Amur State Medical Academy

Amur State Medical Academy is a public university located in Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast, Russia. Blagoveshchensk is administrative center of Amur Oblast, Russia. Amur State Medical Academy was founded in 1952 by order of the Council of Ministers, as Blagoveshchensk State Medical Institute. It is one of the best and the oldest Medical Universities of the Russian Federation.


In 1974 there was established cardiac surgery center in which the surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart and great vessels disorder with cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia is provided, as well as private methods, implantation of pacemakers, as operations for radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of tachyarrhythmias. In April 2012, the Center was renamed to Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery. It is possible to provide about 700 operative treatments per year.


In 1996 Blagoveshchensk State Medical Institute was renamed to Amur State Medical Academy. In this Academy doctors are trained according to the European standards, as Amur State Medical Academy is admitted in the list of medical schools of Europe. Currently, the University has rich material resources and well qualified higher-education teaching personnel. All this allows to carry our research and in accordance with the highest demands. There are four training buildings, total surface of which is 21675 sq.m.


Amur State Medical Academy today


Today, thousands of students get education in such medical fields as: General Medicine and Pediatrics. There are 28 academic departments at the Academy. Postgraduate Departments of medical faculty are as follows:  Department of Hospital Therapy with course Phthisiopulmonology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Hospital Surgery with the course of Pediatric Surgery. The main administering sub-department at the Department of General Medicine is the Department of Pediatrics. Also, producing Departments are: the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of Hospital Surgery with the course of Pediatric Surgery, the Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology and Dermatovenereology.


The duration of the program at intramural class program of the Department of General Medicine and Pediatrics for those students, who hold complete secondary education, is 6 years; there is no extramural class program for these Departments.


The Academy has one research unit – a center of scientific laboratory.


Teaching personnel of the Academy consists of 42 Doctors of Medical Sciences, 27 professors, 58 associate professors, 142 Philosophy Doctors and 22 Honored Doctors of the Russian Federation.


Faculties of Amur State Medical Academy:

  • General Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty for Foreign Students

Some Medical Postgraduate Faculties:

  • Medicine of urgent conditions
  • Therapy
  • Dermatology and Venerology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Childhood Gynaecology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Hygiene of Children and Teenagers
  • General Hygiene
  • Public Hygiene
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Radiation Hygiene
  • Hygiene of Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Therapeutic Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Dentistry
  • Surgical Dentistry

Student Accommodation

Hostel for students is situated not far from the Academy. It takes a few minutes to get there. There are different types of rooms in the hostels: single rooms, double rooms and rooms for four persons. There are bathrooms and kitchens for students in each hostel.

Blagoveshchensk City


Blagoveshchensk, a city located about 7,850 kilometers east of Moscow, is the capital of Amur Oblast, the fifth largest city in the Russian Far East. The city stands on the left bank of the Amur River, on the border of Russia with China, directly opposite the Chinese city of Heihe.

Blagoveshchensk – Features

About 800 meters of the Amur River separate Russian Blagoveshchensk and Chinese Heihe. The capital of Amur Oblast is the only administrative center of Russia located on the very border of the country. There is a visa-free regime between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe.


Blagoveshchensk was built up like a Roman military camp: wide, straight streets were parallel and perpendicular to each other. Some originated from the Amur River, others from the Zeya River. The blocks were regular rectangles. This layout of the city is still preserved. Today, Blagoveshchensk stretches for 8 km along the Amur and 13 km along the Zeya.


This city is located on the same parallel with the southern part of Central Russia and Kyiv (Ukraine). Despite this, winters are longer and much colder here. Blagoveshchensk has the continental version of the temperate monsoon climate. Summers are hot with a significant amount of sunshine. Winters are cold, dry, with little snow. The average temperature in January is minus 21 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 22 degrees Celsius.


It is an important industrial and commercial center of the Russian Far East. There are several large industrial enterprises: Amur Metalworker (mining equipment), shipbuilding plant (sea tug boats and seiners), Zeya confectionery factory, Amur factory of reinforced concrete structures.


Public transport in Blagoveshchensk is represented by buses, minibuses, and taxis. In addition, ships (in winter – buses, in the off-season – hovercrafts) carry passengers across the Amur River. Air traffic passes through Ignatievo Airport, which has international status. There are regular flights to Moscow, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.


Blagoveshchensk has a rich historical and cultural heritage. On the territory of the city there are more than 80 monuments of architecture and monumental art. There is a number of original wooden buildings of the 19th century.

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