Ryazan State Medical University named after academician I.P. Pavlov

Ryazan State Medical University was founded in 1950 and named after the academician Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, the Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning.

It focuses on qualitative education and lifelong learning through traditional medical school teaching methods, educational technologies and highly qualified staff. It offers a general medicine degree (MBBS) which is six years long. Courses are directed in English, Russian and French. The admission rate range is 90-100 per cent making the Ryazan State Medical University one of the least selective institutions. It is registered by the World Health Organization in the Directory of World Medical Schools.

Ryazan State Medical University has six faculties: the faculty of general medicine, the faculty of dentistry medicine, the faculty of pharmacy, the medico-preventive faculty, the faculty of clinical psychology and the faculty of postgraduate studies. It’s also a Medical Research Centre of Medical Science and Medical Prophylactic activity and has collaborations with seven government hospitals and clinical centers in the state of Ryazan.

The university comprises 56 departments, 16 academic buildings, a dental clinic, a central scientific laboratory, a consulting diagnostic polyclinic, a vivarium, a botanic garden, a bee yard, a sports camp, gyms, a mini-football field, two basketball courts and tennis court.

It is located in Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast. The nearest airport is the Moscow Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. Ryazan is 196km south-east from Moscow and has a population of 1 million people. It’s a major scientific, military and industrial center of Russia, with a large river port.

Faculties of Ryazan State Medical University named after Academician I.P. Pavlov:

  • General Medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry/ Stomatology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Preparatory


General Medicine Faculty is the oldest one in the University.

The departments of the faculty are equipped with a wide range of diagnostic devices, e-textbooks for classwork and self-guided work etc. Students are taught using both traditional methods and modern technologies.

Students of General Medicine Faculty successfully combine studies and extracurricular activity. One of their favorite events is “Faculty day” which is held annually. On that day students participate in art and sport events and meet interesting people.

Graduates of the faculty make careers in Russia and abroad.




Graduates of the faculty are ready to work as experts in hygiene and epidemiology centers and epidemiologists in microbiological and clinical laboratories.


Full-time education takes 6 years and includes:

  • humanitarian and socio-economic subjects,
  • natural-science, maths and biomedical subjects,
  • professional subjects as a part of preventive health and clinical subjects.


High quality teaching combined with students` hard work allows the faculty to graduate sought-after specialist.




The faculty was founded in 1966 because the Ryazan region lacked in pharmacists.


The faculty trains specialists who work in pharmacies and at pharmacy industries. Graduates of the faculty can develop, test and register medicine, solve medicine production problems and carry out quality control.


Full-time education takes 5 years. Beginning with the 3rd year students start learning specialized subjects such as pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical engineering, pharmacy management, pharmacognosy, medical and pharmaceutical merchandizing etc.


Students of the faculty are members of various scientific clubs and participate actively in sport and cultural events of the University.




The faculty was established in 1991. Since then more than 1000 specialists in dentistry have graduated from the University. Now they work in dental clinics in Russia and abroad.


The educational program brings together traditional ways of teaching and modern teaching technologies. Full-time education takes 5 years, evening classes – 5, 5 years.


The curriculum of the first year includes humanitarian, socio-economic and natural-science subjects. During the second year and further on students learn professional subjects such as propaedeutics, dental surgery and orthopedics, dental disease prevention etc.



The faculty consists of several departments and a number of clinical units.


During the first few academic years students get familiar with their future job learning about formation and development of pediatrics in Russia and abroad and getting acquainted with main medical and preventive medical institutions and achievements of pediatrics.


5th year students are allowed to practise in hospitals. There is still a lack of pediatricians in Russian and Ryazan hospitals in particular that is why such specialists are in high demand.




The faculty was established in 2004 and since then it has been training students to perform counseling, psychotherapy, psychodiagnostics and to work as psychology teachers in educational institutions. Students also get necessary skills to work with a polygraph (“lie detector”).


Teaching process involves the use of modern technologies, lectures are given by leading professors, practical classes presuppose questioning and examining patients under the supervision of qualified hospital staff.




The University has been performing specialist training for foreign citizens since 1992. Over this period more than 1500 foreign students have become the University graduates. At the moment more than 1000 foreign citizens from 55 countries study here.


The University has gained a lot of experience in teaching with the use of the translation service, which makes it possible for English- and French-speaking people to get education here. Such a specialization as “General Medicine” is available in English.


Foreign students take part in all University events, such as amateur performances, sport competitions, volunteerism, etc. Days of national culture organized by students from different countries are extremely popular at the University. On these days university students get acquainted with traditions, costumes, folklore and traditional dishes of their foreign mates.


Practical Training

Medical activity is one of the main focus areas of the University that contributes to the practical healthcare of Ryazan City and Ryazan Region.


Annually clinical department staff provides consultations to 40,000 patients, performs 30,000 operations and assists during 60,000 surgeries.


The University has contributed to the practical healthcare with over 100 new diagnosis and treatment methods, over 30 reference books and over 150 researches.

The University is accredited to do preclinical and clinical research of medical preparations and is included to the federal register of medical organizations able to test medical equipment.


Student Accommodation

While getting education, all the students are provided with comfortable rooms for living in hostels for students. All the rooms are provided with the Internet access, TV set and telephone. There are bathrooms, lavatories and kitchens for students in the hostels. The campus area is equipped with a gym, a large number of shops and entertainment centers.

Usually, students use accommodation facilities on the sharing basis. All students’ hostels are safe and secure as they are under the protection of the police during 24 hours.

Educational process does not only consist of exams and tests. Students’ life is a unique world, full of hopes and joy, exciting events and fascinating new acquaintances. The university is a so-called city within the city, which has everything one might need.


Ryazan City

Ryazan is a city in Russia, the capital of the Ryazan region, standing on the right bank of the Oka River. It is a major scientific, military and industrial center of the country, a large river port located 196 km south-east of Moscow.

Ryazan features

Originally “Ryazan” was the name of the capital of the Ryazan principality located about 50 km south-east of the present city. Today, you can find the historical and landscape museum-reserve Staraya Ryazan (old Ryazan) there.

Ryazan climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in February is minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19.2 degrees Celsius.

The coat of arms and flag of Ryazan are the image of a prince standing in a golden field and holding a silver sword in his right hand and a silver sheath in his left hand. The sword symbolizes protection. The prince is a collective image of a defender of the motherland and does not refer to a specific person.

In the city and around it, there is a network of monasteries, some of them – Holy Trinity, Solotchinsky, Poschupovsky – are among the oldest monasteries in Russia.

The main types of urban transport are buses, trolley-buses, and minivans.

Ryazan land, one of the oldest areas of Russia, is the historical successor of the Grand Duchy of Ryazan. In Ryazan and around it, there is a whole network of different architectural, cultural, natural, and archaeological sites. A relatively well-developed network of hotels, resorts, and campgrounds allows tourists to visit the sights of the Ryazan region without the daily arrival at Ryazan.

Ryazan places of interest

Ryazan Kremlin is the core of the city, an architectural dominant of the historical part of Ryazan. It was founded on a hill at the confluence of the Trubezh and the Lybed rivers in 1095. Ryazan Kremlin got its present look in the beginning of the 20th century.

Next to the Kremlin, you can find Soborny (Cathedral) Park, the complex of Transfiguration Monastery, Prioksky Forest Park. During navigation, you can go sightseeing by river buses from the Kremlin pier. Two main squares of Ryazan, Sobornaya Square and Lenin Square, are located south-west of Ryazan Kremlin.

The main streets of Ryazan are Sobornaya Street overlooking Sobornaya Square, Pervomaysky Avenue leading to Assumption Church of the Kremlin and Lenina Street, which crosses Ryazan from the southeast to the northwest.

The whole central part of Ryazan has a lot of historical buildings. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Uritskogo, Sadovaya streets represent a rare example of Russian wooden architecture, but unfortunately, under the pressure of modern high-rise buildings, unique monuments of wooden architecture are gradually lost.

Ryazan has a number of buildings built in the classical style: a gymnasium (current Polytechnical Institute, 1808-1815), the former Nobility Assembly (the early 19th century), a hospital (1816), a market (first half of the 19th century).

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