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What is TUS and what stages does it consist of?

What is TUS and what stages does it consist of?

Medical Specialization Exam (TUS)


Medical Specialization Examination is the branch selection exam that medical faculty graduates in Turkey must take in order to receive specialization training.


The exam consists of two stages: "Medical Foreign Language Exam (MEDICAL LANGUAGE)" and "Science Exam".


Candidates who are successful in the foreign language exam, which is the first stage, are entitled to take the second stage science exam.


Candidates who take the science exam are placed in predetermined quotas according to their scores and preferences.


1.Foreign Language Examination (Medical Language)


In this examination, which consists of a total of 100 questions, 20 texts and 5 questions on each text are asked.


Candidates who score at least 50 marks in the examination are eligible to sit the science examination.


Marking in this examination is based on the number of questions answered correctly.


Questions answered incorrectly do not affect the score obtained.


Thus, if candidates answer 50 questions correctly, they are eligible to take the science examination.


Passing the foreign language examination is valid for two years.


In other words, the candidate who achieves a passing score is directly eligible to take the TUS Science Examination for two years.                         



2.Science examination


The TUS asks questions that relate to the entire six-year medical degree.


The examination takes place in two sessions.


In the first session in the morning, 120 questions from the basic sciences (in 150 minutes) are asked.


In the second session in the afternoon, 120 questions from the clinical sciences are asked (in 150 minutes).


In the Basic Sciences section, there will be 14 questions from Anatomy, 10 from Physiology, 8 from Histology and Embryology, 22 from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pathology.


In Clinical Sciences, there are questions from Internal Medicine (30 questions), Paediatrics (30 questions), General Surgery (25 questions), Gynaecology and Obstetrics (12 questions) and other ancillary practicals (23 questions).


As a result of TUS, candidates are placed in their preferred quota according to their score and ranking.


According to the TUS evaluation reports of the last few years, the clinics for dermatology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, physiotherapy and child psychiatry admit specialist students with the best scores.

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