EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN TBILISI MEDICAL ACADEMY FOR MBBS, TBILISI, GEORGIA

6 Year MD / MBBS Program
Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy is successfully running a One Step Educational Program – Medicine (MD) The undergraduate program is recognized by international organizations and associations, such as MCI,AMEE, EMSA, FAIMER. Tbilisi Medical Academy is working in association and is listed in the registries of MCI, WHO, AVICENA DIRECTORIES etc. 
The course duration is 6 years and it is divided in three stages: Basic, Clinical and General Training. The Course provides students with an opportunity to obtain international standard education in Georgia. The curriculum is based on European & American models and it fulfills current international demands in the field of medical education. In the frames of Bologna Process, academic process at Tbilisi Medical Academy is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) which is the foundation for international recognition
The goal of the program is to develop deep clinical thinking in students, to give them medical education in accordance to the international standards, based on evidences necessary for their medical practical activities; to give a deep knowledge on public healthcare system and to realize the role of doctor in this system; the elaboration of clinical and communicative skills; elaboration of the usage of modern methodology in medical practice and research; development of skills for participation in the presentation and discussion of obtained results; the elaboration of ethical values and relations significant for the profession of Medical Doctor.
The educational process is ran by highly skilled and experienced academic staff with international backgrounds. Tuition is conducted in small groups, using most up to date literature, recommended by the higher education institutions of INDIA, USA and Europe. The system of examinations and student evaluation is running in accordance with international standards and demands of Bologna process, which prepares students for the international qualification examinations (USMLE, PLAB, MCI etc.) from the first stages of education and encourages internationalization. 
Curricula at Tbilisi Medical Academy is focused on development and strengthening of clinical skills from the first year of tuition. Students have opportunities to obtain basic skills of laboratory and clinical work and exercise them in the corresponding centers of the Academy
Tbilisi Medical Academy provides it’s students with a fascinating opportunity to obtain medical practice skills in the TMA "Tbilisi Medical Academy" university clinic. At the newly equipped clinic students will have not only clinical rotations, but also possibility to engage in clinical practice from early stages of education. 
Tbilisi Medical Academy has student oriented attitude, with both administrative and academic staff open for dialogue. Tbilisi Medical Academy is the place, where student’s opinion matters. It’s an institution that develops dynamically with it’s students for creating better environment, suitable for challenging profession of Medical Doctor.

Tbilisi Medical Academy has international students from USA, UK, Germany, Israel, India, Iraq, Sri-Lanka, Bhutan, Cameroon, Egypt and UAE.
At Tbilisi Medical Academy students have opportunities to participate in various exchange programs, become parts of exciting short term internships in European clinics and gain scientific experience while participating in the scientific conferences both on national and international level


Duration of Program

6 Years (12 Semesters)

Language of Instruction

English

Total Amounts of  Credits

360

Amount of Credits per 
Semester

30

The program is divided into three parts:



I  Part


Basic Subjects


2,5 – 3 Years


II Part


Clinical Subjects


3 – 5 Years


III Part


General Specialization


6 Year

I semester

 

Learning Course 

Credits

1

Human Anatomy I

6

2

Histology & Cytology

6

3

Embyology

3

4

Genetics

5

5

Intoduction to Biochemistry

5

6

Foreign Language

2

7

Elective
1. Molecular Biochemistry 
2. Medical Terminology

3

 

 

30

II Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Human Anatomy II

6

2

Immunology

5

3

Physiology I

6

4

Clinical Biochemistry I

7

5

Introduction of Medical Researches

2

6

Elective 
1. Lab Chemistry 2. History of Medicine

2

7

Foreign Language

2

 

 

30

III Semester

 

Learning Course 

Credits

1

Human Anatomy III

6

2

Physiology II

6

3

Clinical Biochemistry II

6

4

Microbiology I

6

5

Basic Course of Clinical Skills

3

6

Bioethics and Communication Skills

3

 

 

30

IV Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Pharmacology I

6

2

Physiology III

6

3

Physiology of Behavior

4

4

Microbiology   II

6

5

General Pathology

8

 

 

30

V Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Diagnosis of internal diseases and Clinical examination of patients I

5

2

General Surgery I

4

3

Systemic Pathology I

7

4

Behavioral Science

5

5

Pharmacology II

6

6

Clinical Skills I

3

 

 

30

VI Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Diagnosis of internal diseases and Clinical examination of patients II

5

2

General Surgery II

4

3

Systemic Pathology II

7

4

Biostatistics

4

5

Pharmacology III

6

6

Radiology

4

 

 

30

 

VII Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Internal Medicine I

11

2

Psychiatry

5

3

Neurology

8

4

Clinical Skills II

3

5

          Elective:
1. Professional Pathologies
2. Dentistry

3

 

 

30

VIII Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Surgery I

6

2

Infectious Disease

6

3

Clinical Parasitology

2

4

Obstetrics

6

5

ENT

3

6

Endocrinology

5

7

   Elective: 
1. ECG 
                   2. Sports Medicine

2

 

 

32

 

IX Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Internal Medicine II

9

2

Gynecology

6

3

Dematovenerology

4

4

Traumatology

3

5

Pediatrics I

6

6

Nutriology

2

 

 

30

X Semester

 

Learning Course 

Credits

1

Surgery II

7

2

Clinical hematology

3

3

Pediatrics II

5

4

Ophthalmology

3

5

Clinical Pharmacology

4

6

Forensic Medicine

3

7

Research Skills I

2

8

Elective 
                      1. Clinical psychology 
                   2. Pediatric Surgery

3

 

 

30

 

XI Semester

 

Learning Course

Credits

1

Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases I

8

2

Pharmacotherapy

4

3

Public Health

3

4

Epidemiology

3

5

Preventive medicine

4

6

Rehabilitation

3

7

Oncology

3

8

Elective:
               1. Plastic Surgery 
           2. Tuberculosis

2

 

 

30

XII Semester

 

Learning Course

 Credits

1

Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases II

8

2

Surgery III

5

3

Obstetrics & Gynecology

5

4

Clinical ethics and Legal Basis of Medical Practice

2

5

Critical Care & Anesthesiology

3

6

Toxicology & Emergency Medicine

5

7

Elective:
             1. Neurosurgery 
                   2. Vascular Surgery

2

 

 

30