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State Medical University


Rector Professor Kosinets Alexander Nikolaevich
Corresponding-member of Academy of Medical Science of the Republic of Belarus
Address 27 Frunze Avenue, Vitebsk, 210023, Belarus
Tel. No. +375 (212) 36 95 34
Fax No. +375 (212) 37 21 07
E-mail address scidep@vitmed.belpak.vitebsk
Faculties & Colleges
  • Medical-Preventive Faculty
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Faculty for Up-Dating Specialists
  • Faculty for Training Specialists for Foreign Countries
  • Pre-University Training Faculty
  • Type of courses Full-time in the medical-preventive and pharmaceutical faculties and part-time and by correspondence in the pharmaceutical faculty
    Length of courses Six years in the medical - preventive faculty and five years in the pharmaceutical faculty
    Date of commencement July
    Class size Up to eight persons
    Accommodation Hostel accommodation available
    Fees Medical-preventive faculty - 2000 USD
    Pharmaceutical faculty - 1800 USD
    Residency & post-graduate course 1600 -2000 USD
    Pre-Institute training - 1000 USD
    National students - free of charge
    Financial assistance National students receive grants
    Admission requirements According to the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus foreign citizens irrespective of their race nationality, sex, language, religion may be admitted to higher schools of the Republic of Belarus. curricula and syllabi for foreign students are the same as for students from the Republic of Belarus. After the successful graduation from the higher school foreign citizens receive standard diploma. The training of foreign students is exercised on the paid contractual basis. Foreign citizens may be admitted to higher schools of the Republic of Belarus if they have got education corresponding to the complete secondary education in Belarus. There are no age restrictions. Those persons who have obtained Bachelor degree may be admitted to higher schools of the Republic of Belarus to take their Master¦s degree. To be admitted to higher schools of the Republic of Belarus the submission of following documents is required:

    1) notarially attested copy of certificate of education containing the list of the subjects studied and the examination marks received in them;
    2) certificate of health attested by the official Health Service authorities of that country which send the applicant for study in the Republic of Belarus;
    3) notarially attested copy of his (her) birth-certificate;
    4) six photographs (4x6cm);
    5) application filled in standard form in duplicate. All the documents should be submitted not later than 2.5 months before the beginning of the studies at the higher school. They may be in Belarussian, Russian, English. French or Spanish.

    Applicants also should possess valid passport or substituting it document and entry visa granted in accordance with established procedure. Language required is Russian.
    Student profile
  • national/overseas students - 1671/430
  • men/women - 652/1419
  • age range - from 18 to 35 years
  • Contact for application Derkach J.N.
    dozent, candidate of medical science
    Tel. +375 (212) 24-22-40, fax: +375 (212) 27-07 21


    Faculties and Colleges

    Medical-Preventive Faculty

    Dean: Konevalova N.J. , professor, DM
    Tel.: +375 (212) 24-63-98 Fax: +375 (212) 37-21-07

    Student body: 1198
    Staff - 312
    Chairs - 41

    Basic academic disciplines - anatomy, biology, general chemistry, biochemistry, pathology, therapy, surgery, urology, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, pharmacology, neurology, pathological physiology, psychiatry, physiology, clinical and laboratory diagnostics, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious diseases, microbiology, foreign languages, etc.

    Major fields of research: infections in surgery, tissue and organ transplantation, cardiovascular diseases, arterial hypertension, minor invasive surgery, immune-deficient conditions, brain injury.

    Pharmaceutical Faculty

    Dean: Gurina N.S., professor, DB
    Tel.: +375 (212) 36-97-09 Fax: +375 (212) 37-21-07

    Student body: 792
    Staff: 98
    Chairs - 7

    Basic academic disciplines: technology of drug forms, pharmaceutical chemistry, toxicological chemistry, organization and economy of pharmacy, pharmacognosy, pharmacology. Besides, the students study biological disciplines: physiology, biochemistry, biology, botany, pathology, clinical and laboratory diagnostics , general chemistry, biochemistry, as well as socio-economic disciplines.

    Major fields of research: development of new technologies of new medicinal preparations

    Faculty for Training Specialist of Foreign Countries

    Dean: Derkach J.N, dozent, candidate of science (M)
    Tel: +375 (212) 24-22-40 Fax: +375 (212) 37-21-07

    Student body: 430
    Staff: 323
    Chairs: 45

    Basic academic disciplines: Russian language, biology, chemistry, anatomy, biology, biochemistry, therapy, surgery, urology, ophthalmology, othorhinolaryngology, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, physiology, neurology, psychiatry, clinical and laboratory diagnostics, etc.

    Pre-Institute Training Faculty

    Dean: Krishtopov L.E., dozent, candidate of science (M)
    Tel.: +375 (212) 37-09-37 Fax: +375 (212) 37-21-07

    Student body: 414
    Staff: 31
    Chairs: 3

    Basic academic disciplines: chemistry, biology, Russian and Belarussian languages

    Faculty for Up-Dating Specialists

    Dean: Tzarik G.N., dozent, candidate of science (P)
    Tel.: +375 (212) 36-68-29 Fax: +375 (212) 37-21-07

    Student body: 837
    Staff: 16
    Chairs: 7

    Basic academic disciplines: pharmaceutical chemistry, toxicological chemistry, pharmacognosy, technology of drug preparations , organization and economy of pharmacy, surgery, therapy.

    Major fields of research: the modern methods of control of drug quality , development of new technologies of medical preparations, development of minor invasive surgical methods and new methods of diagnostics in therapy.

    About the University

    Vitebsk State Medical University was founded in 1934. At present it has 5 faculties : the medical-preventive faculty, the pharmaceutical faculty, the faculty for up-dating specialists, the faculty for training specialists for foreign countries, the pre-University training faculty. Vitebsk State Medical University trains specialists in two specialties: "doctor" and "pharmaceutist" and for foreign countries - "doctor of medicine" and "master of pharmacy." Graduates are trained in 39 specialties including residency in 22, post-graduate course in 23 and course for a doctor' s degree in 15 specialties. There are 50 departments at the University. The University possesses faculties appropriate for training specialists at a higher school. The University is a large scientific center: 55 doctors and 204 candidates of science work in it. The main directions of its research activities are: transplantation of tissue and organs , cardiovascular diseases, immune-deficient conditions, role of hereditary factors in the development of parasitogenic process, diseases of abdominal organs, arterial hypertension and the principles of its prevention, infections in surgery, development of minor invasive surgical methods, brain injury, development of technologies of new medicine preparations. In Institute there are special departmental resources like computer facilities, Internet, library, student scientific-research society, sport complex, medical subdivision, student cafe, etc.

    The medical-preventive faculty was founded in 1934. The course of training lasts for 6 years. This faculty trains general practitioners. The instruction is given by lectures, seminars, group instruction and practical work. At the end of the 6th course the students pass the final state examinations. After the graduation from the University young doctors have internship and work in their specialty under the supervision of experienced specialists. After that doctors pass an examination to get the right to practice medicine independently and receive certificates of a specialist and start their work.

    Pharmaceutical faculty was founded in 1959. The course of training lasts 5 years - full-time tuition and 5,5 years - tuition by correspondence. Annually, beginning with the 5th year of their study the students also have practical course, at the end of which they pass their final state examinations. Those who have passed them successfully get their diploma: pharmaceutist (students from Belarus) and master of pharmacy (foreign students).

    Graduates may work at any pharmaceutical enterprises and firms, chemist¦s store-houses, analytical and biochemical laboratories, laboratories for forensic medical examination, pharmaceutical governing bodies, etc.

    The faculty for up-dating specialists was founded in 1994. Its main task is to raise the level of professional skill of those specialists in pharmacy and in medicine who have graduated from the higher school and work in different pharmaceutical and medical institutions of Belarussian Ministry of Public Health. The instruction is given by lectures, seminars, group instruction, practical work. The specialists can acquaint themselves with modern apparatus and up-to-date methods of diagnostics, treatment, analysis, etc. Specialists from other town are given hostels accommodations and can use the Institute library, reading-rooms, sport gymnasium and get medical aid at the medical subdivision of the Institute.

    The faculty for training specialists for foreign countries began in 1981.There is a department for pre-Institute training for foreign students. During this period the Institute has trained many doctors for 97 countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Near and the Middle East. 637 graduates got the qualifications +doctor of medicine- , 46 - +master of pharmacy-, 80 persons studied in residency and at the post-graduate course in 14 specialties, 12 persons defended their theses for a candidate¦s degree. At present 430 foreign citizens study at the Institute. All of them live in a comfortable international hostel.. Foreign students have 11 large associations of countrymen and the association oraduates. In the field of education and scientific exchange Vitebsk State Medical University cooperates with higher school in Nepal, India, the Lebanon, Poland, Germany, the USA, etc.

    The faculty for pre-University training. This faculty functions with the purpose of professional orientation of the youth and improvement of the general education level necessary to be admitted to the Institute. The faculty consists of the preparatory department and the department of professional orientation. The form of tuition are full- time, part-time and by correspondence.. For the full-time tuition the citizens of the Republic of Belarus, the citizens of Russia, Belarussians from abroad, having complete secondary education, are admitted . For part-time tuition, and tuition by correspondence the Institute admits also pupils attending final forms of secondary schools and secondary educational institutions. To be admitted for the full-time and part-time tuition the applicants should be interviewed, for the tuition by correspondence they should present all necessary documents. The Institute decides the number of the students to be admitted. The full -time and part-time tuition lasts for 8 months, the tuition by correspondence lasts for 8,5 months. The tuition at the preparatory department is charged. The curriculum includes those subjects in which the students take entrance exams at the end of their study. At the preparatory department students take entrance examinations on a universal bases.


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