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Stavropol State Medical Academy
(and largest city)
55°45′N, 37°37′E
Official languages
Russian official
throughout nation;
others co-official in
various regions

Prime Minister
federal republic
Vladimir Putin
Viktor Zubkov


862 AD

June 12, 1990

December 25,

Water (%)

6,592,800 sq mi
2006 estimate

2002 census

142,754,000 (8th)


8.3/km² (209th)
21.8/sq mi

Per capita
2006 estimate
$1.727 trillion

$12,096 (59th)
GDP (nominal)

Per capita
2006 estimate
$979 billion (11th)

$6,856 (59th
HDI (2004)
0.797 (medium)
Gini? (2002)
39.9 (medium)
Ruble (RUB)
Time zone
Summer (DST)
(UTC+2 to +12)
(UTC+3 to +13)
Internet TLD
Academic Year Structure

• 1 st Autumn semester lasts from 01.09 up to 15.01. incl. exams.
• 2nd Spring semester lasts from 1.02 up to 30.06 incl. exams.

Main Faculties and Duration of the Courses:
General Medicine - 6 years; Dentistry - 5 years; Paediatrics - 6 years;
Preparatory Course for Russian medium -1 year; Post-Diploma Training:
Clinical Internship -1 year,
Residency - 2 years or more;
Postgraduate Course - 3-4 years;
Doctoranture - 5 years.

Degrees Offered:
• Doctor of Medicine (M.D.),
• Master of Science (M.Sc),
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),
• Doctor of Science (D.Sc).

Main Specialties in Post-Diploma Training:
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Internal Diseases, Cardiology,
Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Dermatovenereology,
Psychiatry, Traumatology & Orthopaedics, Phthisiatry, Surgery, Urology,
Surgical and Therapeutic Stomatology, Orthodontics.

The Faculty of General Medicine, the progenitor of our Academy, is the
biggest one, where over 1500 students are trained. The faculty trains
physicians for adult population service in three specialties: internal diseases,
surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. General practitioners training lasts six
years: two years are for studying fundamental disciplines and four years-for
studying clinical disciplines (internal, surgical, eye, skin, infectious diseases,
etc.). The Faculty of Pediatrics trains students in two specialties: pediatrics and
children's surgery. The training lasts 6 years. It is organized in such a manner
that literally from the first days of study in the higher school students receive
knowledge of development and growth of a children's organism to feel the
future pediatricians.

The Faculty of Dentistry trains dentists. The course of training at the
faculty is 5 years. Graduates of the faculty are prepared for independent work
in any of five dental specialties. The admission to the Higher Nursing Education
Faculty is carried out for persons with the complete secondary medical
education, having the experience of work in the specialty not less than 3 years.
The correspondence course of training lasts 5 years. The graduates get the
qualification of a manager.

The Postgraduate Faculty is one of the largest in Russia and it has a
number of unique departments. Over 3000 physicians in 32 specialties are
trained annually, improving their specialty qualification.

The Faculty of Improvement of Professional Skills is engaged in
retraining of teachers of medical schools and colleges from all over the country.
The outstanding scientists who have made a great contribution to the Russian
medical science were at the sources of formation and development of the
Stavropol State Medical Academy. Since 2000, the curricula in all specialties
provide training of physicians of general practice. The pride of the Academy is
highly skilled scientific and pedagogical staff. The Academy has 70 chairs
where more than 97 Doctors of Science (Professors), 376 teachers with
scientific degrees and ranks work. 78% of teachers of clinical chairs have the
highest and the first qualifying category. Of the total number of teachers, 23
are members of various academies and of the Russian Academy of Medical
Science, 46 - Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, 10 - Honoured
Scientists of the Russian Federation, 4 - Honoured Higher School Workers.
The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted
to operating conditions of the native land and authorized by the Ministry of
Public Health of Russia. The Academy has been included in the list of 12
medical educational establishments of Russia recognized by the Medical
Council of India and the Medical Council Sri Lanka

High creative potential of teaching staff of the Academy, modern laboratory
equipment allows carrying out the actual scientific researches, which have
great value for practical public health services. Scientific investigations of
higher school scientists have been repeatedly submitted to the congresses,
symposia of Russia and abroad and have obtained a wide international
recognition. Our professors' names are included in the list of «100 Leading
Scientists of the World» and in the directory «Who's Who in a World Science».
The Academy is also included in the official list of «Study Abroad»,
(«International Book of Universities», and «The World of Learning».

The Stavropol State Medical Academy has 4 educational buildings, 3 dentistry
out-patient departments and clinics of eye microsurgery, of borderline psychic
disorders, of vertebroneuology and manual medicine.

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. There are all conditions for successful mastering the
profession of a doctor in the Academy. Students independently carry out
laboratory and clinical researches, use modern means of training and
manuals. The Academy has an access to the Internet; it has a well-equipped
scientific library.
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