Georgian Medical Universities provide competitive, international-level education through development of profound academic knowledge, professional ethics, values, and clinical reasoning, practical and communication skills. Main guiding principles of the universities’ activities are fully in line with the strategies of the European educational system. Most of Georgian Medical Universities are active members of international organizations – AMEE (The Association for Medical Education in Europe), EUA (The European University Association), WHO (World Health Organization) and other leading international education networks, aiming at harmonization of medical education across Europe as well as MEDINE (Thematic Network in Medical Education in Europe) which was set to modernize medical education in Europe in response to rapidly changing societal needs.
External quality assurance of higher education in Georgia is carried out through accreditation process. Accreditation is conducted by NCEQE (National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement). The state recognizes the qualification documents issued only by an accredited or equalized thereto higher education institution.
Another key reason that has played an important role in increasing the popularity of Georgian universities around the world is the introduction of numerous training programs in English, German, Russian and French. This point not just simplifies the harmonization of the quality of Georgian training so as not to be included in the world-wide valuation of criteria, but also facilitates the participation of many foreign students in the country in order to obtain the quality of Georgian education. Thus, it is not unexpected that many medical specialists studied in Georgia now work all over the world.
Universities are contracted in the bilateral cooperation agreement with leading Universities worldwide, University Clinics and Scientific-Research Institutions from different countries, on the basis of which students can practice in the country of their choice. In addition they participate in exchange mobility programs of ERASMUS MUNDUS, MEDEA – (Medical Universities Alliance) that are oriented on active involvement of students, academic and administrative staff of the Universities. Also participation in the MEVLANA project has to be mentioned which is oriented on mobility of the students of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels.