Tbilisi State Medical University is a leading medical University in Caucasus Region. TSMU was founded as Tbilisi Medical Institute in 1918 and became the Faculty of Medicine within the Tbilisi State University (TSU) in 1930. Tbilisi State Medical Institute was renamed to Medical University in 1992. Since that University operates as an independent educational institution.
Tbilisi Medical Academy is one the first private medical schools in the history of independent Georgia. For almost 25 years, Tbilisi Medical Academy is one of the pioneers of medical education in Georgia, and remains to be one of the most competitive and dynamically developing institution. During these years
we have trained hundreds of successful physicians who currently work in the leading clinics in Georgia and abroad.
TMA is staffed with highly qualified academic staff and is providing medical education in accordance with international regulations and recommendations.
Study Process at Tbilisi Medical Academy is compatible with international standards. The academic faculty is represented by team of experienced professors, who have been trained in USA and Western European Countries. The Academic Process, based on ECTS system, allows students to gain international academic recognition.
Tbilisi Medical Academy offers 6 year MD program both in Georgian and English. So far, TMA has around 500 undergraduate students, including around 170 international students, mainly from USA, UK, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Bhutan, Egypt etc.
|Location:||Eastern Europe [In-between Turkey and Russia]|
|Capital:||Tbilisi [Population- 1.5 Million]|
|Currency:||Georgian Lari (GEL)|
|Time Zone:||UTC +4|
Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe. Set on the coast of the Black Sea, it lies to the south of Russia, and to the north of Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Georgia forms part of Europe's easternmost flank, straddling the continent's border with Asia. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.
Tbilisi the most cosmopolitan and diverse of Georgia's cities, Tbilisi is not just the nation's capital but also a hub that contains nearly a third of all of Georgia's population. It is an interesting mix of old classical and ultra modern buildings.
Tbilisi was founded in the middle of the 5th century by king Vakhtang Gorgasali. Tbilisi was named for its springs – the Georgian word for ‘warm” is tbili. Tbilisi has survived over 40 invasions by the Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Seljuk and Ottoman Turks, and tribes from the North Caucasus, but has always been able to rise again. In 1801 Georgia was occupied by Russia and Tbilisi became the administrative center of the Georgian Province, and later the headquarters of the Commander in Chief of Russian forces in the Caucasus. Since 1875 it was the residence of the governor general of the Caucasus.
During the early nineteenth century Tbilisi gradually transformed from a medieval feudal town into a European bourgeoisie city. In the second half of the 19th century the Georgian theatre resumed its activities, and a Russian theater and Italian opera house came into being. In addition, a public library, a museum and botanical garden and observatory were founded. The city’s population kept growing, leading towards the establishment of new districts. In 1918 Tbilisi became the capital of independent Georgia, but in 1921 the red army crushed the new Republic. After 70 years, in 1991, Georgia regained its independence and the ancient city of Tbilisi is the capital of present day Georgia.
The education system of Georgia has undergone sweeping modernizing, although controversial, reforms since 2004. Education in Georgia is mandatory for all children aged 6–14. The school system is divided into elementary (six years; age level 6–12), basic (three years; age level 12–15), and secondary (three years; age level 15–18), or alternatively vocational studies (two years). Students with a secondary school certificate have access to higher education. Only the students who have passed the Unified National Examinations may enroll in a state-accredited higher education institution, based on ranking of the scores received at the exams.
Most of these institutions offer three levels of study: a Bachelor's Program (three to four years); a Master's Program (two years), and a Doctoral Program (three years). There is also a Certified Specialist's Program that represents a single-level higher education program lasting from three to six years. As of 2016, 75 higher education institutions are accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Gross primary enrollment ratio was 117 percent for the period of 2012–2014, the 2nd highest in Europe after Sweden.
Tbilisi has become the main artery of the Georgian educational system, particularly since the creation of the First Georgian Republic in 1918 permitted the establishment of modern, Georgian-language educational institutions. Tbilisi is the home to several major institutions of higher education in Georgia, notably the Tbilisi State Medical University, which was founded as Tbilisi Medical Institute in 1918, and the Tbilisi State University (TSU), which was established in 1918 and remains the oldest university in the entire Caucasus region. With enrollment of over 35,000 students, the number of faculty and staff (collaborators) at TSU is approximately 5,000. Georgia's main and largest technical university, Georgian Technical University, as well as The University of Georgia (Tbilisi), Caucasus University and Free University of Tbilisi are also in Tbilisi.