One of the most popular areas for foreigners to study in Russia is medicine. Russian universities have a long history of training doctors. The first medical educational institution appeared in Russia in the 17th century. Today, doctors are trained in over 70 Russian higher education institutions.
How to enter a Russian medical higher education institution?
In Russia, higher education in medicine can only be followed through face-to-face training in the higher education institution. The deadlines depend on the specialization. For example, it is possible to obtain a license in the Nursing specialty in 4 years. But to obtain a surgeon’s diploma, you will have to study 8 to 9 years in total.
In the United States, for example, it is compulsory to devote 12 to 18 years to studies to become a doctor. In the UK, medical students spend 10 years at university, in Germany, 8-10 years. To be awarded a medical degree in Canada, you must study 4 years in a medical school, then the same duration at the university, and, finally, depending on the specialty, from 3 to 5 years in boarding school.
It is possible to join the Russian medical higher education establishments directly after high school. Universities offer training in Russian and English. If you do not master Russian, you can learn it in preparatory courses or take the existing courses in the best higher educational establishments of medicine in Russia. During these courses, in addition to the language, foreign candidates also learn other subjects, which helps them to better prepare for future studies.
While at the Kazan Federal University (UFK), the candidate who wishes to join the General Medicine course will have to pass, in addition to chemistry and biology, an English language exam or to present a TOEFL certificate. The complete list of admission tests must be checked with the university’s admission jury immediately before applying.
The license, which lasts four years, is only offered for the medical specialty in Russian higher education institutions. On average, studies in this training in medical schools cost between 90,000 and 100,000 rubles (from 1,500 to 1,700 dollars) per year.
If you want to become a general practitioner, you will have to add 2 more years of study to this. And if you plan to practice as a specialist, 4 more years.
Specialty in Russian higher education institutions
In the “General Medicine” and “Pediatrics” subsidiaries, students directly join a so-called “specialty” course (which is a university degree), for a study period of 6 years. Regarding “General Medicine”, there are training courses in both Russian and English.
Russian higher education institutions train residents not only according to classical specialties, but also according to a series of rare specializations. Moreover, being close to India geographically, this country is quite an interesting option for all sorts of education for Indian students and thus, you can find plenty of friends from your own land over there.