The Current System Of Medical Education

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The current system of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in Russia bears a significant impression of the Soviet system of medical education. (Academic Medicine in Russia: Burger, Ziganshina et al). Even though, Russia currently has around 76 medical schools (World Directory of Medical Schools) it still faces a huge deficit of doctors. (Interview of the Minister of Health of Russian Federation: Limitations in the medical education, lack of accessibility to updated electronic medical resources; have adversely affected several health indicators. Therefore, in order to improve health outcomes, postgraduate medical training in…show more content…
We did an extensive literature review and used the physician competency framework and assessment tools of CanMEDS for developing the competency-based curriculum for the internal medicine residency program. In order to practice medicine in Russia, a medical graduate is required to take either one of the postgraduate training courses, namely internship for 1-year or residency for 2-3 years. (Resolution form the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation No. 23 dated 17.02.1993, “On approval of the regulations concerning clinical ordintura; Farmer RG, Sirotkin AY, Ziganshina LE, Greenberg HM. The Russian Healthcare system today: can American-Russian CME programs help? Cleve Clin Journal of Medicine 2003; 70 (11):937-7; 941-2, 944; Academic Medicine in Russia: Burger, Ziganshina et al). However, these training courses can be taken one after the other. But, in year 2012, the Ministry of Healthcare has abandoned the government funded residency program in internal medicine (Directive of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development No. 16-2/3041822-913). This has resulted in more medical graduates applying to the one year internship program. A general perception is that, after taking the one-year training, the graduates are not well prepared for
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