It is hard to overestimate the importance of the training for medical workers. At the same time the level of practical knowledge and skills of the medical university graduates is getting worse from year to year. Educational medical programs not connected with the real life result into thousands of future doctors with low level of training and qualification. For this reason reform of the medical education system is a prerequisite of reforming Ukrainian medicine according to Western models, that is being so widely discussed now. What are the differences between medical education in the USA and Ukraine and what can be borrowed from the American model in preparing medical professionals – read in our article.
In the first quarter of 2016 revenues of the consolidated budget increased by 16.5%. The expenditures of the consolidated budget in the first quarter were traditionally low. In the result, the consolidated budget was implemented with the surplus of 3.9 billion UAH. More details on the implementation of the consolidated budget of Ukraine in first quarter of 2016 are included in our traditional report ["Budget Chronicles: 1st quarter, 2016"](http://cost.ua/files/Budget%20Chronicle_1st%20Quarter_%202016.pdf).