University.

Madina Bizheva, in her fourth year at Kabardino-Balkarian State University, (win) this second Olympiad. The other two places at Sechenov University (award) to Oleg Titov, fifth year at the First MSMU, and Irina Borovikova, fifth year at Ural State Medical University. Bizheva said: "I (give) my victory to my mother, who (inspire) me to study for a neurosurgeon. After she had a stroke, the dream of (become) a doctor (begin) to turn into reality. I (seriously, prepare) for the Olympiad. One hand (rock) the child, the other (hold) a book on neurosurgery. If a person strives for and desires something, then everything (work out)."

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Contestants came from many parts of Russia and from Kazakhstan. Image: Дмитрий Кошелев.