PG in medicine

Medicine PG / Clinical Residency / Doctorate Programs

Russian State Medical Universities are well-known all over the world. A lot of Medical Research Institutes are working with Russian Medical Universities. Thousands of well-known scientists, Professors and Academicians teach and work at Russian State Universities. They give a great attribute to the world of medical sciences.

Laboratories and Research Institutes of Russian State Medical Universities and Academies are well-equipped with all modern facilities, which are free to use by any student.

At the faculties of Postgraduate Education at Russian State Medical Universities or academies, postgraduate or Clinical Residency programs are offered in more than 100 medical specialties. Internship, Clinical Residency and PhD or Master’s programs are offered in all Russian State Medical Universities.

The duration of Postgraduate or Clinical Residency programs are the following:

Surgical : 3 years

Non-Surgical: 2 years

The duration for PhD or Master’s program after completing Clinical Residency or Postgraduate Program is 3 years. On completion of PhD or Masters, a student has to present the Thesis to the commission of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

All Postgraduate programs at Russian State Medical Universities are taught in the English and in the Russian Languages according to the programs and curricula approved by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. We take the peculiarities of public health services into consideration.


All students need to complete a 1-year Preparatory Department before starting their main course.

Some main fields of Postgraduate programs are as follows:

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Allergology and Immunology
  • Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatovenereology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Pediatric urology-andrology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Dietetics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical laboratory diagnostics
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Coloproctology
  • Physiotherapy and sports medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • General practice (family medicine)
  • Oncology
  • Organization of health care and public
  • health
  • Orthodontics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathological anatomy
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry – narcology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Radiology
  • X-ray endovascular diagnosis and treatment
  • Reflexology
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Emergency
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Orthopedic dentistry
  • Therapeutic dentistry
  • Surgical dentistry
  • Forensic-medical examination
  • Therapy
  • Traumatology and Orthopedics
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Urology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Phthisiology
  • Functional diagnostics
  • Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Endoscopy

The main objective of the postgraduate training is to allow the students of medical institutions to continue their education and to give general practitioners an opportunity to improve their skills for further certification.

The faculty is directed to the training and improvement of qualification and skills of specialists and mastering not only up-to-date medical theory but also getting to know the most modern medical technologies.

The Medical postgraduate faculties of Russian State Medical Universities and Academies, together with their teaching hospitals and other health organizations in Russia and abroad, will provide the necessary physical and human resources to create a scholarly environment appropriate for the training of medical graduates so that they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become accomplished physicians and surgeons with the highest moral and ethical standards.

The individual form of training is based on qualification characteristics, professional and position requirements. Detailed theoretical training is combined with learning practical skills, operative technique, as well as typical and complex operations.

To maintain their international role, the Medical postgraduate faculties of Russian State Universities intend to train residents from other countries in their postgraduate training programs by means of contractual arrangements with foreign countries, universities, and hospitals. 

At the departments of Russian State Medical Universities, along with the traditional ways of teaching, there is also a module study, and an integrated program of students’ practice. Constantly developing base of computerized equipment gives the possibility to use modern PC know-how and world informative networks in the process of study.

For all postgraduate medical courses in Russia, including Master’s Degree and Doctoral programs, those foreign citizens are accepted who have documents accepted by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation as being equivalent to the graduate medical and dental programs conducted in Russia. To attain this equivalency, all original documents have to be apostilled in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the degree was obtained, or legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russian Embassy.

In some cases if degrees are not equivalent, the student may need to undergo a bridging program along with his postgraduate education to make his degree equivalent to the Russian graduate degree. This bridging  program runs simultaneously with the postgraduate study and no extra cost is incurred. The total duration for the post graduate program including the 3-month Russian language and  the bridging program would remain 3 years depending on the specialization.

As far as the recognition of the postgraduate Degree is  awarded by the medical universities of Russia, it is recognized and accepted as equivalent in most countries of Europe by virtue of Russia being a signatory to the Bologna convention. The degrees are also valued in the USA, the UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Africa, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius and Seychelles where our students are employed.

Students for any postgraduate program can apply the whole year and at any time. There are no time restrictions for postgraduate programs.