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Kharkiv National Medical University



    At the University, the training is provided at the Medical Faculty within 6 years and 5 years at the Dentist Faculty. In the process of training a constant control of the current progress is conducted by means of estimating of students' knowledge on each class. At the end of each term the final control is provided by means of passing tests and examinations in subjects studied during this term. At the University, a necessary infrastructure has been introduced for organization and medical provision of standardized control of knowledge in subjects of the general scientific cycle fundamental sciences /Step 1/ after 3-rd year and subjects of the cycle of professional and practical training at the 6-th year /Step 2/. It envisages a wide use of the test control over the current and final levels, as well as selected pilot test. On completion of the training, state examinations are passed in main subjects: Internal Diseases, Occupational Diseases and Infectious Diseases, Surgical Diseases with Pediatric Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Childhood Diseases with Childhood Infectious Diseases, Hygiene, Social Medicine, Organization and Economy of Public Health. After successful passing of the state examinations graduates of KNMU are awarded the qualification of Doctor, the title the Doctor of Medicine and the Degree of Specialist.

    Marking System :

    • 5 – Excellent
    • 4 – Good
    • 3 – Satisfactory
    • 2 – Unsatisfactory

    Academic year Begins:

    • For students of the main faculties – on September 1.
    • For clinical postgraduates-from September 1 to November 1.

    Each academic year consists of two terms:

    • Term 1 – from September to January.
    • Term 2 – from February to July.


    The training is given in the following specialties:

    • General Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Clinical postgraduate course (residency) lasting 2-4 years;
    • Postgraduate course, the term of training is 3 years;

    Faculty of Post Graduate Education:

    • Radiology
    • Therapy
    • Dermatology and Venereology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neurology
    • Pathological Anatomy
    • Psychiatry
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Anaesthesiology
    • Traumatology and Orthopaedics
    • Ophthalmology
    • Urology
    • Surgery
    • Pediatrics
    • Childhood Gynaecology
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Hygiene of Children and Teenagers
    • General Hygiene
    • Public Hygiene
    • Occupational Hygiene
    • Cardiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Therapeutic Dentistry
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedic Dentistry
    • Surgical Dentistry

    KNMU has become an important centre for international students who need expert teaching in learning. The University is currently training about 5,000 students, among them 900 foreign citizens, and its academic staff consists of more than 630 teachers, including 102 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, 387 Candidates of Medical Science, 32 members of academies, 17 Honored Scientists. Number of teaching/academic staff involved in teaching foreign students: total – 186, among them: doctors of sciences, professors (%) – 12.4; candidates of sciences, assistant professors (%) – 65.6. The training is provided in compliance with the general state syllabuses and curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

    Specialty – "General Medicine".

    For 6 years of training 13,474 hours out of them:

    • Humanitarian subjects – 1,576 hours • Social-economic subjects – 432 hours • Fundamental /general scientific/ subjects – 2,180 hours • Professionally oriented subjects – 6,098 hours • Elective courses – 324 hours • Practical training – 972 hours • Subinternship /in the 6-th year – 1,892 hours

    Speciality – «Dentistry".

    For 5 years of training: 11,147 hours out of them:

    • humanitarian subjects 1,026 hours • social-economic subjects 486 hours • fundamental /general scientific/ subjects 1,854 hours

    Professionally oriented subjects 6,701 hours out of them:

    • stomatological type 3,734 hours • clinical type 2,453 hours • hygienic type 298 hours • elective courses 216 hours • practical training 1,080 hours