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PG Medical Study in Romania

PG Medical Study in Romania

Capital: Bucharest
Largest City: Brașov
Official Language: Romanian
Currency: Romanian Leu
Climate: Temperate-continental 

Earn a world-class qualification with Romania’s dynamic education system. The universities here are known for their strong Teaching & Learning and Regional Engagement. Popular programs opted in Romania are Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, etc. Despite its low tuition fee and living cost, learning opportunities in Romania are endless.

Talking about the culture and people, Romanians prove to be great hosts. The people here are friendly and lively. The country offers great activities and offers for students combined with a great education. As a major plus, most Romanians speak English fluently, making communication super easy.

Apex International Consultancy guides the best overseas study destinations to ambitious students who wish to gain new perspectives. 

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Applying for specialisation (residency) program in Romania

Non-EU/EEA and Suisse resident candidates
Prior to final registration to the residency program in Romania, all prospective postgraduate medical residents are required first to enrol for the compulsory Romanian language preparatory year and it is their responsibility to learn Romanian and obtain a certificate of completion of Romanian for academic purpose (B2 level).
After getting the Romanian language certificate, International prospective postgraduate medical residents in Romania from non-EU/EEA country can register to specialisation based on his acceptance letter, high school and university diploma and academic records, Romanian language certificate, copy of passport, birth certificate, medical certificate and payment of tuition fee. They are only enrolled in the self-supported fee-based form of study by application file selection.

EU/EEA and Suisse resident candidates,
EU/EEA and Suisse postgraduate medical students, after getting Romanian language certificate, must comply with the same legal requirements as Romanian citizens (Law 316/2006), and have to take the residency exam.
The exam is organised in Romanian language by the main medical universities in Romania (UMF Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Targu Mures, Timisoara and Craiova). Those who pass successfully y exam are enrolled based on their results and available places per each specialisation.

Medical postgraduate specialisation in Romania

Medical specialisation in Romania are available in Medicine (Clinical specialties, Surgical specialties, Paraclinical specialties), Dentistry, pharmacy,etc.

List of Medical Specialisation in Medicine in Romania and their duration (tears):

Clinical specialties:

  1. Clinical allergology and immunology: 5 years
  2. Anaesthesia and intensive care: 5 years
  3. Infectious diseases: 5 years
  4. Cardiology: 6 years
  5. Paediatric cardiology: 5 years
  6. Dermato – venereology: 5 years
  7. Diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases: 5 years
  8. Endocrinology: 5 years
  9. Medical expertise of work capability: 4 years
  10. Clinical pharmacology: 4 years
  11. Gastroenterology: 5 years
  12. Paediatric gastroenterology: 5 years
  13. Medical genetics: 4 years
  14. Geriatrics and gerontology 5 years
  15. Haematology: 5 years
  16. Family medicine: 4 years
  17. Emergency medicine: 5 years
  18. Internal medicine: 5 years
  19. Physical and rehabilitation medicine: 5 years
  20. Labour medicine: 4 years
  21. Sports medicine: 4 years
  22. Nephrology: 5 years
  23. Paediatric nephrology: 5 years
  24. Neonatology: 5 years
  25. Neurology: 5 years
  26. Paediatric neurology: 5 years
  27. Medical oncology: 5 years
  28. Paediatric oncology and haematology: 5 years
  29. Paediatrics: 5 years
  30. Pneumology: 5 years
  31. Paediatric pneumolgy: 5 years
  32. Psychiatry: 5 years
  33. Paediatric psychiatry: 5 years
  34. Radiotherapy: 4 years
  35. Rheumatology: 5 years
  Surgical specialties:
  1. Cardiovascular surgery: 6 years
  2. General surgery: 6 years
  3. Oral and maxillo-facial surgery: 5 years
  4. Paediatric surgery: 5 years
  5. Plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery: 6 years
  6. Thoracic surgery: 6 years
  7. Vascular surgery: 5 years
  8. Neurosurgery: 6 years
  9. Obstetrics – gynaecology: 5 years
  10. Ophthalmology: 4 years
  11. Paediatric orthopaedics: 6 years
  12. Orthopaedics and traumatology: 5 years
  13. Otorhinolaryngology: 5 years
  14. Urology: 5 years
  Paraclinical specialties:
  1. Pathological anatomy: 5 years
  2. Epidemiology: 4 years
  3. Hygiene: 4 years
  4. Laboratory medicine: 4 years
  5. Legal medicine: 4 years
  6. Nuclear medicine: 4 years
  7. Medical microbiology: 4 years
  8. Radiology and medical imaging: 5 years
  9. Public health and management: 4 years
Medical Specialization in Dentistry in Romania
  1. Dento-alveolar surgery: 3 years
  2. Orthodontics and dento-facial orthopaedics: 3 years
  3. Endodontics: 3 years
  4. Parodontology: 3 years
  5. Dental prosthesis:3 years
  6. Paedodontics: 3 years.
Medical Specialization in Pharmacy in Romania
Residency program in Pharmacy
  1. Clinical pharmacy: 3 years
  2. Pharmaceutical laboratory: 3 years
PhD programs in Pharmacy
  1. Discipline Drug analysis
  2. Discipline Pharmaceutical biochemistry and clinical laboratory
  3. Discipline Pharmaceutical botany
  4. Discipline Analytical chemistry
  5. Discipline Organic chemistry
  6. Discipline Pharmaceutical chemistry
  7. Discipline Pharmacology
  8. Discipline Pharmaceutical legislation
  9. Discipline Pharmaceutical technology and bio pharmacy
  10. Discipline Toxicology
Application to medical residency in Romania

To apply to medical specialization in Romania, prospective specialist must have an university diploma obtained after at least 6 year university studies of medicine or dentistry and 5 year university studies of pharmacy  from accredited  university. More than that, the applicant must speak or be ready to learn Romanian.

The list of documents required to get into postgraduate medical specialization in Romania include:

  • Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent (high school leaving certificate) and university diploma;
  • Certified copy of university academic records;
  • Certified copy of the Birth Certificate;
  • A medical certificate specifying that the candidate does not have any mental, contagious  or any other diseases incompatible with medical profession and so prove the applicant’s state health;
  • Certified copy of Passport;
  • Applicant’s CV;
  • 4 recent photos (type passport);
  • Application form for diploma recognition (EU, EEA or Suisse applicant) – 2 copies;

All those documents must be in English, French or Romanian otherwise, they must be translated in one of those languages. Each translated copies must be accompanied with a simple copy of original document. The translated copies or copies of original documents (if in English, French or Romanian), have to be certified by Minister of foreigner affaire and Romanian Diplomatic Mission or Apostille of Hague Convention or at least by any other competent authorities.


Resident training contracts

According to Romanian legislation for residency program training, during residency period, doctors from EU/EEA receive a monthly salary as Romanian resident doctor. Doctors from non-EU/EEA are not paid but must pay annually fee varying between 6000 and 7700 Euros/year, depending on university and choosen speciality.

The advantage for non-European candidate to residency programs in Romania, is that they have the full right to choose the speciality without any competition. Do you want to become cardiologist, ophthalmologist, surgery, etc. and you have financial means and motivation? Why then do not become who you want to be instead of becoming somebody else because you cannot get into the right medical speciality for you?