Residency

Residency in medicine (further residency) is the 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 students-residents receive a certificate stating the professional qualification of either clinical specialist or general practitioner.

Residency in odontology (further residency) is the studies in dentistry, which lead the graduates to the certificate 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 studies programmes is 3-6 years depending on the programme. A year of residency is equal to 60 national credits.

Residency studies are in Lithuanian language and begin on September 1st every year.

Residency studies are organized in 63 programmes:

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

Further information may be obtained at the Department of Doctoral and Residency Studies, Vilnius University (21 M. K. Čiurlionis Street, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania, room 108) or by phone +370 5 239 8763.