The I.M. Sechenov
Moscow Medical Academy (MMA) is the oldest and the largest national medical higher
educational institution. For more than 200 years the I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy,
former I.M. Sechenov 1st Moscow Medical Institute has been playing a leading role in the
development of medical science and training of medical and scientific personnel. According
to the UNESCO international rating the Moscow Medical Academy takes the second place after
Rene Descartes Academy of Medical Sciences.
On a contract basis the Academy collaborates with 40 therapeutic-prophylactic and
apothecary institutions, the research centres and institutes of Moscow.
Annually about 8000 students from Russia and foreign countries study at the
Academy. They are trained in Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing.
About 1500 graduates are involved in the postgraduate
training as a part of internship (primary specialisation), clinical internship
(residency), covering all clinical specialities, or post-graduate courses.