Odessa National Medical University

About Odessa National Medical University

Odessa National Medical University “ONMU” is the largest Medical University of Ukraine and one of the Oldest Medical University of Eastern and Western Europe. September 1, 1900 Medical Faculty was opened in Odessa under the Great Russian Imperial University “Novorossysk University”.
At that time world known Scientists were working for Novorossiysk University and they paid their great attention to Medical Faculty in Odessa. Before opening of medical faculty in Odessa, the new buildings were built for Classes and Clinics by great architectures of Russian Empire.
The Scientists of Medical faculty of Odessa played the great role in achievements in medicine to provide high standards medicine in Ukraine and Russia. In 1922 Medical Faculty of Novorossiysk University in Odessa was reformed and was given the Status of Higher medical Institution and was renamed to “Odessa Medical Institute”. After independence of Ukraine 1993 Odessa medical Institute was given highest 4th level of Accreditation and was renamed to “Odessa State Medical University” and in 1997 got the National status and was renamed to “Odessa National Medical University”.
Odessa National Medical University was the first among medical universities in Ukraine who got the National Status in Ukrainian Medical Universities. Odessa National Medical University is the most prestigious medical university in Russia, Ukraine and Europe to study Medicine, Dentistry, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Nursing, Postgraduate Education and Clinical residency program.
Odessa National Medical University is one of the members of International and European Associations of universities and The United Nations Educational.
Today ONMU remains one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine. It is a member of the International Association of Medical Universities and the high standards of training at the institution are well recognized throughout Europe and America.

City Of Odessa

Odessa is the most charming city in Ukraine! As a tribute to its charm, eight cities in the US, two in Canada and one in Brazil were named Odessa. There’s also Lake Odessa and even Odessa the planet somewhere out there in the cosmos. However, none of these tributes shine as vibrantly as Odessa, Ukraine: The Pearl of the Black Sea!
The economy of Odessa is largely based around its traditional role as a port city; during the Soviet period the city was home to the USSR's largest trading port, a role which it still retains today as independent Ukraine's busiest international port. Odessa also has a well-developed system of inter-urban municipal roads and minor beltways. Intercity bus services are available from Odessa to many cities in Russia, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria and several cities of Ukraine and Europe.

University Background

OSMU is the only university of Ukraine, which is a member of MEDINE (Medical Education in Europe).The Thematic Network on MEDINE addresses educational, institutional and quality issues in European medical education within the framework of European initiatives. This project is being carried out with the support of the European Community.
ONMU is listed both in the WHO Directory of Medical Schools (known also as AVICENNA Directory for Medicine) as well as the IMED of USA. By virtue of being listed in these 2 directories, ONMU is recognized by the medical councils of all the countries in the world.

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The studies are carried out in accordance with the new syllabus, which was issued in 1996/1997. Within the week there are 5 working days; Saturday and Sunday are off days. The studies are scheduled from 800 to 1600 hours. The student’s working week comprises 54hours, within this time period there are 36 lecturing hours and 18 hours for independent work.
The examination results are assessed from 5 to 1 (5 is “excellent”, 4 is “good”, 3 is “satisfactory”, 2 is “unsatisfactory”). The final state examinations on all disciplines according to the syllabus are held on within on system through 2 stages:

  • Testing practical proficiency (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed side).
  • Testing scientific-theoretical proficiency.

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The UG course in General Medicine is of 6 years duration and is conducted in English / Russian / French medium. Those who adopt for course in Russian Medium shall undergo Preparatory course (Russian language course) of one year duration, which is in addition to 6 years. After completion of 6 years of UG course student is conferred with “MD Physician” degree, which is equivalent to M.B.B.S in India.
ONMU has more courses in English Medium than most other Universities in Ukraine. In addition to the Under-Graduate Degree courses in Medicine and Dentistry and several specializations for Post-Graduate Medical Education.

Fees Detail:

Odessa National Medical University Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Tuition Fee $3,850 $4,000 $4,200 $4,500 $4,800 $5,100
Total in Indian Rupees 2,42,550 2,52,000 2,64,600 2,83,500 3,02,400 3,21,300

Courses: MD (equivalent to MBBS in India) Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing.
Options: English medium, Russian medium, Preparatory course, Accreditation by MCI, Low fees, 24/7 medical aid, Accommodation guaranteed, Indian Food, WI-FI, video monitoring in hostel

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Roadmap to USA for students studying in Ukraine

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards...

(FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Physicians with an M.D. Degree or any Undergraduate Human medicine degree (i.e MBBS) are required to pass this examination before being permitted to practice medicine in the United States.
Students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States or Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements register for Step 1 and Step 2 with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Each of the three steps of the USMLE examination complements the other; no step stands alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure.

Step 1- Assesses whether medical school students or graduates understand and can apply important concepts of the basic sciences to the practice of medicine. Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process.

Subjects in Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1:
  • Anatomy.
  • Behavioral sciences.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Microbiology.
  • Pathology.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Physiology.
  • Interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging.

Exam Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 1- United States Medical Licensing Examination is a one-day examination. It is divided into seven 60-minute blocks (7 hours total) and administered in one 8-hour testing session The number of questions per block on a given examination form will vary, but will not exceed 40. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280. The Step 1 score is frequently used in medical residency applications as a measure of a candidate’s likelihood to succeed in that particular residency (and on that specialty’s board exams), and it has been cited by residency program directors as their most important criterion in selecting graduating medical students for their residency program. If the student passes the exam, he or she may not repeat it to achieve a higher score, and any failed attempt is permanently recorded. This “one-time deal” situation is the reason the Step 1 is unanimously viewed as the most arduous and paramount examination a medical student will ever sit during his or her entire career.

Step 2- USMLE Step 2 is designed to assess whether medical school students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science essential for provision of patient care under supervision. Step 2 is further divided into two separate exams:
1. Step 2 CK
2. Step 2 CS
Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CK assesses whether medical school students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine.


Subjects for United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Hematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Ethics

Exam Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 2 CK- Step 2 CK is a one-day examination. It is divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block. It is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes clinical science material along two dimensions: physician task and disease category. USMLE Step 2 CS assesses the ability of medical school students or graduates to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision, and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to the principles of clinical sciences and basic patient- centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and effective practice of medicine. The examination is offered in following cities across the USA:

  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles

Step 3- United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3 is the final exam in the USMLE sequence and assesses whether you can apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine, with emphasis on patient management in ambulatory settings.
Step 3 is a two-day examination. The first day of testing includes 233 multiple-choice items divided into 6 blocks of 38-40 items; 60 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. Items with an associated pharmaceutical advertisement or scientific abstract are included in each of these multiple-choice blocks. There are approximately 7 hours in the test session on the first day.
There are approximately 9 hours in the test session on the second day. This day of testing includes 180 multiple-choice items, divided into 6 blocks of 30 items; 45 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. This is followed by 13 case simulations, each of which is allotted a maximum of 10 or 20 minutes of real time.


Fee Structure
(for Indian Medical Graduates)

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1
  • Fee (In USD): $895 Examination fee + $195 Surcharge.
  • Location: India / USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Can be given during MBBS.

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CK
  • Fee (In USD): $895 Examination fee + $195 surcharge.
  • Location: India / USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Can be given during MBBS.

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CS
  • Fee (In USD): $1550 Examination fee.
  • Location: USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Available only in USA (Preferred after Step 1 and Step 2 CK.

Roadmap to Free PG in Germany for students studying in Ukraine

The Before reading about PG in Germany in detail, here are some key points as to why Germany is the hottest destination now-a-days for Post graduate aspirants all around the world:

The structure of Healthcare system in Germany is very Unique. It is very much oriented to provide highest quality of care to the patients in the all the possible ways. There are different types of hospitals which are located and planned so conveniently in all the regions that patients receive the needed quality treatment within no time. High level of care in the treatment is achieved by use of the latest medical diagnostics and therapy options.
There is NO tuition fee in Germany for Post-grad programs and instead the students earn handsome stipend throughout the studies.
Residency in Germany is not a conventional PG program. It is a hands-on on the job training program under Experienced and certified physicians in Government as well as private hospitals.
At present, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter into a post-grad program in Germany since there is a shortage of Doctors and relative less competition than other developed countries.
Undoubtedly German qualifications and specialization degrees (known as ‘Facharzt’ in Germany) have excellent reputation worldwide.

Post graduation / Residency Programs in Germany, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine (i.e. MBBS), are different poles from the U.S. or the U.K.
We assure you to not only provide practical guidance, but also a firm backbone for your dream of becoming a Facharzt (Specialist) in Germany. Questions?
How to begin with the language courses? Where to give the exams? Up to which level should one learn the German language? When to go to Germany? Which Visa to apply for? Which language institute is better in Germany? In which state there is more chance to get into Residency Program? Which state has which Entrance Exam? And so on. We have all the explanations, even better perhaps!

Here are a few answers, which may ease the pressure a bit

Learning German Language

Q: Is there a way to get into the Residency Program in Germany if I don’t learn the German language?
A: NO. The Residency program in Germany is completely in GERMAN LANGUAGE. If you do not have fluency in German, you cannot get admission into Residency Program in Germany. Period.

Q: There is no need to get Panic. Learning new language takes time. And believe us, it is worth spending! How?
A: Common! We’ve all grown up learning so many languages, One more to add to the kitty! For the learning purpose, The German language is divided into various levels according to their difficulty. It is in reference to ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’.

Q: The levels are : A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2.
A: The difficulty of the language increases with each level. After completing each level, there is an Exam, which get you a Certificate. The certificate of B2 level is the ‘minimum’ requirement to apply for the entry into the residency program in Germany. Certificate of C1 level of your German language helps you to grab a spot into Residency.

Q: What is actually a B2 level of German Language?
A: The student who reaches up to B2 level and has a B2 certificate of German Language, He can understand the main contents of complex and abstract topics, also understands specialized discussions on his own primary area of specialization. He can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side. He can express himself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner. Also he can explain his position on current issues and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Q: Who takes this exams and who issues the language certificates?
A: So, ‘Goethe Institut’ & ‘Telc’, these two are the officially recognized institutes worldwide when it comes to German Language. Unless you have language certificate from either of the institutes, you cannot apply for the residency program in Germany.

Q: Where can you learn the language?
A: There are official centers of Goethe Institute in India in various cities. You can learn the language there. Also, in the smaller cities where Goethe institute is not there, there are numbers of private institutes. There you can learn the language and then you can register yourself as a external student and give the exam. This is how it works with most of the students in India as per our experience. It is cheaper and convenient both.

Q: What after you have learnt the language?
A: After learning the language comes very crucial part. You need to decide when you want to come to Germany? On which visa, Job seekers or Language course visa or Internship Visa?
Most of students take advice from people who doesn’t have sufficient knowledge or experience with this and end-up spending lot of money and waste their precious time. There are some special language courses for Doctors which are actually needed to be done before you start working in Hospital.

Hospitalization and Residency

There are different requirements to start residency in each state of Germany. Basically your entry into residency in Germany is divided in two parts :

  • Exam for Temporary License (Medical-Language exam).
  • Exam for Permanent License (Exam for approbation)

Now, Each state has different requirements for obtaining these licenses.
Basic requirements which are common to every state of Germany:

  • Language certificate from Goethe or Telc.
  • Degree of your Under graduation.
  • Permanent registration certificate with Medical Council.
  • Internship Completion certificate.
  • Transcripts of your curriculum.
  • Good Standing certificate from MCI.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Contract / Confirmation of Position in hospital.

For obtaining Temporary medical license in Germany, you have to apply first with the local Health Ministry, which will forward your request to respective Medical council and they will give you the appointment for Medical-language exam. On passing this exam you will be issued a temporary medical license. The validity of this temporary license depends on which state are you applying in. Usually it is between 6 months and 2 years. Within this time-period you must apply for Permanent license (Approbation) and clear the Knowledge Test for Approbation in order to get permanent license.