ESTD.: 12 July 1930 | TYPE: Government | AFFILIATION: WHO | RECOGNITION: MCI
SamSMU includes 4 institutes, more than 15 specialized diagnostic and therapeutic centers, 14 departments and 90 chairs. The teaching staff consists of 622 members, 14 of which are academicians and corresponding member of different academies, 100 professors and PhDs, 386 assistant professors.
The oldest and the most outstanding chairs are: Chair of Otolaryngology, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Surgical Dentistry and many others.
There are also 6 specialized committees that assess research and award degrees in specialties. During the last 5 year the University prepared 49 Doctors of Science in Medicine, 194 Candidates of Science in Medicine.
Since 1991 Samara State Medical University began the training of general practitioners, pharmacists, trainees and post-graduate research students from Eastern countries, Africa and Latin America on the base of International Students Department. Training is based on contract system.
Approximately 500 international students graduated from our University. Our graduates have high level of theoretical and practical professional knowledge. The Diploma of our University is known in over 20 countries and is equal to Diploma of Moscow State Medical Universities.
Today number of our students is more then 6 000, 200 of them are international.
Preparatory Course available (which gives students the knowledge of the Russian language and helps them to adapt to the conditions of Russia, its culture, traditions). Students with different mother languages learn Russian together in international classes.
Reasonable tuition fee (the preparatory course fee stands at $1100. The course fee currently stands at $1500-1800 per academic year).
Classes with students are run by the most well-qualified lecturers of the University — professors and senior lecturers (doctors and candidates of medicine).
Opportunity of taking part in scientific research together with scientists. And being members of students scientific societies of different chairs they master the technique and skills of experimental and clinical research, participate in scientific conferences organized by student scientific board of our University.
Postgraduate training at internship (9 months), at clinical postgraduate study (2 years) and on the refresher courses.
An access to 3 specialized medical libraries in Samara; to work with computers and Internet.
Sport activity (classes of swimming, aerobics, football, volleyball, basketball, table-tennis, bodybuilding, light and heavy athletics). There is also a sports camp on the bank of the Volga River for students and teaching staff.
Students are entitled to medical service.