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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 specialisation in Romania are available in Medicine (Clinical specialties, Surgical specialties, Paraclinical specialties), Dentistry, pharmacy,etc.
Residency program in Pharmacy
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:
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.
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?