Volgograd is one of Russia’s largest cities. It is known as Stalingrad all over the world and as such it became the site of the Stalingrad battle which predetermined the victory of Russia and its allies Britain, USA and France over German nazis in World War II. Volgograd is a southern city, an average temperature in summer is +26C and in winter -9C, Volgograd is placed on the bank of the Volga river. Due to its proximity to the river the climate in Volgograd is favourable. The population of Volgograd is over 1,000,000.
There is an international airport, a river terminal, train and bus stations in the city. There are direct flights to Italy , Germany, the Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Sri-Lanka, the Lebanon and to all states of the former Commonwealth of Independent States from Volgograd.
There are 5-6 direct flights from Moscow to Volgograd daily. The flight time is 1.5 hour. Besides every day 3 trains leave Moscow for Volgograd, the journey lasts 18 hours. Volgograd is a big tourist centre, especially for foreigners. Over 70,000 foreign tourists come to Volgograd every year. There are many historical places, theatres, concert halls, restaurants and bars in Volgograd. There is a great number of supermarkets and open markets as well which can boast a wide variety of food.
There are some Orthodox Churches, a Polish Roman Catholic Church, a Protestant Church, a Mosque and a Synagogue in Volgograd.
International students can go there on religious holidays.
The Academy is headed by a prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor, M.D. Petrov Vladimir Ivanovich.
The Volgograd State Medical Academy has extensive international contacts and delegations from the USA, India, the People’s Republic of China, Bangladesh and other countries headed by top Embassy officials pay visits to the Academy. To further bilateral collaboration in the field of education, culture and research, the Academy has signed an agreement on cooperation with a North Chinese University (the city of Girin).
The Volgograd State Medical Academy collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO), has extensive scientific contacts with many foreign higher educational establishments; it participates in joint international programs with Belgium, France, Germany, Arkansas University of Medical Sciences (USA) in such fields as family medicine, arterial hypertension, epidemiology, tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, pharmacy, etc. The Russian-American Family Practice Clinic has opened in Volgograd recently, the first one in the southern part of Russia.
The Volgograd State Medical Academy has its own scientific and methodic schools. The Research Institute for Pharmacology and that for Rheumatology are attached to the Academy. New trends in Pharmacology, Rheumatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, etc. are being developed.
The Academy ranks as high as the 7 th in Russia; the quality of education at the Academy meets the most stringent international requirements.
There are 6 faculties at the Academy:
600 highly skilled specialists work at 63 departments of the Academy. Among them, there are 11 academicians, 84 professors and 332 associate professors.
The Academy’s students are 3700 Russian and former USSR citizens and 700 international students from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Germany and Arab countries.
At its disposal, the Academy has 4 educational buildings, 5 big multiprofile clinics for 7000 in-patients with departments of surgery, cardiology, traumatology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, equipped with up to date facilities, experimental bases, a computer centre and comfortable hostels. There is also a Cardiology Centre which is one of the leaders in the field in the Russian Federation.
The Academy has been training international students since 1962. Students from 70 countries of Europe, Asia, Latin America have studied at our Academy. Over this period 2500 general practitioners, dentists and paediatricians have been trained for foreign countries.
About 70 foreign doctors take post-diploma courses every year.
Our graduates work in many countries: the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, India, Arab and African countries, etc.
The faculty of General Medicine trains specialists in internal disease, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology and venereology, infectious diseases, etc. The departments of the faculty are equipped with modem diagnostic facilities. Foreign scientists and consultants are invited to deliver lectures.
The course of studies is for 6 years.
Beginning with 2001 English-speaking students will be taught in English, which will enable them to begin studies without preliminary training at the Preparatory faculty.
The post-diploma training of foreign doctors is conducted at all departments of all faculties in the following fields:
Allergology and Immunology, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Endocrinology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, Operative Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Otolaryngology, Pathological Anatomy, Paediatrics, Phthisiology, Preventive Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radial Therapy, Skin and ST Diseases, Social Hygiene and Public Health, Sports Medicine and Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, Therapy, Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Urology.
A Medical College attached to the Volgograd State Medical Academy trains paramedical specialists in the following specialities: Orthopaedic dentistry (dental mechanic)
Students Scientific Society
While studying students take part in the work of different scientific societies, carry out research, make scientific reports at Russian and international scientific conferences, publish results of their research in Russia and abroad.
The library comprises over 630,000 books in Russian, French, Arab, German and other languages. There are dictionaries in all world languages. A local computer net functions in the library.
There are 4 comfortable hostels including apartments with all modem conveniences for student’s study and rest. Students can rent a flat in any district of the city if they wish.
The Preparatory faculty for foreign citizens has been functioning since 1990, where during an academic year the trainees could learn the Russian language and get prepared to the main Academy courses.
The Postgraduate Training Faculty was also founded in The Academy for the graduates willing to continue their education in various special branches of medicine.
A number of different youth organizations, sport clubs, art and cultural groups work at the Medical Academy. There are 4 comfortable hostels for students of Tver State Medical Academy. Tver regional hospital
In 1952 the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversery. During this period, 12680 doctors, 6572 dentists and 373 foreign students graduated from the Academy. The professional teaching staff of the Academy has published 730 scientific works and 18 textbooks. In 1989 the Faculty of Graduate Studies was opened. In 1990, the Faculty of Pediatrics was opened. The Academy is internationally recognised, and students from countries like Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, India, African States, and Sri Lanka study at the Faculty of International students of the Academy.
There are about 3413 students enrolled at the Academy, 1689 at the Medical Faculty, 1061 at the Faculty of Stomatology, 663 at the Faculty of Pediatrics, and the rest at the Faculty of International Students.
There are 49 Departments where 405 highly qualified academicians and lecturers are working. There are 51 Professors, 80 Doctors (consultants), and 240 Candidates of Medical Sciences(Ph.D).
The Departments are located in various teaching hospitals where bed occupancy numbers 6000. The Faculty of Stomatology has its own clinic with 300 stomatological chairs in use. All the faculties of the Academy are equiped with electronic microscopes, bio-chemical laboratories, radio-isotope labs, and lecture halls equipt with video apparatus.
The TSMA covers all the 8 big hospitals,5 Maternity homes,Tver Divisional hospitals,which has isolated rooms for infectious disease, Tuberculosis and cancer more than 30 polyclinics and maternity consultancies.