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Program Overview

The educational program is based on Georgian Higher Education Medicine Sectoral Benchmarks and complies with the standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). The study program ensures the preparation of qualified physicians with appropriate knowledge and competencies, who will be able to effectively and competitively participate in the Healthcare field, both at the governmental and private sectors.

University owns well-equipped auditoriums and computer classes, computer study programs, teaching laboratories, the university library and scientific facilities, student and lecturer electronic system – ARGUS, electronic teaching portal “Moodle”. Research institutes of the university (Institute of Medical and Public Health Research) and facilities of partner organizations ensure the development and strengthening of clinical-practical and scientific-research skills.

For the provision of research and clinical practice, University has cooperation agreements/liaises with partner organizations, including:

  • Medi Club Georgia;
  • Medical Center “Innova”;
  • “Aversi” Clinic;
  • S. Khechinashvili University Clinic;
  • G. Chapidze Emergency Cardiology Clinic;
  • Medical Corporation “EVEX”;
  • D. Gagua Clinic;
  • Tbilisi Heart and Vascular Clinic;
  • Pineo Medical Ecosystems
  • National Educational Center for Family Medicine;
  • St. Michael Archangel Multi-profile Clinical Hospital;
  • Scientific-Practical Center for Infectious Pathology, AIDS and Clinical Immunology;
  • E.t.c

Program Objectives

Program “Medicine” at Ilia State University aims to prepare qualified and competent Medical Doctors, open to modern approaches and equipped with appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies to respond to tomorrow’s global challenges of the field. Furthermore, to be competitive at both – national and international levels. Graduates of the program are eligible to continue further medical education, work as junior doctors and teachers.

Main areas of study

Program is not only knowledge-based but is focused on the development of physician’s core competencies. During the stage of Clinical Attachment (VII-XII semester) student advances in roles defined by CanMEDS 2015 Physicians Competency Framework. Student’s activities are accumulated in Medical Portfolio, which is student-centered and incorporates feedbacks, self-reflection and Life-Long Learning principles

The first-semester program provides the necessary skills for scientific research (course “Academic skills”). The following semesters include courses of Bioethics, Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Bio-Medical Research

For those who might be interested, the program provides basic courses in the German language.

Additionally, the program envisages students access to university general courses (in the field of business, management, etc.), that give interdisciplinary knowledge, expand their awareness and generates no-sectoral, potentially useful theoretical and practical skills for a future professional career.

Learning Outcomes and Competencies

  • Students will define pathological processes and their expected outcomes using the fundamental knowledge of biomedical science.
  • Students will evaluate the clinical case, consult patients, define diagnosis and manage the state of the patient based on the knowledge of clinical sciences and fundamental principles of the field.
  • Students will evaluate disease-related social and psychological aspects by use of the basic knowledge of behavioral and psychosocial sciences.
  • Students will use evidence-based principles, up-to-date scientific information and research methods in medical practice and scientific research.
  • Students will define and conduct disease preventive measures and promote health considering public healthcare principles for effective work in the healthcare system.
  • Students will use ethical and legal principles in scientific and clinical practice.
  • Students will effectively communicate with the patient, family members of the patient, colleagues and other persons concerned.
  • Students will obtain, analyze and distribute medical information by effective use of informational technologies.
  • Students will perform particular laboratory and medical manipulations.
  • The student will demonstrate professionalism.

Teaching Methods

In order to achieve the aim of the program, the following methods of learning and teaching are used:

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Practical workshop
  • Clinical work  – There are three parts involved in “clinical practice” – university, student, and potential employer/practice facility (hospital/medical center/center of clinical skills).
  • Flipped learning method – Student individually plans and organizes time and frequency of learning material and practices with own natural study rhythm. During the auditorium time, the student applies acquired knowledge into the practice and improves clinical skills.
  • Case-Based Learning (CBL)
  • Bedside Teaching – is an interactive method that is conducted in the clinic, directly at the patient’s bed. A small group of students performs clinical tasks under the lecturer’s observations and upon the patient’s consent.
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Research project
  • Presentation
  • Consultation with the supervisor

Program Qualification
Medical Program

ECTS / Duration
360 Credits / 6 Year

Annual Tuition Fee


Ilia State University welcomes around 5,000 freshmen every year at all levels of higher education. ISU strives to meet each student’s needs and help them reach their potential. Ilia State University equips its students with an all-round experience to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence in order to achieve future career goals. ISU provides an advanced and dedicated academic community where the students can learn from experts and gain the qualification they are looking for.