Graduates of Russian medical schools successfully work in more than 100 countries of the world.
How to enroll in a medical college in Russia
Higher medical education in Russia can only be obtained through full-time education in a university . Terms depend on specialization. For example, you can become a bachelor in the direction of “Nursing” for 4 years. And to get a diploma of a surgeon, you will have to unlearn a total of 8-9 years.
In the US, for example, in order to become a doctor, you need to spend 12 to 18 years studying. In the UK, medical students are trained for 10 years, in Germany – 8-10 years. To get a doctor’s degree in Canada, you need to complete 4 years in the medical school, another in the university, and then, depending on your specialization, 3 to 5 years in the internship.
Medical schools in Russia can be enrolled immediately after school. Universities offer programs in Russian and English. If you do not know Russian, you can learn it at the preparatory department or courses that operate under the leading medical universities in Russia. At these offices, in addition to the language, foreign applicants study other disciplines, which helps them better prepare for their upcoming studies.
Applicants have to take exams in the main disciplines – biology and chemistry. Some universities conduct additional entrance examinations. For example, at the Baltic Federal University named after I. Kant (BFU named after Kant), upon admission to the Russian-language program “Medical Business”, applicants take Russian, biology and chemistry. When applying for a similar English-language course – examinations in biology and chemistry.
And at the Kazan Federal University (KFU), the entrant who goes to the General Medicine program, in addition to chemistry and biology, will have to pass an exam in English or provide a TOEFL certificate. A full list of entrance examinations must be specified at the university admissions office just before admission.
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Universities of Russia
Bachelor’s program, which lasts 4 years, is provided for in Russian universities only in the direction of “Nursing”. On average, training in this program in medical universities costs 90-100 thousand rubles (1.5-1.7 thousand dollars) per year.
If you want to become a general practitioner, then the term of study increases by another 2 years. And if you plan to work on a narrow specialty, then for 4 years.
Specialty in medical universities of Russia
At the departments “Medical business” and “Pediatrics” students immediately go to the specialty program, the training period is 6 years. There are both Russian-speaking and English-language training programs in the “Medical case”. The cost varies from 80 to 400 thousand rubles (1.4-7 thousand dollars) per year.
For example, to listen to a course in basic medical specialties at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) costs 180 thousand rubles (about 3.2 thousand dollars) per year. And the program “Pediatrics” in the First Moscow State Medical University named after IM Sechenov (Moscow State Medical University named after Sechenov) – about 260 thousand rubles (5 thousand dollars) per year.
The exception here is “Pharmacy”, “Clinical Psychology” and some other specialties, the duration of study for which is 5-5.5 years. The cost of these areas is somewhat lower. Thus, the course in the direction of “Pharmacy” costs from 140 thousand rubles (2.3 thousand dollars) per year in KFU and FEFU .
Dental Education in Russia
Russian universities accept applicants for the faculty “Stomatology” immediately after school. Entrance examinations are the same as for admission to other basic medical directions.
The duration of training in the direction of “Stomatology” is 5 years. The cost of one year varies from 170 to 430 thousand rubles (3-7,5 thousand dollars). The price depends on the city in which the university is located, as well as on the specifics of the university.
Russian universities offer future dentists programs in Russian and English. For example, the English-language program in KFU costs 170-255 thousand rubles (3-4.5 thousand dollars) per year. However, to become a full-fledged specialist, a graduate of a dental faculty will be able only after completing residency.
Residency in Russia
To become a doctor of a narrower specialization, for example, dermatovenerologist, gastroenterologist or orthodontist, after the specialty it is necessary to enter the residency.
In Russia, the duration of training in residency is 2-4 years, depending on the chosen specialization and university. The cost of one year of training – from 100 to 380 thousand rubles (1.8-6.6 thousand dollars).
Residency for dentists lasts 2 years. Here young doctors undergo in-depth training and receive practical knowledge in a certain direction: for example, in therapeutic, surgical or pediatric dentistry.
One year of study in the residency MGMU them. Sechenov in the main areas is 377 thousand (6.5 thousand dollars). The program of pediatric dentistry – 316 thousand rubles (5,5 thousand dollars).
Russian universities also offer English-language residency programs. So, to get a specialization “Dermatovenereologist” in English at Novosibirsk State University (NSU) costs about 580 thousand rubles (10 thousand dollars) per year. The course for cardiologists at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) – 260 thousand rubles (4,5 thousand dollars) per year, this English-language program is designed for 4 years of study.
Residency programs in Russian are much larger, and their cost is somewhat lower. All areas of residency in BFU. Kant cost about 180 thousand rubles (3.2 thousand dollars) per year. Become a child surgeon in Moscow State Medical University. Sechenov can be for 250 thousand rubles (4,3 thousand dollars) per year.
Russian universities are preparing residents not only in the classical specialties, but also in a number of rare directions. So, in the Moscow State Medical University.Sechenov can be trained in the programs “Diving Medicine”, “Aviation and Space Medicine”. The cost of these programs is 250 thousand rubles (4,3 thousand dollars) per year.