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    I will be taking foundation courses soon and might choose to study in MMA for a degree in medicine, but I've heard people saying MMA's teaching medium is in RUSSIAN, and some say it's 3 years ENGLISH 3 years RUSSIAN...... Can anyone tell me whether the medium is in english or russian as I'm not interested in learning any russian, I'd prefer studying the 6 years in English. Please, can someone help me out?

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    Studies in MMA are in russian only, however, I know Russian State Medical University has an english medium. But despite studying in english you still need to learn russian (or any other country's language in which you study) to communicate with patients.

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    I went to the MMA's website and it says that there are both English and Russian courses, but the info were just too abstract, so I'm pretty much confused now.

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    In MMA they offer graduate study in either Russian (MD, Dentistry, Pharmacy), English (MD) or French (Pharmacy). Students who are taking MD program in English medium have to study Russian: 2-4 classes per week for at least three years. This is true for every medical school in Russia.
    Besides, you would face a duty to study local language in any European university as well (except for UK since you seems know English).
    I guess, it is a bit naive to be “not interested in learning” local language. It helps the student in his/her study and everyday’s life. Also it might be useful in the carrier. You never know where you will be few years later.
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    They offer medicine in English? Do you mean everything is entirely in English for medicine? And for 6 years until I get my degree? And by the way, I'm from Malaysia(somewhere around South East Asia in case you don't know), so I will just return to my country after my studies...... Learning the local language doesn't seem that useful to me anyway as I won't be staying over there for the rest of my life.

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    Thanks Mikhail, I assumed MMA supposed to have English medium...So yes Arch the studies are in English. Just like anywhere in Europe you don't pass local language test I believe after 3 year, you can go home, since no local language no practice. It is up to you study or not to study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchAngeL009 View Post
    They offer medicine in English? Do you mean everything is entirely in English for medicine? And for 6 years until I get my degree? And by the way, I'm from Malaysia(somewhere around South East Asia in case you don't know), so I will just return to my country after my studies...... Learning the local language doesn't seem that useful to me anyway as I won't be staying over there for the rest of my life.
    Such the position is being published here annually. And it is a bit naive or childish (“I just don’t like to do it”). I guess it will be useful for you to find a compatriot who is studying in Russia and who may explain the personal experience of a Malaysian (or English-speaking student) in Russia.
    As to me (once again and finally), it is obvious that international students have to know local language.
    The main reason, contacting patients is one of the most important side of overall doctor skills. It is a culture, an art and science. The medical graduate, who is having no experience in doing that and no idea how to do it, is like a eunuch. He may be a goof pathologist or XR-specialist, but not the doctor. Since Russia still does not offer sufficient number of English-speaking patients, you need to change your position and be ready to apply your efforts to study the language.
    It will be also useful,
    - to break possible ethnical isolation in the university. Contacting locals, contacting seniour students makes your life deeper and helps being good feeling both inside and outside the class.
    - to find yourself in some other areas. For instance, some time ago we did Space Medicine summer school for international students and specialists. We had some part-s from Malaysia. They currently work for Mal. Space Agency and have visited Russia for many times more. Do you think they did expect it before their first visit to Moscow?
    So, you never know...

    PS: I did visit Malaysia and hope to see it again. It’s beatiful and very friendly. Probably, we will participate in EduExpo there this or next year.
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    Thanks a lot for the info, maybe learning an additional language ain't that bad.

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    So, have you decided which medical school to apply for?
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    To be honest, I'm 17 years old currently, so I will use this 1 year+ to make some really serious consideration, thx.

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