What we look for

What makes a person a great candidate for Kazan State Medical University? It’s not just grades and professional skills, but also personal experiences and character that will make a prospective student successful in the program.


Are you dedicated to your education?

Medical school and subsequent training takes a significant commitment. Students must have the discipline and dedication to work hard for years in order to complete the program. Our admissions officers will look over your application closely to determine if your academic background indicates the program is right for you.


Do you care about the well-being of others?

Being a physician requires you to work hard to help your patients, whether it means having the patience to listen to them or making split second decisions to save their life. We will look at your personal experience to help us determine if you have the ability to be a caring, resilient physician.


What are your interests and hobbies?

Knowing some of your interests and hobbies helps us decide if you’re a great candidate for KSMU. Tell us what you do when you’re not in school and what makes you happy and curious. This will help us determine if our program is right for you!

Do you have high ethics & morals?

Being an outstanding physician means holding the utmost morals and ethics in the field of medicine and in life. People look up to physicians as exceptional members of society and KSMU is committed to upholding this view. In addition, you must always put the needs of your patient first. We consider your personal and professional experiences, as well as your community service, when determining if your principles will help you throughout the program, so please let us know about your generosity and assistance to others.


Also, Let Us Know

  1. Why do you want to become a physician? Describe the specific goals and aspirations you have and why you are committed to this long and rewarding journey.
  2. What made you want to become a physician? Explain what important life experiences led you to wanting to become a physician.

Your detailed answers to these questions will help us become familiar with you and determine if you are a good fit for KSMU.