Residency in Pediatrics
The Pediatrics residency is a three-year program to train medical doctors to become general pediatricians. The Program provides the residents with the foundation competencies to be ready to practice general pediatrics in different clinical settings (in hospital and/or in ambulatory care) or to continue their post-graduate medical training in pediatric sub-specialties (e.g. Pediatrics Clinical Fellowships) or research.
During year-1 and year-2, residents rotate through different in-patient pediatric sub-specialty departments in addition to be exposed to high quality outpatient longitudinal experiences. During year-3, residents focus their training and curriculum on specific areas of clinical and/or research interest.
Campus: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, NUSOM building, hospitals
Language: English, Kazakh, Russian
Delivery mode: Full time
Duration: 3 years
Career: Specialist in Pediatrics (attending physician, general practitioner, clinical fellow in Pediatrics)
This Program reflects the NUSOM commitment to the development of physician-scholars, who are comfortable with evidence-based patient care and medical practice, integrating the clinical work at the bedside with the research of pathological and molecular mechanisms of diseases in the laboratory. All that is possible thanks to the academic and clinical integration between the University Medical Center (UMC) and NUSOM Facilities, in addition to the cooperation with several Pediatric Hospitals in Nur-Sultan and our strategic partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and, in particular, with the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.
The Program Learning Outcomes (LOs) are consistent with the ACGME Pediatric Milestone Project, which provides a framework for the transversal and longitudinal assessment of the Resident’s progression in all key dimensions, skills and competencies required in Pediatrics and its subspecialties.
By the end of the Pediatrics Residency Program, the residents are required to achieve the graduation target in the majority of the ACGME Milestones for Pediatrics, as follows:
1. Patient Care:
Making informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, resulting in optimal clinical judgment;
2. Medical Knowledge:
4. Practice-based Learning and Improvement:
5. System-based Practice:
6. Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
Clinical rotation sites:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to your IIN and/or Applicant ID while sending us your requests.
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants
Important dates for those who are applying for the 2023-2024 academic year
Application periods for residency program:
The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates:
The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): to be announced soon
First day of classes: to be announced soon
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.
The “Intern” year (year-1) focuses on the clinical experience with children affected with acute and chronic illnesses, who are admitted into several inpatient divisions of the Clinical Academic Department of Pediatrics, under the supervision of UMC Attending Physicians and/or NUSOM Faculty.
The residents will pass through a series of 8-week rotations in the following inpatient specialty divisions:
The second year will be devoted to acquiring additional clinical skills, developing more independence, and gaining more experience in leadership and supervision. The clinical experience will be provided in both inpatient and outpatient services of general and specialist pediatrics.
These clinical skills will be developed through a series of 8-week rotations in inpatient departments (both general and subspecialty pediatric teams):
Concomitantly, the Residents will have some longitudinal clinical experiences, to be defined through an individual schedule.
The year-3 will consist of elective rotations which will be agreed upon and tailored by the Program Director and Program Evaluation Committee, which will allow each Resident to shape their own clinical training according to the areas of clinical and research interest. Therefore, in addition to specific and additional hospital experiences (to prepare the residents for a future specialist career and eventually for Clinical Fellowship Programs), other opportunities can be represented by community service opportunities (like rotations in either a rural practice or urban locations) rather than a specific project of clinical and translational research between the hospitals and the laboratory.