Dates And Time Of Final Thesis Defense (2021)
Final Thesis for Graduates of 2021/2022 Year
Topics for the Final thesis can be accessed online via VIlnius University Information system (VU IS) after 1st of May to 1st of June, 2020. During this period, students must choose their topics, following instructions below:
VU IS--E.student--My theses (selection of thesis title and thesis supervisor) and click that topic, which like you most.
If a student initiates and suggests own title for the final thesis (discussed and agreed with the Supervisor beforehand), then it is obligatory to fill in an application form, signed both by Student and the Supervisor which then has to be sent by email to the administrator of the relevant Clinic / Department not later than June 1st of the current year. The application must be written clearly (preferably printed) and error-free.
Approved final list of selected topics will be announced on the 15th of June, 2020 on the VUSIS.
Already published topics may be changed only in case of the topic or supervisor change not later than 1st of February, 2021 (5th year) and 1st of September, 2021 (4th year). To do so the student must fill in the new application form signed by both the student and the Supervisor and send it by email to the administrator of the relevant Department / Clinic.
Submission of the final thesis: in accordance with the current Recommendations How to Prepare and Defend the Final Thesis for Medical Programme Students, the final thesis approved by the Supervisor must be sent in PDF format to the administrator of the relevant Department or Clinic by e-mail no later than May 15th, 2021 / 2022.
Loading Final Theses to the Information System for Final-Year Students
Final year students must send their final thesis to the Department/Clinic administrators and their thesis supervisor by 15 May inclusive in PDF format (contacts).
In the email to administrators, the students must submit the following text equivalent to the Guarantee (no printed Guarantee should be submitted):
‘I, [first name and surname] hereby,
1. assure you that my final thesis has been prepared independently and in good faith, and no one else has contributed to the thesis. I have not made any illegal payments to anyone to do the work for me. The sources of direct or indirect quotations used in the thesis are specified in the references.
2. confirm that the final thesis has been provided via the information system of Vilnius University”.
After sending the email to the administrators, students must login to VUSIS e-student account Written Works – Submission of Written Works and must upload the final thesis in PDF format, summaries in Lithuanian/English, and other required metadata (see below):
The final thesis must be submitted via the Written Works – Submission of Written Works application on the same day as it is submitted to the supervisor of the thesis or the Department/Clinic, but not later than within five business days prior to the evaluation/defense date of the thesis scheduled by the Division.
There are three steps for submission of the final thesis: description, uploading and confirmation of the final thesis.
The title of the thesis must be identical to the title provided on the cover page of the thesis in Lithuanian and English and must also be identical to the title approved in the official order of the Dean. The title will be entered automatically. If you notice a discrepancy, please contact the administrator of the Department/Clinic.
Language – specify the language of the thesis.
Summary – provide a summary of the thesis in Lithuanian and English.
Keywords – specify words, phrases that best describe the subject of the thesis.
Theses by students must only be uploaded in PDF format. If there are any annexes, they must be combined with the main part of the thesis, i.e. only one document must be uploaded to the database (annexes cannot be uploaded as separate documents).
In the last step, you must confirm that the thesis has been prepared independently and must upload it to VUSIS ETD (electronic document base). You must save each step before proceeding to the next step (except when you have to provide the Confirmation).
The thesis submitted to the Department/Clinic (where the work will be defended) is immediately recorded and students will receive an email confirmation from the administrator that the final thesis and the email with the above-mentioned Guarantee text have been received and recorded.
Thesis embargo period means the period (in months) following the defense of the final thesis, where public access to the electronic document of the final thesis is restricted. The maximum possible duration of the thesis embargo is 60 months. The Commission takes decisions regarding the application of the embargo if so requested by a student. This year, it was decided to apply the maximum thesis embargo period for students in all study programmes defending their theses at the Faculty of Medicine due to bioethics and other personal data protection confidentiality requirements.
If you fail to upload the thesis onto the information system of Vilnius University without providing the Guarantee, you will not be allowed to defend your thesis.
Read about the procedure for submission of final theses and their summaries in the electronic information system: https://www.vu.lt/studijos/studentams/studijas-reglamentuojantys-dokumentai
If you do not have access to the information system, you will have to create an account yourself. Read how to do this here: https://id.vu.lt/idmgna/#!/
Contacts of Departments / Clinics Administrators
Institute of Biomedical Science:
- Aušra Ruseckaitė - Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physis, email:
- Airida Dosinaitė - Department of Anatomy, Histology and Antropology, email:
- Dalia Kuzminskienė - Department of Human and Medical Genetics, email:
- Dovilė Karčiauskaitė - Department of Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine, email:
- Reda Kolosova - Department of Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Pharmacology, email:
Institute of Health Science:
- Greta Zambžickaitė - Department of Nursing - email:
- Virginija Jaeck - Department of Public Health - email:
- Giedrė Mikulėnaitė - Department of Rehabilitation, Physical and Sports Medicine - email:
- Margarita Poškutė - Center of Medicine Ethics, Law and History - email:
Institute of Clinical Medicine:
- Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care -
- Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Diseases -
- Clinic of Chest Diseases, Immunology and Allergology -
- Clinic of Children's Diseases -
- Clinic of Ear, Nose, Throat and Eye Diseases - (Ophthalmology); (Otorhinolaryngology)
- Clinic of Emergency Medicine -
- Clinic of Gastroenterology, Nephro-Urology and Surgery -
- Clinic of Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology -
- Clinic of Internal Deaseases, Family Medicine and Oncology -
- Clinic of Neurology and Neurosurgery - (neurology) , (neurosurgery)
- Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology -
- Clinic of Psychiatry -
- Clinic of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery -
Recommendations How to Prepare and Defend the Final Thesis for Medical Programme Students
The Final List of the Final Thesis Topics
The Final List of the Final Thesis Topics 5th year (uploaded 16/06/2020)
The Final List of the Final Thesis Topics 4th year (uploaded 16/06/2020)
Procedure for the final examination in year 6 of the programme for the study of medicine:
Date of the examination: 7 June 2021 at 9.00
The place and form of the examination, date of their announcement: the final examination for the study of medicine will be held face-to-face at the Information Technology Service Centre of Vilnius University and/or at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University, if the epidemiological situation if the country permits it. Otherwise, the final examination for the study of medicine will be carried out remotely using the tool for prevention of academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Information about the form of the examination will be provided not later than 2 weeks before the scheduled date of the examination.
The final examination will last 3 hours.
The structure of the final examination:
- the examination will consist of 200 questions, of which 140 are theoretical and 60 are practical questions;
- each student will get different questions, i.e. the computer system randomly selects theoretical and practical questions from the final examination database;
- students must answer the theoretical and practical questions consecutively;
- depending on the number of correct answers to each question, answers to the questions must be marked as follows:
- in case of one correct answer – circle the correct answer
- one or more correct answers – mark each correct answer with a box (square)
- there are no questions with no correct answer (e. each question has at least one correct answer);
- the answers to the questions are assessed as follows:
- if all the correct options of the answers are provided – “question answered correctly”;
- if only some correct answer options are provided or no options are provided, e.g. if there are 4 correct answer options, but only 3 answer options are provided – “question answered incorrectly”.
Final examination assessment: a student is considered to have passed the final examination if 101 questions [>50%] have been answered correctly. A 10-point scoring system is used. Percentage to score conversion:
- 93-100% of questions answered correctly: 10 points (excellent);
- 7-92.9% of questions answered correctly: 9 points (very good);
- 3-83.6% of questions answered correctly: 8 points (good);
- 9-75.2% of questions answered correctly: 7 points (average);
- 5-66.8% of questions answered correctly: 6 points (satisfactory);
- 1-58.4% of questions answered correctly: 5 points (weak);
4 points and less – minimum requirements have not been fulfilled:
- 0-50.0% of questions answered correctly – 4 points (unsatisfactory);
- 30.0-39.9% of questions answered correctly – 3 points (unsatisfactory);
- 20.0-29.9% of questions answered correctly – 2 points (unsatisfactory);
- < 20% of questions answered correctly – 1 point (unsatisfactory).
Open access to the theoretical question database in the Virtual Learning Environment (VMA) for the final examination in year 4 of the medicine study programme (course: Final Examination: Medicine) will be provided from 22 March 2021 at 9.00; access to practical questions and a test version of the examination with an evaluation will be provided from 24 May 2021 at 9.00 until 6 June at 21.00:00