Georgia Now Requires a Minimum of 6 Years of Studies for MD Programme

Updated on 21/05/2024 in
New Vision University in Georgia

On 7 December 2020, the Georgian Ministry of Education issued a new law which specifies the number of credits medical students would be allowed to take per year to graduate.

The new requirement is to have 60 ECTS credits per year. It is specified that the duration of studies must be at least 6 years (12 semesters). In total, students should have 360 credits to graduate.

Previously it was possible to gain up to 75 credits per year which allowed universities to teach medicine in fewer years.

Now the new law directly requires universities to strictly offer six-year medical programmes to their current students. Only after the expiration of 6 years students would be allowed to graduate. It is no longer possible for current students to continue on shorter programmes even if they have begun studies already.

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Article written by Dr Sam El Mais
Dr Sam El Mais, MD, MSc, BSc, graduated from a renowned medical school in Romania in 2019. He uses his professional knowledge and personal experience to guide students on crucial aspects such as university selection, admissions processes, and cultural adjustments.
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