Why study medicine in Georgia

Georgia is the balcony of Europe and a gem between Europe and Asia. It has achieved worldwide recognition in a very short span of time due to its economic growth, high-quality education system, weather condition, hospitality etc. Today Georgia is considered to be one of the best destinations for international education especially medical education.
Features of medical universities in Georgia
• European MD program (MBBS equivalent] – 6 gears
• US MD Program (MBBS equivalent] – 6 gears
• High teaching standard and healthy environment
• Excellent infrastructure
• Affordable Fees and low cost of living Manageable Climate
• European Union Associate country
• Easy preparation for US Licensing exam
• One of the safest Country
• English medium of instruction


It is the first-ever Government Research University in the Caucasus, established in 1918 laying the foundation for a European type higher school in Georgia. Ranked amongst one of the top 1000 universities of the world, TSU has 8 campuses, 14 scientific and educational research institutes, a network of affiliated clinical hospitals and diagnostic centers with 89000 students and 5000 staff. The university is extremely popular among Indian students for its quality of medical education. The university has been accredited by following authorities:-
• Georgian Education Ministry
• World Health Organization
• Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
• International Medical Education Directory and more others


TSMU is the largest and leading Government Medical University in Georgia and Eastern Europe. There are almost 7500 undergraduates and 3000 postgraduate students in the university from which 25% come from foreign countries and have produced more than 40000 Doctors. The university is offering two separate programs i.e. the European MD and the US MD for Medicine. The curriculum of the US MD program is based and operated as a partnership of TSMU and Emory University School of medicine Atlanta, USA. TSMU has more than 500 administrative staffs and over thousands of associate professors. There are more than 10000 students enrolled with TSMU. The university has an urban campus located in Tbilisi Georgia. Advanced and technically equipped classrooms, sophisticated libraries and scientific nursing labs are the real image of Tbilisi medical university.
TSMU provides both European MD and American MD (USMD) program which are to train internationally competitive and competent, highly qualified physicians (Doctors) who are ready for postgraduate education and the specific training courses, both in Georgia and abroad (including in the U.S.). The medical personnel are prepared according to the global standards of the public health care and in accordance of Emory (USA) School of Medicine requirements. The curriculum of the US MD Program is based and operates as a partnership of Tbilisi State Medical University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA, USA). The program provides modern Western style medical education, Preparation forUSMLE opportunities for clinical training/Clerkship at Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA, USA) etc.

Ilia State University (ISU)

ISU is a Government University which was founded in 2006 as a result of a merger of 6 different academic institutions with long and varied histories. Currently, it is one of the leading research and educational institution in Georgia. ISU is a great choice for the Medical aspirants as the cost of studying medical program is affordable. Along with the medical program ISU also provides engineering, MBA and BBA courses for international students.
ISU has secured unique position in Georgia’s educational system for its contribution to science popularization, boosting entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country and actively carrying out social responsibility projects. With the highest competition rate for PhD programs in the nation, extensive international ties, around 16,000 students, over 1,500 highly qualified academic and research staff, and with renovated research infrastructure in several Georgia’s regions, ISU has become one of the most desirable universities to study and work for in the country.

David Tvildiani Medical University (DTMU)

DTMU is the first Non-Governmental Medical University in Georgia which was established in 1989. The University provides high quality scientifically – oriented medical education that meets international benchmarks. Because of its quality education and excellent infrastructure, DTMU is one of the most preferred destination for international students.
MBBS is always a 6-year-program, which includes an internship. DTMU follows the EU pattern of education; hence, you will require at least 360 credits, which can be accomplished within six years. You will notice that some universities in Georgia are offering a 5-year-program, which is not valid and is done to show a lesser budget. The university letters always show a 6-year-program for MBBS in Georgia.

University of Georgia (UOG)

UOG is a private University that was founded in 2004 with hundreds of international students and international visiting scholars. The university is a hub of learning and research in the region, offering quality education and excellent infrastructure to students from all around the world. UOG also provides Engineering, MBA, BBA, and nursing programs for international students.
The University of Georgia is distinguished by the disciplined educational process and modern infrastructure, enabling its students to acquire quality education and practical skills. For this reason the University is in leading ranks of regional educational institutions and is well-known to be dedicated to professional and personal growth of every student. Thus the graduates of the University of Georgia always benefit from superior employment prospects

Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy (TMA)

TMA is a Georgian private Medical University which was founded in 1992. It is one of the oldest private universities in the region with an excellent student-teacher ratio. TMA provides an international standard of MBBS education with excellent infrastructure making it one of the best choices for the medical aspirants.
The course duration is 6 years and it is divided in three stages: Basic, Clinical and General Training. The Course provides students with an opportunity to obtain international standard education in Georgia. The curriculum is based on European & American models and it fulfills current international demands in the field of medical education. In the frames of Bologna Process, academic process at Tbilisi Medical Academy is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) which is the foundation for international recognition

East European University

East European University (EEU) is one of the best private medical university in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2012 EEU obtained authorization from the Ministry of education and Science of Georgia and in a very short period of time made an impressive progress in building credible educational center which was trusted by more than 20 000 entrants from 2013-2016 Unified Entry Examinations Undergraduate Medical Education is offered in collaboration with one of the biggest hospitals in Georgia – O. Ghudushauri National Medical Center. Also EEU partner is Chachava Clinic. Students will be offered clinical courses and medical practice in the partner medical centers.
EEU is prominent with highly qualified academic staff, world-wide famous Georgian and Overseas professors, motivated practitioners and young qualified specialists, intensive partnership with many European Universities, which allows many American, Austrian, British and French professors to be involved in the implementation all educational programs.

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