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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
Rector Dr Georgi Paskalev
Vice-Rectors Dr. Tr. Mihailov
Dr Tonka Vassileva
Prof. Dr. Vasil Atanasov
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.
    Fees Medicine - 4000 USD per year
    Dentistry - 4200 USD per year
    Language course - 2800 USD per year
    Medical college - 1300 USD per year
    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 1996/97 1.1:1
    for 1978/98 1.4:1

    Ratio of Men/Women
    for Bulgarian students 1:1
    Contact for application The Rectors Office or For the Faculty of Medicine: The Dean - Assoc. Proof Dr Petar Uchikov
    Bulgaria, Plovdiv
    V. Aprilov 15-a
    tel +359 32 602456; +359 32 602556
    fax +359 32 602 534

    Health care Assoc. Prof. Ivo Dimitrov
    Bulgaria, Plovdiv
    V. Aprilov 15-a

    For the Faculty of Dentistry: The Dean - Assoc. Prof. Stioan Vladimirov
    Bulgaria, Plovdiv
    Veliko Tarnovo 24
    tel +359 32 2 34 00
    fax +359 32 26 42 74

    For the Medical College : Dr N. Krusteva
    Bulgaria, Plovdiv
    Bratja Buckstun 120
    tel +359 32 772347
    fax +359 32 773703


    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.


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