Research work carried out by the staff members of the Academy's Research Centre
as well as doctorants, postgraduate students, practical trainees, physicians and students
figures prominently in the activities of the Academy.
Annually about 20 Professor's and more than 100 PhD in
Medicine degrees are awarded. Most themes deal with problems of a nation-wide importance,
such as development of new methods of preventive treatment, diagnosis and treatment of
most common conditions, hygienic norms and environmental protection measures, creating
optimal conditions for work and leisure, a rational diet, evolving new drugs and dosage
forms, and medical technology studying morphofunctional and biochemical basis of the
body's vital activities, working out methodological and methodical aspects of educational
and teaching activities.
The Academy is a multi-purpose center where highly specialized medical care is
provided in the clinics of Internal Diseases, Therapeutics and Occupational Diseases,
Surgery, Otolaryngology, Urology, Dermatovenerology, Nervous and Children Diseases,
Psychiatry Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology.
The Academy maintains collaborative ties with various international
organisations. Among them are the International Association of the University Programmes
for Health Management, the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and General
Practitioners, the American International Alliance on Health Problems, the European
Association of Management in Health Care, the World Academy of Medical Education.
Staff members of the Academy work as experts and consultants of the World Health
Organisation. The WHO Nursing Centre was set up on the basis of the Academy.
The Academy is an active member of the International Universities Association. On
a contract basis it cooperates with 18 foreign educational establishments in ten
countries, such as Columbia, Brawn, and Michigan universities in the USA, Philipp Marburg
University, Christian Albrecht Kiel University and Munich Technical University in Germany,
Rene Descartes University (Sorbonne) and Bordeaux 2 University in France,
Oslo University in Norway, Laiden University in the Netherlands and others. Annually over
300 staff members are sent abroad to learn foreign experience and about 400 foreign
specialists come to the Academy.
There is also an active exchange of the Academy's students with students from
foreign universities and colleges on the basis of international agreements and contracts.
The international reputation of the I. M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy has
been confirmed by the high rating obtained in the UNESCO-held university competition.
Since 1989 it has been ranked second among the higher medical educational institutions of