Saint Petersburg State Medical University I.P. Pavlov

First Saint Petersburg State Medical University (Saint Petersburg State Medical University I.P. Pavlov) is a State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education in Saint Petersburg city of the Russian Federation. First Saint Petersburg State Medical University was established in 1897 as Medical Institute for Women’s, which was the first medical institution in Russia and in Europe in which women were given the opportunity to receive a medical degree. Since its establishment until today, the University has changed several names — Petrograd Women’s Medical Institute, the First Leningrad Medical Institute. In 1936 institute was named after the Nobel Prize winner and academician Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, and in 1994 the Institute was transformed into the University and received the name of St. Petersburg State Medical University named after Academician I.P. Pavlov. In 2013 as the University got its present name, the First St. Petersburg State Medical University named after Academician I.P. Pavlov. Today First St. Petersburg State Medical University employs 790 staff people who works in 69 departments, 56 research laboratories, 11 institutes, research institutes and centers. Base of the university clinics are located in the university and in 43 major hospitals and clinics in St. Petersburg. Every year at the First St. Petersburg State Medical University has trained more than 5,000 students, including foreigners. Around 58000 specialists have been trained since the formation of First St. Petersburg State Medical University.


Faculties of Saint Petersburg Medical University I.P. Pavlov:

  • General Medicine
  • Dental/Stomatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Adaptive physical education
  • Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Foreign students
  • Nursing Education
  • Higher Nursing Education
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Preparatory

Practical Training

The University Teaching Hospital includes more than 100 departments, the Consultative and Diagnostic Center, diagnostic laboratory services, the Maternity Home and the Blood Transfusion Department.

The University staff includes skilled professionals whose experience and qualification is recognized both in Russia and abroad. Among them are 6 academicians and 7 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, more than 600 professors and MD/PhDs, 12 Chief Specialists of St. Petersburg and the North-West Federal District.

A characteristic feature of our work is a multidisciplinary approach to patient follow-up: at all stages of the follow-up a doctor is guided not only by the knowledge of his field but he also assesses the problem in its entirety and, if necessary, involves other specialists in the patient’s diagnosis and treatment.

We strive to develop a proper individualized treatment plan for every patient.

Annually more then 30 000 residents of St. Petersburg and other regions of the Russian Federation getting quality medical care in our clinics.


Student Accommodation

Under the living conditions of the university dormitory can be divided into three types: apartment, block, corridor.

Dormitory Number 3 – corridor type, on the floor: fifty-three local living rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 washrooms, 3 toilets. 4 shower rooms are located on 2 floors.

Dormitory number 4 – block type, in the block: eight 2, 3 local living rooms, kitchen, washroom and toilet, 2 showers.

Dormitory number 5 – block type, in the block: six 2 local living rooms, kitchen, washroom and toilet. 2 large showers are located on 1 and 2 floors.

Dormitory No. 6 – apartment type, 2, 3-room apartments. In the apartment: 2 and 3 local rooms, hallway, toilet, bathroom. The kitchen is one for 4 apartments.



Saint Petersburg City

St Petersburg is a world-renowned city rich in history and culture and a Russia’s cultural capital. It is Russia’s window to Europe and home to many Russia’s leading university. St Petersburg’s architecture is an interesting mix of ages and styles of Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam. It is a city of romance and white nights. It has played a role throughout the history nationally and globally. St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is well deserving of its status.


Today St Petersburg is an industrial megalopolis and a big seaport. St Petersburg is a city that is constantly transforming its infrastructure performance and is so favored by its position as it is a great center of activity and trade for many our partner countries. It is actively engaged in car industry development (Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, GM), marine and shipbuilding industry (Admiralty Shipyard, Baltic Shipyard, North Shipyard, and others), power engineering industry, pharmacy, biotechnology, information and telecommunication technologies.


St Petersburg is home to many universities, with over 90 institutions of higher education and 350 research institutions. Many of them are internationally recognized as their alumni and academics are famous worldwide: outstanding scientists and inventors, prominent people in science, education, and culture globally.


St Petersburg has atmosphere like no other. It is due to its historical mission as a Russia’s cultural capital, diverse research and industrial potential, and artistic splendor. It is generally referred to as a museum under open sky as it inspires by the beauty of its monuments and palaces, squares and prospects, theatres and art galleries.


World Travel Awards announced the 2017 winner for Europe’s Leading City Destination as St Petersburg, Russia, and it marks its status of the world’s most visited city. Little wonder as it regularly holds various social, scientific, and entertaining events, exhibitions, forums, theatre performances, and concerts of brilliant artists and of various genres.

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