Stavropol State Medical Academy was founded
in 1938. Nowadays, after 6 decades, the Academy belongs to the ten leading medical
institutes in Russian Federation. It is a big teaching, research and methodical center of
the Northern Caucasus. Its activity has been pointed to with a high international award
"Earthmaker", which certifies belonging to a community of world leaders in
different branches of industry, science, culture and health care.
Outstanding researchers, who strongly contributed to Russian medical
science - professors V. A. Chepurin, M. S. Makarov, I. M. Sobol, M. B. Rafalovich, A. Y.
Dorscht, N. M. Pavlov and many more-were among the Founding Fathers of the Academy. And
still, the higly skilled researh and teaching professionals are in the pride of our
hearts. Academy has 66 chairs where more than 50 Scince Doctors, 152 readers, 274 Science
Candidates and 180 qualified teachers work. Of the whole number of teachers, 20 are
members of different international academies and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 28
are the Honored Physicians of the Russian Federation, 2 - Honored Scientists of the
Russian Federation, and 2 - the Honored High School Workers.
Our graduates are the trademarks of the Academy. They are highly
skilled professionals who work in different places of our country, often being in charge
of Research Institutes, faculties, and chairs. More than 20000 physicians graduated from
These days it has 3 faculties - general, pediatric and dentist, with
2700 students from Russia. Since 1961, more than 700 physicians, residents and fellows
from 51 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America graduated. Many of them became leading
figures in their countries' health care. Now there are 300 foreign students from 27
countries. Teaching is made according to curricula, specially designed and approved by the
Russian Ministry of Health. Academy's national rating in terms of foreign students'
education quality is 11. It is among the 12 medical schools in Russia accepted by the
Indian Medical Council.
The Post-Diploma Education Faculty is one of the
largest in Russia and has a set of unique departments. Up to 2000 physicians and nurses
annually refresh their skills in 16 specialties. The Faculty also trains nursery school
teachers from all over the country.
High creative potential of the teaching personnel, modern laboratory
equipment allows to perform meaningful research projects, capable of affecting not only
the Stavropol health system, but also the whole country's. Many times the results of the
research projects running in the Academy were presented all over Russia and abroad and
were widely acknowledged. Our professors' names were included into the "List of 100
Leading World Scientists" and the "Who's Who in the World Science".
In 1993 a dissertation council was opened up in the Academy. Most every
month, public dissertation "defenses" take place.
From the very first steps on the road to medical profession, the
students begin to participate in different research projects. They work within the
"Students' and Young Researchers' Science Society", showing their results at
annual conferences. Their best works often won different prizes in all-Russia and
international students' forums.
medical academy has four teaching
buildinhs, dentistry outpatient department, and clinics of eye microsurgery, borderline
psychic disorders, and vertebroneurology. All the clinical departments are located in the
regional and city hospitals and equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment
In the Academy, all the conditions necessary for successful acquiring
medical knowledge are present. The students individually perform laboratory and clinical
tests, take advantage of modern learning technologies. With transition to the general
practitioners' training, they spend more time in the outpatient's depts, where they get
acquainted with the health care organization, see patients, learn emergency medicine,
assist in various diagnostic procedures. Of special teaching importance are clinical
rounds, patients' follow-ups, case histories writing with subsequent analysis. All this is
intended to form diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation skills. A great role in the
improvement of physicians teachitg quality plays the post-diploma training -the fellowship
programs, due to which graduates can critically improve their theoretical and practical
The scientific and methodical levels of all kinds of classes improve
constantly. The Academy has the inter-department computer classes with their power
increasing gradually. In order to have access to the world medical knowledge, our leading
scienticts are connected to the Internet. The Academy has its own publishing facility to
dispatch new teaching and methodical material.
The Academy has a specialized scientific library, with more than 320000
books and magazines on shelves. The library offers all the services necessary for teaching
More than half of the students (1827) live in four
In 1996, the Academy finished construction of a big physical training
facility with swimming pool, gym and training apparatus halls, solarium, sauna, massage
and physician control rooms. This could help not only to give classes in physical culture,
but also to organize recreational activities for students and employees.
Academy has its own sanatorium, with more than 900 people resting
annually, and a sport recreational camp on the Black Sea shore.
Theatrical performances, newbies introduction evenings, different
sports competitions became a good tradition in the Academy.