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General Medicine

General Medicine

Training in General Medicine is provided on six-year specialist degree programmes. The graduates are certified general practitioners or medical doctors. To be granted full registration you have to complete a residency programme and internship or a postgraduate course. General Medicine is entry level training that opens specialisation options to become a surgeon, therapist, cardiologist, paediatrician etc.

Each year, students have obligatory in- and outpatient care practice at hospitals and first-aid stations.

Study in Russia: All programmes in General Medicine.

Entrance Examinations

As a rule, General Medicine applicants have to take the examinations in chemistry, biology and Russian language. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is the only higher education centre which does not require students to take the biology exam. To be admitted, international applicants have to pass the university entrance examinations. Contact the chosen university to request the examination checklist.

Where to train for career in General Medicine

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU)

It is Russia’s oldest medical university established in 1758. MSMU faculty of General medicine is the largest in the country providing training to some 8,000 students. The staff includes academicians and associates of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

To be admitted to the programme in General Medicine, international applicants have to take computer-based tests in chemistry and Russian language. International applicants can select English as the language of examinations.

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Kaliningrad

IKBFU is the legal successor of University of Konigsberg, or Albertina which was founded in the 16th century. Its medical faculty opened applications for the General Medicine major in 2016. IKBFU has a Preparatory Department for prospective international students and intensive summer language courses that raise learners’ proficiency to the required level.

Novosibirsk State University (NSU), city of Novosibirsk

NSU Institute of Medicine and Psychology offers education in the field of General Medicine. It trains skilled specialists with both clinical and research medicine background. The NSU medical training is meant to link practical health care with advance science.

People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Moscow

RUDN Medical Faculty is the University’s largest unit providing training to some 3,600 students; foreign nations make up 40 percent of the student body. Medicine students can study foreign languages (English, French, German, Chinese) and get field-specific translator’s certificate. RUDN Medical Faculty is proactive in adopting new medical technology and innovative programmes to train students.

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok

FEFU School of Biomedicine offers training in General Medicine. The School is focused on interaction between fundamental science and healthcare and innovative biomedical research. International applicants have the opportunity to prepare for entrance examinations and take a course in Russian as a foreign language (for learners of all proficiency levels starting from beginner) at the FEFU Preparatory Department.

National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), Moscow

General Medicine is a major offered by MEPhI Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine. The Institute promotes the adoption of newest biomedical technology and related knowledge transfer to practical medicine.

Language of instruction: Russian or English. The Foreign Students Faculty provides one-year foundation training in biomedicine. It includes a Russian language course, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science.

Kazan Federal University (KFU), city of Kazan

KFU Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology follows the traditions of KFU Medical Faculty established in 1806. IFMB programmes are focused on interdisciplinary research providing fundamental medical education to students. The Institute currently trains more than 1,600 students including some 500 foreign nationals.


See the complete list of programmes on the Study in Russia website and make your choice.