The Medical Faculty of the KhiMU primarily focuses on training doctors in such a way that they can comply with the educational standard of the higher professional education in the specialty “Medicine”. The Medicine faculty is the specialty at KhiMU and it is a 5 years 10 months certification.
During the first 1st year basic, medical-biological and pre-clinical disciplines are studied. This deeply includes the study of subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, histology, informatics, and pathological anatomy.
From the 2nd year, students get to practice in the clinic and learn all the basics. Here they learn the basics of patient care for therapy and surgical profile. Students also get to practice as a nurse’s assistant. From the 3rd year introduction to clinical disciplines begin. This study includes general surgery, radiology, propaedeutics of internal diseases, operative surgery, and hygiene.
The professional activity of the doctor is simulated during the clinical sessions. The clinical procedure or sessions mean the admission of a patient with complaints. The simulation involves knowing the patients’ medical history, objective examination, writing the medical history, modeling a plan for examination and treatment, analyzing the laboratory and instrumental research, correction of ongoing therapy, maintaining diaries of daily observations of patients.
The first two years at a medical school are an in-depth overview of the fundamentals of basic science. First-year focuses on learning and understanding the basics physical, chemical, and biological sciences applicable to the practice of medicine. By the second year, the focus shifts towards the studies of the most relevant biomedical sciences essential for a practicing physician.
Theoretical training for this course of studies is conducted and lead by obligatory, optional, and faculty disciplines. The theoretical training is conducted in the form of seminars, lectures, self-training, and practical exercises. The practical training is practical studies conducted during the semester training and pre-graduation internship.
The ECTS system complies with the theoretical and practical training of this program. After these years of learning the basics, the clinical years are the most anticipated years for the medical students. In the clinical years, all the lectures and laboratory sessions turn into practical patient care experience. Here the students administer the application of the biomedical sciences learned during the first two years of medical school.
From the third year, all the teaching and learning takes place in clinical settings equipped with the modern facilities of the University teaching hospitals. This involves working with real patients admitted for treatment.
The last year of studying medicine is exclusively practical. In the last year, students work with and under the guidance of assistants and instructors with higher clinical qualifications and academic records. A crucial assessment of knowledge that students have acquired through these years is given by the State Examination KROK (at 3rd and 6th year) as an extensive theoretical examination.
After successfully completing the 6-year course of academic studies in the field of medicine, students acquire a Diploma of completed higher medical education. Graduates are granted a Master’s degree and the professional qualification and title of a “Physician” (Doctor of Medicine).
Upon graduation, medical students are also provided with a European supplement to the medical Diploma (in the English language). A graduated Master-physician is a specialist with the required qualities, knowledge, and skills essential for the general medical practice. The possession of this degree enables the Physician to legally practice medicine not only in European countries but many others.