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Tbilisi Medical Academy

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Tbilisi Medical Academy is one of the first private medical schools in the history of independent Georgia. TMA was founded by a notable Georgian physician and pediatric surgeon, Prof. Petre Shotadze. From its humble beginnings in 1992 for almost 30 years, TMA is one of the pioneers of medical education in Georgia and remains to be one of the most competitive and dynamically developing institutions. During these years we have trained hundreds of successful physicians who currently work in the leading clinics in Georgia and abroad.

TMA, as a student-oriented higher education institution, primarily seeks to teach and advance the capacity of national and international healthcare professionals innovatively by using evidence-based knowledge, whilst practically benefiting the community in Georgia through research-based outreach activities. The main goal of TMA is to elaborate independent and critical thinking, scientific reasoning abilities, and reasonable judgments among students, to support their development into highly qualified specialists.

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

 

  • International Collaboration with Partner Organizations
  • Global Educational Exchange in Medicine and the Health Professionals (GEMx; A service of ECFMG)
  • Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
  • European Medical Students Association (EMSA)
  • World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS)
  • The Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE)
  • IFMSA International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations  
  • GMSA Georgian Medical Students Association   
  • Cormack Consultancy Group

 

Tbilisi Medical Academy aims to provide high-quality education through internalization and establish an international academic reputation through engagement in academic and research processes with strategic partners of the Academy while retaining its core values of equality and equity.

Being part of ERASMUS+ and MEVLANA exchange programs, Tbilisi Medical Academy is proud of its existing connections with some of the leading European Universities and aspires to extend its network.

Partner Universities in the frames of Bilateral Agreements:

TMA has bilateral cooperation agreements with the University of Granada, Vilnius University, Klaipėda University, Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia, Hacettepe University, and Masaryk University, which implies the exchange of students and teaching and administrative staff between the universities in accordance with the terms outlined in each agreement.

  • University of Granada (Spain)
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania) 
  • Klaipėda University (Lithuania) 
  • Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia (Latvia)
  • Masaryk University (Czech Republic) 
  • Medical University of Bialystok (Poland)
  • University of Lodz (Poland)
  • Pavol Jozef Safarik University Kosice
  • University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
  • Antwerp University (Belgium)
  • Sakarya University (Turkey)
  • Lokman Hekim University (Turkey)
  • Ataturk University (Turkey)
  • Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa (Turkey)
  • Giresun University (Turkey)
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University (Turkey)

 

RESEARCH

 

To maintain and further develop scientific-research activities of TMA’s staff, young researchers, and students, TMA implements grant programs for “Facilitation of Scientific-Research Activities”. In the frames of these programs, we already implemented 11 projects, and 3 projects are ongoing, 2 joint basic and 1 science popularization project funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. To facilitate students’ interest in the field of research TMA organizes the Science Club and Student Debates.

 

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 

Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy (TMA) has been successfully implementing the one-step educational program of Medicine since 2012, with English as the language of instruction.

The 6-year degree program enables students to attain education of international quality assurance standards while studying in Georgia. The program is guided by cutting-edge curricula, similar to those implemented in European and American universities, and fully meets the international requirements in the field of Medicine.

The teaching is led by experienced faculty and professors, based on the latest and up-to-date foreign textbooks and educational material. The assessment and examination systems applied by TMA are compliant with international standards defined by the Bologna process. The latter prepares students for international qualification examinations (USMLE, PLAB, MCI, etc.) from the earliest steps of their learning and promotes the internationalization of the students.

In the learning process, students have the opportunity to strengthen their theoretical knowledge in the laboratory and clinical skills center of the Academy and to practice clinical medicine at the University Clinic of TMA, as well as other leading medical institutions in Tbilisi.

As of today, more than 300 students from Georgia and foreign countries are enrolled in the English program MEDICINE. The international students come from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, India, Bhutan, Nigeria, and other countries.

The Academy offers an enabling environment and a complete set of resources for the professional growth and development of every student. TMA students participate in various exchange programs, summer schools, and scientific events, both in Georgia and abroad.

 

CLINICAL CENTER

 

The Clinical Skills Centre provides practical skills training within a simulated environment, to facilitate the achievement of necessary clinical competencies. These practical skills in their turn imply the performance of practical procedures, communication skills, and early exposure to the patient’s physical examination as well as an introduction to necessary skills for patient consultation within the scope of various clinical disciplines (Internal Diseases, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology).

The digital ‘Anatomage’ table allows to visualize and study human anatomy at macroscopic and microscopic levels, perform anatomical dissections, and study anatomy at organ and organ systems levels. ‘Anatomage’ allows for integration with other anatomy subjects, such as Histology, Physiology, Radiology, and Pathology. Anatomage comprises four (two female and two male) refined human cadavers (true-to-life visuals created from millimeter-precise human body dissections) as well as a 31-week pregnant female with digital scans of the fetus.

 

LIBRARY

 

TMA library provides an attractive environment that facilitates the student-oriented teaching process and research-based activities through the provision of effective service and access to resources. TMA Library collections include up-to-date textbooks and international teaching platforms and scientific databases, such as

  • Amboss
  • Hinari
  • Elsevier
  • Web of Science
  • Turnitin

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Tbilisi Medical Academy provides well-equipped hostel facilities at a very feasible cost.

The hostel rooms are full-fledged with all the basic amenities required for healthy and comfortable living & study such as Electricity, Internet facility, 24- hour hot water supply, Separate study rooms, and two kitchens with modern gadgets, etc.

Indian food availability is an added advantage for Indian students.

 

STUDENT’S LIFE

 

The life of students studying at Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy is as follows:

  • Students are precious assets and thus the university strives to provide the best educational experience to its students.
  • It provides a large well-equipped library to its students consisting of over 2000 books and study materials.
  • Study process at this university is recognized by international standards.
  • At Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy students have opportunities to participate in various exchange programs, become part of exciting short-term internships in European clinics, and gain scientific experience both on a national and international level.
  • At the university, there is a Student Academy which is a students’ voluntary union, developed to facilitate students’ involvement in TMA activities, support maintenance or contacts with TMA students and graduates, and encourage student initiatives.
  • This university also takes care of students’ health and well-being which is supported by the First Aid center, at the Objectively Structured Clinical Skills Examination (OSCE) Centre, which is fully equipped with necessary inventory and medication for quick delivery of emergency care.



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