Tbilisi State Medical University is the leading medical university in Tbilisi, Georgia and is the largest medical university in Georgia and Eastern Europe. The university was founded in 1918 and has recently celebrated its centenary. It was was founded as Tbilisi Medical Institute and became the faculty of medicine within the Tbilisi State University in 1930.
The university has produced many doctors and has been recognised/listed by the World Health Organization, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, European Commission for Education, and World Federation of Medical Education. This means that graduates can be employed in any country after passing the licensing exam/screening test.
Approximately a quarter of students are international and come from over 65 countries across the world. Many of the courses are taught in English and the university follows the European Union syllabus to make it easier for transfer students. The university holds a cultural meet every year for international students to socialise and showcase their talents.
The university combines teaching, research, medical and pharmaceutical activity within all classes and lectures. Courses are available across medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, public health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nursing and vocational programmes and postgraduate medical education.
Classes sizes are typically quite small with approximately 10-14 students per class, meaning that the staff to student ratio is quite high.
The university is a partner of over 120 universities and university clinics from 40 countries worldwide.
The library is equipped with books in English and other foreign languages and the nearby computer suite also provides a place for students to study.