Residency in Internal Medicine
The Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year program to prepare superb medical doctors to practice internal medicine with a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement. Our program trains fully competent physicians to pursue career in ambulatory care, hospital medicine or pursue further subspecialty training.
During the training, residents rotate through a variety of general internal medicine and subspecialty inpatient services and outpatient clinics.
Campus: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, NUSOM building, hospitals
Language: English, Kazakh, Russian
Delivery mode: Full time
Duration: 3 years
Career: Residency graduates continue working as physicians. They can also continue a fellowship program on internal medicine subspecialties.
By the end of the Internal Medicine Residency program candidates should be able to achieve the graduation target in the majority of the ACGME Milestones for Internal Medicine, as follows:
1. Patient care and procedural skills:
2. Medical knowledge:
3. Practice-based learning and improvement:
4. Interpersonal and communication skills:
6. System-based practice:
Clinical rotation sites
During the training, residents will rotate through a variety of general internal medicine and subspecialty inpatient services and outpatient clinics. All the clinical activities will be carried out in the following Hospitals/Centers:
How to apply
STEP 1. Create your personal account
Register on www.admissions.nu.edu.kz portal to create a Personal Account. Read the instructions about the application procedure given in your Personal account.
STEP 2. Complete your Application Form and attach the required documents
Fill out the application form and attach the required documents:
STEP 3. Pay an application fee
The application fee is paid online via your personal account with a bank card.
The amount to pay is 5 000 tenge. All application fees are non-refundable.
Step 4. Finish the registration process
Finish the registration process by pressing the “Submit application” button. After submission applicants can’t change their applications.
Step 5. Upload IELTS/TOEFL certificates
Upload IELTS/TOEFL certificates in your personal account in the section "Upload IELTS/TOEFL" and fill up the required information about the certificate.
Check your e-mail for notifications from the NU Admissions Department and your personal account to learn about your application status.
If you experience any difficulties with the registration or online application, please contact email@example.com. Refer to your IIN and/or Applicant ID while sending us your requests.
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants
Online application deadline for the Residency program in Internal Medicine: June 4, 2023 inclusive (23:59 Astana time).
Status assigned to the candidate
All registered candidates can check the status of their application in the Personal account. Description of the status below is presented in the order of assignment to the candidate in the Personal account.
Application in processing. This is interim status, which means that the application is being processed. Admissions Committee will evaluate the application and inform the candidate on further steps/stages. Notification on final results will be sent to your email address.
Does not meet entry requirements. The status is assigned to the candidates who do not meet the minimum entry requirements. It is given after checking the application forms and the documents by the Admissions Department.
Disqualified. The status is assigned to candidates who are disqualified for gross violations of the conditions of the competition. For example, provided deliberately false information.
Rejected by Admissions Committee. At one of the competition stages, the Admissions Committee decided to reject the candidate’s application.
Transfer to another program. At the stage of an application screening the Admissions Committee has decided to recommend the candidate for consideration by the Admissions Committee of another program within the same School.
Pending. Candidate’s application is pending.
Waiting list. The Admissions Committee has finished reviewing the candidate’s application and made a decision to put you on a waiting list. Such candidates should expect notification from the University, as there is a possibility that if other candidates reject to study, they may be sent an invitation letter to study.
Recommended for admission to Zero Year of Graduate programs. The Admissions Committee has decided to recommend the candidate for the Zero Year of Graduate program. “Zero Year of Graduate programs” is a two-semester full-time program for candidates, who do not meet the language requirements for direct admission to Master’s programs, with intensive language, academic and research preparation for Master’s programs.
Recommended for admission to program. Admissions Committee has decided to recommend candidate for the program without going through the Zero Year of Graduate programs.
Recommended for conditional admission. The Admissions Committee has decided to recommend a candidate for the conditional admission with a requirement to fulfill the condition by the deadline specified in the notification.
Withdrawn. Candidate decided to withdraw from the competition.
Accepted Program admission offer. The status is assigned to candidates who received offer letter, signed Enrollment confirmation form and fulfilled all the сonditions of the University indicated in the offer letter.
Accepted Zero Year of Graduate programs admission offer. The status is assigned to candidates who received offer letter to Zero Year of Graduate program, signed Enrollment confirmation form and fulfilled all the сonditions of the University indicated in the offer letter.
Refused admission offer. The candidate was recommended for admission, but refused to study.
Refused in favor of another NU program. The status is applicable for those candidates, who applied for several graduate programs at NU. The status is assigned when the candidate chooses another program.
Deferred. The status is assigned to candidates who were accepted for the program, but decided to postpone their studies until the next year.
Did not submit the documents/Refused. The status assigned to candidates who did not provide originals of the documents by the stated deadline, which means that the candidate refuses to study at University.
Did not come to Orientation week/Refused. The status is assigned to candidates who accepted the offer letter, provided hard copies of documents, but did not participate in Orientation week. The vacant place, if available, can be offered to the candidates in the Waiting list.
Enrolled to program. The status is assigned to candidates who enrolled to the main program by the Decision of the Provost. Candidate officially became a student.
Enrolled to Zero Year of Graduate programs. The status is assigned to candidates who enrolled to the Zero Year of Graduate program by the Decision of the Provost. Candidate officially became a student.
Internal Medicine Residency Program
The clinical curriculum relies upon the ACGME Program Requirements for Internal Medicine Residencies and fulfils the ACGME Competencies and Milestones required for all residencies, as described previously.
The 1st year of the Internal Medicine Residency program will be focused on clinical experience in general internal medicine specialities at the Multiprofile City Hospital #2, including patients with different acute (emergent) and chronic diseases. NUSOM faculty and clinical preceptors at city hospital #2 will supervise the residents.
The residents will pass through the following rotations:
1. Emergency medicine – 2 months
2. Intensive care medicine – 1 month
3. Ultrasound diagnostics – 2 months
4. General Inpatient Internal Medicine – 2 months
5. Pulmonary Medicine – 2 months
6. Neurology – 2 months
The 2nd year of the Internal Medicine Residency program will be focused on advanced clinical experience in general internal medicine and subspecialties at the high-level tertiary referral hospitals such as MC Hospital of President’s affair, National Scientific Medical Center, National Research Cardiac Surgery Center, National Research Oncology Center, and University Medical Center.
The residents will pass through the following rotations:
1. General Inpatient Internal Medicine – 6 months
2. Cardiology – 2 months
3. Rheumatology – 2 months
4. Elective rotation – 1 month
5. Neurology – 2 months
The 3rd year of the Internal Medicine Residency program will be dedicated to some internal medicine subspecialty rotations and elective rotations at different hospitals such as Multiprofile city hospital #1, National Research Oncology (and Transplant) Center, and National Scientific Medical Center. The residents will have an opportunity to be involved in research.
The structure of the rotations during the last year of the internal medicine residency program is following:
1. Nephrology – 2 months
2. Gastroenterology – 2 months
3. Hematology – 2 months
4. Endocrinology – 2 months
5. Elective rotation – 1 month
6. Research – 2 months