Pediatrics is the branch of Medicine that studies and ensures medical care of infants, children and adolescents. This discipline is focused on training qualified specialists with higher medical education and providing highly level of medical care for children.


Our Pediatrics Course takes 6 years of studies for getting a Bachelor’s Diploma (MD/MBBS in Pediatrics).

It provides the educational process in a close connection with clinical; carries out a continuing medical education of pediatricians, including primary care and additional professional education; participate in scientific researches aimed at ensuring the reduction of infant mortality, the prevention of diseases of childhood and improving the quality of children and teenagers’ life.


Russian and Ukrainian universities start their academic year on the 1st of September and finish in the middle of June (depends on the university). The studying year is divided into 2 semesters:

  • The 1st semester lasts from September,1 to the last week of January.
  • The 2nd semester lasts from the first week of February to the middle of June.

There are 5 working days (Monday-Friday) and 2 weekends (Saturday, Sunday) at universities.

Classes usually start at 8/9:00 and finish at 16:00.

During their studies, students have lectures, practical lessons (seminars), excursions, hospital practice, unit tests, colloquiums, and final tests. In the end of each semester students have an examination session. If the students pass it successfully, they go on a winter/summer vacation. In case they fail the exams, students get a “tail” and prepare to pass the failed exam once more.

The winter vacation usually lasts from January to February, and the summer vacation – from the mid of June to the end of August. While being on holidays, students can travel all over Russia/Ukraine, CIS countries and European countries as well!


Pediatrics Specialties:

  • Child mental health
  • Community child health
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Pediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases
  • Pediatric clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition
  • Pediatric inherited metabolic medicine
  • Pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Pediatric neuro-disability
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Pediatric palliative medicine
  • Pediatric respiratory medicine
  • Pediatric rheumatology