Zaporozhye State Medical University , one of the oldest medical higher institutions of Ukraine , is a self-governing (autonomous) state higher educational establishment of the IV-th (the top) level of accreditation.
The University comprises 52 chairs, lyceums, a college, preparatory courses for applicants, the Preparatory (International) department for foreigners, which is one of the oldest in the countries of CIS, science-research divisions, laboratories, a post-diploma department.
At the preparatory department for foreign citizens, medical department, pharmaceutical department and also at the stage of post-diploma training more than 5000 thousand students, interns, holders of a master's degree, members of a course, members of clinical studies, post-graduate students, persons working for a Doctor's degree, among them 500 foreign citizens, are being trained.
The training is carried on the specialties: General medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy. The new specialties Laboratory diagnostics and Technology of perfumery and cosmetic preparations will be opened in the nearest future.
The University became an international higher institution long ago. In 1973 the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens was opened. More than 25 thousand students have been trained for their further studies on the medical-biological specialties in the other higher educational establishments of Ukraine since then.
At present Zaporozhye State Medical University consists of 4 academic buildings, 20 clinics, 5 students' hostels for 2900 students, 2 canteens, a cafe, the library with more than 580.000 books, a concert hall.
Foreign students basically come from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East countries, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya etc
There is a unique sport complex with three gyms, a stadium with a football field, track-and-field sectors, sports grounds for handball, mini-football, volleyball, basket-ball, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a shooting-range, a chess-and-draughts club, a fitness-club.
The territory of the University is of 12 hectares of park zone, which is situated on the picturesque bank of the river Dnieper and make the campus convenient and comfortable. The University has its own a preventive-treatment dispensary and a sport-health resort on the seaside of the Azov sea.
At 52 chairs about 70 professors and doctors of science, about 300 assistant-professors and candidates of science, the academicians of native Academies, Honorary workers of science and engineering, Honorary workers of higher institutions of Ukraine, State prize winners are engaged in pedagogical and scientific-research work. The total number of teachers with scientific degrees is above 81,3%. At many chairs their total number is 100%.
The scientific schools of the University are well known outside Ukraine . They are the cardiology school of Academician of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Doctor of medical science, professor Visir A.D., the pharmaceutical school of professor Mazur I.A., the surgery school of Honorary worker of science and engineering, professor Nikonenko A.S. For the first time in Ukraine the transplantations of heart, liver, kidney and pancreas were fulfilled by the specialists of this school. More than 500 operations on transplantation are performed there. The scientists of the University are masters of all modern methods applied in leading clinics of the world.
The University has its own medical-diagnosis center. The introduction of computer technologies into the teaching-studying process, scientific research, management is one of the priority University 's activities.
At present there are 20 computer classrooms at the University providing students with educational programs based on the multimedia technologies and test controlling courses in the main subjects. The local information net server was organized in the University.
The University has unique equipment for conducting fundamental and applied scientific investigations: computer tomographs, devices for ultrasonic diagnosis, angiographic and endoscopic checkup, radioisotope diagnosis etc. The material-technical support is the best one among the medical universities of Ukraine .
Recently more than 30 preparations have been worked out by the scientists of the University, produced and brought into medical practice and applied in industry. For the first time in Ukraine the analytical-information system of medical-ecological monitoring was set up. The results of scientific work were reported at international forums in Sweden , Czechia , Spain , Holland , Brazil , Austria . The University has its own scientific editions: “Zaporozhye Medical Journal”, a collection of scientific works “The Actual Problems of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science, a scientific-practical journal “Pathology”.
The system of training at Zaporozhye State Medical University includes the premedical, medical and post-diploma period of training. The premedical education is provided at the preparatory department for foreign citizens. It is the center of foreign students' training for further studies in other higher educational establishments of Ukraine .
The training of foreign students and their specializations is carried out at two departments: medical and pharmaceutical.
At the Medical faculty the training is provided in the following specialties:
General Medicine. Qualification: Physician. Training term - 6 years.
Pediatrics. Qualification: Physician. Training term - 6 years.
Laboratory diagnostics. Qualification: Laboratory assistant bachelor. Training term 4 years.
Nursing. Qualification: Medical nurse bachelor. Training term 4 years. At the Pharmaceutical faculty students are trained for the specialties: Pharmacy. Qualification: Pharmacist. Training term 5 years.
Technology of perfume-cosmetic preparations. Qualification: Pharmacist cosmetologist. Training term 5 years.
Foreign students are being trained at the preparatory department and then at the main departments of the University.
After obtaining Degree from Zaporozhye State Medical University, the students are eligible for appearing in United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and The Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) of the United Kingdom (UK), Medical Council of India (MCI) Screening Test etc.
Post-diploma education includes the training in the internship, magistrates, clinical studies, specialized post graduate courses on 29 medical specialties and in refresher courses for doctors and pharmacists.
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