Lithuania

PART ONE Professional recognition in your country

1.1. Which organisation recognises doctors eligible to practice in your country?
In case your country has more then one organisation which can provide professional recognition, please attach to this survey a simple list of names and websites where we can acquire more information.

Name:  State Health Care Accreditation Agency under the Ministry of Health   

Type of organisation (professional, government, etc.) Trade union and professional organisation 

Address:    A.Juozapaviciaus g.9, LT-09311 Vilnius, Lithuania
     
Phone number:   (+370) 5 261 51 77,   
 
Fax:    N.A.  

Contact person:               ramune.vaitkeviciene@vaspvt.gov.lt   

E-mail:    vaspvt@vaspvt.gov.lt    
 
Website (s):   www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

1.2. What requirements/documents are necessary for a foreign doctor to practice medicine?
i.e. language skills, medical degree, insurance, immigration status.

Language skills (Lithuanian B1), medical degree, civil insurance, immigration approval.       
Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

1.3. Are there any application deadlines (if so, when)?
Furthermore, how long does the professional recognition procedure usually take?

No

Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

1.4. Are there any sort of examinations/interviews to apply for Medical Professional Recognition?

No. There is an interview with State health care accreditation under the Ministry of Health. Additional interviews may apply with hospitals prior employment procedure.        
Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

1.5.1. What kind of professional medical degrees are there in your country?

Medical degree (after undergraduate training)
Medical specialist (after postgraduate training)
         
Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

1.5.2. How do you access each degree?

Medical degree (university - medicine)
Medical specialist (university - residency studies)
           
Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

PART TWO Training in your country

2.1. Which organisation is responsible for medical training in your country?
In case your country has more than one organisation with this function, please attach to this survey a simple list of names and websites where we can acquire more information.

Name:       Lithuanian University Of Health Sciences 
Address      A. Mickeviciaus g. 9, Kaunas, Lithuania

Type of organisation (professional, government, etc.): University

Phone number:      +370 37 327259     
Fax:       N.A.         
Contact person:      N.A.     

E-mail:      fstudent@lsmuni.lt     

Website:  http://www.lsmuni.lt/

 

Name:    Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine 
Address:    M. K. ─îiurlionio str. 21, LT-03101 Vilnius

Type of organisation (professional, government, etc.): University

Phone number:      +370 686 12017       
Fax:       (8 5) 239 8705      
Contact person:      Lina Kocien─Ś     
E-mail:       N.A.    

Website:       http://www.mf.vu.lt/en

2.2. Besides professional recognition, is there any other requirement for a doctor to start his training/begin to work (i.e. examination, clerkship, internship)? Namely, which documents/examinations are necessary when applying for training/job?

Intership.
Medical degree, license.

2.2.1. Where are training positions advertised?

Hospitals administration

2.4. How do applicants choose what and where they would like to train?

Individual.

2.5. Is there a fee/tuition for attending a training programme?

Yes for full time and no for an exchange trainee

2.6. Do trainees receive a salary during training?

Yes

2.6.1. Moreover, what is the current salary and is overtime paid?

Current salary for trainee ~ 800 eur. Overtime is not paid.

2.6.2. What type of contracts are there? How long are the working and on-calls times?

Contracts with University and teaching hospital. 38 working hours per week. On call rotations are included.

2.6.3. Are sick leave, vacation days, maternity leave, voluntary work allowed and do they entail a reduction of salary?

sick leave, vacation days, maternity leave - paid but there is a reduction

voluntary work - not paid

2.7. In general terms, how is the training assessment done?
i.e. exams, evaluations, interviews, appraisal

Examination after finishing a course (curricular based) and final exam finishing the training.

PART THREE Other details about training/working in your country

3.1. Is mobility possible inside and outside the country during your training?

Yes

Where else can we find more information? http://www.lsmuni.lt/; http://www.mf.vu.lt/en

3.2. How many trainees are there in your country?
Divided, if possible, by in each speciality.

Divided, if possible, by in each speciality.
~ 1000 - 1200

3.3. What are the success, training drop-out and post-training employment rates?

Very few drop outs and  ~90% employment success

3.4. Is there an accreditation procedure for training centres (and do they include visitations)?

Yes there is legal accreditation procedure for training centers with included visitations.

3.5. Is there any national recertification/revalidation scheme to practice?

Yes, there are general recertification scheme for doctors willing to practice.                         
Where else can we find more information? www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/264

3.6. Are there any differences in the application procedure according to the country of origin of a trainee?

No, trainee follows general application procedure.

3.7.1. Are there any restrictions for a foreign doctor who is undergoing training in your country to work there afterwards?

Poor lithuanian language skills

3.7.2. Moreover, is it possible for a trainee undergoing training in another EU/EEA country to do part of his training in your country? If so, what are the necessary requirements/documents?

Individual agreement with university/hospital

3.8. Please summarise the general timeline between the time where a doctor has just graduated until he has attained a final senior post as an independent medical doctor.
In other words, please describe, in general terms, the training of a junior doctor in your country.

In other words, please describe, in general terms, the training of a junior doctor in your country.
Training for junior training depends on specialty and lasts from 3 to 6 years.

3.9. Is it compulsory to have malpractice (or any other) insurance?

No

3.10. What is the general perspective/position on immigration of medical trainees to your country?

Country is very open for immigration of medical trainees, especially undergraduate schemes.

3.11. What is the general perspective/position on emigration of medical trainees to foreign countries?

Big number of medical trainees leaving the country.

3.13. Which organisation(s) specialise in assisting doctors in legal and work matters?
i.e. trade unions, medical chambers, other organizations.

Union of Lithuanian doctors.

3.14. Is there any other information you consider relevant with regard to this subject?

No