MEDICAL COURSE|PG: Postgraduate training is an integral part of medical education. Russian Medical Institutions offers a rich variety of opportunities for postgraduate studies or all specialties in: internship (internatura) - 1 year,  clinical residency (ordinatura) - 2-3 years, PhD courses (aspirantura) - 3-4 years and the doctorate (D.Sc fellowships or doktorantura) - 3-4 years.  All postgraduate courses and programmes are conducted in the Russian language by the Institute of Professional Education.


During the internship physicians practice medicine under the supervision of fully licensed physicians. Medical internship gives in-depth training within a specific branch of medicine. Internship is also an integral part of education in pharmacy and preventive medicine  

A 1-year internship is a minimum requirement to practice in some areas of medicine. Medical subspecialties would require completion of medical residency after internship.

Russian Medical Institutions offers internships in a wide range of medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and critical care
  • Clinical laboratory diagnostics
  • Dermatology and venerology
  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic medicine
  • General hygiene
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nursing management
  • Obstetrics & gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pathological anatomy
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Pharmacoeconomics and management
  • Phthisiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Trauma and orthopedics