Pre-medical program is composed in order to help our prospective students to fill the gap existing between the High School and University MD programs. Sarting from day 1 in University, students will have to learn sciences, like Histology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Medical Genetics, Biochemistry, Pharmacology. These are Sciences, that make the basis of Medicine. It is impossible to understand these disciplines, without good knowledge of General Biology and Chemistry. On it’s turn, Medicine does not exist without these Basic sciences.
The Pre-med program is composed exactly to the needs of our prospected students to learn easily basic medical sciences in MD program. Nothing more, nothing less.
It includes topics from
- General Biology
- Cell biology
- General Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
The total length of the Premed program is 6 months, and is given 5 days a week, 4 hours a day, of which 2 hours are the online lectures, video and audio aids, and 2 hours – for individual work. Students will be given E-books, specially composed by our University Professors.
The pre-med program is entirely online, so students can complete it from their home country. Several times during the program, and at the end of it, online quizes will be held.
Students that successfully complete the premedical program, will be automatically admitted into our MD program which is commenced at our campuses in Tbilisi, Georgia ( Europe).
Our Pre-Med program is dedicated to give our prospective students firm basis to study the MD program while attending the high school, without loosing time and money in the College.
The structure and format of the David Tvildiani Medical University MD curricula and the teaching management system are original, holding the copyright. They are specially designed to increase the efficiency and comprehensibility of the learning process: Modules are integrated into organ – system oriented rotations. An academic year consists of 40 instructional weeks (240 instructional days) divided into two 20-week semesters: fall and spring semesters. The semesters are separated by holidays. On the base of ECTS (Europe Credit Transfer and Accommodation System) 30 credits are attached to the workload of each 20-week semester. Thus, one academic year comprises 60 credits; one credit equals 30 working hours, 16 hours of which are contact hours and 14 hours are intended for student’s independent work. The learning process is performed 6 days a week , 4 hours a day. Each rotation is concluded by a complex test – quiz. Student knowledge assessment is a computer based testing that ensures maximal objectiveness.
The whole length of MD Program is 12 Semesters, or 6 years, of which first 2 years are dedicated to Basic Medical Sciences, and following 3 years – to Clinical sciences. One additional year is spend in Clinic, practicing general medicine.
Students can sit USMLE Step 1 after completing the basic medical sciences, and USMLE Step 2 – after Completing Clinical Sciences.
The last 2 semesters – or the 6th year is Clinical practice, which the students can have in Hospitals in Georgia, or at their choice - in the USA.
After completing 6 years of education the University Diploma is issued and the degree of Doctor of Medicine –MD awarded
The main goal of this program is to give firm, deep knowledge of all branches of medicine, without overloading the students and excessing their ability to comrehend and remember studied material.
This original program has proven its effectivness through very high scores of our students at USMLE exams.
Nursing School of David Tvildiani Medical University has started admissions in 2016
and so far had only several graduating classes, but the shortage of Nurses all over the world has determined the fact that most of our graduates are curruntly practicing medicine in European countries.
The Nursing Curricullum is composed to meet the requirements of both European and American Nursing Boards and allows our graduates to take NCLEX ( for USA) or Nurse Licensing examinations in any of the Europen Countries (NMCUK, GNC, DPSA).
After six years of successful operation, David Tvildiani Medical University’s Public Nursing College has been ranked first in Georgia in terms of graduation scores, after graduation employment and continuing studies in schools of higher education.
The Bachelor of Nursing professional education program encompasses three tears (180 credits), split equally between theory and practice.
The duration of education is 3 years, with 2 semesters each year, separated by winter and summer hollidays.
After completing the program and passing the certification exams, supervised by the Ministry of Education of Georgia, students are awarded a Bachelor degree and College Diploma, which is a license to practice Nursing in Georgia and makes our graduates eligible to sit NCLEX or Othe Licensing exams.
The college has a solid record of successful cooperation with the most prominent healthcare facilities in Georgia, as well as a number of European countries, like Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, etc.
The program is intended for the third stage medical and biological education, by graduation of which the graduate receives an academic doctor diploma in medicine.
Teaching process is conducted in Georgian language (teaching and assessment with English components).
A person holding a master degree in medicine can be admitted to the program. Admission process is based on open competition selection.
The aim of the program is strengthening the skills and knowledge for individual research, based on integrated studying. The program goal is to ensure graduates with independent scientific and academic work ability in biomedicine and health sciences.
Employment area – biomedical and health academic and scientific work.
The program is 3 years long, concluded by scientific work (dissertation) defense.
The scientific component consists of:
· An up to date bibliography and completed literature review.
· Data collection
· Research resource work
· Data analysis and result discussion
· Formation of articles and dissertation chapters
· Final preparation of dissertation and its defense
The obligatory prerequisite of dissertation defense is the existence of highly valuable scientific theoretical and clinical results and completion of the learning courses and activities representing the 30 ECTS credits. As a result of public defense of the dissertation, the doctoral student is awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Medicine.
The scientific research laboratory of David Tvildiani Medical University was established in order to perform scientific research, as well as to support the process of the educational programs in the University. Central laboratory specializes in basic and applied medical researches and includes 5 thematic laboratories, particularly: laboratory for study of the impact of environmental factors, electrophysiological, microbiological, pathomorphological and biochemical laboratories.
Central Laboratory supports students' involvement in scientific research process, with their direct contribution and active participation, through the delivery of laboratory-methodological knowledge and training for the research project implementation. Laboratories include expedition and instrumental research rooms, equipped with modern medical and computer techniques. The staff of the central laboratory take an active part in international thematic conferences, publish articles in high-impact scientific journals and cooperate with the relevant topic research centers world-wide.
The microbiological laboratory focuses their research interest on applied microbiology, bacteriophage research and phage therapy.
In the electrophysiological laboratory there is the possibility to conduct several electrophysiological investigations. The laboratory focuses on the study of cortex electrical neuronal activity.
The environmental factors impact laboratory specializes on the study of the effects of space, weather and geomagnetic storms on humans’ cardiovascular, central and autonomic nervous systems measuring specific stress-reactions via using heart rate variability, electrocardiography, electroencephalography methods and methods for assessing of neurobehavioral changes.
In 2014-2016 the laboratory was granted by the International scientific and technological center (ISTC, project G-2094
"Elaboration of a universal test of magnetosensitivity http://www.istc.int/en/project/B569F5326165AE1044257C3E003BB52D. As a result of the implementation of the project in the lab it is possible to conduct biomedical and magneto-biological research via experimental simulation and compensation of the geomagnetic field (GMF). In 2018 the research team received Georgian patent IPR P 6823, Bulletin of Patents, 20 (480), "The technique of the simulation of geomagnetic storms"
Our experience has proven that student involvement in the research process not only widens their interest in sciences, but also significantly elevates their learning ability.