NIZHNY NOVGOROD STATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy is one of the leading centers for training
medical practitioners in Russia. The Academy is named after the city Nizhny Novgorod
where it is located. To its credit and dedication this Academy is ranked at number
7 of the 46 higher medical institutions in Russia and is highly acknowledged by
World Health Organization and is approved by the governments of almost all the countries
which send their students to this academy for gaining superior medical education
The medical faculty came into existence in the year 1920 and was known as the faculty
of Nizhny Novgorod University. In May 1930 it became an independent Medical Institute
and in June 1994 it acquired the position of being the State Medical Academy.
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (NNSMA) opened the faculty of overseas admission
in the year 1992 and since then thousands of students particularly from Asia, Africa
and Latin America (Sri-Lanka, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Syria and
others) are being trained in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. NNSMA has strength
of more than 600 plus students enrolled each year.
NNSMA has a well trained, qualified and specialized staff of 722 among them there
are 76 professors and 145 associate professors. Faculty of Overseas Admissions has
a staff of 166 specialists which rightly includes 32 professors and 56 associate
NNSMA has a unique pattern of educating its students. The class consists of 8 to
10 pupils who are closely and attentively monitored and attention is paid even to
their least essential educative demands. NNSMA has a sprawling campus of 8 unique
mega buildings, the clinical studies are conducted in well-equipped clinics and
multi bedded private and government hospitals. A significant part of the training
begins with the observation of patients that aims at improving clinical contemplation
of the students.
The Academy actively collaborates with scientific centers of Russian Academy of
Science and Russian Academy of Medical Science as well as with the most prestigious
Universities of Europe and USA. Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy pays special
attention to its integration into the system of the continuous medical instruction
and participation in drawing up educational systems of European countries using
advanced achievements of Russian and foreign specialists. Due to its brilliant reputation
and high educational standards, the Academy is popular among undergraduate and postgraduate
students from all over the world. Curriculum is made keeping in mind international
requirements and standards of the medical education; during the period of studies
students participate at international scientific seminars and academic exchange
programs. The Academy prepares doctors able to make considerable contribution in
the science and work successfully in the medical field.
To describe the faculties at NNSMA would be as below-
- FACULTY OF GENERAL MEDICINE: - This is one of the biggest faculties. More than half
of all the students of the Academy specialize in Surgery, Therapy, Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Neurology etc. This course is for a period of 6 years.
- PEDIATRIC FACULTY: Students here are taught and highly trained to deal with the
medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The Regional Pediatric Hospital
and the Institute for Pediatric Research have been selected as teaching hospitals.
Duration of this course is 6 years.
- FACULTY OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: Specialists are trained to take measures to prevent
diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. The
term contrasts in method with curative and palliative medicine, and in scope with
public health methods (which work at the level of population health rather than
individual health). Graduates from the Faculty are qualified as Hygienists and Epidemiologists.
Duration of this course is 6 years.
- FACULTY OF DENTISTRY: Specialists in Dentistry are trained here. After the basic
course graduate students ought to have special primary internship training in the
following branches: Dental Therapy, Dental Surgery, Dental Orthopedic and Pediatric
Dentistry. Duration of training is 5 years.
- PHARMACY FACULTY: This faculty prepares pharmacists. Duration of the course is 5
Apart from this there are 2 more faculties namely Faculty of Higher Nursing Education
and Faculty of Preparatory courses (Pre-medical courses).
The Academy has spacious and hygienic hostel facilities for all the students. The
hostels are laden with all the necessary amenities to make their stay and education
comfortable and enriching. Students also have all the facilities for enjoying sport
and social activities: sport halls, swimming pools, Internet, cafeterias are all
located in the campus itself.