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Address 15-A Vassil Aprilov Blvd., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Tel. No. +359 32 443 839
Fax No. +359 32 442 194; +359 32 772 251
E-mail address
Faculties & Colleges
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Type and length of courses The duration of training in Medicine is 6 years (12 semesters) - the degree award is Magister and in Dentistry 5.5 year (11 semesters) the degree award is Magister for Health care - the degree award is Bacalaver - 1year and 6 months full time and 2 years and 6 months part time In the Medical College - 3 years.
    Date of commencement Each academic year starts about September 15 and finishes about June 30 the following year
    Class size In basic disciplines about 8 students, in the special disciplines about 4-5 students
    Accommodation Student accommodation is in the hotel-hostel houses of HMI with 880 beds in one- or two-bedded rooms, comfortably furnished and toilet facilities. Meals are provided for in restaurants of the hotel and in the refectory or canteens of different clinics, as well as in a chain of snack bars, refreshment rooms, shops etc.
    Financial assistance Grants are available for Bulgarian students only
    Admission requirements The foreign citizens applying to become students at HMI - Plovdiv must have a completed secondary education with grades 75% of the maximum ones for the respective country and they must present the following documents:

    1. Certificate of completed secondary education
    2. Birth certificate
    3. Health certificate issued no earlier than 1 month prior to application
    4. Document of maintenance (self-support)

    The documents (originals or certified copies) must be submitted to the Rectors office of the HMI - Plovdiv no later than August 30. A special admission Committee considers the applications and informs the candidates approved before the beginning of the school year.

    The candidates wishing to study in Bulgaria must study Bulgarian language in a 1-year preparatory course
    Student profile Ratio of National / overseas students:
    for 1978/98 1.4:1
    Ratio of Men/Women
    for Bulgarian students 1:1


    Faculties and Colleges

    Academic Curriculum - Faculty of Medicine

    1st year
    Anatomy, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Latin, Biophysics, Cytology, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Examination

    2nd year
    Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Medical ethics & Deontology, Foreign language, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Pathoanatomy, Propedeutics of Internal Medicine, Surgery - Basic Course, Foreign language, Examination

    3rd year
    Pathophisiology, Pathoanatomy, Propedeutics of Internal Medicine, Surgery - Basic Course, Roentgenology and Radiology, Hygiene & Ecomedicine, Pharmacology, Professional Diseases, Toxicology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Laboratory, General Surgery, Medicine of Crisis Situations, Examination

    4th year
    Pharmacology, Medical Genetics, Otorinolaringology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Immunology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Medical Information & Biostatistics, Eye Disease, Dermatology & Venerology, Special Surgery, Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Urology, Examination

    5th year
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology & Venerology, Special Surgery, Internal Medicine, Social Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Paediatrics, Epidemiology, Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation & Intensive Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Tropical Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Examination

    6th year - Clinical Clerkships
    Internal Medicine 91 days - Examination, General & Special Surgery 91 days - Examination, Obstetrics and Gynaecology 42 days - Examination, Paediatrics 42 days - Examination, Hygiene, Epydemiology, Infections Diseases, Social Hygiene 35 days - Examination, Elective Clinical Clerkships 28 days - Examination.

    Academic Curriculum - Faculty of Dentistry

    1st year
    Malmater Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Latin, Biophysics, Physical Education, Examination.

    2nd year
    Anatomy, Histology, Cytology, Embryology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Medical Informatiom & Statistics, Examination.
    3rd year
    Propedeutics of Prosthetic Dentistry, Pathoanatomy, Medicine of Crisis Situations, Propedeutics of Paediatric Dentistry, Cariesology & Entodontics Phantom, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Propedeutics of Stomatological Surgery, Examination.

    4th year
    Surgical Diseases, Internal Diseases, Othorinolaringology, Eye Diseases, Hygiene, Epidemiology, Paediatrics & Infectious Dermatology, Examination.

    5th year
    Cariesology & Entodontics, Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, Rhoentgenology, Orthodontics, Professional Diseases, Forensic Medicine, Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry, Stomatological & Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Oral Surgery, Parodonthology & Phisiotherapeutics, Social Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Examination.

    6th year - Clinical Clerkships
    Stomatological & Maxillofacial Surgery 34 days - Examination, Prosthetic Dentistry 34 days - Examination, Therapeutic Dentistry 34 days - Examination, Children’s Dentistry 17 days - Examination, Orthodontics 17 days - Examination.

    About the Medical University

    Plovdiv is the second biggest town in Bulgaria, one of the oldest in Europe with centuries-old history. It was founded by Philip II of Macedonia in the IVth c BC. Its pictures location is by the banks of the Maritsa River, around 7 unique stone hills in the centre of the Thrakian Plain, surrounded by the mighty ranges of the Balkan Mauntains in the north and the Rhodopa Mountain in the south. The town is an important administrative, civil, economic and cultural centre of the country with a population of over 500 000 inhabitants seat of a region developing intensive agriculture and mighty industry. There are 5 institutions of higher education in the town, as well as many other educational and cultural institutions.

    The Medical University - Plovdiv was established in 1945. It includes Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, a Medical College and a hospital of its own with 2000 beds. All departments considered indispensable for higher medical education according to modern standards are available - theoretical, pre-clinical and clinical, as well as laboratories, clinics and other units with modern equipment for diagnostic and treatment, research activities and training of medical and dental students.

    Every year over 3800 Bulgarian and foreign students are trained at the Medical University - Plovdiv. The teaching staff includes 134 persons with academic range and 601 assistant professors and other specialists. In the last 5 years are edited 48 monographs. 1196 publications and 33 doctor-degree theses.

    At students disposal in our Central University Library are more than 170 000 volumes in medicine in many languages; Internet hall and local net (available Medline and Micromedex); own journal - Folia Medica, which is exchanged with over 326 partners from over 54 countries, included in Medline.


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