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Vitebsk State Medical University


Vitebsk is situated at a distance of 200 kms from the Belarussian Capital, Minsk and 460 kms from the Russian capital, Moscow. The City has its own Airport and a biy Railway Station. The city is connected with almost all the big cities of Europe and Russian by Rail and Air.
Climate of the City is temperate, continental with cool summer and mild winters. Average temperature is +25 degree centigrade in summers and -7 degree centigrade in winters.

The time difference is GMT +3 in summers and GMT +2 in winters. The time difference with India is 2.5 hours and 3.5 hours in winters.
Telephone Code : 00375(Country)-212(City)-Six Digit Telephone Number.



About Medical University

Vitebsk State Medical University was founded in November 1934. Situated in the ceter of the city of Vitebsk, University is one of the biggest establishements. of the city. It has five hostels out of which two hostels are for foreign students only.

The University is a Govt. Establishement and comes under the Ministry of health of Republic of Belarus and is recognized by WHO, European Union, US, UK. The students getting degrees from the University can directly practice in all countries of European Union.Medical Council of india recognizes the University and Students from India are studying in the Academy from the year 1983. Presenlty about 630 foreign students from the different continents i.e. Asia (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc.) Europe (Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania etc.) Latin America and Africa are studying in the University.

The first Rector was Professor M.A.Hazanov. The foundation of Medical Faculty was finished by 1941. It included 32 theoretical and clinical departments. The Great Patriotic War broke the work of the Institute for several years. Many teachers and students participated in the defence of the country. The city and the Institute were almost in ruins.

The rebuilding of the Institute was started in 1946. Years passed. Medical Institute was expanding, its clinical base was improving. The number of highly qualified specialists, professors and scientific workers was growing. In 1959, the Pharmaceutical Faculty was opened along with the Medical Faculty. A year later the Institute began to train specialists in the postgraduate study courses. In 1963 the Central Scientific Research Laboratory was opened in order to train scientists and highly qualified lecturers. During the last decades the Institute was developing very intensively. In 1984 the Faculty for Advanced Specialization in General medicine was established.

In October 1993 the Ministry of public Health of the Republic of Belarus resolved to transfer the Faculty for Advanced Specialization in Farmacy to Vitebsk Medical Institute. In 1997 the Preliminary Training Faculty was established. Since september 1981 Vitebsk State Medical Institute Started to train the overseas students at Preliminary Training, Medical and Pharmaceutical Faculties. The number of foreign students was increasing and in 1997 the Faculty for Overseas students Training was opened. For the large merits in training physicians for public health of Asia, Africa, Near East and Latin America, Vitebsk State Medical Institute was awarded with the Medal of Peoples’ Friendship by the presidum of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. In the beginning of 1999, according to the Republic of Belarus Ministry of education Vitebsk State Medical Institute was accredited to a University status. The University was headed by famous scientists and physicians, talented organizes of public health :

  • A. N.Savchenko (1946-1949)

  • I.I.Bogdanovich (1949-1962)

  • G.A. Medvedeva (1962-1965)

  • E.N. Medvedsky (1965-1979)

  • M.G. Sachek (1979-1997)

Since 19997 the Rector of Vitebsk State Medical University is a Corresponding member of Belarus Academy of Medicine Professor A.N. Kosinets. The Stomatological and higher Medical School Pedagogic and Psyshology Faculties were established in 2001. In accordance with the opening in 2001 of the Advanced Training Courses in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Clinical Immunology and Allergology the Faculty for Specialization was renamed into the Postgraduate Medical and Pharmaceutical Faculty. At present there are 7 Faculties, 53 Departments, Central Scientific Research Laboratory, Scientific Medical Informational Department, Educational and Methodical Informational Center and the Library, Polygraphic Editing and Publishing Center, Sport gym and Stadium. The Medical, the Stomatological and the Pharmaceutical faculties are training practitioners and pharmaceutists on speciality “Medicine”, “Stomatology” and “Pharmacy”. The top graduates are studying at clinical residency. At the miment more then 4 thousand of students are studying at the University. There are 396 lecturers of whom 58 are professors and 180 Associate Professors. There are 13 scientific academic schools at the University both on medical-biological, clinical and pharmaceutical disciplines which have introduced a substantial contribution to the development of a modern medical sciences and the improvement of medical education in the Republic of Belarus and the countries of the former USSR.

This society of young scientists is one of the famous in Belarus and the nearest countries. The magazines “Surgery News” and “Pharmacy News”, “Immunology”, “VGMU News”, “Motherhood and Childhood Protection”, the regular newspaper “Medvuzovets” are published by the University.

The overseas students are studying at the University since 1981. For this period of time more then 900 specialists graduated from Vitebsk State Medical University. They successfully work in different institutions, public health, clinics of 109 countries of the world. The overseas postgraduates continue to study at the clinical residency and research postgraduate training courses, 11 of them defended their thesis. There are 4 special Scientific Boards of the doctors and candidates’ thesis defence on different specialties (Parasitology, Helminthology; Drugs Technology and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy; Internal surgery and Gastroenterology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology). Nowadays the University scientists perform researches on 40 perspective medical projects.

There are 45 scientific study groups of students. The society of young scientists is one of the famous in Belarus and the nearest countries. According to the Republic competition of students’ research works in 2001, 40 authors were awarded the first category, 30 authors-the second, 10 authors- the third category. 22 students’ works were honoured with the Grant of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G.Lukashenko.

The University develops different contacts in the realm of medical education and physicians training, scientific research, methodical and informational exchange with many institutions of Russian Federation and other countries. Republic centers “Infection in Surgery” Minimal Invasive Surgery, Central Scientific Research Laboratory of the University are well known abroad.

The University is the organizer of the international academic meetings. which stimulate active participation of all the scientists and lectures of the University in the activity of professional international societies and associations. Some of the well-known lecturers and scientists have been elected to the foreign Scientific Academies.

There is a problem-based teaching, integration in the studying of the theoretical and clinical disciplines at the University. There are a ating and three stages of students’ knowledge estimation of all disciplines (Computer tests, practical skills estimation, interview). The Educational Methodical Center is coordinating the work of modern educational technologies.

The specialists of the University have developed modern educational programs in order to train highly qualified medical specialists. All the departments have computer test, plasta casts and phantoms, modern medical-diagnostic equipment. The University has Botanic Garden and lndustrial Training Chemist’s, which are used for pharmacy specialists training. There are 5 computer classes and 19 video classes and Multimedia Laboratory at the University.

  • The physicians practical skills training is held in 28 well equipped therapeutic and surgical clinics.

  • All Departments Bodies are publishing lectures, recommendations, monographs, scientific works, conference materials.

  • There is a Central Scientific Research Laboratory with modern equipment for training highly qualified specialists at the University.

  • The Medical Scientific Informational Department has the patent fund, data base “Medicine” (Russia), “ Medline” (USA), “International Pharmacy Reports “ (USA).

  • All the students and professorial staff have access to the world information through Internet.

  • The Polygraphic Editing and Publishing Center of the University provide with all the necessary educational and scientific materials.

Some clinical and theoretical departments have scientific laboratories. A number of different youth organizations, sport clubs and art groups work at the Medical University. There are 5 comfortable hostels, hotel complex “Dvina” (THE HOTEL, a restaurant, a bar, a car-park, 3 cafes and 3 students’ canteens) for students of Vitebsk State Medical University.

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