Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy is a major center for training medical practitioners in one of the largest regions of the Central European part of Russia.

The medical faculty was opened in 1920 as a faculty of Nizhny Novgorod University. In May, 1930 it became an independent Medical Institute and in June 1994 it got a status of the State Medical Academy. In 1992 the Faculty of Overseas Admissions was opened in NNSMA. Since 1998/99 academic year the Academy has started training international students in the English Medium.

The academy is staffed with 722 well-qualified specialists among them – 76 professors and 145 associate professors. Faculty of Overseas Admissions is staffed with 166 specialists among them – 32 professors and 56 associate professors. Up-to-date medical equipment is available to the students for their training and research work.


Theoretical education is conducted in 8 special buildings, while clinical studies are carried out in well-equipped clinics and hospitals. Instruction in English is given through lectures and practical classes. Working group consists of 8-10 students. An important part of the training is the observation of patients, which aims at improving clinical thought of the students.

The Academy monitors constantly the quality of education; new educational programs with the focus on the demands of the modern healthcare and perspective branches of science development are introduced every year. The main aim of the Academy is to prepare highly qualified specialists – experts in individual scientific and practical activities at the highest professional level. Study at the Academy contributes to the formation of the community-minded and harmonically developed personality due to the careful attitude to the student’s leisure facilities, creating big number of students clubs and scientific societies. The students of the Academy take part in professional competitions every year, they receive grants from the leading pharmaceutical companies for scientific and research activities. Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy provides students with large opportunities for postgraduate studies and prepares specialists of the high qualification for the Ph.D. and the Doctorate. The Academy actively collaborates with scientific centers of Russian Academy of Science and Russian Academy of Medical Science as well as with the most prestigious and competent Universities of Europe and the USA. Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy pays special attention to its integration into the system of the continuous medical instruction and participation in the drawing up educational systems of European countries using advanced achievements of Russian and foreign specialists. Due to its brilliant reputation and high educational standards, the Academy is popular among undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. Instruction is made according to international requirements and standards of the medical education; during the period of studies students participate at international scientific seminars and academic exchange programs.



– is the biggest one. More than half of all the students of the Academy specialize   in Surgery, Therapy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Neurology etc. The training course lasts for 6 years.


physicians are taught here to treat children. The Regional Pediatric Hospital and the Institute for Pediatric Research have been selected as teaching hospitals. Duration of the course  is  6 years.


specialists are trained here to implement the main prophylactic principles  of public health to prevent diseases. Graduates from the Faculty are qualified as Hygienists and Epidemiologists. Duration of  the course  is 6 years.


specialists in Dentistry are trained here.  After the basic course graduate students ought to have special primary internship training in the following branches: Dental Therapy, Dental Surgery, Dental Orthopedics and Pediatric Dentistry. Duration of training is 5 years.


prepares pharmacists. Duration of the course is 5 year.

Academy Requirement for Admission: 12th Science Pass with 50% in PCB and 50 marks in English.

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