General Medicine

General Medicine majoring

Course ID
College of General Medicine
University stage
Fall 2020, Spring 2020
Training, lectures

The medical course at Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) takes six years and leads to the Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS / General Medicine) degree. In the undergraduate program, during 6 years of study, students learn different subjects from basic subject majors to special medical subjects.

This is an exciting time in medicine and we look forward to developing new ways in healthcare excellence. The practice of medicine remains one of the most demanded professions of all professions, and we believe that Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is the ideal place to acquire medical knowledge and obtain a degree. We think students choose to enroll in the Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) for great reasons - they want to care for people and feel that as doctors they can make a difference in their communities. For this reason, we have great belief that there is a bright future for healthcare.

Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is famous nationwide for its many innovative educational, training and research programs. Award-winning faculty always seek innovation and excellence in the classroom, laboratory, and medical clinic. Because class sizes are relatively small, faculty members recognize each student. Therefore, educational opportunities and opportunities for self-assurance are available to all.

Admission to the medical college takes place after the signing of the academic contract. International students study in a group of seven to eight students. Second year students start their clinical studies where they can gain experience in patient care. Clinical subjects are taught starting from the second year of study. Students can study any interesting topic and increase their knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and must be successfully passed before students are allowed to graduate.

Study timesSpecialty codeCityHistory of the studythe University
8 am - 5 pm7.110101 KharkovSeptember 1 to June 30Kharkov National General Medicine

Registration is open during the winter and winter seasons each year, from June 1 to November 1, as well as from January 1 to March 1 each year. 

Final status tests on all disciplines are carried out according to the academic plan within one system in two stages:

  1. Practical proficiency test for final year students (when testing clinical disciplines, the test is done in the patient's bed)
  2. Scientific / Theoretical Aptitude Test.

Successful students will complete the study for 6 years. There is a wide range of specializations available in the public and private sectors, including research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other fields. Majors include cardiology, oncology, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, pathology, public health, general practice and many more. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen major.

Here is a detailed course description with the MBBS curriculum

Humanitarian topics - 1,576 hours
Social and economic subjects - 432 hours
Basic / Science / General Topics - 2,180 hours
Professionally directed materials - 6098 hours
Elective Courses - 324 hours
Practical training - 972 hours
Training / in the sixth year - 1892 hours

Languages of study

The general medicine study program is available in 3 languages:
- Russian

Are language certificates required?

As for the English language, no language certificate such as TOEFL or IELTS is required. Direct enrollment for the first year in the English language is required.
Either when choosing to study in Russian or Ukrainian, a preparatory year certificate is required.