St Petersburg State Medical Academy Named after I. I.Mechnikov Founded in 1907, Academy has become one of the leading medical center in the country. Since the inception, it has adopted, as its main principle, a unique teaching methodology, which is based on combination of the best Russian medical educational traditions with methods of Western Education System.
Many students attend the Academy from various countries around the world, which emphasizes the Academy’s excellent reputation. Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the Academy. The Academy graduates are sought by employers everywhere for their knowledge and reputation as innovators, leaders, and team players. I wish Academy could be a starting point for a challenging professions and prestigious carrier of a medical doctor.
The SPSMA has a long and proud tradition of educating Russian and international students. More than 35,000 physicians graduated from the Academy. Since beginning the international program in 1947 there have been more than 3500 international graduates from more than 50 countries. Currently there is a total student population of over 5,000. In 2011 the SPSMA was renamed to North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov.
Educational work at the University is based on the concept of the multi-stage system of specialists training on the programs of various levels of medical education. There is University education training, training in the programs of higher education, as well as post-graduate training of doctors.University encloses 112 departments, which are consolidated in 9 faculties: Faculty of general medicine (consists of 24 departments), medical-prophylactic Faculty (consists of 29 departments), the surgical Faculty (consists of 13 departments), therapeutic faculty (consists of 15 departments), the pediatric Faculty (consists of 10 departments), medical – biological Faculty (consists of 10 departments), the Faculty of foreign students, the Faculty of education for nurses, health care and social work (consists of 5 departments), dentistry faculty (consists of 6 departments).
The Academy campus is located in the central part of the city in a green from spring to autumn wonderful park having area of 40000 square meters. There are 50 beautiful buildings with fabulous architecture on its territory. The Peter the Great Hospital (2000 beds) was built in 1903.
Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy (SPSMA) has a long and proud tradition of educating Russian and international students. More than 35000 physicians graduated from the Academy since the years of its existence. At present 4,500 students, for about 800 of them from foreign countries are studying at the University.