A Residency in Dermatovenerology provides doctors exhaustive knowledge in their specialty. This excellent education will foster the development of Dermatovenerology as a discipline, and the clinical, scientific and human competences of each graduate completing the Residency program.

Program goal

A Residency in Dermatovenerology is designed to prepare qualified, trained medical specialists in dermatology. They will have the ability to work autonomously in a specialized area of medicine, including high-technology medical care. The education will provide trainees with an excellent and broad background in fundamental medical science and with the professional, technical and clinical skills necessary in their field. The trainees will also acquire in-depth knowledge of related disciplines.

Duration of study

Two academic years

Language of instruction



Fundamental disciplines

  • Cell biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

Simulation course

  • 3 credits
  • Dermatology simulation course consists of two parts:
  • non-invasive diagnostic methods
  • radiosurgery

Program structure

First year
Courses Certification
Block 1.Disciplines
Base part
Dermatology Exam
Regulatory framework for public health and health Credit
Modern fundamentals of pathology of hemostasis Credit
Fundamentals of pedagogical activity in higher education Credit
Disaster medicine Credit
Urology Credit
Obstetrics and gynecology Credit
Pediatrics Credit
Clinical pharmacology Credit
The variable part
Oncology Credit
Vascular surgery Credit
Radiodiagnostics Credit
Elective courses
Oncolytic viruses Credit
Molecular biology Credit
Block 2. Practice
Base part
Dermatovenerology (practice) Exam
The variable part
Oncology (practice) Credit
Mycology (practice) Credit
Obstetrics and gynecology(practice) Credit
Block 3.Clinical research work
Clinical research work Exam
Block 4.State final attestation
Optional subjects
Conflict management Credit
Dermatoscopy Credit

Final examination

First step –
clinical competencies
Second step –
certifying tests
Third step –
final interview

Research activity

  • Residents and faculty meet two times a month to review the latest clinical and basic science research articles, gain insight into ongoing research activities within the department, and look for answers to clinical questions. Topics include prominent medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and laser/cosmetics topics, as well as relevant articles from outside dermatology.
  • Each resident has a theme for their clinical research work and reports their results four times a year. Several times a year, residents review interesting cases from the consultation services to their peers. Complex medical cases are presented with a pathology review.

Clinical research work

Examples of topics (Research areas 2013/2014):
  • Epidemiological features of feet onychomycosis among inhabitants of Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk region, and their role in prevention
  • Influence of contact allergens on skin pathologies
  • Clinic anamnestic features of autoimmune bullous dermatoses
  • Bacteriological study of the acneic skin microflora
  • Features of nevi among patients suffering from vitiligo

Training base

Key persons


Yulia Mikhailovna Krinitsina

Doctor of medicine, Highest Category Board Certified (Russia), Professor


Irina Gennadievna Sergeeva

Doctor of medicine, Highest Category Board Certified (Russia), Professor

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are U.S. $10,000 per year.


Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship Program

Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend.
Application deadline: depends on the country of applicant

Entrance requirements

  • Copy of the 1st page of your travelling passport with your personal data
  • Legalized (if required) diploma of higher medical education
  • Legalized (if required) academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • 2 photos
  • English language course marks sheet/TOEFL certificate or other international certificates (in case English is not your mother tongue and your previous education wasn't in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Medical certificate of overall health condition
  • HIV + AIDS certificates

Note! Selection in the Residency Program occurs on a competitive basis and based on the results of a final interview. For enrollment you have to submit both original and notarized Russian translations of the required documents to the NSU Admission Office.

Career opportunities

Residency graduates are highly qualified professionals who can work as dermatovenerology specialists in public or private medical institutions, as well as successfully conduct scientific research.

Application deadlines

  • By June 15 fill the application form
  • By August 06 provide full set of scanned documents


Natalya Ilyina/Medical Doctor-Dermatovenerologist, assistant in the post-degree medical education center at the NSU Medical Department, member of the European Dermatology and Venerology Academy, Michael Hornstein scholarship winner

Year: 2014

Program: Residency training taught in English (Dermatovenerology)

Country: Russia

This Medical residency program was incredibly intensive, full of lectures and interdisciplinary seminars that required preliminary preparation in the form of presentations on individual themes and clinical cases. These activities provided the perfect opportunity to learn something new and see our specialization from another angle. Certainly, we went through a lot of work and self-improvement, however, seeing the examples of the program coordinators as well as their ability to find an approach to any patient and give wonderful lectures and seminars made us want to work even harder. Thanks to the support of the University and program coordinators I was able to present the results of my graduate work with presentations at forums and congresses in Russia and abroad. Moreover, I had the unique chance to participate in the International Summer Academy of Practical Dermatology in Munich, the Conference for young dermatologists in Moscow, and a course on pediatric dermatology in Barcelona.  The most important this is that one should choose the specialization based on his/her own interests because it is always great to work in the field you like.