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7 Steps to start a Medical Residency in Turkey

Updated: Oct 6


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In 2011, Turkey passed a law allowing foreign doctors to work in its territory due to the shortage of doctors, especially in the private sector. In European countries there are 340 doctors per 100,000 inhabitants. In Turkey there are 156 doctors per 100,000 inhabitants. Turkey is seeking to increase the number of doctors by opening the door for all doctors from all countries of the world to work in its territory after fulfilling all the required conditions.

In this article we will learn about the steps required for each doctor to specialize in Turkey, including new laws added in 2020.

1) Learn Turkish. 2) Pass the STS exam. 3) Complete the mandatory training. 4) Pass the TUS exam. All the papers work in the Ministry of higher education and Ministry of health our office will do it .

The procedures in details :

The First Step :

Prepare the required documents for equivalence application to Turkish Minister of Higher Education

1) Bachelor's degree documented from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country . 2) Transcript documented from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country . 3) High school Certificate documented from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country. 4) Photocopy of your passport. 5) power of attorney for us to the purpose of equivalence application to Ministry

The Second Step :

Send the Documents to Our office in Ankara via DHL or you can come to Turkey by yourself if you want.

The Third Step :

We will submit your documents to the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education .

Review process will take from 8 to 12 Months .

The Fourth step :

In this period you have to learn the Turkish language and be prepared for equivalent's exam

Note: you can learn Turkish online through the following link .

https://goo.gl/T9vV29​

The Fifth Step :

You have to enter the equivalent's exam which called STS ( seviye tespit sınavı ) which held Twice a Year on April and September , in Ankara .

The Exam consist of 120 Question as the following :

medicine 40 q pediatric 30 q general surgery 30 q obs & gayne 20 q.

The Passing score is 35 out of 100 ( the score was 40 but after covid-19 they lower the required score to 35)

- Note : in the following link are the material of STS Exam

https://goo.gl/dK8GPp​

The Sixth Step :

Mandatory Training in Govermental educational hospital for 6 to 9 months in ( Medicine - Surgery - Pediatrics- Obs&gyne - Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine ) .

The Seventh Step :

Entering and paasing The Turkish Medical Specialty Exam ( TUS) .. and you can choose your field according to your degree in the exam .

What is TUS ?

TUS word is an abbreviation for (Tıpta Uzmanlık Sınavı) which means medical specialty exam, which is held twice a year in April and in September.

Exam consists of two sessions in the same day .

The first session ... contains 120 questions MCQs on Basic sciences , duration is 150 minutes .

1) anatomy 14 q 2) physiology - histology - embriyology 18 q 3) biyochimestry 22 q. 4) microbiology 22 q. 5) pathology 22 q. 6) phrmachology 22 q

The second session ... contains 120 questions MCQs on clinical sciences , the duration is 150 minutes .

7) medicine 40 q 8) pediatric 30 q 9) general surgery 30 q 10) obs&gayne 20 q.

- The passing score is 45 out of 100.

- Note : in the following link are the material of TUS Exam

https://goo.gl/dK8GPp​

How to choose your specialty ? What are the required score in each discipline ? How many years of training in each discipline ?

  1. Anesthesia ... 4 years ... required score 47.

  2. General Surgery ... 5 years ... required score 51.

  3. Cardiovascular Surgery ... 5 years ... the required score of 65.

  4. Plastic surgery ... 5 years ... required score 59.

  5. Pediatric Surgery ... 5 years .... 59 degree required.

  6. Orthopedic Surgery ... 5 years ... required score 52.

  7. Neurosurgery ... 5 years ... required score 56.

  8. Thoracic surgery ... 5 years ... required score 55.

  9. Internal Medicine ... 4 years ... required score 47.

  10. Chest Diseases ... 4 years ... required score 47.

  11. Neurology ... 4 years ... required score 49.

  12. Cardiology ... 4 years ... the required score of 70.

  13. Urology ... 4 years ... required score 56.

  14. Psychiatry ... 4 years ... required score 46.

  15. Emergency medicine ... 4 years ... the required score of 45.

  16. Forensic medicine ... 4 years ... the required score of 45.

  17. Pediatrics ... 4 years ... required score 46.

  18. Skin ... 4 years ... required score 57.

  19. Physical therapy and rehabilitation ... 4 years ... required score 54.

  20. Obstetrics ... 4 years ... required score 52.

  21. ENT ... 4 years ... required score 58.

  22. Child psychiatry ... 4 years ... required score 49.

  23. Clinical Pathology ... 4 years ... required score 52.

  24. Ophthalmology ... 4 years ... required score 59.

  25. Family Medicine ... 3 years ... the required score of 45.

  26. Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology ... 5 years ... required score 49.

  27. Diagnostic Radiology ... 4 years ... required score 58.

  28. Medical Biochemistry ... 4 years ... required score 54.

  29. Medical Microbiology ... 4 years ... required score 49.

  30. Medical genetics .. degree required 47 ... 4 years.

  31. Anatomy ... 3 years ... required score 45

  32. Physiology ... 3 years ... required 51.

  33. Medical pharmacology ... 4 years ... required score 45 .

Important Links :

1) STS Exam Preparation Course

https://bit.ly/30eAJrE


2) Medical Turkish equivalency exam books 2020

https://bit.ly/30f1a0A




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