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Gomel State Medical University

Gomel State Medical University Founded in 1990. The Gomel State Medical University is a state medical institution that is owned and operated by the government of Belarus. The University comprise of the Faculty of General Medicine, Faculty of Medical Diagnostics, Faculty of Pre-University Training and the Faculty of General Medicine for Overseas Students and more than 4000 students study at this University. Faculty of General Medicine for overseas students was established in year 2000 and its foreign student population at the moment consists of more than 550 students from 30 different countries including USA, France, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria, UK, Peru, etc.

gomel2Structure of the GSMU Medical Program
The extent of the study is 6 years. Within the first three years undergraduates study vital subjects such as Anatomy, Histology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Latin and other foreign languages and Philosophy. Clinical studies for the 4th to 6 course students are conducted at hospitals and polyclinics. They master internal and surgical diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, infectious diseases, Oncology, Neurology, Pediatrics and many other subjects. In summer students have their practical training; nursing – after the 3th year, outpatient practice-after the 4th year, and inpatient practice – after the 5th year. In the Clinical years, students are taught through an educational method based on practical experience found in hospitals and clinics under careful supervision by practicing physicians. The knowledge assimilated in the fundamental sciences serves as a basis for the facts and concepts necessary to understand
the practice of modern medicine. In the Clinical years, undergraduates develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to continue into postgraduate training. For all core rotations, the University has the required reading assignments and the hospitals offer small group teaching sessions, conferences and lectures.

Structure of the Gomel Medical Program

Year 1Medical Biology & General Genetics, Human Anatomy, General Chemistry, Medical & Biological Physics, Biooganic Chemistry, Medical & Biological Physics with bases of Higher Mathematics, Histology, Cytology and Embryology, English
Year 2Human Anatomy, Histology, Cytology and Embryology, Biological Chemistry, Normal Physiology, Microbiology, Virusology and Immunology, General Care after therapeutric patients, General Care after surgical patients, Medical Informatics, Ecology
Year 3Bases of Psychology and Pedagogies, General Hygiene, Pharmacology, Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Propedeutics of Internal Diseases, General Surgery, Radiation Diagnostics & Therapy, Valeology, Operative Surgery & Topographic Anatomy, History of Medicine, Dermatology & virology, Tropical Dermatology
Year 4Medical Informatics, Operative Surgery & Topographic Anatomy, Internal Diseases, Policlinic Therapy, Surgical Diseases, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Tuberculosis, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical Psychology, Traumatology & Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology
Year 5Philosophy, Aesthetics, Public Health & Health Protection, Forensic Medicine, Medical Psychology, Internal Diseases, Surgical Diseases, Stromatology & Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Phychiatry & Narcology, Surgical Diseases, Internal Diseases, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesiology & Rheanimatology
Year 6Public Health & Health Protection, Oncology, Traumatology & Orthopedics, Tropical Diseases & Tropical Parasitology, Biopsy-section course, Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Children Infections, Endocrinology, Tuberculosis, Clinical Allergology & Immunology, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Surgical Diseases, Internal Diseases, Anesthesiology & Rheanimatology

Why should one select GSMU in Belarus?
To avail the opportunity of studying in Europe because Belarus has a well formulated higher education system with special focus on clinical training.

Is Gomel State Medical University (GSMU) recognized by the SLMC?
Yes it is. GSMU is recognized not only by the SLMC, but other leading medical bodies in the world such as the AMC, GMC, ECFMG, WHO, MCI etc…

Do Medical Doctors graduated from GSMU practice in Sri Lanka at present?
Yes. A number of GSMU graduates are now successfully employed in Sri Lanka as well as many other countries of the world including UK, USA and Australia etc.

gomel-state-medical-university-students-514x330The Clinical Training
Clinical training is one of the highlights of medical program of the GSMU. The clinical base composite of various general hospitals and specialized hospitals are located in the city itself, with over 5000 beds.

Students get the opportunity to view a variety of special cases daily and there are no limitations in visiting hospitals to broaden and up-date their clinical knowledge.

The clinical training, which begins from 4th year onwards ensure the development of important clinical skills such as maintaining a rapport with patients, taking a comprehensive history, doing relevant clinical examinations, decision making on investigations and treatment options etc

Groups comprising of small numbers of students (8-10) assure opportunities to each and every student to study cases. The clinical base is well equipped with advanced diagnostic techniques & treatment options. By end of 6 years, the students will have an excellent clinical exposure which will make him confident to work in any healthcare setting. Also the clinical training at the GSMU will provide the students a competitive edge in sitting for qualifying examinations such as ERPM (Sri Lanka), AMC (Australia), GMC (UK) and USMLE (USA) and MCI (India) etc.

Library facilities
Students have full access to libraries where they can refer a vast number of books. This includes both, the lending library and the reference library with limited numbers of special editions.

E – library
The e-library is very popular among students. They can go through a collection of E-books and a variety of journals, newsletters etc. free of charge. Also they have internet access in e-libraries which facilitates the access to a wide range of modern medical information.

Student Accommodation
There are two accommodation options. Students obviously have the freedom to select any of the following options as they wish for their convenience.

Option 1 – University Hostels
These are three room apartments, with a kitchen, toilet and a bathroom. There are separate blocks for boys and girls. Student hostel has a central heating system, both hot and cold water systems & gas supply to the kitchen. Rooms are furnished with single beds, chairs and study  tables and wall fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Hostels are under the supervision of security personnel throughout 24 hours. Outsiders are not allowed to stay in hostels overnight.

Option 2 – Private Accommodation
Students can live in private accommodations as well. This option is obviously expensive in comparison to university hostels, but they can opt a variety of additional facilities (under the guidance of IMC staff in Belarus) as per their desire as well as budget.

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