Residency

Residency in medicine (further: residency) is a third cycle university studies in medicine, designed for the physicians seeking to acquire or to change the specialization of the professional qualification in medical practice. After the completion of studies the residents receive the residency certificates stating the professional qualification of either clinical specialist or general practitioner.

Residency in odontology is a third cycle university studies in dentistry, which lead the graduates to the certificates of professional qualification of an odontology specialist.

Residency in both medicine and odontology is full-time training, composed of theoretical courses and traineeships/practical placements. All rights and duties foreseen by the residency programme and regulations are applied. This training is arranged at the university, university hospital or institution chosen and accredited by the university.

The duration of residency study programmes is 3-6 years depending on the programme. A year of residency is equal to 40 national credits.

Residency studies are in Lithuanian language.

Vilnius University residency programmes:

  1. Internal diseases (5 years);
  2. Family medicine (3 years);
  3. Dietology (3 years);
  4. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (3 years);
  5. Obstetrics-gynaecology (4 years);
  6. Children diseases (4 years);
  7. Pediatric surgery (5 years);
  8. General surgery (5 years);
  9. Orthopaedics and traumatology (5 years);
  10. Anaesthesiology, reanimation and intensive care (4 years);
  11. Radiology (4 years);
  12. Otorhinolaryngology (3 years);
  13. Ophthalmology (3 years);
  14. Psychiatry (4 years);
  15. Laboratory medicine (4 years);
  16. Legal medicine (4 years);
  17. Pathology (4 years);
  18. Oral surgery (3 years);
  19. Orthodontics (3 years);
  20. Periodontology (3 years);
  21. Endodontology (3 years);
  22. Pediatric odontology (3 years);
  23. Prosthodontics (3 years);
  24. Alergology and clinical immunology (4 years);
  25. Dermatovenerology (4years);
  26. Endocrinology (4 years);
  27. Gastroenterology (4years);
  28. Hematology (4 years);
  29. Infectious diseases (4 years);
  30. Cardiology (4 years);
  31. Nephrology (4 years);
  32. Neurology (4 years);
  33. Pulmonology (4 years);
  34. Rheumathology (4 years);
  35. Clinical toxicology (3 years);
  36. Abdominal surgery (5 years);
  37. Vascular surgery (5 years);
  38. Maxillofacial surgery (4 years);
  39. Cardiac surgery (5 years);
  40. Urology (5 years);
  41. Neurosurgery (5 years);
  42. Plastic surgery (5 years);
  43. Thoracic surgery (5 years);
  44. Neonatology (5year);
  45. Pediatric reanimation and intensive care (6 years);
  46. Child cardiology (6 years);
  47. Child pulmonology (5years);
  48. Child hematology (5 years);
  49. Child endocrinology (5 years);
  50. Child nephrology (5 years);
  51. Child gastroenterology (5 years);
  52. Child neurology (6 years);
  53. Child and adolescent psychiatry (4 years);
  54. Genetics (4 years);
  55. Geriatrics (4 years);
  56. Oncology - chemotherapy (4 years);
  57. Oncology - radiotherapy (4 years);
  58. Sport medicine (3 years).

Further information may be obtained from the Department of Doctoral and Residency Studies, Vilnius University, 3 Universiteto St., LT-2734 Vilnius, Lithuania. Tel.: (3705) 2687093, 2687094.