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About Stavropol State Medical University College

ESTD.: 1938 | TYPE: Government | AFFILIATION: WHO | RECOGNITION: MCI

General Information

Stavropol State Medical University was founded in 1938. Since that time thousands of highly skilled specialists working all over the world were prepared at the University. Their successful career growth is the pride of our University. The University is situated in the large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural centre – the city of Stavropol which is considered a pearl of the South of Russia. Throughout several centuries the representatives of more than 100 nationalities with their original culture and traditions live there in peace and confidence. Nowadays, the University is one of the authoritative educational and scientific medical centres of our country. In 2010 all activity spheres of the University were licensed and the State Accreditation Certificate was received.

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Our graduates work in different places of our country and abroad, they are the trademark of the University. Many of them head scientific research institutes, laboratories, faculties and higher school chairs.

The University has 75 chairs where 97 Doctors of Sciences, more than 300 Candidates of Sciences, 47 Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, 4 Honoured Scientists of the Russian Federation work. There are 7 faculties in the University where 4 500 Russian and foreign students from 33 countries of the world are trained. In 2011 in Stavropol State Medical University new lines for preparation of specialists are opened: defectology, biology, biotechnology, physical training for persons with health deviations, economics, social work.

Many scientific research papers having great value for practical public health submitted to various congresses have found wide international recognition.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations. The activity of the University has been marked by high international award “Earthmaker”, which testifies belonging to community of world leaders of various industries, sciences, cultures and national health services. It is awarded with the Diploma and the Gold Medal as the winner of the competitions “The European Quality” in the nomination of “100 Best Higher Schools”, the Kannes Silver Medal “For Dynamic Development” and the title “Flagman of XXI Century”, the Gold Medal of the International Biography Center and the Gold Diploma of the World Sciences International Forum, the winner of the All-Russia Economy Project “Modernization Leaders” in the nomination “Enterprise of the Year 2010”.

Students of the University are encouraged to participate in different research projects, working within the “Students and Young Researchers Society” showing their results at annual conferences and often winning prizes in all-Russian or international fora.

The University has 7 computer classes, a modern library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals, its own editions, the newspaper “Medicus” and a scientific practice magazine. There is an Internet centre within the library.

Lecture-rooms, laboratories and libraries do not limit the student’s life. The University has 4 students' hostels, a sports complex with a swimming pool, gyms and sauna. There is a sports camp on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus, where our teachers and students have a rest every year.

Students have an opportunity to take an active part in national festivals, parties.

Within 50 years the University trains foreign students. During this time the University has prepared 1,200 physicians, residents and interns for 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Stavropol State Medical University is listed in the World Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives the chance to graduates to get a job in any country of the world after passing the national exam.

In 2005, the English-speaking Medium was opened in the University, where the training is conducted in English. The University has the modern material and technical base, allowing to provide a high educational level. Four buildings of the University are equipped with modern learning and medical technics, computer classes, and electronic library.

The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to the national programs of foreign students and authorized by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russia. The University has 4 educational buildings, a dentistry out-patient department, an eye microsurgery clinic and a borderline psychic disorders clinic.

The majority of clinical departments are located on the grounds of the regional and city medical establishments and they are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical facilities.

The General Medicine Faculty

General Medicine is the field of medicine that covers the health problems of 18 year old persons and older, except dentistry. Variety of pathology, its variability under the influence of environmental factors and society lead to the revealing of new diseases that require a doctor's expert knowledge and high skills.

The General Medicine Faculty is the oldest one at our university. The teaching of the speciality «General Medicine» at Stavropol State Medical University takes place in more than 40 departments. The academic process is carried out by highly qualified specialists. The teaching staff of the Faculty consists of 32 professors, 29 associate professors and 56 Candidates of Medical Sciences. The faculty is proud of its students. The overwhelming majority of doctors working in the Stavropol Region are the graduates of the General Medicine Faculty.

The course of study at the faculty is 6 years. During two years students master the humanitarian and medicobiological subjects. From the third course students begin to study clinical disciplines, such as Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases and General Surgery. Senior students study Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology, Urology, Traumatology, Dermatovenerology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Phthisiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Clinical Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Physiotherapy. Every academic year, students of the General Medicine Faculty have Medical Practice. The graduates of the Faculty are awarded the qualification of «Physician » in speciality «General Medicine». They have the opportunity to get a specialization in any field of health service, except Dentistry.

The Faculty of Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the science about children, their development, and the morphological and functional maturation of the organism, specific responses to any external factors and diseases, which are specific to childhood. Pediatric service covers all childish population aged from birth to 18 years old. Unlike most other clinical specialties, a pediatrician must not only know and be able to treat children’s diseases, but to understand the regularities of formation of the child’s body; they must be able to recognize abnormalities in the development of a healthy child to prevent the diseases in time. In addition, a number of diseases are found only in childhood, so as a rule the doctors of the other specialties are not fully mastered the concepts and skills of their treatment.<