Conditions of admission for Israeli citizens into USMF

Israeli citizens, who graduated from the secondary school in Israel and have school leave certificate (teudat bagrut) and also Israeli citizens who graduated outside Israel and have school leave certificate, can be admitted into the University:
Into the 1st year of study in case of successfully passing entrance examinations in physics, chemistry and biology;
Into preparatory course of the University in case of unsatisfactory examination results (with consecutive transfer into the 1st year of study).
Without entrance examinations into preparatory course (with consecutive enrollment into the 1st year of study).
Training is carried out in a choice of languages:

  • English
  • Russian
  • Romanian

Israeli citizens desiring to study in Romanian but having no knowledge of it, can begin studies in the university at the Preliminary course where Romanian language is studied together with physics, chemistry and biology. (All foreign students are also taught the Romanian language during first two years of studies together with basic medical course.)
Israeli citizens desiring to study in English must pass an English entrance exam together with chemistry, physics and biology examinations.

Entrance examinations are developed by the management of the University especially for Israeli citizens taking into consideration candidates’ abilities and University requirements.

Exam date will be announced later.

General Information

If you want to learn about mysteries of human body, feel compassion for people and have a will to relieve suffering of people, - come to the Nicolae Testemianu State University of Medicine and Pharmacology in Republic of Moldova.
The education covers three levels of training: graduate, post-graduate (residency, research work, Masters’ degree, PH.D and post-Doctorate) and continuous refresher training of medical doctors and pharmacologists.
First Degree Studies:
Faculty of General Medicine
Interactive languages:
Duration of the course – 6 years.
Beginning of studies – September 1 of each year (except for the first year).
Faculty of Stomatology
Interactive languages:
Duration of the course – 5 years.
Beginning of studies – September 1 of each year (except for the first year).
Preparatory Department
Studies in Preparatory Department include English or Romanian language, biology, chemistry and physics.
Duration of the course – 10 months.
Beginning of studies – October 1.
Post-graduate Studies
Specialization, preparation and defense of Doctorate dissertation in Medicine.
Selection of Israeli citizens for studies in the University is based on criteria set by the Ministry of Education of Moldova.
Applicants desiring to be admitted for studies in the University must supply the following documents to the Representation of the University:
  • School leave certificate (Teudat Bagrut)
  • Birth certificate
  • International passport (darkon)
  • Police certificate of criminal activity (absence of criminal past) (Teudat Yosher)
  • Bank certificate of creditworthiness (from The bank in Moldova)
  • 10 photographs, 3X4
  • Application of the entrant
  • Parental consent for those under the age of 18.

Official Representation of the University in Israel

Official Representation of Nikolae Testemianu USMF was opened in 2001 and is empowered by the University’s management with all authority on issues connected with admission and enrollment of Israeli citizens into studies at the University.

The Representation did a big work in popularizing the University in Israel. Thanks to this work, hundreds of Israeli citizens receive highest quality of education at USMF. They are the future doctors of various specializations.

The staff of the Representation make every effort to make the process of admission into the University easier. The Representation fully takes upon itself solving all issues connected with preparation of all necessary documents, including selecting appropriate documents, making copies of the originals, translations, notarizing, etc. 
The Representation ensures delivery of the documents to the office of the Dean for foreign students and to the Ministry of Education, and also receiving permission to sit for entrance examinations and official confirmations from the University about enrolment for studies. (Preparation of all necessary documents is done only by the staff of the Representation due to outmost diversity of form of documents required for submission.)

At the Representation candidates receive the most detailed information and much useful advice for specific situations.

Staff of the Representation accompany students (both those who successfully passed exams and those who decided to begin studies at the Preparatory Department of the University) to Moldova for all processing stages immediately before beginning of studies (including choosing of place in the hostel, passing medical committee, processing of residence permit, etc.). Staff of the Representation help students to first acquaint themselves with Moldova and Kishinev.

The Representation provides support and protects students’ interests throughout the whole period of studies in Moldova.

About University

Short History

The State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu" is a scientific and cultural center of continuous undergraduate and postgraduate education of doctors and pharmacists from the Republic of Moldova. It was founded based on the Institute of Medicine No.1 from Saint Petersburg, evacuated during the World War II in Kislovodsk, and later on transferred to Chisinau together with students and the whole teaching staff under the name of State Institute of Medicine.

This institute started its activity on the 20th October, 1945 and had one faculty, that of General Medicine, that assembled 32 chairs wherein about 1000 students studied at. The teaching process was developed by 130 professors, including 20 PhDs and 23 Doctors in Medical Science.

The foundation of the State Institute of Medicine from Chisinau served as impulse for developing the high medical education and consolidation of the health system from the republic.

In 1954- the faculty of Pediatrics was founded, in 1959 - faculty of Dentistry, in 1963 - the faculty of Preventive Medicine and in 1964 - faculty of Pharmacy. The need of continuous formation of the specialists after graduation contributed to the set up of the faculty of continuous education in 1962. Aimed to create appropriate conditions for the well development of the scientific activity, the Central Lab of Scientific researches was founded in the same year.

In 1965 the Institute got the I-st category and in 1967, it was charged to develop new types of continuous differentiated training per specialties of the future doctors- via sub-internship and internship.

Since 1990 the Institute carries the name of Nicolae Testemitanu (1927 - 1986), famous scholar, talented teacher and educator, state man, skilled organizer in the field of public health, who brought a considerable contribution to the organization and development of the health protection system in our country; was a promoter of the national revival, of the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova. Man Emeritus.

On the 25th of July, the State Institute of Medicine "Nicolae Testemitanu" from Chisinau was reorganized in University. In 1995, this institution was given a new name - the State University of Medicine and Pharmaceutics "Nicolae Testemitanu" from the Republic of Moldova.

In 1992, while passing to a higher stage-post university of training future specialists-doctors and pharmacists via residency, the faculty of Residency and of fellowship training opens.

At present, the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu" is a high educational institution of international fame that trains medical and pharmaceutical personnel in conformity with the modern concepts and international exigencies of training and education of the future specialists. Within it, at university level there function the faculties of General Medicine (inclusively the specialty of Public Health), Dentistry, Pharmacy and the Section for undergraduate studies (for students - citizens of other countries); at postgraduate level - the faculties of Residency and fellowship training, continuous education and the department of Doctorate and Master's degree.

Aimed at efficient process of scientific-practical formation of the personnel of family doctors, dentists and specialists in pharmaceutics, the University Clinics of Primary Medical Assistance together with the Center of Training/Testing the practical abilities (2003); the Dentistry University Clinics (1977) and the University Pharmaceutical Center (1982) activate except the University.

The training of the personnel is carried out based on the modern programs, adjusted to European standards; much attention is paid to stable values, didactic methodologies and elements: tradition, advanced concepts, modalities of analysis and synthesis, level of discipline and attitude, modalities of reproductive and creative education.

The integrated education, interactive methods, problems of situation, clinic cases and home medical services, medicine based on evidence, virtual programs, standardized patients, education at distance, TV medicine and others are being implemented.

The university education in first years is carried out in Romanian, Russian and English languages. Within the Francophone Branch (since 1998), that activates at the faculty of General Medicine, the education is developed in French.

The Medical Scientific Library plays an important role in the process of education and research in the University that assembles over 1 million of publications of books and other modern sources of information.

The University is connected to Internet since 1997; the University Center of Information "Infomedica" was established in 2002.

The noble mission of educating the staffs belongs to the teaching team of professors with a strong intellectual potential and a rich professional experience. Within 79 chairs, 11 courses and 14 scientific labs there activate 1000 specialists, inclusively 14 academicians and member correspondents of the Moldova Science Academy, honorable members of the academies of other states, 140 PhDs and 536 doctors in medical science, 20 Laureates of the State Award in the field of science and technique. This potential, except the didactic and scientific activity, keeps relations of collaboration in the field of forming medical and pharmaceutical staffs, medical science and practical medicine with other 30 Universities and Clinics from France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the USA, Israel, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine etc.

The international collaboration contributes to the integration in the European and world educational systems; development of students and professors mobility; implementation of new methods of education, research, diagnosis and medical assistance; getting grants of financing, of projects of research, education and institutional development.

At present, over 5600 students from the Republic of Moldova and about 30 countries of the world study at the Chairs and university courses located in 86 modern clinics and polyclinics. .

Development Strategy of State University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Nicolae Testemiţanu” was developed with assistance offered by experts, national and international organizations in 2011-2020, which on 27 October 2010 was approved by Decision of Government of Republic of Moldova as part of the Development Programme of Medical and Pharmacy education in republic of Moldova. .

Subsequently, the informatization Strategy of the University was developed in 2012-2015. The basic mission of State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu” is defined by the key role it holds in the reforming process of higher medical education, as well as health system from the country. .

Alignment to everything that is modern in higher education, further development and thoroughgoing study of research and innovation activities in medicine domain, rhythmic conduct of clinical work are the three components, which determine the current image of the University..