Applicants to the postgraduate training program pass entrance exams in the specialty (in the volume of the training program for Specialist or Master degree, which corresponds to the chosen academic specialty) and in one of the foreign languages (English, German or French) in the volume provided by the training program for higher education of the fourth level of accreditation, approved by the Ministry of Education and Science.

List of specialties:

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Internal Diseases


Hematology and Transfusiology

Hygiene and Occupational Pathology

Pediatric Surgery

General Practice – Family Medicine

Immunology and Allergology

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Pathology


Medical and Biological Informatics and Cybernetics

Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Balneotherapy

Nervous Diseases






X-ray Diagnostics, Radiation Therapy




Cardiovascular Surgery

Social Medicine

Forensic Medicine

Traumatology and Orthopedics

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacy Organization




Skin and Venereal Diseases

Approval of an individual research plan for a doctor’s/PhD degree

An individual research plan is mandatory for the applicant and is used to assess the success of the planned scientific work.

The individual research plan is agreed by the applicant and his scientific supervisor (consultant) and approved by the Scientific Council of NMAPE within two months after the enrollment.

The applicant together with his scientific supervisor/consultant proposes the subject of dissertation, determines the content and timing of the individual research plan, and chooses the clinical site for carrying out the research. The next step is the submission of  general characteristics of the dissertation to the Department. It should involve the  rationale for the subject selected, purpose, tasks, object, subject, research methods, expected theoretical and practical results, scientific novelty, as well as the structure of the dissertation.

The academic staff of the Department discuss the materials presented by the applicant and the individual research plan at the meeting of the Department. The decision on providing the recommendations for the individual research plan review on the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute is made by the Department. The protocol of the Department meeting is submitted to the Head of the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute together with the individual research plan.

The applicant also submits the following documents:

- general characteristics of the research;

- peer review on the research planning materials;

- extract from the protocol of the Department meeting;

- patent research report;

- opinion of the expert problem commission of NMAPE;

- registration card of the research project (made by the Scientific Unit);

- opinion of the Ethics Committee of NMAPE (made by the Ethics Committee);

- metrologist’s opinion on the list of measuring equipment which will be used in the research.

After the approval of the individual research plan on the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute, it is submitted to the Scientific Council of the Academy. The applicant has to make an application to the Rector of NMAPE for the individual research plan approval. The academic secretary of the Scientific Council of the Faculty/ Institute submits all the documents to the academic secretary of the Scientific Council of the Academy not later than five days before the Scientific Council meeting.

The decision on the individual research plan approval is made by the Scientific Council of the Academy by an open vote.