Founded in 1918, Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) is a leading medical university in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 85 years have passed since Tbilisi State Medical Institute was founded on the basis of the faculty of Medicine at Tbilisi State University (TSU). In 1992 Tbilisi State Medical Institute was renamed as Medical University.At present, it the largest medical university in Georgia and Eastern Europe. The university focuses on continuous improvement in teaching, learning, and research & management quality. It has modern infrastructure and healthy environment which promotes learning, development and active participation of students.Tbilisi State Medical University is one of the best medical Universities in Caucasus Region.
The University is recognised and accredited by the following governing bodies -
Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) is a member of the following international organisations and associations -
TSMU is the eight ranked (out of 55) higher-education institution in Georgia.
Approximately a quarter of students are international and come from over 65 countries across the world. Many of the courses are taught in English and the university follows the European Union syllabus to make it easier for transfer students. The university holds a cultural meet every year for international students to socialise and showcase their talents.Foreign students belong to India, Armenia, Sri Lanka, United States of America, Nigeria, Ghana, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago etc.
The university is a partner of over 120 universities and university clinics from 40 countries worldwide.
The library is equipped with books in English and other foreign languages and the nearby computer suite also provides a place for students to study.The university has a library which has a collection of medical and medical-related books in English and other foreign languages with reading halls giving students a peaceful place to study. There is also an additional computer hall with internet connection for any additional cross-references.
The classes are furnished and equipped with heating facilities to withstand the freezing conditions during winter. There are also many conferences where many professors throughout the world visit the university delivering lectures to the student and thus giving them a wide exposure of their field.
The University encourages the students to participate in extracurricular activities for their enhancing their exposure and build an accomplished personality. It has many clubs and organisations like - sports club, cultural club, art centre etc. It also offers student exchange programs and projects. The university tries to offer all the possibilities that will help students to develop their potential and relish their experience. The university also holds yearly cultural meet for the foreign students separately which enables the students from different cultures to put forward their talents.
Classes sizes are typically quite small with approximately 10-14 students per class, meaning that the staff to student ratio is quite high.
The overall duration in case of the MD [Diploma In Medicine] course is 6 years which is divided into 2 years of basic, 1 year of pre-clinical and 3 years of clinical courses.