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Welcome to Kazan State Medical University in Kazan, Russia!

Every story has a beginning and ours starts with deep roots in the 200-years of history of Kazan State Medical University, training well-rounded physicians serving Kazan and more than 3 million citizens of the Republic of Tatarstan. KSMU is proud of its top ranking among medical schools in Russia and its long history of international collaboration.

KSMU’s Internal Medicine Residency Training is a newly accredited internal medicine residency program by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The three core years are based on overall goals and objectives for the residency training built upon CanMEDS roles and competencies. The additional forth year may include either a year in Internal Medicine, or a year in any subspecialty, research, or global health elective rotations. Residency training is provided in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada. One of the most important requirements is the safety of patients and residents, and maintaining a high quality of training. The resident must have knowledge of the Russian language to work with patients and meet these requirements.The program trains graduates of foreign universities, whose training in Russia, including residency, is carried out on a fee basis.

A strong feature of this University-based program is its agreement with participating sites, offering residents exceptional access to patients with a wide spectrum of medical conditions including rare diseases.  Our current sites include: the Republican Clinical Hospital, a tertiary care referral health care facility serving most complex medical conditions from the whole region of Tatarstan, the Urgent Care City Hospital 7, serving 50% of Kazan population, the Republican Infectious Disease Hospital, a hub where all patients with communicable diseases are treated, and the Regional Cancer Center with the most up-to-date diagnostics and treatment facilities. In addition, residents participate in ambulatory care outpatient clinics and one community-based hospital.


Maksudova Adelya Nailevna,  MD, PhD, DSc,

Senior Educational Officer for Residency Education,

Professor in Nephrology


Dear colleagues,

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is designed to provide increasing responsibility to the trainees through all years. As the first year resident, the trainee is assigned to 4-week inpatient rotation units under the supervision of a senior resident, the academic faculty and one attending physician (we call clinical faculty) within each of the departments. The senior resident role is assigned to PGY 2 or PGY 3 resident. In the 3rd year, the residents also gains experience and responsibility by participating in the consultation and triage service within inpatient facilities, the ambulatory care rotation, and increasing responsibility at community based general internal medicine (CTU) rotations.

Our residents are required to complete at least one research project during their training; the faculty from Internal Medicine Department and subspecialty departments are very approachable and supportive of resident research interests. We facilitate building resident capabilities in research through regular journal club sessions.

We appreciate your interest in our program and hope you will find unique qualities of this training program fulfilling that brings you closer to meeting your professional goals. You can contact me by email: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. . I look forward to meeting you and to talking to you about your interests.

Also come and discover the rich cultural heritage of our beautiful, millennial city of Kazan.




Kosterina Anna Valentinovna, MD

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Program Director