Astrakhan State Medical Academy was established at 1918. The city is situated on the banks of River Volga. Climate in the city is warm. There is connection with Moscow by air, rail and river routes. Astrakhan State Medical Academy is one of the oldest and the most prestigious Medical Academies in Russia. In November 2008, the Academy celebrated 90th anniversary. Astrakhan State Medical Academy is recognized by the World Health Organization and it is included in the list of World Directory of Medical Schools.
In 2009 and 2010, Astrakhan State Medical Academy was awarded with a prestigious Certificate “European Quality”, with a golden medal “100 best Russian State Universities” (of 3600 Russian universities). Also, in 2009 the Federal center of cardiovascular surgery was founded in Astrakhan. On the basis of this center, there were created two sub-faculties – “Cardiology” and “Cardiovascular surgery”. Great attention is paid to the educational process. There are different kinds of students clubs, where the students may take up various creative activities. What is more, at Astrakhan State Medical Academy is established student club. During a very short period of time, there was made 3500 successful operations, 2000 of which were made on the stopped heart.
More than 30000 thousand doctors have graduated from Astrakhan State Medical Academy. Astrakhan State Medical Academy uses the European system of medical education. This system combines strong theoretical grounding in different spheres of knowledge with practical courses held in the best medical institutions of Astrakhan.
All clinics, where students have medical practice, are equipped with modern equipment.
Now, students, who have graduated from Astrakhan State Medical Academy, are working in Russia and abroad.
Academic staff of the Academy consists of bright specialists, well qualified doctors of sciences, professors, docents and candidates of sciences.
Astrakhan State Medical Academy has a brilliant reputation. In past few years, 2500 foreign students from more than 50 countries have graduated from the Academy. Upon graduation from Astrakhan State Medical Academy, students are eligible for the licensing exam conducted by USA, UK and other countries of the European Union. The degree, achieved in this Academy, is recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Faculties of Astrakhan State Medical Academy:
Some Medical Postgraduate Faculties:
While studying, all the students are provided with comfortable places for living in hostels for students. There are bathrooms, lavatories and kitchens for students in the hostels. Students’ hostels are closely situated to the Academy, it will take students some minutes to get there by foot.
Astrakhan is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. This is the oldest economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga and the Caspian region included in the list of historical cities of Russia.
Astrakhan – Features
Astrakhan is located in the southeast of the East European Plain, in the Caspian lowland. The city stretches along the Volga River coast for more than 45 km on 11 islands. Astrakhan is somewhat similar to St. Petersburg – islands connected by a large number of bridges.
The City Day of Astrakhan is celebrated on the third Sunday of September. The Astrakhan Airport offers regular flights to Moscow.
The climate is temperate continental, arid, warm with large annual and summer diurnal amplitudes of air temperature and low rainfall. This type of climate is explained by the geographical position of Astrakhan in the semi-desert zone.
On average, there are 213 sunny days a year in Astrakhan. By the amount of annual precipitation (234 mm), Astrakhan is the largest arid city in Europe. The average temperature in January is minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 25.6 degrees Celsius.
The location of Astrakhan in the delta of the Volga River with rich reserves of natural resources contributes to the development of the fishing, fruit and vegetable, chemical and petrochemical industries, shipbuilding, and tourism.
The shortest routes connecting Europe with the countries of Central Asia, India and Pakistan, and the countries of the Indian Ocean basin pass through the Caspian Sea. The leading positions in the local economy are occupied by the enterprises of the fuel and energy complex (oil and natural gas production), shipbuilding, and the food industry.
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