General Medical Practice (Family Medicine)
About the profession
The work of a general practitioner (a family physician) is characterized by the fact that, in addition to therapeutic education, this specialist has knowledge of narrower medical specialties (otolaryngology, infections, nephrology, gastroenterology, cardiology) and can make a diagnosis rather quickly. In addition, by observing a family constantly, a family physician knows the family medical history, which allows minimizing the time of examination and detecting a disease at the earliest stages of its development.
The educational residency programme "General medical practice" is developed for people with higher medical education, aimed at training highly qualified specialists in diagnosing and treating surgical and neurological diseases in patients of all ages and genders, for independent work in public healthcare institutions or for the conduct of private practice. Training is practically oriented and aimed at the formation of system knowledge and professional competences that allow conducting medical activities.
Medical residents are distributed to the units of the clinical sites of the department, where, under the guidance of professors of the department, they have the opportunity both to expand their knowledge and see its application in practice. Students analyze clinical events and this provides the opportunity to obtain a wealth of clinical experience during residency training.
A graduate of the residency programme is a highly qualified specialist, who can apply modern high-tech methods of diagnosis and treatment and carry out therapeutic, diagnostic, research activities, engage in private medical practice. Graduates of the programme have the opportunity to work in hospitals, polyclinics, specialized healthcare institutions, multidisciplinary medical institutions, paramedical and midwife stations, emergency wards. Upon completion of the residency programme, the students have the opportunity to enroll in the postgraduate programme on the specialization “Internal diseases”.