North – Ossetian State Medical Academy is located in the town Vladikavkaz one of the most beautiful towns of the Large Caucasian Mountains. The nature of the North – Ossetia is picturesque and original. Here we can see magnificent mountains, capped with snow and glaciers, green alpine meadows and impetious rivers. The climate of North – Ossetia is temporally continental. The winter here is mild, but summer sometimes is dry due to the influence of the hot middle east desert’s air.
Vladikavkaz is a large densely populated town with multinational population. Various cultures are integrated here. There are many possibilities for sport and cultural rest with convenience transport communication.
NOSMA is one of the best ones in the North Caucasus. International activity was put in use from 1991, for these period about 350 specialists have been prepared for foreign countries such as Syria, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Dzhibuti, Greece, Baltic States, etc.
NOSMA was founded in 1939. For the period of its existence, over 21 000 highly qualified specialists have graduated from it. The graduates of NOSMA successfully work not only in the republic but in all regions of Russian Federation and abroad too. At the 41 chairs of the academy work 384 professors and teachers: 53 Doctors of Medical Sciences, 34 Professors, 242 Candidates of Medical Sciences, and 62 Assistant Doctors.
There are 6 faculties in the academy: medical, pediatric, Dental, pharmaceutical, medico – preventive and the faculty of post-graduate education (internship, residency, post graduate course). The faculty of post-graduate education is preparing to graduate in 15 specialties, clinical residency in 31 specialties. Annually specialization and advanced training in 25 specialties is conducted in academy. In NOSMA operates department of pre-university training and further education for foreigners.
NOSMA has its own clinic and stomatological polyclinic with modern equipment. Clinical chairs of the academy are based in large healthcare institutions of the republic, the bedspace of which is more than 6300 locations. Along with the professional training we have all the conditions for research work. There is research laboratory in the Academy and Institute of biomedical research of Vladikavkaz scientific center of Russian Academy of Sciences and of RNO-Alania Government. In the Academy operates Students’ Scientific Society and association of young scientists. Students of the Academy take part in the international conferences and workshops. Students have access to a library with rich fund of special literature and fiction numbering more than 428000 copies of publications. In the library operates an electronic reading room equipped with computers with Internet access. In the Academy is opened the Testing center, the centre of the practical training, which is designed for classroom and extracurricular self-study and is equipped with modern equipment: dummies, phantoms, clinical examination of the patient simulators. There was created multimedia class designed to showcare educational films, video collection and presentation.
On the territory of the Academy there is a canteen with a varied diet. Accommodation is available in the hostel a 5-minute walk from the Academy building. All conditions for the maximum development of creative and sports activities of the person: work collectives of amateur performances, sports clubs operate here. The Academy has four sports and fitness centers: shooting gallery, a sports ground. There are museums: of Health Organization of North-Alania, biological and anatomical museums at the territory of the Academy.
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Moreover,Northa Ossetian State Medical Academy, Vladikavkaz welcomes international and non-local students and provides them with comfortable living conditions at 13 hostels (halls of residence. Hostels currently accommodate more than 4500 students.
Two more deluxe halls of residence were opened in 2010 to accommodate more than 1000 students. They offer comfortable rooms, each has a cable TV, a fridge, a shower cabin. Equipped with external video surveillance system and a card reading system on entry doors, it makes them the safest place for living. Among the facilities are computer classes with an Internet access, laundry rooms, performance halls and fitness rooms. Here you will find all necessary conditions to pursue studies and have adequate rest. Accommodation fee is less than 5 % of regular scholarship. All international applicants are placed at halls of residence should they opt for it.
Here are many hostels, which can accommodate more than 2000 students. All the hostels are flat type i.e. with attached bathroom, toilet and kitchen. The hostels are centrally heated. The hostels are fully furnished. The basic system is two students in one room. Separate arrangements for boys and girls.
Vladikavkaz is a city located in the south of Russia, in the middle of the North Caucasus. It is the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia (Alania), a large industrial, scientific, cultural, and educational center. In Soviet times, it was called Ordzhonikidze (1931-1944, 1954-1990) and Dzaudzhikau (1944-1954).
The city is located in the north Caucasus, on the banks of the Terek River, 30 km from the Darial Gorge, where the Georgian Military Road begins. This road connects Russia and Georgia.
Vladikavkaz lies in the temperate zone. Winters are mild, summers are long, but not dry. The average temperature in January – minus 1.1 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 21.5 degrees Celsius.
The ethnic composition of the local population according to the 2010 census: Osetins – 63,9%, Russians – 24,5%, Armenians – 3,5%, Georgians – 2,2%, Ingush (1,1%).
Vladikavkaz is connected by railway with the town of Beslan, a large railway hub on the line Rostov-on-Don – Baku. Regular trains to Moscow, Adler, Anapa, Novorossiysk, and St. Petersburg are available. Local electric trains run to Beslan and Mineralnye Vody. Vladikavkaz International Airport is located on the outskirts of Beslan, there are regular flights to Moscow.
Public transport consists of trams, buses and minibuses. The main local industries are food processing, light industry, mechanical engineering, non-ferrous metallurgy.
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