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.
The goal of Internal Medicine residency training at KSMU is to guide each resident to develop his or her maximum potential and ensure they are well-trained physicians and prepared for internal medicine clinical practice or to pursue further specialty training, if interested.
KSMU internal medicine residency emphasizes training in general internal medicine by offering core base rotations at two participating hospitals and outpatient polyclinics, as well as it focuses on subspecialty training in the wards at the participating tertiary care hospitals.
City Hospital # 7
Republican Clinical Hospital
Interregional clinical and diagnostic center
Republican Cancer Center
Republican Infectious Disease Hospital
PARTICIPATING OUTPATIENT CLINICS
The medical care at the RCH http://rkbrt.ru/sluzhby/terapevticheskaya-sluzhba/ is represented by a wide range of specialized inpatient departments such as cardiology and arrhythmology departments, hematology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, neurology acute cerebrovascular center.
The departments of internal medicine adopted latest diagnostic technologies and treatment methods. The Hospital also has an outpatient hemodialysis unit and a machines for therapeutic plasmapheresis.
During their training at the specialty departments and while rotating at the RCH emergency department, which admits more than 300 patients daily, our residents have great exposure to a wide spectrum of patient population with complex patients and rare medical conditions, are involved in complex diagnostic and treatment decisions and together with specialists provide consultative services within the Hospital including ICU.
Kazan State Medical University Clinic “KMU Clinic” https://zdrav.tatar.ru/kmu/about is one of the oldest health care facilities in the Republic of Tatarstan, with great history of clinical practice and medical training that took place during the 19th and 20th centuries.