A Brief History of Russia by The World Factbook 2006
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The St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov (SPSMA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher medical education in Russian Federation.
The St .Petersburg State Medical Academy dates back to the Psycho neurological Institute which was found in 1907 by a well-known psychiatrist Academician V.M. Bekhterev.
St. Petersburg State Medical Academy has a long and proud tradition of educating Russian and International students. The Academy trains specialists in medicine at the graduate and postgraduate levels.
More than 35000 physicians graduated from the Academy during the years of its existence, including 3500 foreign graduates from more than 50 countries worldwide since 1947. Among our total student population 5000 we have about 1000 international students from 30 countries.
The main clinical basis of the Academy is Peter the Great's Hospital, a 2000 bedded multi specialty medical center that was built in 1903 in the honour of bicentenary of St. Petersburg foundation.
SPSMA was established in 1907 on the basis of Medical faculty of Psychoneurological Institute, organized by Academician V.M. Bekhterev. In 1920 it was reorganized as 2nd Leningrad Medical Institute. In 1936 year 2nd Leningrad Medical Institute was united with city hospital named after I.I. Mechnikov. In 1946 2nd Leningrad Medical Institute was named as Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitary and Hygiene by the Order of the Board of Ministers of USSR N 14077 from 22.12.1946. In 1994 Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitary and Hygiene was renamed as Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy (SPSMA) (WHO Directory, 7 ed., page 329). In 1995 SPSMA was named after Great Russian scientist Nobel Laureate I.I. Mechnikov (order N 1307-p, dated 22.12.1995).
Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I.I. Mechnikov is one of the oldest and largest Russian Higher Medical Schools. During almost 100 years of history it was and it is a leading center of Russia in the field of training Doctors of Medicine, specialists in Preventive Medicine and Clinical Medicine. Founder of Academy is Russian Government through the Ministry of Health on the basis of the laws of Russian Federation.
SPSMA has 56 medical and academic Departments and a teaching Hospital. The Academy campus is located in the central part of the city in a green from spring to autumn wonderful park having area of 35000 square meters. There are 50 beautiful buildings with fabulous architecture on its territory. The Peter the Great Hospital (2000 beds) was built in 1903.
Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy (SPSMA) has a long and proud tradition of educating Russian and international students. More than 35000 physicians graduated from the Academy since the years of its existence. Among our total student population of over 5000 we have around 1000 international students from more than 30 countries worldwide.
The teaching staff consists of 750 people, including 112 Dr.sci., 433 PhD, 82 Professors, 167 Ass. Professors.
The Academy is ranked as the leading educational and medical center in General and Preventive medicine in Russia. The SPSMA trains specialists in medicine of more that 60 specialties. The goal of the Academy is to enable students to apply their knowledge of the fundamentals in an independent consideration of patient's condition, diagnostic options, and therapeutic interventions.
On successful completion of the 6 year Academic program graduates are granted a "Doctor of Medicine" (MD) degree.Equal qualified training is given in both English and Russian languages.
Rector of Academy is Prof. A. V. Shabrov, MD.,PhD.,D.Sc.,the Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Academy is recognized in WHO, ECFMG commission of USA, Medical councils of India, Sri-Lanka, Australia, UK, Ireland, Sweden, all the European and American countries.
International students of Russian medium Faculty begin their studies with the Preparatory Course which helps to master the Russian language and also creat a good science foundation.
Students of English Medium Faculty begin the basic program and finish it in English language.
Structure of courseProgram, curriculum and syllabus of undergraduate education
Standard curriculum is based on the government
standard of education for higher professional education for 040100 -
General Medicine Specialty for qualification of Physician (Doctor of
Medicine) Moscow, Ministry of the health, and Ministry of the
Education of the Russian Federation.
There are 6 study museums:
Medical Students' life
Here at Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for students by providing opportunities to participate in a wide range of recreational and sporting activities.