General Medicine

The Medical course at the Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University takes six years and leads to MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MBBS. The medical faculty is founded in 1956. In the under graduate program, during six years of study the students learn different subjects from fundamental subjects disciplines to special medical subjects.

Medicineis the science and art of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Contemporary medicine applies health science, biomedical research, and medical technology to diagnoseand treat injury and disease, typically through medication, surgery, or some other form of therapy. The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

This is an exciting time in medicine as we look forward to developing new avenues in health care excellence. The practice of medicine remains one of the most satisfying of all professions and we believe that the Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University is an ideal place to earn your medical education.

We believe students are enrolling in Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University for the right reasons-they want to provide care for people and they feel that as physicians they can make a difference in their communities. For that reason, We have great faith that health care delivery in our nation has a bright future.

The Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University is known nationally for its many innovative teaching, clinical training and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for innovation and excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the clinic. Because the class size is relatively small, our faculty members get to know each student. 10 students in every class for a individual attention. It is one thing to say the University has terrific people and programs and another to prove it.

Admission to the medical faculty takes place after conclusion of a contract. Foreigners learn in group of seven eight students along with local students. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught beginning from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and to raise their of knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.

The medium of instruction in the Medical faculty is English and Russian language. The Ministry of education and Ministry of Public health, Ukraine approved thecurriculum of the medical faculty. Many countries accept the Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University’s degree. The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:

testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed)
testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.
The successful students who will complete study of five years, then on graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration. There is a wide range of specialisation available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.
Medicine is a respected, rewarding, and truly international career. For the entry requirements please visit the entry requirement page.

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