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Evidence of qualifications - Lithuania

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Lithuania need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Lithuania

Lietuvos Respublikos Sveikatus Apsaugus Miniserija
Vilniaus Street 33
LT- 2001 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 266 1400
Fax: +370 5 266 1402
Email: ministerija@sam.lt

Below is information about:

Provisional registration with a licence to practise

You need to send us:

An Aukštojo mokslo diplomas, nurodantis suteiktą gydytojo kvalifikaciją or a Magistro diplomas (medicinos magistro kvalifikacinis laipsnis ir gydytojo kvalifikacija) awarded by a Lithuanian University.

Full registration with a licence to practise

If you have previously held provisional registration you need to send us:

An Internatūros pažymėjimas, nurodantis suteiktą medicinos gydytojo profesinę kvalifikaciją or an Internatūros pažymėjimas (medicinos gydytojo profesinė kvalifikacija) awarded by a Lithuanian University.

To apply for full registration with a licence to practise if you have previously held provisional registration and completed your internship in the UK we need to see:

A Certificate of Experience form completed a designated representative. Your Certificate of Experience will be sent to us directly from your Foundation School. Please see our contact points for completing Certificates of Experience.

If you have not previously held provisional registration the documents you need to send us depend on the date you began training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • An Aukštojo mokslo diplomas, nurodantis suteiktą gydytojo kvalifikacija or a Magistro diplomas (medicinos magistro kvalifikacinis laipsnis ir gydytojo kvalifikacija)

AND

  • An Internatūros pažymėjimas, nurodantis suteiktą medicinos gydytojo profesinę kvalifikaciją or an Internatūros pažymėjimas (medicinos gydytojo profesinė kvalifikacija)
Lithuanian university
You began your basic medical training before 1 May 2004
  • An Aukštojo mokslo diplomas, nurodantis suteiktą gydytojo kvalifikacija or a Magistro diplomas (medicinos magistro kvalifikacinis laipsnis ir gydytojo kvalifikacija)

AND

  • An Internatūros pažymėjimas, nurodantis suteiktą medicinos gydytojo profesinę kvalifikaciją or an Internatūros pažymėjimas (medicinos gydytojo profesinė kvalifikacija).

AND EITHER

Lithuanian university

OR

Lithuanian Ministry of Health
  • A document confirming you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Lithuanian Ministry of Health, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

You must hold full registration with the GMC before being eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

The documents you need to send us for entry onto the Specialist Register depend on the date you started your specialist training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • A Rezidentūros pažymėjimas, nurodantis suteiktą gydytodjo specialisto profesinę kvalifikaciją or a Rezidentūros pažymėjimas (gydytojo specialisto profesinė kvalifikacija)
Lithuanian University
You began your specialist training before 1 May 2004
  • A Rezidentūros pažymėjimas, nurodantis suteiktą gydytodjo specialisto profesinę kvalifikaciją a Rezidentūros pažymėjimas (gydytojo specialisto profesinė kvalifikacija)

 AND EITHER

Lithuanian University
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards detailed in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of the Directive

 

 OR

 

Lithuanian Ministry of Health
  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards we will need a document confirming that you have been practising in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Lithuanian Ministry of Health, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

 

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the GP Register at the same time.

The documents you need to send us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • Šeimos gydytojo rezidentūros pažymėjimas or a Rezidentūros pažymėjimas (šeimos gydytojo profesinė kvalifikacija)
Lithuanian University
You began your GP training before 1 May 2004
  • Šeimos gydytojo rezidentūros pažymėjimas or a Rezidentūros pažymėjimas (šeimos gydytojo profesinė kvalifikacija)

AND

Lithuanian University
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards detailed in Article 28 of the Directive

OR

Lithuanian Ministry of Health

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us:

  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of the Directive.
Lithuanian Ministry of Health

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.