- The objective
A holder of doctor’s professional qualification possess: adequate knowledge of the sciences on which medicine is based and a good understanding of the scientific methods; sufficient understanding of the structure, functions and behaviour of healthy and sick persons, as well as relations between the state of health and physical and social surroundings of the human being; adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and practices.
- Career opportunities
A graduate can be employed in commercial structures dealing with medical equipment or pharmaceutical companies, however, for independent medical practice further studies are needed.
Access to further studies
Access to the third cycle (residency) studies in accordance with the legal acts of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the other legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
A Medical doctor possesses skills in using main clinical methods, including taking and writing a detailed medical case history, performing physical examination and assessment of mental status, interpretation of patients’ case history results, physical, laboratory and instrumental examination, identification of patients problems, determination of preliminary diagnosis, assessment and treatment plans. He/she also possesses the main clinical skills including basic and advanced life support, venous puncture, as well as scientific research, communication, professional ethics, informational technology skills.
There are three State Graduation Exams for the study programme Medicine -Surgery, Internal Medicine, Women’s and Child diseases.
The main form of evaluation is an examination. However, courses units may be evaluated by the pass/fail evaluation as well. Every course unit is concluded with either a written or written-oral examination or pass/fail evaluation. Student’s knowledge and general performance during the exam are evaluated using grading scale from 1(very poor) to 10 (excellent) or by pass or fail evaluation in the cases when pass/fail evaluation is foreseen as a final evaluation of the course unit.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
You must satisfy the University’s requirements and programme-specific requirements to be considered for admission.
- Applicants should have completed biology and chemistry courses at the secondary education level;
- Completion of either a physics or mathematics course at the secondary education level is an advantage.
- SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M
- English language proficiency. TOEFL score: 65+ (internet-based) or IELTS score: 5.5+. Students whose first language is English and/or who has a university degree in English, and/or who are taking SAT Subject Test in Biology are not required to submit any additional proof of proficiency in English.