Georgia is a beautiful country situated in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city of the country is Tbilisi.
The country enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, not exceeding 20-25 degree celcius in summers, providing a suitable environment for studying and daily activities. It also is now a favourite holiday destination, offering many tourist attractions that appeal to all interests. Tbilisi’s Rustaveli Avenue, Narikala Fortress, Stepantsminda and Mount Kazbeg are few of the many places which have attracted international attention.
Having geographical location and the climatic conditions to its advantage, the county has now become one of the preffered destinations for foreign students, a bulk of them from India, to persue their MBBS degree abroad .With many batches already passed, Georgia sees many more new in-coming students every year.
There are many universities offering MBBS courses in the main cities of the country, all of which are registered medical institutions. Most of the universities are privately owned, providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and learning facilities. Universities provide either 5 or 6 year MBBS course to the students aspiring a career in medicine.
Students need to earn a total of 360 credit points in order to graduate successfully. Currently, most universities provide a 6 years course, in which students score around 60 credit points in a year, but efforts are being taken up to let students earn around 75 credit points in a year so as to decrease the duration of the course to 5 years.
Georgia offers an integrated program for learning medicine, unlike other universities of the world which follow the conventional methods. In the conventional method, the first 2.5-3 years of the course is spent in teaching pre-clinical subjects and the later part of the course offers a clinical exposure, but in the integrated approach followed by Georgia, a few clinical subjects and topics are covered along with their related pre-clinical subjects, providing ground for students to co-relate topics and learn. This way, students can go and start learning at the hospital right from their first year, unlike in other universities. Also, to enhance better learning, from 3rd year onwards, a professor is designated to each student from who the students can learn even better, with a deeper understanding. Overall, the students studying here in Georgia enjoy learning because teaching is more clinical oriented rather than classroom oriented.
The students enjoy summer vacations beginning at the end of July/August and winter vacations beginning in February/March.
In short, Georgia is a very suitable place for persuing for medicine career abroad, given the climate, the lifestyle and the quality of education.
Since the country has some strict rules regarding its immigration and visa procedures, if a student wants to come to this beautiful country to go back as a doctor, they need some experienced hands. We at CEECO, represent several big universities in Georgia and can guide you well in persuing your dream of becoming a doctor. We will take care of all your documentation work and always strive for delivering the best service possible. When you are with us, you can be sure of being in safe, experienced hands.
Georgia awaits you!