Updated: May 15
I am a doctor I want to specialize in Turkey What steps should I take in short? 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 to do the procedures in behalf of you in the Turkish Ministry of higher education and Ministry of health. Note : Our Office will translate all the above documents to Turkish language . 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 . Note : The original documents will be returned to you after we open your folder in the Turkish Ministry of higher education . The Fourth step : In this period you have to learn the Turkish language and be prepared for equivalent's exam The Fifth Step : You have to enter the equivalent's exam which called STS ( seviye tespit sınavı ) which held Twice a Year on February and August , 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) 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 : Receiving the Equivalence Certificate from The Turkish Ministry of higher education .. and now you have the right to work or to start a residency in Turkey. The Eighth 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. - you can choose your fields according to your score, for example to have a seat in general surgery, your score must be 55 . - During residency salary is about 700 $ .
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