Between the 1st and 7th of March 2019 TMA students attended 68th IFMSA General Assembly March Meeting, where they discussed important topics.
Standing Committee On Public Health (SCOPH) discussions were about: Digital Health, Health Systems, SDGs and Communicable Diseases (Tuberculosis).
Mini-Sessions: Diabetes, Tobacco and Alcohol, Mental Health and Diseases, Global Governance on ECCH, Global Health in Exchanges Training
Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) trainers discussed topics to the following directions: Team Building, How to Improve your professional exchanges? SCOPH and SCOPE projects and opportunities. Universal Health Coverage (UCH), System Implementations, National Member Organization (NMO), Exchange Glory contest participation.
On December 21-22 Tbilisi Medical Academy hosted an international student conference “Improving the clinical thinking to improve patient safety”, where almost all Georgian medical universities were represented. Georgian and foreign students presented diverse and interesting topics. During the conference students had opportunity to attend keynote lectures of leading experts in the field and participated in workshops, which had an exceptional interest and feedback from the students. At the end of the conference best oral and poster presentation were identified. Winners were awarded with certificate and will have an opportunity to undergo practical fellowship at TMA laboratory or in affiliated hospitals. We would like to thank the organizational committee for organizing the conference of high level, each member of the judge team for their objective assessment and all the participants for interesting presentation and their participation.
On 27th of November, 2018, a meeting of the alumni association members was held in TMA. During the meeting they got acquainted with the recent news of TMA, discussed future plans of cooperation, and also met with their respective professors, administrative staff and friends. November 27 of every year was announced as the Day of Alumni by TMA Rector.
Untitled DocumentDear colleagues and friends;
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PERIOD NOW IS OPENED!
TMA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONFERENCE is an international event that gather multinational students together for knowledge exchange and skills gaining. The congress gives the opportunity to ambitious students and young doctors to present their research work in a set of different poster and oral sessions. Furthermore, you can join a variety of hands-on workshops and keynote lectures by different scientists and doctors. We aim to inspire innovation, promote academic quality in medical education and mediate collaboration between multinational medical students.
Did we catch your interest? Join us and be a part of this outstanding event from 21 to 22nd of December under the theme “IMPROVING THE CLINICAL REASONING TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY”
Abstract submission deadline – 1st of December, 2018.
For more details and registration, visit
During summer months, TMA takes active steps towards enhancement of international partnerships. For above stated purpose, during August 13-14, TMA was pleased to host delegation of Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Working meetings took place in a positive and pleasant environment and was created a solid foundation for future partnerships between institutions. ×
On July 3, Centre of Culture "Garden Hall" hosted graduation ceremony of TMA Class of 2018. It should be noted, that this year TMA had its first international graduates on the ceremony. The graduates were greeted and wished a successful future by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the Head of Quality Assurance Departmens and Professors of Academy. Graduates from all three educational programmes addressed their peers. At the end of the ceremony, TMA Rector, Mrs. Irine Shotadze awarded the graduates with memorable diplomas. The event ended with delivering Hippocrattic Oath and a ceremonial cake cut. ×
National Blood Bank is a frequent visitor of TMA. They have not breached the tradition and have visited the Academy within the project "Give a Drop, Give a Life", where students and academic staff have participated. For this we were grateful for the National Bank of Blood. Tbilisi Medical Academy and the National Bank of Georgia are going to have a long term relationship in the future.
New page in the history of TMA Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy is happy and proud to announce that TMA successfully underwent authorization process and was granted with permit to carry out its’ teaching and scientific activities for successive 6 years, up to 2024. It is remarkable, that for the first time, aside of National Center for Education Quality Enhancement, authorization process involved participation of international experts of education, which gave positive feedback to ongoing processes at TMA. TMA cordially congratulates students, graduates, teaching staff and administration with this success and wishes to thank each involved party for contributions and enthusiasm.
According to World Health organizations statistical data, in Georgia number of blood donors is less than needed. Annually, On average, 60,000 donations are required to help patients, but number of donors is less than 37 000. 80% of the population have never donated blood. For this reason with the initiative of GMSA (Georgian medical students association) public health committee presents a project: "give a drop, give a life". The project will be held 14 June from 10:00 to 16:00 in Tbilisi medical academy within this project people will donate blood. From 15;00 to 16:00 will be held public lecture which serves raising awareness about blood donation.
• Lecture will be held in 408th lecture hall.
• Blood donation will be held in 205th lecture hall.
Project coordinator: George Kikvadze – Student of Tbilisi medical academy (Georgian medical students association head of committee of SCOPH) project organizers: Mari Chavleshvili- Student of Tbilisi state medical university (head of local committee of SCOPH) Mariam Tskhvediani- Student of Tbilisi state medical university (head of local committee of SCOPH) Nino akubardia- student of David tvildiani medical universiti (head of local committee of SCOPH).
During April 12-20, 2018, TMA had the pleasure to host notable guests from Westminster University; (UK) Prof. Peter Lydyard and Prof. Nina Porakishvili, who delivered range of activities for knowledge exchange and experience dissemination. In frames of the visit, on April 12-13 was organized a training for TMA teaching staff, where Prof. Nina Porakishvili discussed Case Based Learning Methodology. A practical workshop for teaching staff was delivered by Prof. Peter Lydyard on April 19-29 regarding Problem Based Learning methodology. The workshop was conducted in an interactive manner and alongside above-mentioned topics, were discussed various up-to- date teaching methodologies. Participants of session were awarded with corresponding certificates. It is noteworthy, that during the visit special attention was drawn to raising student international awareness and experience. Hence, on April 20, Prof. Lydyard delivered a lecture for the students under following topic: ”Why do Medical Students Need To Learn Medicine?”. The lecture addressed importance and challenges, as well as role and up-to- date achievements of Immunology for international medical practice. It should be admitted, that Prof. Lydyard and Prof. Porakishvili have already visited TMA in frames of previous joint activities. It is delightful, that partnership between TMA and Westminster University has remained after EU-funded DECERPH Tempus project and improved further. TMA would like to thank Prof. Peter Lydyard and Prof. Nina Porakishvili for their visit and exercise hope, that such activities will be carried out in the future as well.
Tbilisi Medical Academy Students, Graduates and Career Services Department offers to II-VI year students Internship programs in several clinics of Tbilisi:
- Tbilisi Sea Hospital;
- Gudushauri National Medical Centre;
- Tbilisi Central Hospital;
- St Michael Archangel Clinic
Departments for internship:
- Emergency Reception;
- Critical Care;
Good knowledge of Georgian language is mandatory!
firstname.lastname@example.org Aleksander Mukataridze
593 17 11 77 George Kikvadze
On March 13-16, Tbilisi International Medical Academy is hosting an international week, with professors coming from Vilnius University and Tartu Health Care College. They will conduct lectures for students in physiology and biochemistry. Attendance is mandatory!!!
14 march Room 408
11 am – 12 pm
Lecture for Students: “Physiology of Glial Cells” Prof. Vaiva Hendrixson, MD PhD
12 pm – 1 pm
Lecture for Students: “Lipoproteins metabolism, laboratory testing and dyslipidemia” Prof. Dovilė Karčiauskaitė
15 march Room 408
11 am – 12 pm
Lecture for Students: “Electrical Properties of Neural Cells” (Physiology of the Membrane of Neuron) Prof. Vaiva Hendrixson, MD PhD
12 pm – 1 pm
Lecture for Students: “Vitamin D metabolism, function and deficiency” Assoc. Prof. Dovilė Karčiauskaitė
On December 1, from 10:00-12:00, in room 205 will take place HIV/AIDS free screening event organized by TMA students.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Despite of scientists’ efforts, there is no effective medicine against HIV/AIDS, but it is possible to control the virus. That is why it is very important to diagnose HIV/ ADIS as early as possible.
We invite you to participate in the event!
HIV/AIDS screening process is confidential!
On November 17, from 10:00-14:00, in room 205 will take place Blood Donation event, organized by TMA students. Upcoming event is an excellent opportunity to donate blood for people in need. In order to be eligible for donation, you should meet certain conditions:
Remember: Blood donation is SAFE and CONFIDENTIAL For further information contact George Kikvadze at 593 17 11 77
- Your age must be at least 18 years old,
- Your weight must be more than 50 Kgs,
- By the time of donation, you must feel well and be generally healthy,
- Before donation, you must eat a good breakfast,
- Before donation, make sure to drink at least 2 cups of water or non-alcoholic, non-energetic and non-carbonated drink;
- Keep in mind, every 3 seconds, a necessity for blood transfusion arises
- One time donation from your side can be used for 3 patients;
- 3 components of your blood are used for 3 different products;
- 40-50% of inhabitants of our populations can be donors, yet only 0.5% donate;
On September 24, with initiative and organization by the Ministry of Science and Education of Georgia, took of Internationl Festival of Science and Innovations at Rike Park Tbilisi.
Among participants of the fair is Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy, which was presented with a small, yet impressive stand and dynamic team.
It is remarkable that at the stand of Academy were many young visitors and future students, interested with future education in medical field, who had opportunities to participate in interactive clinical simulation, observe and study histological slides under microscope etc.
Among guests at the stand of Academy was Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Mr. Aleksandre Jejelava, who evaluated positively innovative vision of TMA in the field of medical education and wished Academy future success.
On September 18, 2017, TMA hosted a festive meeting ceremony with first semester students.
Rector of the Academy, Mrs. Irine Shotadze congratulated students with commencement of the
new stage of their lives and wished future physicians a successful studentship.
Students were welcomed by the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Mrs. Tsisana Lomashvili, Head of
Quality Assurance Service, Mrs. Nino Shiukashvili and representatives of student wing.
During the meeting, students got acquainted with the basic rules of the academy, methods of
encouragement for successful students, and received information regarding the existing
opportunities for studies and development.
At the end of the meeting, freshmen had opportunities to ask questions to administrative
personnel and senior students.
Once again, TMA congratulates students with start of educational process and wishes them a
successful academic year.
On June 28, Merab Berdzenishvili International Center of Culture "Muza" hosted graduation ceremony of TMA Class of 2017.
The graduates were greeted and wished a successful future by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine - Mrs. Tsisana Lomashvili, Emeritus – Prof. David Khazaradze, Professors of Academy: Anzor Melia, Giorgi Gvakharia, Giorgi Kandelaki and Maia Kiviladze.
Ana Mikeladze, a member of the European Medical Students' Association (EMSA) and the student self-government of the Academy addressed her peers.
At the end of the ceremony, TMA Rector, Mrs. Irine Shotadze awarded the graduates with memorable diplomas.
The event ended with delivering Hippocrattic Oath and a ceremonial cake cut.
The Rector of TMA, Mrs Irene Shotadze and Administration of Academy cordially congratulate to the fifth year student of International Medical Faculty, Ajinkya Kulkarni, who is elected as the Honorary Ambassador of the ISCOMS (International Student Congress for (bio)Medical Sciences).
The tradition of the ISCOMS Honorary Ambassadors has begun in 2006. Nowadays, about 75 ambassadors are selected from hundreds of candidat...es each year, who promote in 28 countries peer scientific activities and encourage their participation in the fascinating universe of international biomedical research.
TMA supports the newly appointed Ambassador in his initiative and hopes that Ajinkya will carry out the tasks with excellence. We believe that through his support, students of TMA and other higher education institutions will get familiarized and involved in international scientific activities.
On June 15-16 Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy hosted event, organized by IFMSA Committee for Human Rights and Peace (SCORP). The main objective of the event was to raise awareness of future doctors towards gender biased prenatal sex selection and discrimination and encourage dissemination of information among peers.
The informational lecture, led by Assistant Representative of UNFPA in Georgia, Mrs. Lela Bakradze, was attended by students and administration of TMA, as well as medical students from other universities.In the frames of the project, students got familiarized with ongoing projects and observed trends related to issue. After the lecture students had opportunities to exercise their opinions and participate in interactive Q&A.
On June 16, members of committee, led by TMA International Faculty student, Tekla Gelovani, visited several Universities of Tbilisi and TMA affiliated Maternity Hospital “House of Health”, where they distributed informational material and mixed color baby accessories.
Management of TMA would like to thank Georgian Representation of UNFPA and personally Mrs. Lela Bakradze, as well as management and staff of Maternity Hospital “House of Health”
Special thanks to TMA students: Tekla Gelovani, Anna Mamiseishvili, Ina Leshkasheli, Ani Mdivani and Saba Benidze for their contributions in planning and execution of this project.
TMA will encourage student’s further engagement in such projects.
On May 31 TMA celebrated World No Tobacco Day and hosted a social event – “Go Green Not Sick.” The event was designed and organized by TMA student, Head of Public Health Committee (SCOPH) of GFMSA, George Kikvadze.
During the day, members of SCOPH in the frames of the project, visited Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) and David Tvildiani Medical University (DTMU), where they offered students flower pots in exchange for cigarettes. The campaign was aiming to raise awareness towards harms of smoking for health and environment and promote healthy lifestyle.
The day ended with informative and interactive lecture regarding effects of smoking and ways to overcome it. The lecture was led by Marketing Manager of Pharmaceutical Company “Sopharma,” Mrs. Eter Bunturi, MD. MPH, who introduced lead product of company, “TABEX” which is proven to be one of most effective drugs for overcoming nicotine addiction.
The project was carried out with encouragement and support of Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy and Pharmaceutical Company “Sopharma”
On April 7, 2017 was conducted fifth annual conference -”Global Health and Medicine” which was dedicated to World Health Day. The event was planned and executed by “Youth Scientific Association” (YSU) and Students’ Scientific Research Club “VITALIS”. (SSRC “VITALIS”)
In the frames of the conference, TMA students from both Georgian and International faculties, had opportunities to demonstrate their scientific achievements through oral and poster presentations.
Oral presentations were delivered by first year student, Nino Dzagania on topic “Risk-Factors of Antibiotic Resistant Tuberculosis in Georgia” and third year students, Adnan Anwar Mohammad and Saif Al-Rustum Ali Jaafar with breathtaking presentation on “Mental Health Issues in Child and Female Refugees”. Poster presentation was delivered by Saif Tawfeeq on “The Combined Effects of Obesity, Abdominal Obesity and Major Depression/Anxiety”.
In the frames of the conference were discussed present-day health related topics, including: Global Health; Health Politics, Economics and Management; Environmental Health; Health Promotion; Health Insurance, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases; Mental Health etc.
Honorary Guests, Professors and Academics, presented from different universities, gave positive evaluation to presentations and expressed hopes, that involvement of future doctors in scientific processes, will carry on in the future and become an inseparable part of medical education.
At the end of the conference, participants were awarded with honorary certificates.
TMA Administration and Department of Student Research and Scientific Development wishes to thank students and their supervisors for their hard work, as well as to the creative teams of “Youth Scientific Union” (YSU) and Student Scientific and Research Club “VITALIS” (SSRC “VITALIS”) for their contributions for organizing a truly remarkable conference.
On February 16-17 TMA participated in IEFG International Exhibition Fair, which took place in Exhibition Centre “Expo Georgia”.
During the Fair, prospective students were able to meet the students and staff of TMA, get information regarding study process and participate in simulated clinical manipulations in an interactive environment.
Administration of TMA is encourages student’s involvement in the activity and would like to thank each of them for their effort.
On March 2-8 TMA students, Tekla Gelovani and Giorgi Kikvadze attended IFMSA 66th General Assembly, which took place in Montenegro.
In the frames of the Assembly, delegates had opportunities to attend various workshops and get involved in the committee sessions as active members of IFMSA, as well as familiarize 1200 peers from 122 countries with ongoing processes in Georgian healthcare system. At the end of the gatherings were elaborated future goals and action plan.
Georgian delegation aims to involve further in the activities of IFMSA and become a full member of the union.
Administration of TMA wishes delegates further success in the future and will encourage motivated students with international activities.
On December 17, 2016 “Medi Club Georgia” hosted Student’s Scientific Conference, dedicated to the problems and current issues of Antibiotic Resistance. The Conference was organized and conducted by the Department of Scientific Research and Development of TMA. During the project, students had opportunities to work side by side with professors of TMA in various affiliated clinics on interesting projects and involve themselves fully in process of scientific research. Alongside TMA students, scientific reports were delivered by representatives David Tvildiani Medical University (DTMU), Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU), Caucasus International University (CIU), Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (IGTSU) and Shota Rustaveli Batumi State University. The participants of conference were awarded with certificates. Administration of TMA wishes to thank Administration of “Medi Club Georgia” as well as students and participating institutions for taking part in scientific activities.