Mission of Tbilisi State Medical University
Tbilisi State Medical University – a Legal Entity of Public Law – is an autonomous higher education institution having the 80 years history since its foundation. Primary goals of the University involve to gain, evaluate, deliver and distribute the knowledge through education and research, aiming at further development and perfection of fundamental and practical basics of public healthcare and medical service. Together with its predecessor – Medical Faculty of Tbilisi State University, the age of Tbilisi State Medical University and higher medical education as well count up to more than 9 decades in Georgia.
Education, research and medical activity stand as one integrated and undivided thing at Tbilisi State Medical University. This provides the academic process to be planned and directed in accordance with ever changing requirements of population and latest scientific knowledge.
The general guiding principles of Tbilisi State Medical University, which govern its activity, are:
- Academic level of knowledge and research;
- Electiveness and transparency of managing bodies;
- Academic freedom of both students and academic staff.
The relevant coordination and integration of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education were basically provided by applying the regulations and legislative decrees On Higher Education of Georgia, also, launching of three-step higher education system (Bachelor, Master, Doctor degrees), regulative mechanisms of state healthcare system and analyzing of international experience in medical education additionally made their contribution to the issue.
This principle of continuum in medical education is well reflected in the broad scale activity of undergraduate, postgraduate residency and continuous professional development programs, also the programs of qualification improvement for medical and academic staff. This is actually an inevitable background for progressive development of traditional medical and natural sciences, generally. The latter provides the realization of the concept of “Life-Long Learning” (LLL) in its most compatible sense.
Teaching and research in fundamental and clinical subjects are delivered through undergraduate, Master, Doctoral and postgraduate education programs, also via professional education programs at Tbilisi State Medical University, which all follow the general directives and requirements of competitive international medical education, including: the academic knowledge in the field, information management, clinical thought, practical and communication skills.
Enrollment in the most essential paper of nowadays – the great charter of the universities – made up the quintessence of the developmental philosophy – the mission of Tbilisi State Medical University. This historical event took place in September of 2005, at Bologna University, which later determined the vector of development for international education area. Tbilisi State Medical University appeared to be the single Georgian University signing the mentioned declaration, among 26 Universities of the world. This event allowed Tbilisi State Medical University to make a great stride on the way to full membership of international and European education and research areas.Tbilisi State Medical University fully recognizes its role and responsibility in determining the social, cultural and economic future of knowledge-based civil, moral society, introducing healthy life-style ideals and providing and supporting to public healthcare in general.