Stavropol State Medical University

Stavropol State Medical University was founded in 1938. Since that time thousands of highly skilled specialists working all over the world were prepared at the University. Their successful career growth is the pride of our University. The University is situated in the large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural center – the city of Stavropol which is considered a pearl of the South of Russia. Throughout several centuries the representatives of more than 100 nationalities with their original culture and traditions live there in peace and confidence. Nowadays, the University is one of the authoritative educational and scientific medical centers of our country. In 2010 all activity spheres of the University were licensed and the State Accreditation Certificate was received.

Our graduates work in different places of our country and abroad, they are the trademark of the University. Many of them head scientific research institutes, laboratories, faculties and higher school chairs.

The University has 75 chairs where 97 Doctors of Sciences, more than 300 Candidates of Sciences, 47 Honored Physicians of the Russian Federation, 4 Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation work. There are 7 faculties in the University where 4 500 Russian and foreign students from 33 countries of the world are trained. In 2011 in Stavropol State Medical University new lines for preparation of specialists are opened: defectology, biology, biotechnology, physical training for persons with health deviations, economics, social work.

Many scientific research papers having great value for practical public health submitted to various congresses have found wide international recognition.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations. The activity of the University has been marked by high international award “Earthmaker”, which testifies belonging to community of world leaders of various industries, sciences, cultures and national health services. It is awarded with the Diploma and the Gold Medal as the winner of the competitions “The European Quality” in the nomination of “100 Best Higher Schools”, the Kannes Silver Medal “For Dynamic Development” and the title “Flagman of XXI Century”, the Gold Medal of the International Biography Center and the Gold Diploma of the World Sciences International Forum, the winner of the All-Russia Economy Project “Modernization Leaders” in the nomination “Enterprise of the Year 2010”.

Students of the University are encouraged to participate in different research projects, working within the “Students and Young Researchers Society” showing their results at annual conferences and often winning prizes in all-Russian or international fora.

The University has 7 computer classes, a modern library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals, its own editions, the newspaper “Medicus” and a scientific practice magazine. There is an Internet center within the library.

Lecture-rooms, laboratories and libraries do not limit the student’s life. The University has 4 students’ hostels, a sports complex with a swimming pool, gyms and sauna. There is a sports camp on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus, where our teachers and students have a rest every year.

Students have an opportunity to take an active part in national festivals, parties.

Within 50 years the University trains foreign students. During this time the University has prepared 1,200 doctors , residents and interns for 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Stavropol State Medical University is listed in the World Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives the chance to graduates to get a job in any country of the world after passing the national exam.

In 2005, the English-speaking Medium was opened in the University, where the training is conducted in English. The University has the modern material and technical base, allowing to provide a high educational level. Four buildings of the University are equipped with modern learning and medical technics, computer classes, and electronic library.

The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to the national programs of foreign students and authorized by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russia. The University has 4 educational buildings, a dentistry out-patient department, an eye microsurgery clinic and a borderline psychic disorders clinic.

Faculties of Stavropol State Medical University:

  • General Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry/Stomatology
  • Humanities and biomedical education
  • Higher Nursing Education
  • Post Graduation
  • Preparatory

General Medicine Faculty

General Medicine – this is an area of ​​medicine that embraces the health problems of the population of 18 years and older. A variety of diseases, its variability under the influence of environmental factors and society lead to the release of new diseases that require a doctor’s profound knowledge and high skills. Medical Faculty is the oldest in our university. Teaching specialty 060101 “General Medicine” in StSMU conducted more than 49 departments, the educational process is carried out by qualified personnel. The faculty is proud of its students: the vast majority of doctors working in public health in Stavropol Region, are graduates of General Medicine Faculty. The term of study at the faculty – 6 years. On the first course students master the subjects of humanitarian and medical-biological profile. From 3 course begins study of clinical disciplines, such as propaedeutics of internal medicine and general surgery. On 4-6 courses students study internal medicine, surgical diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, urology, traumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology, traumatology, phthisiology, psychiatry, pediatrics, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine, physiotherapy. Each summer the medical faculty students do practical work. Graduates are awarded the qualification “Doctor” specialty “General Medicine” and given the opportunity to specialize in any area of health care.


Pediatric Faculty

Pediatrics – the science about children, their growth, morphological and functional maturation of the body, especially in response on any external factors and diseases typical for childhood age. Pediatric Service covers all child population between birthage and 18 years. Unlike most other clinical specialties, a pediatrician is obliged not only to know and be able to treat diseases of children, and not least understand the formation process of the child’s body, but to be able to recognize the deviations in the development of healthy child, so that they eventually do not become ill. In addition, a number of diseases occur exclusively in childhood, so other doctors, as a rule, does not fully own knowledge and skills of their treatment.


Stomatology faculty

Dentistry – a branch of medicine, that dealing with study the structure and functioning of the teeth and its diseases, methods of prevention and treatment, as well as oral diseases, jaws and border areas of face and neck. StSMU Dental School was opened in 1958 and over the years of its existence, teached more than 7000 students. Faculty Base equipped with modern equipment, specialized operating rooms, in which all kinds of qualified dental care are provided. The total area of ​​teaching and laboratory and clinical base per one student is more than 18 square meters, that allows special departments to provide for each student their own workplace.


Faculty of Foreign Students

Founded in 1961.


University occupies a leading position among Russian medical universities in the quality of training doctors for the foreign countries.


The faculty of foreign students more than a decade teaching students from all around the world. Stavropol State Medical University is one of 12 medical universities in Russia, accredited to train students from India.


Faculty of Humanities and Medical and Biological Education

7 specialities:


  • Special (defectological) education
  • Physical education for persons with disabilities (Adaptive physical training)
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Social Work
  • Economy
  • Nursing

Faculty of additional professional education



  1. Teacher of high school (1080 hours)
  2. Providing of emergency prehospital aid (72 hours)
  3. Teacher (1400 hours)
  4. Translator in Professional Communications (1500 hours)
  5. Formation of professional-pedagogical competence of teachers (144 hours)
  6. Medical massage (288 hours)
  7. Formationof a healthy way of life skills (72 hours)


Practical Training

Academic Year Structure

  • 1 st autumn semester lasts from 01.09 up to 15.01 incl. exams.
  • 2nd spring semester lasts from 1.02 up to 30.06 incl. exams.


Main Faculties and Duration of the Courses:

  • General Medicine – 6 years;
  • Dentistry – 5 years;
  • Paediatrics – 6 years;
  • Preparatory Courses for Russian Medium – 1 year.

Post-Diploma Training:

  • Clinical Internship – 1 year,
  • Residency – 2 years or more;
  • Aspiranture – 3-4 years;
  • Doctoranture – 5 years.


Offered Degrees:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)

Main Specialties in Post-Diploma Training:


  • Obstetrics,
  • Gynaecology,
  • Otorhinolaryngology,
  • Internal Diseases,
  • Cardiology,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Paediatrics,
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • Dermatovenereology,
  • Psychiatry,
  • Traumatology,
  • Orthopaedics,
  • Phthisiatry,
  • Surgery,
  • Urology,
  • Surgical and Therapeutic Stomatology,


Student Accommodation

Hostel № 1


Number of places: 282


Total area: 2640.9 m2


5-floors building: 4 floors for students residence in the training period. Student Accommodation is provided in triple rooms of corridor type. On the ground floor of the hostel located the university departments. Also, on this floor there is a shower and a laundry room. On the first floor there is a training room for self-studing of students. Every resident has the opportunity to access the Internet from their room.


Hostel № 2


Number of places: 445


Total area: 5123.4 m2


The hostel number 2 was built in 1964, it has 3 floors of accommodation for foreign students for the period of their study. Students Accommodation is provided in double and triple rooms by corridor type. On the ground floor of the hostel placed administration of the hostel, dean office of Foreign students and Prophylactic University Center. The hostel has a reading room, every resident has access to the Internet from any room.


The hostel has a dining room. At the hostel for students provides an outdoor playground for sports.


Created conditions of life allow students to feel comfortable during the entire stay at the hostel and promote quality of university education.

Stavropol City

Stavropol is an ancient city located in the North Caucasus. 1777 is considered a year Stavropol was founded as a fortress on the southern boundaries of Russia under the decree of Empress Ekaterina II. «Stavropol» is a Russian rendition of a Greek name “Stavropoulos” meaning «City of the Cross». There is a legend that soldiers have found a huge cross made of stone when they were building the fortress in the future city location.

Today the city of Stavropol is a large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural center of the North Caucasus with a number of historical monuments, museums, libraries, sport facilities, concert halls, hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants of national kitchen. For the religiously inclined people, the city has some Orthodox churches, and a Mosque.

Stavropol is a students’ city. There are more than 30 higher educational institutions where more than 90 thousand students are trained.

With the abundance of trees and flowers in the streets, parks and squares, Stavropol is among the greenest cities in Russia today, and is called the “Gate of Caucasus”.

The Botanical Garden of Stavropol is a museum of living plants; it has spread over a territory of 18 hectares, 16 of them being natural woods. The whole year round visitors may come and enjoy the sights and the scent of exotic flowers in blossom. Favorable climatic conditions, adjacent cities-resorts: Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Essentuki, Zheleznovodsk have become the leading Russian resorts accepting annually more than 650 000 Russian citizens as well as foreign ones. The location of the Caucasus Mineral Waters resort is so peculiar that it will take you only a day to travel to such a famous Caucasus highland as Preelbrusye, Dombaiand Arkhyz by coach. The cable cars will take you at 3000 and more meters above the sea level to see the shiny everlasting snows and glaciers of the highest European mountain Elbrus.

Stavropol is connected by air, railway and road to Moscow and other cities of Russia. There is an international airport in the city of Mineralnye Vody about 180 km away, 2 hours by bus.

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