An Oncology Residency includes theoretical and clinical practice modules. Key characteristics of the theoretical training are the interdisciplinary nature of the subjects as well as the emphasis on independent study. Residents learn how to work with current literature, analyze medical information, and relate the theoretical knowledge gained to their practical clinical experience.

Program goal

A Residency in Oncology is designed to prepare qualified, trained medical specialists in oncology. 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


The training program for the specialty includes lectures on topical issues related to oncology and seminars.

Disciplines Credits
Oncology 16
Clinical pharmacology 2
Emergency Medicine 2
Health Organization and Public Health 3
Pathology 2
Pedagogy 2
Pediatrics 2
Normal anatomy 2
Topographic anatomy 2
Oncolytic Viruses 2
Medical Genetics 2
Vascular Surgery 2
Oncology 2
Radiation Diagnostics 2
Clinical researches (clinical training) 8
Oncology clinical training 63
Clinical training (анестезиология и реаниматология) 3
Final examination (final interview) 3
Total credits 120

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.
  • 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 their consultation services to their peers. Complex medical cases are presented with a pathology review.

Examples of topics:
  • The effectiveness of the cytological research method in the diagnosis of malignant skin tumors for visual localizations
  • Study of the causes of the progression of cancer of the large salivary glands and possible complications depending on the treatment methods.
  • Study of the effectiveness of anti-angiogenic therapy in the treatment of progressive ovarian cancer.

Training base

The culmination of the theoretical and practical modules is clinical research work. The resident analyzes the clinical experience gained and interprets it from the standpoint of a practicing physician. The clinical practice component takes place at the City Clinical Hospital No. 1 that has a 439 bed capacity, six specialized oncology departments, and a radiology department.

  • Residents participate in unique operations, consultations, and patient supervision of modern hormonal, chemo- and targeted therapy regimens.
  • By the end of the residency, residents will perform standard surgical interventions and dressings and independently supervise patients with oncological diseases.

Key persons


Sergey Sidorov

MD, Professor. Mammologist, Oncologist, Plastic Surgeon, the highest qualification doctor, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation "Pasman Clinic" on Karamzina Street, City Hospital #1, Doctor Rogazhinskas Clinic

Scientific interest: Oncology, mammalogy

Sergey Shevchenko

MD, Professor. Oncologist, Surgeon, Endocrinologist, the highest qualification doctor, "Pasman Clinic", City Hospital #1

Scientific interest: head and neck surgery, thyroid surgeries

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are U.S. $12,000 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 native language 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 is competitive 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 International Recruitment Office (office 2325).

Career opportunities

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

Application deadlines

Till August 27 fill the application form and provide full set of scanned documents.