Faculty of PostGraduate Education

The faculty of postgraduate education was created by the order of the Rector of Poltava State Medical Stomatological Institute № 236 from 02.08.1993, with the aim of further improvement of postgraduate education, further training of doctors to perform their professional duties.

Deans of the faculty of postgraduate education solve issues concerning postgraduate education and continual professional development through the deepening, expansion and updating of professional knowledge, skills or getting another specialty on the bases of acquired  educational qualification and practical experience.

Postgraduate education of physicians in Ukrainian Medical Stomatological/Dental Academy (UMSA) is carried out in accordance with the orders of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 291 of 19.09.1996, № 359 from 19.12.1997, № 98 of 01.03.2005, № 621 of 21.11.2005, № 793 from 10.12 .2007, and others. It includes training in internship, master's degree, residency, improving content and certification courses, specialization courses, information and training.

The teaching process is carried out on 5 Departments of the Faculty of Postgraduate Education:

  • Department of General Practice - Family Medicine (Head – Professor  Zhdan V.M.)
  • Department of postgraduate education of medical practitioners (Head – Professor Skripnik I.M.)
  • Department of Postgraduate Education of dentists (Head – Professor Skrypnikov P.M.)
  • Department of postgraduate education of dentists, orthopedists (Head – Professor  Nidzelskyy Shuleshko)
  • Department of Orthodontics and postgraduate education of doctors, orthodontists (Head – Professor Kuroyedova E.V.)

Areas of faculty:

Primary specialization (internship).

Internship is carried out in extra-intramural form of study on the departments of medical institutions of  III-IV accreditation levels and enhance students practical training, vocational readiness for independent medical practice. After the internship graduates receive a certificate, which gives the right to medical practice.

Education in intramural internship on the basis of the department according to the orders of the MOH of Ukraine № 621 of 21.11.2005, №793 of 10.12.2007 is conducted as to the following specialties:

Specialties of  
Internship

Duration of internship

Duration of education and training (months)

I year

II year

III year

At the departments

On the basis of Practical training

At the departments

On the basis of Practical training

At the department

On the basis of Practical training

Obstetrics and Gynecology

3

6

5

4

7

2

9

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

2

6

5

6

5

 

 

Internal Diseases

2

6

5

5

6

 

 

Dermatovenereology

1.5

6

5

2

4

 

 

General practice / family medicine

2

6

5

4

7

 

 

Infectious diseases

1.5

6

5

4

2

 

 

Clinical Oncology

1.5

6

5

3

3

 

 

Medical emergency conditions

1.5

6

5

3

3

 

 

Neurology

1.5

6

5

4

2

 

 

Orthopedics and Traumatology

2

6

5

5

6

 

 

Toxicology

2

6

5

6

5

 

 

Ophthalmology

2

6

5

5

6

 

 

Exclusions

1

6

5

 

 

 

 

Pediatrics

2

6

5

5

6

 

 

Psychiatry

1.5

6

5

3

3

 

 

Pulmonology and phthisiology

1.5

7

4

3

3

 

 

Dentistry

2

5

6

3

8

 

 

Urology

2

6

5

4

7

 

 

Surgery

3

6

5

4

7

2

9

From 1975 to 2009 Ukrainian Medical Stomatological/Dental Academy (UMSA) has trained 2980 doctors and 5287 dentists as specialists in different fields.

By the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine of 12.12.94 № 303, the training of physicians in internship is based on the branch of the departments of Ukrainian Medical Stomatological/Dental Academy, organized in Chernigiv, Kremenchuk, Mirgorod and at other places in these specialty fields: "Dentistry, General Practice - Family Medicine, internal medicine, ophthalmology. Branch of the department of postgraduate education of medical practitioners was opened in Mirgorod. Study of balneology and rehabilitation of internal diseases medical interns in the field of general practice - family medicine, internal medicine can significantly about the improvement of the quality of future specialists training.

The faculty of postgraduate education together with the Department of Health of Poltava Regional State Administration regularly certified clinical bases of the corresponding training of physicians in internship. The basic institutions of the internship approved 87 medical facilities in the region, 249 practice managers. In order to optimize the educational process in internship regional seminars for heads of basic medical facilities and relevant specialties are organized two times a year

Every year in June, there is final scientific conference "Current problems of clinical medicine, presenting the results of scientific studies of medical interns, clinical residents and undergraduates.

Secondary specialty

Cycles of thematic improvement in the following specialties:

1. Therapies (5 months).

  1. General Practice - Family Medicine (6 months).
  2. Endocrinology (3 months).
  3. Dentistry (3 months).
  4. Dental Therapeutic (2 months).
  5. Dental surgery (4 months).
  6. Dentistry for children (3 months).
  7. Orthopedic Dentistry (4 months).
  8. Orthodontics (3 months).

Pre-certification cycles (duration - 1 month) is carried out in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine of 19.12.1997, № 359 “On further improvement of the certification of physicians” for recommendations of confirmation or assigning categories of medical qualification in the following specialties:

1. Therapy

  1. General Practice - Family Medicine
  2. Endocrinology
  3. Dermatovenereology
  4. Pediatrics
  5. Neonatology
  6. Neurology
  7. Dentistry
  8. Dental therapeutic
  9. Dental surgery
  10. Children's Dentistry
  11. Orthopedic  Dentistry
  12. Orthodontics

After cycles the physician receives the document form (in accordance with the orders of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine of 18.05.1994 № 73 "On approval of Regulations on examinations at the pre-cycle"; № 359 dated 19.12.1997 "On further improvement of qualification of doctors") .

Thematic cycles are carried out to reach a significant contingent of doctors, which combine training with work. Thus teaching staff of the department has the opportunity to give recommendations about screening, diagnostics and treatment on the workplace, and sometimes to demonstrate the required technology, especially to dentists. From 1991 to 2009 the courses trained 13,503 doctors.