In 1992, reviving the University tradition of medical education, the Academic Council and Rector’s Office made a decision to open a faculty of fundamental medicine at MSU.
Our curriculum focuses on natural sciences and biology, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular and cell biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics. A special stress is on foreign languages and medical applications of information technologies. The curriculum includes a number of courses on the Liberal Arts given by lecturers from MSU and other scientific and educational institutions: the history of Russia, philosophy, politology, medical and biological ethics, the history of medicine, the basics of pedagogy and psychology, legal aspects of medical practice.
Our academic staff consists of 113 full professors, associate professors and assistants, 12 academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and 2 correspondent members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. We regularly invite leading scientists from other Russian institutions and European and American universities to deliver lectures at the Faculty.
The Faculty has 12 departments: the Department of Normal and Topographical Physiology, the Department of Normal and Topographical Anatomy, the Department of Physicochemical Medicine, the Department of Biological and Medical Chemistry, the Department of Pharmacology, the Department of Surgery, the Department of Therapy, the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Multidisciplinary Clinical Training, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of General and Clinical Pathology, the Department of Ecological and Extreme Medicine and 4 research laboratories: the Laboratory of Adaptation Medicine, the Laboratory of Cell and Genetic Technology, the Laboratory of Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System, the Laboratory of Computer Technologies for Medicine.
We have affiliations with the medical institutions of the Central Medical Department of the Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation, Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, the Fertility and Preconception Centre, the Neurological Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Glavmosstroy Hospital, Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute (MONIKI) and Moscow clinical hospitals №№ 31, 64, 67, that provide all the necessary conditions for our students to have clinical training up to the highest standards of medical education.
During their coursework the students are involved in research at the leading Moscow clinics and laboratories. The best senior students have an opportunity to go abroad to take part of their course at universities and scientific centers there.
The Faculty graduates are awarded a degree in medical care and a qualification of medical practitioner. The Faculty of Fundamental Medicine offers its graduates internship training or residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and therapeutics, or post-graduate studies in biochemistry, biophysics, pharmacology and physiology, doing research work in their special sphere of interest.
The undergraduate program at the Faculty is completed in 6 years.
Faculties of Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov:
A few words about campuses
The hostel of the Moscow State University named after MVLomonosov is a complex of student campuses that provide conditions for a comfortable stay of students, graduate students and faculty.
The structure of MSU hostels includes seven independently functioning student campuses with developed infrastructure:
In the student campus of Moscow State University, constant work is carried out to improve the conditions for students’ life, advanced communication technologies are being introduced, the material and technical base of hostels is being updated and replenished, and new hostel buildings are being built.
The distribution of places and the placement of students in the hostel is carried out by the Management of hostels with direct participation of the deans of the educational and scientific departments of the university. The University seeks to provide a place in the hostel for all who need it. For students on the budget, this rule is fully implemented, for students enrolled in the contract, the university provides the hostel on a contractual basis in the presence of free places.
The general management of the organization and functioning of hostels is provided by the Office of Hostels of Moscow State University, which is headed by the Deputy Pro-Rector – Head of the Office of Hostels of Moscow State University, AA. The Vodolazsky. Management of hostels is located directly in the Main building of Moscow University.
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 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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