AIETI Medical School
Among numerous factors contributing to medical progress, an important role is assigned to perfection of the system of continued medical education and training of the personnel for high qualification. In the 1990s, the Georgian Medical Postgraduate foundation was established in Tbilisi, Georgia (Dr. Dm. Tvildiani), which enrolled over 200 young physicians aimed at passing the US Medical Licensing Examination (operating in more than 80 countries) with subsequent completion of medical residency program in the USA or other countries. The foundation effectively provided the members with all necessary programs, textbooks and other aids. However, it turned out next to impossible to master the program independently, with only a few students being able to pass. This caused an urgent need to found a special, radically new school of higher medical education.
In1992/1993, the AIETI Medical School started functioning under the patronage of Acad. David Tvildiani.It is one of the first non-governmental higher medical education institutions in Georgia. In 2011 AIETI Medical School was renamed after the academician David Tvildiani in David Tvildiani Medical University. Today AIETI is recognized by both the Israel Ministry of Health and The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education Abroad.
The university has one faculty – the Faculty of General Medicine.
AIETI is included into the WHO AVICENNA Directory for medicine, it is a member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE) and Organization for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS).
A large number of the graduates have already completed or are currently doing their residency or other proficiency courses, working as physicians in prominent USA and European Universities and Clinics. The absolute majority of the graduates have been employed in the professional field, while many more successfully passed the international exams (USMLE, PLAB, MCI) and are currently developing their skills at clinics and research centers in the USA, Germany, Britain, Sweden and other countries. A number of the graduates have returned to the School as efficient teachers. Some have earned their PhD degree.
Why Study in David Tvildiani Medical University?
- You will have no language problem since we deliver the education in English
- You will use the newest USA Medical Textbooks, Manuals and other aids
- You will be tempered for mastering the USMLE based Program
- Your aptitude for solving Multiple Choice Questions from the USMLE case-based Exams will be fostered and raised next to perfect
- All successful graduates of our school are guaranteed to pass the MCI and other international exams
- You will acquire all-embracing and sound knowledge to seek a successful career in Medical Field.
Tuition and Accommodation Fees
Faculty of Medicine -tuition fee – $ 5000 US.
Accommodation is from $ 100 to $400 US per month.
Admission is in February and September.
High school graduation certificate
Bagrut, original and copy, translated into English with Apostle stamp
MD curriculum is structured on the base of an alternative model of higher medical education. The duration of the educational process lasts for 6 years. It consists of three stages: Basic Medical Science (2.5 years), Clinical Science (2.5 years), and Clinical Clerkship (1 year). The curriculum consists of single cycles (modules) each concluded by a test which affects the final results obtained in a given discipline. The duration of an academic year makes up 40 weeks (2 semesters). Basic medicine learning courses are horizontally integrated and are in connection with Principles of Physical Examination and Diagnosis and pharmacology (an element of vertical learning), creating 9 modules for learning organ systems. Learning of each system starts with Embryology and is followed by macroscopic (anatomy) and microscopic (histology) structure and principles of normal functioning of each system (physiology and biochemistry), further by etiology and pathogenesis of diseases of each system (microbiology, pathology – pathologic anatomy, pathophysiology), clinical assessment of pathological processes, typical clinical features of diseases, Principles of Physical Examination and Diagnosis and drug treatment (pharmacology).
After the completion of the Basic (theoretical) Medical Sciences learning at the end of the fall semester of the 3rd academic year (V semester) a 400-450- question Examination is held covering all Basic Medical Sciences subjects. Having passed the Summative exams in Basic Medicine the students are allowed to move/transfer from the course of Basic (theoretical) Medicine to the course of Clinical Medicine. At the end of the 5th year a 400-500 – question integrated final exam is held simultaneously in all study courses of Clinical Medicine. The Exams are held in a computer- based or other format. After passing the Summative Exam in Clinical Medicine the students are allowed to move /transfer to the course of General specialization (VI year). On completion of the course in general specialization, the students are to pass the Final Qualifying oral exams in internal diseases, surgical diseases, gynecology, pediatrics, infectious and nervous disorders/diseases of the nervous system by a case-based approach.
Elaboration of Students’ clinical skills is performed on the basis of Clinical Skills, of specific courses; (5 academic courses, total of 7 credits) and the credit-hours allocation within the formats of all clinical courses (at least 67 credits). The training of student to research skills is performed based on 5 academic courses of the principles of scientific research , which in total equals to 10 credits, of them 6 credits are devoted to theoretical aspects (the scientific study of 1, 2, 3), and the remaining 4 credits to research work.
Within the education course the most prominent and recognized reference- and textbooks are used that are recommended by and used in the leading medical schools/universities of the world. The educational courses are provided by leading specialists of Georgia.
Educational program envisages an 11-credit course of elective subjects also considering the transparency in opting training bases affiliated with Clinical institutions (in Tbilisi, Sachkhere, Lithuania (Klaipeda) at Clinical Sciences Study).
The rate of DTMU graduates` employment (enrollment in residency etc. programs) is high- about third of MD Program graduates continue their career (working, as well as enrollment in residency/MSc/PhD programs and) in the US and EU countries.
The quality of students knowledge is checked using the original self-designed computer-based assessment program including the complicacy number test questions. Learning of Basic Medical disciplines is system-oriented, while that of Clinical Medical Disciplines is Problem and System – oriented. The final score is also influenced by the results of oral examinations taken throughout the year. Selection examinations are conducted for AIETI`s students and graduates aimed to pass the USMLE Steps. A student has to obtain the threshold exceeding score to be admitted as a candidate for the USMLE exam financed by the School.