Every year many students across the globe especially from India comes to Russia to study MBBS and pursue their dream of doctor. But most of them are unaware of the study pattern here in Russia. Due to lack of information students faces lots of difficulties and also get fooled by agents.
English Medium Universities in Russia
Most of the universities in Russia teaches MBBS in Russian language or in bilingual pattern (half course in English and half in Russian) and very few of them follows strictly English medium pattern through out the course of 6 years. Most of the agents fools students and parents by false advertisement of bilingual universities as English medium.
There are very few universities that teaches MBBS in English medium. Some of them are:
- Kursk State Medical University, Kursk
- Kazan State Medical University, Kazan
- Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow
- First Pavlov State Medical University, St. Petersburg
In bilingual MBBS system in Russia, first three years of education is teach into English medium and other three years in Russian language. Most of the agents advertise them as fully English medium and student gets trap in this false promise. Some famous bilingual universities which are advertise as English medium are:
- Tver Medical University, Tver
- Smolensk Medical University, Smolensk
Study Pattern of MBBS in Russia
MBBS in Russia is of 6 years. In first three years, students studies theoretical aspect of medicine and last three years are based on practical skills. Every year is divided into two semesters which means student have total 12 semesters in whole course.
Students studying MBBS in Russia goes through CCE pattern. Whole batch is divided into groups consisting 12-15 students in each group. Each individual group has its own timetable and teacher teaches one group at a time. In Russian education system, we have compulsory 100% attendance unlike 75% attendance pattern in India. At the end of each semester, student have to give exam and credit test of each subject.
First year of MBBS education in Russia consists of basic subjects ie. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Nursing, Anatomy, Histology, Latin, Public Health. For the overall development of student’s skill; first year also have subjects like History, Economics, Philosophy, Russian language, Physical Training etc.
Second year is more orientated towards the body functioning, metabolic processes so include subjects like Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Hygiene, Tropical Biology. Other additional subject includes Psychology, Medical Law, Bioethics, and Russian language for doctor-patient communication.
Third year includes more deeper knowledge of medicine and diseases and have subjects like Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Internal disease, Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology.
Fourth year begins with the practical part of MBBS which includes General Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Neurology, Tropical Anatomy. Students have cycles in each department at hospitals where they learn and practice the subject. Also prepares the case history of patients.
Fifth year includes Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Anaesthesiology, Operative Surgery, Clinical Physiology, Medical Psychology, Somatology, Urology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Narcology, Radiology etc.
Sixth year which is the last year of MBBS includes remaining part of 5th year and Infectious diseases, Forensic Medicine, Surgery.
Students after 2nd year also have duties in different hospitals as Nurse at the end of each semester.