First Moscow State Medical University

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) is the top medical university in Russia. Its history begins in 1758 as the medical faculty at Imperial Moscow University.

For over two centuries Sechenov University has been a pioneer in the Russian healthcare system. A lot of outstanding physicians and scientists, who contributed significantly to the progress in medicine, worked at the University. In 2018, Sechenov University celebrates its 260th Anniversary.

By the 260th Anniversary, the University has grown into academic, research and resource Center of Excellence in the Russian healthcare system. Sechenov University develops Medicine of the Future based on strong academic foundation in clinical medicine, expanding frontiers in advanced multidisciplinary research together with the world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences.

The University`s research-intensive environment supports collaboration between students, faculty and partners in creating new products and technologies.

Clinical Campus

Clinical campus of Sechenov University was established in 1897. It was considered as one of the best and largest teaching hospitals in Europe.

Today, the modern fully renovated University Hospitals have:

—         ~ 4 000 staff members;
—         > 3,000 hospital beds;
—         20 research & teaching buildings;
—         25 university clinics at University hospital;
—         25 University clinics at municipal hospitals;
—        >30% high-tech surgeries (Da Vinci robotic surgeries)

In-patient departments of University Hospital provide multi-specialty high-tech healthcare services. In 2018, Comprehensive Cancer Center was established at Sechenov University.  It provides cancer patients with full range of medical services.

Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases named after V.A. Rakhmanov

Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases named after V.A. Rakhmanov has been a leader since she was founded. The clinic was built at the end of the 19th century. It was identified by the professional community as the best clinic in Europe. And today the institution is still one of the best and high-tech equipped.

Clinic of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Joint Pathology

Clinic of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Joint Pathology of the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is one of the largest research and educational bases in Russia. The clinic specializes in high-tech surgical interventions on the musculoskeletal system using minimally invasive and endoscopic technologies. Here students, residents and graduate students of Sechenov University are trained, and medical experts at the clinic are introducing their own developments into medical practice even before these methods are widely used. Doctors of the clinic use the most advanced achievements of medicine.

Clinic of Diseases of the Ear, Throat and Nose

One of the oldest and leading institutions in Russia in the otolaryngology profile. Clinic provide in full specialized diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical care to patients with pathology of upper respiratory tract.

Dental Center

Dental center provide dental care to adults and children. The Center employs Russian and foreign high-class dentists who are engaged in medical practice and science. The center also serves as a clinical base for training doctors in the specialties of dentistry and dental technician

Clinic of Urology named after R.M. Fronstein

The only Russian clinic where all methods of treating cancer of the urinary system are available: the da Vinci robotic system, ultrasound ablation, deep freezing of tumor cells, brachytherapy and others.

Clinic of Coloproctology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Having destroyed all stereotypes about the domestic quality of medical services, the clinic has become a kind of center of excellence in the field of Coloproctology in Russia and neighboring countries. The Clinic of Coloproctology and Minimally Invasive Surgery (CCMS) was established in 2012 on the initiative of the rector of Sechenov University, academician Peter Glybochko and a talented surgeon Professor Peter Tsarkov.

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy UH №2

The endoscopic department is an independent structural unit of UH No.2, in which high-tech, state-of-the-art medical care is provided to patients at the Clinical Center of Sechenov University. The Department is headed by Associate Professor of the Surgery Department of the Faculty of Medical and Prevention, endoscopist Pavel Pavlov.

The Health Management Clinic

The Health Management Clinic is the first clinic in Russia for innovative and high technology personalized medicine. Here a comprehensive examination of the patient is carried out using modern laboratory (including genetic), functional and instrumental methods.

Medical Rehabilitation Center

In the Medical Rehabilitation Center of the Sechenov University, a professional team of specialists in various fields who have been trained in leading foreign clinics is engaged in the restoration of patients’ health. The center has a huge range of the most modern rehabilitation equipment.

Clinical Simulation Center «Praxi Medica»

The Clinical Simulation Center of Sechenov University differs from similar facilities in terms of wider range of contingent (from citizens to qualified physicians), wider areas of training (general medicine, preventive medicine, internal diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology and reanimatology, pediatrics, radiology, cardiology, urology, healthcare management, nursery, basics of the first aid, etc.), as well as the system approach to the evaluation of results.

The Center provides the following training techniques:


During simulation studies specific training equipment and tools allow students to deliberately perform actions/operations in an environment modelling a real-world situation.

-Peer tuition;

The main idea of such studies is based on the learning pyramid by NTL Institute (Bethel, Maine) which states that learners retain approximately 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else/use immediately.

-Visualization of lectures;

-Computer testing;

The Center totally counts about 50 educational modes of different specialization and duration. Some modes are a part of an obligatory program of simulative education in specific areas for interns and residents. Every single specialist has an opportunity of training within an individual mode.

Tasks performance is controlled by experts and computer programs. The team works are recorded for the purpose of further discussion.

Faculties of First Moscow State Medical University

The University has more than 15 thousand students from all over the world. More than two thousand highly qualified workers work in 140 departments in 4 faculties.

  • Medical Faculty

Ø Medical and Preventive facultyØ Faculty of PediatricsØ Preparatory Department

Key University undergraduate programs are delivered fully in English and Russian and provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your international expertise:

Specialist’s programs

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Master’s programs

  • Public Health
  • Linguistics

PhD programs

  • Chemical Science
  • Biological Science
  • Fundamental Medicine
  • Clinical Medicine (General Medicine profile)
  • Clinical Medicine (Pediatrics profile)
  • Clinical Medicine (Dentistry profile)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychological Science
  • Education and Pedagogic Science
  • Historical Science and Archeology

Student Accommodation

The hostels of FMSMU have all the necessary conditions for students. The university provides students with furniture, necessary bedding and ability to use social facilities. Dormitories are well-equipped and fully-furnished with necessary household appliances, have laundry rooms and the Internet.

Moscow City

Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.

Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.

The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.

According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.

The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.

Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.

The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.

Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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