I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) is the oldest and most prestigious medical higher education institution in Russia. Since its foundation (1758) it has always been the recognized leader in implementing the most advanced methods in training, certification and upgrading the skills of medical, stomatological and pharmaceutical personnel.
The high level of education is provided by two thousand strong faculty of professors, lecturers, instructors and researchers that work at 14 faculties and 168 chairs of the University.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University enjoys a worldwide reputation for academic excellence combined with spectacular results in research and innovation.
Since 1949 when first international students were admitted to the school, about 4000 specialists from over 80 countries of the world have been trained there. During recent years the number of international students admitted annually has tripled. Today of about 10 000 undergraduates and postgraduates students that currently study at MSMU, about 25% are international students from about 70 countries of all continents which proves the high value of the MSMU diploma in the world.
All students have free access to the University’s library which has teaching materials, books, magazines and other publications both in Russian and foreign languages and ranks among the biggest in Europe.
International students study in groups of seven to ten people. The second-year medical students attend clinics where they learn nursing experience. Clinical subjects are taught from the third year of study.
Students interested in research activities can join scientific societies that work at all chairs of the MSMU. There they can master their knowledge and research talents that can be useful for continuing studies for PhD degree.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University provides postgraduate courses to international students in the internship, clinical residency, postgraduate courses and the doctorate in almost all specialties and provides probation opportunities (short-term probation included).
Although studies are the most important part of students’ life, there is a wide variety of facilities for entertainment and sports.
There are two students’ theatres at the University and a stadium with full size football ground, facilities for track and field athletics, tennis, badminton, volleyball and other sports.
For MSMU international students studying and living in vibrant multicultural 12 million habitants Moscow is an experience of a lifetime. Founded in 1147 Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and one of the biggest historical and cultural centres in Europe.
More than 40 chairs are offered for the postgraduate training. The training is conducted in Russian. The course is preceded by a one-year Preparatory course of studying Russian for the doctors who come to continue their medical education in Russia.
The requirements for the postgraduate training: the degree of M.D. or Ph.M. Entrance test: interview on the specialty chosen in Russian.
MSMU offers international students undergraduate courses in:
Each student should carry 800 $ with him/her for food and other pocket expenses per year the students are advised to take medical insurance which may cost about 100 $ per year.