This year, the solemn greeting ceremony of first semester students was held in different format, taking into account epidemic situation in the country and recommended by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. Nevertheless, TSMU administration and student self-government organized one of the most important traditions of the university at TSMU and awarded ten top-ranked freshmen in various format.
On September 11, 2020 Professor Zurab Vadachkoria, TSMU Rector and Ana Kakabadze, President of TSMU Student Self-government met the ten top-ranked students: Mariam Managadze, Nino Berishvili, Lizi Kurtskhalia, Kristine Saralidze, Ketevan Kartvelishvili, Salome Toradze, Andro Pkhaladze, Nia Shoshitashvili, Ana Kakhniashvili and Giorgi Jamburia. The meeting was also attended by TSMU Vice Rectors Professor Khatuna Todadze and Associated Professor Sophia Bakhtadze.
Ana Kakabadze, President of TSMU Student Self-government awarded students with books and memorable presents decorated with university symbols. Mariam Managadze, the top-ranked student was awarded with laptop by the TSMU Rector.
TSMU medicine and other profile programmes set especially high barriers for entrants. Consequently, according to the results of the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) the most motivated and high-performing students choose to study at Tbilisi State Medical University.