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Volgograd State medical university

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520 highly skilled faculty members work at 65 departments of the University. Among them, there are 12 academicians, 74 professors and 294 associate professors.
The University's students are 3700 Russian and former USSR citizens and over 700 international students from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Arab countries.

At its disposal, the University has 4 educational buildings, 5 big multiprofile clinics for 7000 in-patients with departments of surgery, cardiology, traumatology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology equipped with up-to-date teaching, experimental and research facilities, computer centers and comfortable hostels.

Due to the State License of the Ministry for Education of the Russian Federation the Volgograd State Medical University provides medical education for foreign citizens. The University has been training international students since 1962. Students from 70 countries of Europe, Asia, and Latin America have been doing courses at our University. Over this period 2500 general practitioners, dentists and pediatricians have been trained for foreign countries.

In 1998 the first students of the College of Pharmacy graduated from the University.

About 70 foreign specialists take post-diploma courses every year.

Our graduates work in many countries: the USA , Great Britain , France , Germany , Czech Republic , Slovakia , India , Arab countries, etc.

Due to the State License for language teaching the Foundation Course trains international students to enter the higher educational establishments of Russia . Its aim is to teach international students chemistry, biology, anatomy, physics and the Russian language. The academic year begins on October 1. In case of successful completion of the Foundation Course, the students are admitted to one of the colleges of the University according to his/her choice.

College of General Medicine:-

Beginning with 2001 English-speaking students may be admitted to the English–medium Department where they are trained in English. This will enable them to begin studies without taking Foundation Courses.

Practical training of foreign students of college of general medicine

 Foreign students

The College of General Medicine trains specialists in internal disease, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, phychiatry, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology and venereology, infectious diseases, etc. The departments of the college are equipped with modern diagnostic devices. Foreign scientists and consultants are invited to deliver lectures.
The course of studies is 6 years.

Practical training of foreign students of college of dentistry

College of Dentistry:-

The College of Dentistry has modern teaching and technical facilities and trains specialists in therapeutic dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic dentistry and pediatric dentistry. There is a course of training specialists in prophylactic dentistry. The course of studies is 5 years.

College of Pediatrics

The training at the faculty of Pediatrics employs a number of peculiar didactic methods, since the pediatrician is not a mere doctor, but the doctor who can relieve the sufferings of his little patients not only by using medical means but also by finding a special way of dealing with them.

In the first years prospective pediatricians acquire a profound knowledge of children's anatomy and physiology at the same time developing awareness of various aspects of medical deontology. Beginning in the third year they encounter their small patients in real-life clinical settings with experienced pediatricians sharing their knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating sick children with them.

Since the faculty was launched more than 2458 pediatricians have been qualified.

Practical training of foreign students of college of pharmacy

College of Pharmacy:-

The Pharmaceutical college is the most perspective at the University. It is famous for its scientists-pharmacologists well-known both in Russia and abroad.
The course of studies is 5 years.

The post-diploma training of foreign specialists is conducted at all departments of all colleges of the University in the following fields:
Allergology and Immunology, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Endocrinology, Family Doctor, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, Operative Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Otolaryngology, Pathological Anatomy, Pediatrics, Phthisiology, Preventive Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radial Therapy, Skin and ST Diseases, Social Hygiene and Public Health, Sports Medicine and Occupational Therapy, Stomatology of Children, Surgery of Children, Surgery, Therapy, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Urology.

There are 3 varieties of post-diploma training: Internship, Residency, and Post-graduate training for M.Sc.
The course of studies at the Internship is for 1 year. After graduation the Specialization Certificate is granted.

The course of studies at the Residency is from 2 to 5 years. After graduation the Specialist Certificate is granted.

The course of studies at the Post-Graduate Course is from 3 to 5 years. There are 2 forms of studies: a full-time and an extra-mural one. Following thesis completion the scientific degree PhD (Medicine) is granted.

In In 1988 a college for secondary medical education was founded within Volgograd State Medical University . The college provides secondary education courses in two fields:

  • Orthopedic Dentistry qualifying students as dental laboratory technicians;
  • Pharmacy qualifying students as pharmacists.

Students of the Department of Pharmacy gain proficiency required for an employment at pharmaceutical institutions: pharmacies, drugstores, storehouses, drug-producing industries and testing and inspecting laboratories. Students are trained in a number of subjects such as pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, drug form technologies, pharmacy management alongside with natural sciences and humanities.

Students of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry are exposed to up-to-date orthopedic techniques. Theoretical and practical training is focused on the analytic study of oral cavity and modeling techniques. Students also acquire practical skills such as making removable prostheses and various crowns under the supervision of experienced teachers and highly-qualified dental laboratory technicians.

The academic year starts on September 1. The course of study is 2 years 10 months.

Preliminary training is provided by a special Department where Russian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy are taught in the Russian medium. Preliminary training starts on October 1. Applicants who passed the exams after completing preliminary training courses are enrolled in the medical college in the field chosen.

An applicant for admission to a medical college after completing a preliminary training course in another higher educational institution has to be tested in chemistry and the Russian language to be admitted.

The college graduates are granted a State Diploma of Secondary Professional Education. This diploma does not correspond to the Bachelor Degree.

Students Scientific Society

While studying students take part in the work of different scientific societies, carry out research, make scientific presentations at Russian and international scientific conferences, and publish the results of their research in Russia and abroad.





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