Ulyanovsk State University, together with 58 medical schools of Russia, is included into the International Medical Education Directory. It means, the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has recognized diplomas of the Ulyanovsk University Medical Department.
Starting with end of May graduates from the University have a right to take ECFMG qualification exams.
Vestnik, newspaper issued at the University, published that it became possible due to University graduate Andrei Kurklinsky employed as a manager with one of American clinics. The man faced the problem himself seeking recognition of the Ulyanovsk University diploma in the USA. Andrei Kurklinsky enjoyed support of the RF Education Ministry Commission for acknowledgement of educational documents. An appeal on the problem had been sent to ECFMG in 1999, that was just recently allowed in favor of Ulyanovsk State University. Vestnik informs, the University is the only medical educational institution among those registered by Russia’s Education Ministry which diplomas are recognized in the USA. Sergey Nikolayev PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
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