The idea of launching an Internal Medicine residency-training program using CanMEDS framework as the core in training health care professionals at Kazan State Medical University was launched in 2015. Residency is a form of postgraduate medical education in clinical specialty and the necessary step in building professional competencies towards becoming the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certified and obtaining license to practice medicine in North America.
CanMEDS is a set of competencies developed by the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) that describe the skills required for an effective professional activity as a physician. The uniqueness of CanMEDS framework is that those thematically grouped skills and competencies can be objectively assessed during residency training as entrustable professional activity http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/canmeds/canmeds-framework-e .
On September 27, 2016, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, the rector of KSMU Dr. A. S. Sozinov, Senior Educational Officer Dr. A.N. Maksudova on their trip to Toronto, Canada met with the CEO of the Royal College of Canada Andrew Padmos. The main objective of the meeting was the discussion on prospects of collaboration and development of residency programs at KSMU based on RCPSC CanMEDS framework on building entrustable professional competencies and skills.
In 2017, Kazan State Medical University became the first medical university on the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe, which received institutional accreditation of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.The reaccreditation took place in 2021 for a period up to 2023.
Later that year Internal Medicine Residency Program of Kazan State Medical University received the status of an accredited program (re-accreditation due September 1st 2023). https://newsroom.royalcollege.ca/first-international-partner-achieves-royal-college-accredited-program-status/ This status confirms that Kazan State Medical University meets the highest international educational standards and applies the principles and quality of post-graduate medical education. Our program has been included and listed on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's accredited Internal Medicine website http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/documents/arps/internal-e
Accreditation of the Residency Program makes the graduates of this program eligible to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Centification examination and thus to engage in medical practice in North America.