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Vinnitsa medical university was created in 1921. At the University work more than
500 teachers , including 90 doctors of science, professors, 340 candidates of
science.

The University has 6 faculties:

- The medical faculty ¹ 1 (speciality – “General medicine”, licensed admission 600
persons with the right of foreign citizens preparation);
- The medical faculty ¹ 2 (speciality – “Pediatrics”, licensed admission 120 persons
with the right of foreign citizens preparation);
- The faculty of medical psychology (speciality – "Medical Psychology", licensed
admission 100 persons with the right of foreign citizens preparation);
- Stomatological faculty (speciality – “Stomatology”, licensed admission – 200
persons with the right of foreign citizens preparation);
- Pharmaceutical faculty (speciality “Pharmacy” – licensed admission 100 persons
with the right of foreign citizens preparation);
- The largest preparatory faculty for foreign citizens (licensed amount - 450
persons a year);
- Post-graduate education faculty with the branch office in Khmelnytsky - training in
53 specialities (licensed amount – 1550 persons a year).


There are medical liceum classes, state preparatory courses and medical college.
Main specialities: general medicine (licensed intake - 600 persons); pediatrics
(licensed intake - 120 persons); dentistry (licensed intake - 120 persons);
pharmacy (licensed intake - 100 persons).

Material - technical basis: 3 educational buildings, modern equipment, research
centre and centre of new information technologies, more than 410 modern
computers, which are connected up to Internet, large library (500 thousand books),
own printing house. On territory of our educational institution the centre of dental
orthopedics (prosthetics) was created.

During the University studies the students undergo practice/practicals in clinical
skills on the basis of 47 the best medical establishments of Vinnitsa, Zhitomir,
Khmelnitskiy regions.

The university has 5 hostels, 4 canteens, 7 buffets, sports complex, preventive
health centre, sanitary-sports bases on the shores of the Black Sea and the
Southern Bug river.

The cultural leisure of the students is varied: there are 36 amateur circles and
studios (dancing, national instruments one, folklore ensemble, folk choir
“Nadbuzhanka”, 28 sports circles.

More than 40 years National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa has
been training medical personnel for countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and
Europe (including Greece, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Middle East, France,
Sweden, Canada etc.).

Our university is accredited in Ukraine, possessing the status of higher educational
establishment of the IV (highest) level, according to the decision of SAC ¹ 020064
series ÑÄ - IV of 22.11.1999. Taking into account nation-wide and international
recognition of results of its activity, by the decree of the President of Ukraine L.D.
Kuchma of June 19, 2002 the University was given the national status. Besides our
medical university, the same National status has only Kyiv National Medical
University n.a. A.A.Bogomolets.

The university is furnished with modern educational, scientific and treatment-
diagnostic equipment. The construction of the third new educational building is
completed. At our University study more than 5500 students and doctors, practical
students/ fieldworkers, among them more than 600 foreign citizens. The
international students are given free of charge the place at the hostel, medical aid.
Educational rooms, the hostels and places of rest are reliably guarded by police at
the University’s expense.

National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya (VNMU) is one of the first in
Ukraine began to train foreign citizens, it has significant experience in preparation
of the specialists for foreign countries. Such preparation began in 1961.

Total for the years of VNMU existence more than 40.000 physicians, more than
2000 specialists of the higher qualification – Doctors of Science, Candidates of
Science were trained.

More than 6000 citizen from 93 foreign countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East,
Africa and Latin America got the Diplomas of graduation from our University.

Achievements of VNMU during the years of Ukrainian independence:

- Opening of the scientific – research centre with the concentration in it of valuable
modern diagnostic and laboratory equipment; its international department usage
and creating on its basis scientific complexes (morphological  - 1991);
- Opening of the first and unique among the higher medical establishment the
centre of new informational technologies with branches: 16 computer rooms,
computer centre, TV studio, Internet, modern publishing-centre (1992);
- Faculty of medicine: the following specializations were opened: general medicine
and pediatrics;
- Reorganization of the medical faculty to trends:
- Therapeutic faculty, “pediatrics”;
- Accreditation of the educational establishment to the IV level and changing status
to the university's one and its foundation with the presence of scientists from
Ukraine, Russia, Byeloruss and Germany on base of the University morphological
departmens and research centre of International Academy of integrative
anthropology (IAIA) – (1994);
- Licensing, creation of editional boards and the organization of editions on the own
polygraphic base of the following journals “Vinnitsa National Medical University,
bulletin”, “Bulletin of Morphology (International)” - 1993-94;
- Long-term leadership among higher medical educational establishments of
Ukraine according to the number of received patents on inventions and the results
of research work;
- Amount of means contributed into the modernization of material and technical,
educational and methodical bases;
- Foundation of dental faculty and the creation of its four chairs (1994-1996);
- Recognition of VNMU on the results of rating questioning by International
Personnel Department Academy as one of the best among medical institutions of
Ukraine according to the quality of training of medical personnel (Journal
“Personnel”, “Kyiv”, 1995, ¹ 4);
- Reorganization of postgraduate education and its branch in the town of
Khmelnytsky (creation of two chairs of postgraduate education and seven years of
postgraduate training at the chairs of medical faculty - 1996);
- Organizational work of specialized council on the questions of candidates
dissertation defence according to three specialities – surgery, obstetrics and
gynecology, orthopedy and traumatology (1997);
- Recognition of VNMU as one of the best educational institutions of Ukraine and
rewarding with special diplomas and medals on the results of participation in open
rating  of popularity and quality of products (1999,  2000);
- Foundation of pharmaceutical faculty, recognition of the university as the best
among all medical educational establishments of III-IV accreditation level in the state
rating of Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health according  to effectiveness of
postgraduate course, the number of received patents and positive decisions to
receiving patents according to the amount of received grants for 100 persons of
professor and teaching staff and according to the number of modern computers,
placed at the chairs (2000);
- Rewarding of VNMU with “III level diploma in the nomination "educational work”
according to the reorganization of medical faculty, foundation on its base of two
medical faculties ¹1, ¹2 and the course of clinical pharmacy (2001);
- Foundation of new chairs at dental, medical faculties and the faculty of post-
diploma education from 1992-2002, the organization of training in new specialities
(dentistry, pharmacy, clinical pharmacy).

On the ground of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decree # 136, dated 03.02.1993
“About education of the foreign citizens in Ukraine” and order of the Ukrainian
Ministry of Education dated 11.07.1997, # 267 “ On confirmation of regulations on
the rules of registration of tuition contracts of foreign citizens” training of foreign
citizens on the contract basis began.

Preparatory faculty for foreign citizens of National Pirogov Memorial Medical
University,Vinnitsa was opened for the first time in Ukraine among medical higher
educational establishments in 1979 in accordance with the order of the Ministry of
Higher and Secondary Education of the USSR of 24.04.1979, ¹ 527 "On formation
of the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens in Vinnitsa medical institute", order of
the Ministry of Public Health, dated 15.05.1979, ¹ 334. It has the licence # 021649,
series ÂÏÄ-IV of the State Accreditation Commission of Ukraine of 26.07.1999 for
realization of the educational activity connected with obtaining of higher education
at the level of qualification requirements to the preparatory faculty for foreign
citizens to licensed intake of 450 (four hundred fifty only) persons.

The preparatory faculty for foreign citizens is the educational subsection of the
university, which realizes pre-university preparation of the foreign citizens for
further obtaining of the higher education at higher educational establishments of
Ukraine. The preparatory faculty prepares foreign students in compliance with
medico-biological specialization.

At National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa the system of foreign
citizens intake for study functions in the following directions:
On the basis of agreements (contracts) signed by an educational institution with
juridical organizations (firms):
- Cooperation with the firm "Scientific informations and consultations" (Syria, branch
office in Kiev);
- Agreement with Institute of culture "NABHA" (UAE);
- Agreement with Ministry of Education of Republic of Yemen from 1999 to 2005;
- Established contacts with the Embassies of India, Lebanon, Syria etc.
During the last 5 years international cooperation of our staff is considerably
inlarged. Concluded agreements on cooperation with the following foreign
educational establishments:
-     Munster University – Germany (till 2003);
-     Limozh University – France (till 2006);
-     Birmingham University – USA (till 2005);
-     Vanderbildt University – USA (till 2005);
-     Rome University – Italy (till 2006);
-     Belgorod University – Russia (till 2005);
-     Russian state medical university – Moscow (till 2007);
-     S.-Petersburg state medical university – Russia (till 2006).
Signed agreements provide exchange of the students and teaching staff, probation
period at the places of work, carrying on joint scientific works which are actual for
the medical problems of Ukraine.

The University got Sparkman fund grand (state Alabama, USA)
2,5 mln. $ for realization of combined investigations of medicine during the five year
period (till 2005 year). There is the international scientific co-operation with the
departments, laboratories of medical universities of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus,
Czech Republic, Armenia, Austria, Great Britain. The university took part in the
international educational exhibitions in Greece, Arab countries, Germany. These
measures contribute to the integration of the University to the European and world
system of higher education.

In correspondence with the concept of pre-university training of foreign citizens the
aim of their tuition is their further admission to main faculties of our university or
other educational institutions of Ukraine.
Tutoring is conducted under the educational plan and programs in Ukrainian and
Russian languages , mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science,
country studies, which conform to state standards and requests to pre-university
training.

The constituents of preparation of the students within one academic year are
language and fundamental preparation, which assists correlation of a system of
knowledge from different disciplines and gives language as the instrument for
obtaining of new knowledge. The work of the teachers of the preparatory faculty is
coordinated with main faculties: the programs on different disciplines are
coordinated, the reports of the teachers on fulfillment of the individual plans are
heared, organization and content of work with the foreign students are improved
constantly.

In groups, where language is studied, the number of students is 5-6 persons.
Studying fundamental disciplines two groups are united.

All foreign students of the preparatory department and the main faculties supplied
with text-books and educational manuals on all special disciplines through the
University library and Ukrainian language department. Significant part of the
methodical instructions and recommendations have been prepared by the teachers
for the last years, were elaborated introductory-phonetic courses on the Russian
language for the students of the preparatory faculty.

The departments of our university work on elaboration of the new methodical
manuals on languages and fundamental disciplines.
The teachers carry out start monitoring, control works, give to the students
individual tasks, the systematic monitoring of knowledge is ensured. Once in a
semester control monitoring of knowledge in the form of examination session is
carried out.

The education process at the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens is ensured by
two departments: of Russian and Ukrainian language and of natural science.

At the dept. of Russian and Ukrainian language work 44 teachers. Among them 1
professor, 3 associated professors, 20 senior teachers. All the teachers have
higher philological education.

At the dept. of natural sciences work 11 teachers, among them 2 associated
professors, 8 senior teachers, who teach students in 4 subject sections (physics,
chemistry, biology, mathematics and computer science).

The educational process is carried out in 20 profile cabinets, linguaphone room
and conference hall of the educational building. The foreign citizens have use of
cultural - sports complexes of the university. In educational building and students
hostels the canteens and buffets work. The first-aid post functions, where the
foreigners are rendered first aid, pass a medical examination, including HIV-AIDS
tests and other infectious diseases.

The students of the preparatory faculty live at the University hostels, which meet
modern sanitary-hygienic requests.
For the period of existence of the preparatory faculty all its graduates successfully
continue tuition at the faculties of our university and at other high schools of
Ukraine.

The List of basic Diplomas, Honorary Diplomas, Licenses, Awards of     
National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa

1960 – by the Decree of Presidium of the Supreme Body of the USSR the university
was given the name of N.I. Pirogov
1984 – by the Decree of Presidium of the Supreme Body of the USSR the university
was awarded by order “Budge of Honour“ for success in training doctors and
teaching staff, rendering assistance to practical public health services
1994 – the university was accredited on the IV (highest) level (Decree of the
Cabinet of  Ministers of Ukraine ¹ 408, dated 15.06.94)
1994 –   foundation together with the scientists from Ukraine, Russia, Byelorussia
and Germany on the base of the University morphological departments and
research centre of International Academy of integrative anthropology
1995 – the University is included in the state register of the participant of external
economic relations (certificate PR ¹ 1305/3978)
1996 – by the results of rating inquiry of Interregional Personnel Academy the
university was considered the best among medical higher schools of Ukraine on
quality of training doctors
1997, 2000 – for the high rating the university was awarded with the special
diploma by the independent experts of International Personnel Academy
1999, 2000 – recognition of VNMU as one of the best educational institutions of
Ukraine and rewarding with special diplomas and medals on the results of the
participation in open rating of popularity and quality
2000 – foundation  of pharmaceutical faculty, recognition of the university as the
best among all medical educational establishments of III-IV accreditation level in the
state rating of Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health according  to effectiveness of
postgraduate course, the number of received patents and positive decisions to
receiving patents according to the amount of received grants for 100 persons of
professor and teaching staff and according to the number of modern computers
placed at the chairs
2001 – rewarding of VNMU with “III level diploma in the nomination educational
work” according to the reorganization of medical faculty, foundation on its base of
two medical faculties ¹1, ¹2 and the course of clinical pharmacy
2001 – By the “International Academic Rating” Diploma of popularity and quality of
the “Golden fortune” competition Ukraine National Pirogov Memorial Medical
University, Vinnitsa was awarded on the 24 th of August, 2001
2002 – by the President of Ukraine decree of June, 19 2002, ¹ 560/2002 our
University was awarded the highest mark of distinction – National status and is
called Ukraine National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa

Total area of the University in square meters:                                  111092
Area of the General Library in square meters:                                 1482
Area of the lectures rooms in square meters:                                   70106
Minimum area allocated to each student
in the lecture rooms in square meters:                                             17,5
Total number of students in the University:                                      4027
Total number of faculty members:                                                     542
• Professors:                                                                                         90
• Associated professors:                                                                      5
• Assistant professors:                                                                        340
• Associate lecturer:                                                                           107
Student : Teacher ratio:                                                                     5,5:1
Minimum credit hours required for completion of the first academic degree:
General Medicine                                                                               12988
Pediatrics                                                                                            12988
Dentistry                                                                                              9992
Pharmacy                                                                                            8910
Clinical Pharmacy                                                                                8910

Majors, degrees awarded, & duration of study for each
major:

Majors                                                 Degrees awarded         Duration
General Medicine                                         Physician, M.D.          6 years
Pediatrics                                                 Pediatrician, M.D.           6 years
Dentistry                                                            Dentist, M.D.         5 years
Pharmacy                             Pharmacist, Pharmacy Doctor            5 years
Clinical Pharmacy        Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Doctor         5 years

THE LIST OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES AVAILABLE FOR THE POST-GRADUATE
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*- Advanced course: the term of training – 1-2 years; Master of Medical Science
course - 1-2 years; specialized training ( clinical ordinatura) the term of training – 2
years; post-graduate studies: the term of  training – 3 years.     
 
Brief Information About National Pirogov Memorial
Medical University,Vinnitsa
1
Speciality*
1
Speciality*
1
Obstetrics and Gynecology
28
Otorhinolaryngology
2
Anesthesiology and Intensive
Therapy
29.
Ophthalmology
3
Skin and Venereal Diseases
30.
Pathological Anatomy
4
Pediatric Anesthesiology
31.  
Pediatrics
5
Pediatric Gynecology  
32.
Psychiatry
6
Pediatric Neurology
33
Radiology
7
Pediatric Traumatology and
Orthopedics
34
Roentgenology
8
Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology  
35
Reflexotherapy
9
Pediatric Ophthalmology
36
Stomatology
10
Pediatric Stomatology
37
Forensic Medicine
11
Pediatric Surgery
38
Therapeutic Stomatology
12
Pediatric infectious diseases
39
Internal Medicine
13
Endocrinology    
40
Gastroenterology
14
General practice – family
medicine
41
Hematology
15
Infectious and Tropical
Diseases
42
Cardiology
16
Neurosurgery
43
Nephrology
17
Clinical laboratory diagnostics
44
Pulmonology
18
Emergency cases medicine
45
Rheumatology
19
Microbiology with Virusology   
46
Functional diagnostics
20
Narcology
47
Urology
21
Neurology
48
Phthisiology
22
Clinical biochemistry  
49
Surgical stomatology
23
Neonatology
50
Surgery
24
Oncology
51
Proctology
25
Organization and economics of
Public Health Services
52
Vascular surgery
26
Orthopedic Stomatology
53
Thoracic surgery
27
Traumatology and
Orthopedics          
   
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