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Medicinski Universitet - Plovdiv
Plovdiv, Bulgaria



   

University description (as per official university website)

The teaching staff includes 134 specialists with academic degrees, and 601 assistant professors and other specialists. Type and length of courses: The duration of training for the major Medicine is 6 years (12 semesters altogether) and the Degree acquired is Master’s. For the major Dentistry - 5.5 years (11 semesters) , the degree is Master’s. For the major Health Care - 1year and 6 months for the full-time course and 2 years and 6 months for the part-time course, the degree acquired is Bachelor’s. The duration of training in the Medical College is 3 years altogether. For additional info - visit the new site of the Medical University - Plovdiv.

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY- PLOVDIV Established in 1945, Medical University - Plovdiv is a state high school. It's structure includes: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dental medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical College, Foreign languages department and University hospital "St. George" with 1200 beds.
All departments considered indispensable for higher medical education according to modern standards are available-theoretical, pre-clinical and clinical, as well as a number of subsidiary academic, research, information, technological and scientific units for training of medical, dental and pharmacy students, a modern library with an information center. Medical University - Plovdiv was granted an institutional accreditation from the National Accreditation Agency of Republic of Bulgaria - 2006-2012
Teaching staff - includes medical specialists: 136 full time professors and 498 assistant professors with profound professional knowledge, high scientific achievements and rich teaching experience. Combined with the modern equipment, this is a prerequisite for the perfect mastering of medical knowledge and skills by the future physicians, dentists and other specialists. The students are taught in lecture courses, laboratory classes and clinical training in groups of 6-8 students, seminar classes, tutorials, individual training, etc. The students are stimulated to maintain contacts with their teachers for additional educational information and practical skills.

Non-resident applicants are organized in English medium groups to study Medicine or study Bulgarian language in one-year course and then continue their education in the chosen academic course.
Knowledge of English is verified by valid TOEFL, diploma from an English language school or test at the University.

Academic Degrees - all programs in MU are full-time studies according to the Ordinance on Uniform state requirements for acquiring of higher education in the specialties "Medicine", "Dental medicine", "Pharmacy".

CODE LIST OF MAJORS ACADEMIC DEGREE DURATION OF STUDY MEDICAL QUALIFICATION
Medicine Master (MD.) 6 years - ten semesters and one year clinical rotations Physician
Dental medicine Master (MD) 6 years - ten semesters and nine months practical work Dentist
Pharmacy Master 5 years -nine semesters and six months practical work Pharmacist
Public health Healthcare management
Bachelor

Master

+ 2,5 years
+ 1 year Manager in healthcare services
Healthcare:
1. Nurse
2. Midwife
Bachelor
Bachelor

4 years
4 years Nurse
Midwife
College specialties Professional degree 3 years Laboratory specialists, Kinesitherapist, Ro assistant, Dental technician, Hygiene specialists

Academic Recognition and European Education Projects
The international activities of the University follow the programs financed by the European Union: LLP (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Jean Monnet), PHARE, 7FP, ATLANTIS, Lion Austrian programme (Medical students beyond frontiers) etc. Harmonization of curricula and study programmes with the appropriate European universities resolves the problems with the ECTS introduction, allows mutual recognition of the diplomas and finally increases mobility of the students.
The harmonization of the study plans is closely connected with the introduction of new forms of education like Е-learning and usage of the Internet in the training process.
Starting from 01.01.2007 medical diplomas from MU-Plovdiv are recognized automatically at the EU member states and EEU countries.
Postgraduate education continues from 3 to 5 years depending on the specialty. Trainees in the PGS should sit for practical and theoretical examinations before State commission for a Diploma of a I "Specialist in...." the corresponding specialty.
The Ph.D. degree programs last for 3 years and finish with submission and defense of a thesis.
"Lifelong learning" programs each year offer courses with different duration.
Library & Information center is located at 1600 sq.m, housing about 190000 units (printed and electronic), free access, on-line library catalogue, Internet connections with other universities in Bulgaria and abroad, one-day supply of full-text materials through University of Utah state, interlibrary borrowing of books.
The resources of the library and the reading halls' capacity satisfy completely the needs of teachers and students.
Administrative service of students is organized and executed by the Office of Academic Affairs and Educational Services of each faculty.
The hostel houses are with 880 beds in one- or two-bedded rooms, comfortably furnished and with toilet facilities. Meals are provided in the students' refectories ат the hostel and at the university buildings as well as in а-chain of snack bars, refreshment rooms, shops, etc at the surrounding areas.
The sports facilities of the University include an in-door multifunctional sporting hall, tennis courts, football, volleyball and basketball playgrounds, swimming pools, etc. They give opportunities for active sporting activities of the students. Students may join the students' teams - football, volleyball, basketball, aerobics, and tennis.
Foreign citizens have been trained at the Medical University in Plovdiv for over 30 years. Those who have obtained their medical degrees here are nowadays doctors and dentists of authority or pronounced specialists in the system of health care in their home countries. They all feel that they remain to be emotionally and professionally connected with their Alma Mater and they express this commitment of theirs on every occasion possible.

If you really wish to dedicate yourself to the noblest science and profession -medicine, to be trained to treat and help the sick and suffering co-citizens of yours, you have by all means made the right choice if you have chosen the Medical University - Plovdiv!

Plovdiv is the second biggest city of Bulgaria. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe with a centuries-old history. It is picturesquely located by the banks of the Maritsa River, around seven unique stone hills in the center of the Thracian Valley. The town is an important administrative, civil, economic and cultural center of the country with a population of over 300 000 inhabitants. The town is a romantic combination of ancient history and modern development.

Medical University-Plovdiv was
established in 1945. It is a state high school with four faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical College and University Hospital. Medical University - Plovdiv was granted an institutional and program accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission of Republic of Bulgaria-2006-2012.

Medical University - Plovdiv has been assessed as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 (2009 - 2012). Teaching staff includes medical specialists: 164 full time professors and 518 assistant professors with profound professional knowledge, high scientific achievements and rich teaching experience.
Combined with the modern equipment, this is a prerequisite for the perfect mastering of medical knowledge and skills by the future physicians, dentists and other specialists. All departments considered indispensable for higher medical education according to modern standards are available - theoretical, pre-clinical and clinical, as well as laboratories, clinics and other units with modern equipment for diagnostics, treatment, research activities and training of medical and dental students. The students are taught in lecture courses, laboratory classes and clinical training in groups of 6-8 students, seminar classes, tutorials, individual training, etc.
The students are stimulated to maintain contacts with their teachers for additional educational information and practical skills.

Academic Degree - All programs in MU are full-time studies according to the Ordinance on Uniform state requirements for acquiring of higher education. Every year over 4000 Bulgarian and foreign undergraduate and postgraduate students are trained at the Medical University - Plovdiv.
Over 7000 doctors and dentists from 43 countries of Europe, Asia,
Africa and Latin America obtained their diplomas here.
Academic Recognition and European Education Projects
The international activities of the University follow the programs financed by the European Union: LLP (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Jean Monnet), 7FP, ATLANTIS, Lion Austrian program (Medical students beyond frontiers) etc.
Harmonization of curricula and study programs with the appropriate European universities resolves the problems with the ECTS introduction, allows mutual recognition of the diplomas and finally increases mobility of the students. The harmonization of the study plans is closely connected with the introduction of new forms of teaching like E-learning and usage of the interactive programs in the
training process.

Admission of foreign students
Foreign citizens applying for students at the Medical University - Plovdiv must have a completed secondary education with grades 62% of the maximum for the respective country and they must present the following documents:
1 Application form
2.Diploma (a copy) with
an official Higher Education Transcript - translated and certified by local authorities and Bulgarian Consulate in the country of origin
3.Document issued by authorized local authorities verifying that the High school Diploma gives the right to continue further education
4.Two passport - sized photos
5.Medical certificate - issued by local medical authorities no earlier than one month prior to application, and legally certified by local authorities and Bulgarian Consulate in the country of origin
6.ID (a copy)
The documents should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs of the Medical University - Plovdiv by the candidates in person or by their representatives prior to the 1st September. The Admissions committee considers the applications and informs the candidates approved before the beginning of the school year, so that they may register as regular students.
Non-resident applicants are organized in English medium groups or study Bulgarian language in one-year course. Knowledge of English is verified by valid TOEFL, diploma from an English language school or test at the University.
The academic year starts in September and ends in July with a Christmas and an Easter holiday; with 15 weeks each semester.
Degree awarded: a Master's Degree in Medicine, respectively in Dental medicine and Pharmacy, giving the right for practicing or continuing education in PhD programs or PG studies.
Diplomas, issued by the Medical University - Plovdiv, starting from 2007 are recognized by all member countries of EU and EEU.
Annual fees for 2010 / 2011 academic year:

Master degree:
Medicine- 6 years study:
5 000 € - Bulgarian course
6 500 € - English medium course
Dental medicine - 6 years study - 5 900 €
Pharmacy - 5 years study - 5 000 €

Bachelor degree:
Nurse - 4 years study - 4 000 €
Midwife - 4 years study - 4 000 €

Professional's:
Public Health Inspector -3 years study - 4 000 €
Physical Therapist - 3 years study - 4 000 €
Medical laboratory technician - 3 years study - 4 000 €
Assistant-pharmacist - 3 years study - 4 000 €
Dental technician - 3 years study - 4 000 €
Imaging technician - 3 years study - 4 000 €
Bulgarian language course - 3 200 €

The administrative service of the foreign students is organized and executed by the Office of Academic Affairs and Educational Services of each faculty. The hostel houses are with 1350 beds in one - or two - bedded rooms, comfortably furnished and with toilet facilities.

If you really wish to dedicate yourself to the noblest science and profession -medicine, to be trained to treat and help the sick and suffering co-citizens of yours, you have by all means made the right choice if you have chosen the Medical University - Plovdiv!



Website:: http://meduniversity-plovdiv.bg
Email: rector@meduniversity-plovdiv.bg
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