Today`s "Success Story" character is a graduate of the Preventive Health Faculty of Ryazan Medical Institute of 1977, Honored doctor of the Russian Federation, doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Chief Physician of the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Voronezh region, Professor of the Department of Public health, hygiene and epidemiology of Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Mikhail Ivanovich Chubirko:

- It should be immediately noted that every person has their own path to success.

I was born in a simple peasant family. I remember very well the words of my father: "Work should be the basis of life. There is no other right way to live a decent life and respect the people around you. Remember this, children." Indeed, from early childhood, my parents taught me to work, sometimes very hard, and to handle the conditions of simple rural life.

Even in the difficult post-war period, it was customary for our family to devote almost all our free time to reading. I especially liked grazing cows: I always took books to the field with me and read while the cows grazed.

Our parents always encouraged us to study, but never forced us to. We learned from each other. Such qualities as thirst for knowledge, hard-working nature and perseverance began to form in my early childhood. Thus, one of the components of success, for me personally, is my family - parents, brothers and sisters.

School years, of course, contributed to my growth as well. I still recall my first teacher with warm feelings. While I was doing well at school, I was never a nerd. Then I entered the medical school to become a medical professional by the example of my elder sister. The school trained paramedics for the Soviet Army. This period of my life was crucial to form the good attitude to life, a sense of responsibility for the work performed, and a feeling of patriotism. It was then that I learned in detail about the science of Hygiene.

When the question arose as to which faculty to apply for higher medical education, the Preventive Health faculty was chosen without hesitation. Initially I was leaning towards one of the medical universities in Moscow, but the city seemed too noisy and restless to me. Everyone is in a hurry ... And I chose Ryazan Medical Institute named after academician Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. It was a very good choice for me. Quiet, beautiful, green, clean city of Ryazan.

After entering the Preventive Health faculty my first steps in big science began. The things I learnt at the medical school, which I graduated from with distinction, certainly helped me a lot at the Institute. There were a lot of subjects there that I already knew very well. So I had plenty of time to visit libraries, cinemas, and theaters. I not only studied, but hardly ever missed a single new performance.

On my second year I became a Lenin scholarship holder, and was receiving100 rubles of scholarship while the average salary was 60-70 rubles. This is how the government stimulated excellent studies and training of future personnel for the country. I'm still proud of it.

After graduating I worked in the Voronezh region and was appointed chief doctor of the district sanitary inspection station. After three years of work, I took the same position in another district.

In the late 80's there was another promotion. I was appointed chief doctor of the regional sanitary inspection - chief doctor of the Voronezh region, I was one of the youngest leaders in the service (I was not even 37 years old). From 2005 to 2012 I was Head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare in the Voronezh region and Chief state sanitary doctor in the Voronezh region. I combined practical work with teaching, from 1999 to 2017 chaired the Department of hygiene, epidemiology, and organization of State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of the extended education institution of Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, from September 2017 I am a

Professor of the Department of public health, health care, hygiene and epidemiology of the same institution.
I am the author of 12 monographs and more than 560 scientific papers, the owner of 7 patents, the co-author of the first version of the Federal Law "on sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population" (1991), the author of 7 textbooks, 11 Federal guidelines. 4 doctoral and 10 PhD theses were defended under my supervision. I am an honorary Professor of the Voronezh State Medical University named after N. N. Burdenko, an honorary Professor of the Federal Scientific Center of Hygiene named after F.F. Erisman. I was awarded the medal "For Merit to the Fatherland" of the II degree, and the badges "Excellent Health Worker" and "Honorary employee of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service".

I still do a lot of scientific research, analysis, draw conclusions, and write scientific articles on the assessment of human environment factors and the hygienic safety of the population as part of the national security of the country.
In conclusion, I would like to summarize the main components of my success (in my opinion):

  1. Willingness to work hard and effectively.
  2. Being objective, honest and purposeful.
  3. Read, read, and read again.
  4. Analyze the facts, try to consider them from all sides.
  5. Not being afraid of difficulties.
  6. Keeping the word, being responsible.
  7. Being able to work in a team and sacrifice a personal agenda for the collective good.
  8. Being able to conduct a well-reasoned argument, including a scientific one.
  9. Appreciating the teachers and looking up to them.
  10. Doing good and loving people.

Be good and believe that it will return to you a hundredfold.