Lithuania officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe. Since its independence, Lithuania has been referred to as one of the Baltic States. It is situated along the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest.

Lithuania covers an area of 65.300 km², making it slightly smaller than half the size of Greece, or slightly larger than West Virginia. Its smooth, flat landscape offers sandy beaches, numerous lakes, wetlands, and mixed forest areas.

Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, a full member of the Eurozone, Schengen Agreement, OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). It is also a member of the Nordic Investment Bank, and part of Nordic-Baltic cooperation of Northern European countries. The United Nations Human Development Index lists Lithuania as a "very high human development" country. 

Several types of schools were present in medieval Lithuania. Education is free of charge and compulsory from the age of 6 or 7 to 16 years (covering primary and basic education), as stated in the national Law on Education. The school year in Lithuania usually starts on the first of September, including in tertiary education. Usual grading system at Secondary School Level is ten-point scale. 

Today, 15 public universities and 6 private colleges operate in Lithuania. The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Medical University in Kaunas) is the second largest university in the country and offers three programs in English for international students: General Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacology. To study medicine in Lithuania is growing in popularity among international medical students.

The main admission criteria to medical studies in Lithuania is to have a high school diploma with Biology and Chemistry. Having studied Physics and Mathematics acts as an added advantage.

Medicine Course in Lithuania is recognized by The Medical Council of India (MCI) and World Health Organization (WHO).
The degree that is awarded after 6 years of study is Medical Doctor, which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
  • The studies are conducted in English therefore there is no need of learning a new language.
  • Excellent teacher-student ratio is maintained in most of the universities. To ensure the quality of studies students are taught in small groups (8-10 students per group)
  • The universities in Lithuania offers an academic environment focused on excellence in research and teaching.
  • Most of the Medical Programmes in Lithuania offer paid internship.
  • Universities in Lithuania offer the Erasmus+ Training programme which would enable students to apply theoretical knowledge acquired during studies, develop professional skills, reveal your personal competencies, improve foreign language skills, strengthen self-confidence, make new contacts etc.
  • Universities offers a variety of sport activities, events and projects that promote healthy lifestyle within the academic community.
  • The Medical programme incorporates the classical teaching model in order to develop a firm foundation in basic science before entering the clinical field.

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