About Us
Rector's Message

From its humble beginnings in 1992, Tbilisi Medical Academy is one the first private medical schools in the history of independent Georgia. For almost 28 years, Tbilisi Medical Academy is one of the pioneers of medical education in Georgia, and remains to be one of the most competitive and dynamically developing institution. During these years we have trained hundreds of successful physicians who currently work in the leading clinics in Georgia and abroad.

In capital of Georgia, where east meets west, we at Tbilisi Medical Academy exercise the best values of our culture: hospitality, equality and integrity.... At the Academy we try our best to create student centered environment for our students, suitable for the studies of international quality. The study process closely follows latest updates of higher medical education and offers students dynamically improving facilities and learning process. During this period, we have trained hundreds of successful physicians who currently work in the leading clinics and healthcare organizations in Georgia and Abroad.

At Tbilisi Medical Academy, we have a student centered orientation, where quality of education is the keystone. We are open to dialog, listening to the voices of the students and keep up to date with their needs. Being devoted to teaching, we are wide open to international cooperation in education and research. Founded by my Father, notorious physician and one of the pioneers of pediatric surgery in Georgia, Tbilisi Medical Academy proudly carries name of Prof Petre Shotadze. Here with traditional values we have created multinational, friendly environment for our students and are working for better future in a world of global challenges. I am proud to be a part of institution with such a diverse community of people who strive every day to improve and save the life of others. I am delighted to welcome you to Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy and wish you successful academic career.


History of TMA

Tbilisi Medical Academy was founded in 1992 by notable Georgian physician, pediatric surgeon, Petre Shotadze. After graduation of Tbilisi State Medical University in 1970, whole his doctoral, scientific and academic activities were connected to Tbilisi State Institute of Postgraduate Education for Physicians, where he went from being a postgraduate student to the Head of Pediatric Surgery and to the Rector. In 1999, following the demise of Dr. Shotadze, Tbilisi Medical Academy was renamed as “Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy”. Since its foundation, TMA has grown up more then 1700 graduates who work successfully in leading Georgian and International Hospitals, Universities and Scientific Centres.


Creating a Logo

The identity of the academy is visually expressed through the logo. It depicts an OWL, which is a symbol of wisdom. The academy is a carrier of 27 years of experience and history, which is why the owl has become our coat of arms, and the BOOK, with its founding date, attaches greater importance to the logo. The last step is to select the color. The color BLUE is a symbol of wisdom, loyalty, trust and authority. Because the academy is distinguished by these qualities and raises the best doctors for the same motives, the color expressing the logo was easily selected.


Mission, Goals and Strategy
TMA, as a student-oriented higher education institution, primarily seeks to teach and develop national and international healthcare professionals in an innovative manner by using evidence-based knowledge, whilst practically benefiting the community in Georgia through research-based outreach activities.
The main Goal of Academy is to elaborate independent and critical thinking, scientific reasoning abilities, and reasonable judgments among students, in order to support their development into highly qualified specialists.



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