Ivanovo State Medical Academy

Ivanovo State Medical Academy has been training international students from 1991; from this time 273 foreign citizens were awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine, M.D. in specialties “General Medicine” and “Pediatrics”; three of them (a Nepalese graduate, Dr. KRISHNA BHANDARI; a Vietnamese graduate, Dr. NGUYEN CONG TUAN; a Moldavian graduate, Dr. BACHURSKAYA ANASTASIA) were awarded the MD Diploma with honor; 22 foreign alumnae maintained their PhD dissertations.


Now more than 150 international students from 28 countries: Angola, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Guinea-Bissau, India, Jordan, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Syria, Chad and some states of the CIS and former USSR republics are trained at the ISMA. The most part of the ISMA alumnae work in large hospitals of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.


Academy’s buildings and clinics including fundamental library with media library are provided with up-to-date equipment.


All foreign students are provided with places at the hostel of blocked type with all conveniences. Also they are obliged to be health insurance policy holders; in need they may be examined and treated in the Academy’s clinic.


Mastering of clinical disciplines and practical training are realized in full in native medicinal and preventive treatment facilities; regional and municipal medicinal and preventive treatment facilities are clinical bases of the Academy.


Ivanovo State Medical Academy is situated in the city of Ivanovo which is 4-5 hours by bus or train away from Moscow – the capital of Russia (335 km). Ivanovo is often called a student’s city and it is not surprising. There are 18 universities and their branches: Medical Academy, Agricultural Academy, State University, University of Chemistry and Technology, Power University, Polytechnic University as well as Fire and Rescue Academy of the State Fire Service.


The Academy is proud of its foreign students and graduates and is ready for further development of international collaboration. All persons who knows that to treat patients is a great art but not an ordinary trade are welcome to study at the Ivanovo State Medical Academy. It’s one of the professions which require a real vocation.


Faculties of Ivanovo State Medical Academy:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Preparatory Department


Student Accommodation

All dormitories are fully equipped with modern engineering communications: central heating, hot, cold water supply, sewerage, electricity supply.

The administration of the university, represented by the rector, concludes a mutual responsibility agreement with the students who settle in the dormitory, which stipulates all the requirements for students and their rights.

In order to make a students life safe there is a pass system and 24 hours camera surveillance.



Ivanovo City

Ivanovo is a city located in the central part of European Russia, about 300 km northeast of Moscow, the administrative center of Ivanovo Oblast. It is also known under such names as the “city of brides”, the textile capital of Russia, as well as the “Russian and Red Manchester”.


Ivanovo – Features


The city of Ivanovo is located in the center of Ivanovo Oblast on the banks of the Uvod River, about 100 km from Yaroslavl, Vladimir, and Kostroma. Unlike these neighboring cities, Ivanovo developed primarily as an industrial center with a significant number of industrial enterprises. The City Day is celebrated at the end of May.


The climate is temperate continental. Summer is warm, but not hot; winter is moderately frosty with permanent snow cover. The coldest month of winter is January with an average monthly temperature of minus 12 degrees Celsius, the warmest month of summer is July, which average monthly temperature is plus 18.8 degrees Celsius.


Public transport in Ivanovo is represented mainly by mini-buses. In addition, the city has a network of trolleybus routes. There are 7 universities in the city: polytechnic, chemical-technological, energy, Ivanovo State University, medical, agricultural, and fire rescue academies.


In the northern part of the city there is the Ivanovo Northern Railway Station, which is a large railway junction. The first railway station was built in 1894. In 1934, a new, more spacious train station was built next to it, which to this day is the largest architectural monument of modernism in Russia. There are regular daily trains to Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Ivanovo is traditionally considered the center of the textile industry in Russia. At the moment, the number of textile enterprises has slightly decreased compared to the times of the USSR, but there are a lot of sewing enterprises. Today, food industry enterprises are developing, as well as trade and services. Also there are several chemical enterprises in the city.


Ivanovo, the center of light industry, received an unofficial name the “city of brides”, since a large number of women worked at its fabric manufacturing and processing enterprises. Andrei Mironov’s song “Well, why are we not a couple”, sounded in the Soviet movie “Honest, Intelligent, Unmarried” (1981), also played a certain role in the popularization of this expression. In each of its three verses there are such lines:

I tell you about my love again and again,

But when I will be tired of it,

You should know that I’ll go to Ivanovo,

And Ivanovo is a city of brides.

Ivanovo is one of the historical and cultural centers of the country located in the center of the famous tourist route known as the Golden Ring of Russia. The city has a number of different museums, 8 pilgrimage tourism sites, and about 400 historical and architectural monuments.

In the 1920s-1930s, the city experienced its heyday, due to its reputation as a revolutionary and proletarian city. In the number of architectural monuments of those years it is second only to Moscow in the Central Federal District. The architecture of the avant-garde is widely represented here (including constructivism), which includes about 50 buildings. Also, there are several almost completely preserved pre-revolutionary textile factories, which may be of interest to those interested in industrial design.

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