Kazan State Medical University has been implementing a residency educational program in the specialty "Internal medicine" since 2015. Residency is a form of postgraduate medical education in clinical specialties, the passage of which is one of the conditions for admission to medical practice in the United States and Western Europe. Training of specialists within the residency program is carried out using CanMEDS standards.
CanMEDS is a set of competencies developed by the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada that describes the skills required by a doctor for an effective professional activity. These skills are thematically grouped into seven key "roles" of the doctor. According to CanMEDS, a qualified physician must have the competencies of all seven "roles" of the physician.
The purpose of training in residency is to prepare a highly qualified specialist with general cultural and professional competencies in accordance with the CanMEDS Standards necessary for independent professional medical activity, which is achieved through the acquisition of the necessary level of knowledge, acquisition and improvement of skills in the clinical specialty.
The duration of training under the Internal Medicine Residency Program is 4 years. Clinical training is carried out on the basis of the best clinics of Kazan (Republican clinical hospital, Interregional clinical diagnostic center, City clinical hospital №7, Clinic of medical university, Republican infectious diseases hospital, etc.).
On September 27, 2016, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov met with Director General of the Royal College of Canada E. Padmos with participation of the rector of KSMU A. S. Sozinov in Toronto (Canada). The main issues on the agenda of the meeting were the presentation and discussion of prospects for the development of the KSMU residency program.
In 2017, Kazan State Medical University became the first medical university in the CIS and Eastern Europe who received institutional accreditation of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada.
In July 2019, the Internal Medicine Residency Program of Kazan State Medical University received the status of an accredited program for a period of 4 years. This status confirms that Kazan State Medical University meets the highest international educational standards and applies the principles of continuous improvement of the quality of educational services. Accreditation of the Residency Program allows graduates of the program after passing exams to engage in medical activities in Canada and the United States.