Zaporozhye State Medical University
Ukraine is one of the most preferred destinations in the world for medical education. Students from over 70 countries come to Ukraine every year to study medicine. The medical universities under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine offer the best value for money in the sphere of medical education for students from around the world. Good facilities and a history of high quality medical education and care, provide the right environment for students to be moulded as accomplished doctors of International standards. The Universities are recognized by all Medical councils around the world. Students obtaining medical education in Ukraine are eligible to apply for International Licensing exams like USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), MCI Screening Test and all other licensing exams around the world. The training at the University includes pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate periods of study. Foreign students are trained at the International Faculty No.1 for further studies at higher educational institutions of Ukraine. At Zaporozhye State Medical University students acquire knowledge subject to the requirements of the European system of education. The academic curriculam are based on the best models of native and foreign practice of specialists’ training. The scientific schools of the University are well known outside Ukraine. Cardiological, surgery, pharmaceutical schools are among them. For the first time in Ukraine the specialists of Zaporozhye State Medical University have successfully performed the transplantations of heart. More than 500 transplantations of liver, kidney and pancreas have been performed. There is a developed infrastructure of scientific units at the University including SRI (Scientific Research Institute ) of medical and ecological problems, Institute of clinical pathology of a man, SMA “Pharmatron”, central scientific research laboratory, certification-testing laboratory of perfume and cosmetic preparations and household products, department of doctoral candidacy and postgraduate study, editorial publishing department, Center of informatics and analytical support and testing, patent department, scientific research division, metrology service. Scientific Research Institute and laboratories are equipped with unique facilities for conducting fundamental and applied scientific researches. The introduction of computer technologies into the teaching-studying process, scientific research and management is one of the priority-driven University's activities. 42 computer classrooms and 1300 PC provide students with academic curricula based on multimedia technologies and test control in the main disciplines. ZSMU has its own information Internet server. There is a centre of telemedicine and distance learning at the University which provides the participation in international scientific conferences held on the basis of videoconference technologies, organization and holding of scientific-methods videoconferences, organization of distance refresher courses for University teaching staff, using of distance technologies in training of students by correspondence. There is an electronic library and electronic catalogue in the scientific library of the University. The users have access to the electronic database of the library and can carry out a search from any computer connected with Internet and get full text-books. All academic building, hostels, scientific library have access to Internet. There are Wi-Fi access points at the territory of the University. The student campus is under of the University security round-the-clock. The campus and hostels are equipped with the means of video surveillance and control.
Zaporozhye State Medical University is a self-governing, modern, multi-profile higher educational institution accredited in compliance with the decision of State Certification Commission (Certificate Series РД No.088105 of 14.10.2009) with the status of higher education establishment of ІV (fourth) level. License of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Ukraine Series AE № 270975 of 12.08.2013 certifies the right of Zaporozhye State Medical University to perform T&E activity (concerning foreign citizens also).
It is one of the oldest medical higher educational institutions in the system of medical education of Ukraine.
Zaporozhye State Medical University takes one the first places in the system of higher medical education of Ukraine with the number of foreign students being trained there. Training of foreign citizens has been carried out at ZSMU since 1973. Over 10500 foreign students completed training in different specialties and got diplomas. Thirty-six foreign graduates undertook post-graduate courses and successfully defended theses. Since 2002 foreign students have been taught in English.
The system of training at Zaporozhye State Medical University includes pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate periods of study. The premedical education is provided at the International Faculty No.1 and then foreign students continue studies at the International Faculty No.2.
The training of foreign students is carried out in the General Medicine sector as MD. Period of study is 6 years.
Junior students are trained at the theoretical departments in the academic buildings situated on the territory of the campus. Senior students are trained at the clinical departments in clinics situated near the University.
Zaporozhye State Medical University is one of the few medical universities in the system of higher medical education in Ukraine that has its own training-scientific centre “University Clinic” in which practical classes are conducted and medical aid is delivered. The University has the unique equipment: computer tomographs, devices for ultrasonic diagnosis, angiographic and endoscopic tests, radioisotope diagnosis and many others to conduct fundamental and applied scientific investigations.
Student campus is a detached territory protected by a specialized guard for 24 hours. The teacher's duty is organized in the hostels. The campus and hostels are equipped with the means of video surveillance and control. ZSMU has organized the lighting of adjacent territories at its own expense. The patrolling of the University campus and adjacent territories is conducted by the university guide with the assistance of the police.
There are 5 academic buildings, 5 hostels, scientific and belletristic literature libraries with reading halls and computer rooms, medical centre, student's sanatorium-dispensary, sports center, courts and stadium, some canteens and cafes, shoe repair shop and clothing repair shop on its territory. There is a canteen at the University with Indian cuisine which is very popular with foreign students.
5 student hostels of the University accommodate about 3000 persons; three of them are for foreign citizens. The hostel buildings are of a modern block type and consist of the rooms for 1-2-3 persons with all the conveniences. There are Internet halls in the hostels for foreign citizens. The rooms of the hostels have access to the Internet. There are Indian cultural centre and computer class in hostel No. 1.