Dean’s Message

Congratulations!
You have become a student of Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy; a higher education institution with respectful name and fast pace of development. Being a student of TMA is an honour, as well as a responsibility.
Years of studentship can be considered as best period of life. These are years of hard work, devotion, learning, fostering professional knowledge and skills. At the same time, no other period of our lives are as divine as years of studentship.
TMA opens a great perspective in front of you – which permits you to obtain international level compatible medical education through  TMAs’ modernized infrastructure and study environment, ultramodern laboratory of virtual learning; fully equipped scientific-research laboratory, coherent to international demands; modern and well-equipped clinical skills and objectively structured exam centre (OSCE) with up-to-date manikins and versatile simulators; examination centre, with capacity of 80 personal computers; library, with book vault of several thousand pieces, both in Georgian and English, as well as access to international electronic resources; affiliated clinics of every profile and what is most important, with its’ student oriented educational programmes - designed in accordance to international recommendations and are based on best international practices; which in its’ turn are coherent with the student needs and requirements of modern employment market.
Necessary skills and experiences, which is needed for practical work, are nurtured at TMA from first year of study, through using diverse and versatile medical simulators and manikins, as well as employing method of bedside teaching, enabling you to master one of most important aspects of medical practice – namely the art of communication with patients, their caretakers, colleagues or any other person, related to your profession.
TMA also opens for you doors to fascinating universe of scientific research, providing you with priceless opportunity to engage in student research projects, participate in local as well as international scientific-research conferences, workshops or any other events.
Here, you will have opportunities to increase your intercultural capacities and obtain valuable international experience through participation in available international exchange programmes or clinical internships and study at TMA partner universities.
All above stated serves as solid foundation, facilitating you to become competitive medical specialists on the world market.
I am sure, you have plenty of brave discoveries and personal victories ahead.
I would like to express my wish and exercise hope, that each academic year gets you closer to the main goal of your life, which is to find your place in the life and carry the noble name of doctor with respect and dignity.
Medicine starts here!
Welcome to Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy!       

T. Gaikharashvili
Dean of the Faculty