The specifics of the professional activity of medical professionals, which determines the need for
continuing education, creates the need to modernize the system of postgraduate medical education.
Implementation of the program of digital economy development and digitalization of health care in
accordance with the priorities of state policy poses new tasks for postgraduate education, the solution of
which is possible with a comprehensive approach to its digitalization. Systematic and productive use of
information and communication and digital technologies will allow the components of scientific and
educational processes to respond quickly to changing conditions in the digital world and quickly make
decisions aimed at quality training of competitive medical personnel. The system of postgraduate medical
education has an important reform process aimed at expanding the capabilities of traditional models of
education based on the creation of a single digital educational space. The article analyzes the phenomenon of
digitalization, which rapidly covers the system of education in general and postgraduate medical education in
particular. Based on the analysis, synthesis, observation, description and comparison, the author identifies
the possibilities of digitalization of the educational process in postgraduate medical education institutions.
The obtained results confirm that the digitalization of postgraduate medical education is a long process
characterized by the need for comprehensive transformations. First of all it is necessary to begin with the
main process of activity of establishment of postgraduate medical education – educational process. The
author understands the digitalization of the educational process as the transformation of the educational
process and its elements, on the one hand, and digital technologies and tools used in the institution of
postgraduate medical education, on the other. The study is also devoted to the possibilities and prospects of
introducing online learning in the educational process of postgraduate medical education. The author
demonstrates the peculiarities of the application of the main structural and functional elements of electronic
training courses in postgraduate medical education.
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