Tbilisi State Medical University

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Tbilisi State Medical University
თბილისის სახელმწიფო სამედიცინო უნივერსიტეტი
Tbilisi State Medical University logo.png
MottoLatin: Per traditiones ad futurum
RectorProf. Zurab Vadachkoria
Administrative staff

Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) (Georgian: თბილისის სახელმწიფო სამედიცინო უნივერსიტეტი (თსსუ)) is a leading medical university in Tbilisi, Georgia.[1] 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 in Medical University.

Rankings and reputation[edit]

TSMU is the eight ranked (out of 55) higher-education institution in Georgia.[2] There are almost 7500 undergraduate and 3000 postgraduate students at the University about 25% of whom come from foreign countries. Tbilisi State Medical University has undergone Institutional Evaluation Programme, performed by Association of European.[citation needed]

Executive Board[edit]


TSMU is recognized by some of the most prominent bodies across the world:

  • NMC (National Medical Commission)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Ministry of Education, Georgia
  • WFME (World Federation for Medical Education)
  • ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
  • FAIMER (The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research)

Duration of MBBS in Tbilisi State Medical University[edit]

MBBS course at Tbilisi State Medical University runs for a total of 6 years including 1 year of internship. The first 2 years are dedicated to basic theoretical or academic medical education, 1 year to pre-clinical, and the last three years deal with clinical courses.[citation needed]


  1. The largest medical university in Georgia and Eastern Europe.[3]
  2. Founded in 1918.[3]
  3. Produced more than 40,000 Doctors.[citation needed]
  4. Founder of Eastern European Medical Association[citation needed]
  5. Recognized/Listed by World Health Organization, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, European Commission for Education, and World Federation of Medical Education.[citation needed]
  6. Member of International Association of Universities, European Universities Association.[citation needed]
  7. Signatory of Bologna Declaration - European Union Medical Syllabus[citation needed]
  8. Graduate, Post Graduate and Research Degrees are available in Surgical, Medical, Dental, Nursing and Pharmacy Fields.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ "ТБИЛИССКИЙ МЕДИЦИНСКИЙ ИНСТИТУТ — Большая Медицинская Энциклопедия" [Tbilisi Medical Institute]. Большая Медицинская Энциклопедия (Great Medical Encyclopedia) (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ "Top Universities in Georgia". uniRank. 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Tbilisi State Medical University". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  • Библиография: Тбилисский университет, 1918—1968 гг., Тбилиси, 1968
  • Шенге-лия М. С. История медицины Грузии, М., 1967

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Coordinates: 41°43′39″N 44°45′14″E / 41.727389°N 44.753972°E / 41.727389; 44.753972