Medical Doctor Program MD

Head of the program

Co-Head of Medical Degree Program


The purpose of the program

The aim of the Medical Doctor Program MD is to prepare a professional who meets modern standards, who will be able to rely on the principles of evidence-based medicine in practice, to use qualitative research, ethical and communication skills; to establish themselves and develop professionally in a constantly changing environment.

The Medical Doctor Program MD was fully modified in 2019 in accordance with international standards and was awarded a 7-year accreditation in the same year. Professor Zaza Avaliani, Head of the Program, is the author of the National Medical Guideline, an expert at the International Council on Education, and Director of the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases since 2014.

The structure of the program

The educational program includes 360 credits.

Out of which 338 credits are a mandatory component of the program, and 22 credits are an optional component of the program. 1 credit includes 30 hours and provides for contact and independent work. Student has to take 30 credits during the semester and 60 credits - per year, however, depending on the specifics of the program and the individual workload of the student, the number of credits per year may be less than 60 or more, but not more than 75 credits.

Qualification to be awarded: Medical Doctor (MD)

Duration of study: 6 years (12 semesters)

Medical Doctor program MD – 360 credits

Language of instruction: English

Methods of teaching:

The program is taught using the student-oriented teaching method, which involves the active involvement of the student in the learning process.

The following teaching methods are used in the educational process: interactive lectures, seminar / group (team) work, laboratory work, simulation classes using simulators and mannequins, practical work clinical practice / teaching near the patient's bed, clerkship, discussion, debate, oral report, presentation, PBL - Problem-based learning, CBL - Case - based learning, involvement in scientific research.

Assessment methods: test, essay, demonstration, presentation, discussion, practical / theoretical assignment, participation in the discussion, case discussion, participation in the simulated process, objectively structured clinical examination, etc .;

Student Knowledge Assessment System provides:

Five positive evaluations:

(A) Excellent - 91-100 points;

(B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum assessment;

(C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum assessment;

(D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum assessment;

(E) Sufficient - 51-60 points for maximum assessment.

Two types of negative assessment:

(FX) Did not pass - 41-50 points from maximum assessment, which means that a student needs to work harder to pass and is granted with the right to take one additional exam in terms of independent work;

(F) Fail- 40 points and less out of maximum assessment, which means the performance of a student is not sufficient and he/she has to learn the subject from the beginning.

In case of receiving a negative assessment (FX), the student has the right to take an additional exam in the same semester.

Field of employment

Under current legislation of Georgia, a graduate of one-step medical educational program is not entitled to independent medical practice, although they may be employed as a junior physician and perform the duties of a physician under the supervision of a person entitled to independent medical practice. (Law of Georgia on Medical Activities, Article 5).

Graduates with higher medical education have the right to perform the following actions: a) continue their studies in the further educational program (residency) and after their completion to obtain the right to carry out independent medical activities after passing the relevant state certification exam; b) continue to work in scientific-research (master's studies, doctoral) as well as academic fields, theoretical medicine, or in any part of healthcare that is not related to independent medical practice. (Law of Georgia on Medical Activities, Article 17).

The tuition fee for the Program is 16 000 GEL