Plovdiv Medical University

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ADMISSIONS HOTLINE: 0203 617 1785 

The Medical University of Plovdiv, situated in the second biggest city in Bulgaria. Plovdiv, was founded in 1945; Apply now for 2016.  The University consists of four Faculties – Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Healthcare and has its own Medical College, Department of Languages and St Georges Academic Hospital.

The Medical and Dentistry programs are offered to almost 3,800 local and international students and include Bachelors, Postgraduates, Doctorate and Post Doctorate Programs.

The doctorate programmes include Immunology, physiology, orthopaedics, traumatology, ENT, orthopaedics, paediatric surgery, Microbiology, dermatology and number of other programmes. The university employs 730 highly trained professors, deputy and assistant professors. Some are highly acknowledged scientists who have/had research published in prestigious scientific magazines.

The university library contains 120,000 volumes in various languages; with a vast majority of these books written in English.

The sports facilities are of a very high standard; with an in-door multifunctional sports hall, volleyball/basketball courts, tennis courts, football fields and swimming pool.

The Youth and Science Annual Competition is held; in order to encourage and gives young doctors the opportunity to join the world of medical research, with the best research papers being awarded and published.

The University is a leading institution amongst Bulgarian Medical Universities therefore most popular amongst students from the UK.

Key information

Course Duration:

  • Medicine: 6 Years
  • Dentistry: 6 Years
  • Term Start: September and October

Fees:

  • Medicine: 8,000 Euro / year
  • Dentistry: 8,000 Euro / year
  • Student Loan: Yes

ADMISSIONS HOTLINE: 0203 617 1785 

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Country: Bulgaria City: Plovdiv

Bulgaria is situated in South Eastern Europe, in the North Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The north of the country is occupied by the vast lowlands of the Danube Plain with the river Danube defining the border with neighbouring Romania. The south of the country, is dominated by highlands and elevated plains whilst, in the east, the Black Sea coast surrounding Varna, and Burgas attracts tourists all year round (which, given the beauty of the black sea coastline is not hard to believe!). Bulgaria has been an EU member since January 2007 and the currency used is the Bulgarian leva.

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, after the capital Sofia; with a population of over 300,000 inhabitants. The city is situated on both banks of the Maritsa River, in the central part of the Upper Thracian Plain. Plovdiv is the most important administrative, academic, economic, commercial and transportation centre of the south central region. The rich cultural heritage of Plovdiv is exemplified by sites like the Roman Stadium in the heart of the city; the Ancient Theatre – one of the best preserved in the World; Roman mosaics in the Small Basilica and the Old Town of Plovdiv with its Bulgarian Revival-style wooden-frame houses dating back to 18th and 19th century. In contrast to the historical beauty of Plovdiv, with the plethora of cafes, malls, gourmet restaurants and exciting night life the city has to offer, you will always have something to keep you entertained.

Closest Airport: Plovdiv

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Medicine

The English Medicine course runs for six years; with the first two years focusing on theory and the next three years focusing on clinical study. The final year is spent completing an internship before graduation. During the final year, students take the state exam in order to achieve their license to practice. This leads to students achieving the professional qualification of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or physical and are awarded with a Master's Degree. The course meets the EU requirements throughout its duration and is GMC recognised in Europe. The course involves training in preclinical and clinical disciplines, as well as a one-year clinical rotation. The basic and special medical disciplines are studied in their logical consequence and interrelation. The teaching process is in agreement with the modern requirements of higher education in medicine. The lecturers and teachers with long years of professional, research and pedagogical experience, as well as the modern facilities and equipment, are the prerequisites for the excellent theoretical training and development of practical skills in the physicians graduating from MU- Plovdiv. After taking the State Examinations, the graduates obtain the educational and qualification degree of Master of Science and the professional qualification of physician.  

Dentistry

The dentistry programme lasts for six years; with 5.5 years of academic course and an internship lasting a period of roughly 6 months. The first two years involve students learning theory and the fundamental aspects of medical and biological knowledge. The third and fourth year involves general clinical practice and apprenticeship; with special training in dentistry (pre and post-clinical). The internship period involves paediatrics, oral and maxillofacial surgery experience, denture dentistry, paradantology and orthodontist and conservative dental treatment. Dentistry students also require passing the state exam at the end of the final year, in order to gain a licence. Successful students are awarded a Master's degree and titled as a Dentist. The Faculty of Dental Medicine is housed in a new building covering 14770 m2 and includes 27 clinical teaching rooms with a total of 168 working seats, 4 preclinical rooms with 45 seats, 1 operation theatre, 3 technical rooms for preclinical activities with 30 seats, 1 technical room for clinical activities with 28 seats, 1 teaching room for materials science with 24 working seats, 8 seminar rooms with a total of 113 seats, 12 treatment and consultation rooms, 4 rooms for postgraduate students, 7 rooms for specializing doctors of dental medicine, Aula Magna with 308 seats, 2 auditoria (First Auditorium with 156 seats and Second Auditorium with 117 seats), a library, a computer room, a sterilization room. The Faculty has 193 modern dental units, 34 phantom units, a 3D scanner, an orthopantomograph, digital dental radiography equipment, high energy laser, dental operating microscope, intraoral dental cameras, stationary and mobile multimedia systems, modern endodontic systems, air microabrasion equipment.  

Key information

Course Duration:
  • Medicine: 6 Years
  • Dentistry: 6 Years
Fees:
  • Medicine: 8,000 Euro / year
  • Dentistry: 8,000 Euro / year
  • Student Loan: Yes
 
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Are there any Local Mosques?

Yes, in the town centre

How can you travel around Plovdiv?

Taxis are plentiful and very cheap by UK standards (Most taxi journeys are around 1-2 Euros). Most taxis are metered and yellow taxis are generally considered reliable. Avoid taxis parked outside hotels or in tourist areas as they will inevitably charge inflated prices. There are also buses which are very frequent in most locations.

What type of weather does Plovdiv have?

Plovdiv generally experiences a warm and temperate climate, with a fairly high level of rainfall especially in the summer months. During the winter, the temperature can reach upto -10 whilst in the summer it can be expected to reach anything from the mid thirties to forties (degrees Celsius).