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Kursk State Medical University (KSMU) occupies a prestigious level in teaching General Medical, Dentistry and Pharmacy in English medium and in preparing international students. This occupancy shown as being the oldest medical university teaching in English medium in Russia and holding the highest number of international students from different nationality as in it spheres.
Form and the contents of the educational process have changed, thus KSMU organized an up-to-date method such as instruction and knowledge assessment are being improved; multimedia lectures, the Centre for practical training, the Centre of quality management to name a few. The training is based on the application of the research results and innovative technologies, initiated by the Department for administration of innovative activity of the university. Principally new information and teaching environment promotes achievement of educational goals and improving the training quality of graduates.
Over 9000 students study at the university faculties, while the number of applications exceeds the number of admitted by 2-4 times on average.
The program is designed to train qualified physicians oriented to the practice of medicine. Standardized patients are used to evaluate medical students and resident’s ability to take patient histories, communicate with patients, and determine diagnosis and treatment. The curriculum offers a six-year program leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) / Physician in General Medicine degree.
The first four semesters of the General Medicine study program mainly cover theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Histology, Physiology). Preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Clinical subjects are introduced in the following semesters (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology) together with subjects associated with public health care (Social Medicine, Medical Law).
The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics. The program concludes in the 11th and 12th semesters with final state examinations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Preventive Medicine.
Degree and accreditation
KSMU Graduates are awarded the degree of Physician in General Medicine (Doctor of General Medicine) abbreviated as P.G.M., equivalent to M.D.
KSMU Graduates are practicing Medicine worldwide in their home countries as well in more than 80 countries around the world.
The faculty offers a five-year program of Stomatology. The teaching-learning process is meant to emphasize the development of practical competence. Careful attention is given to the development of the students personality and work habits, stressing on personal skill that are key factors for successful careers.
Students are taught general subjects (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, anatomy, physiology etc.) during the first and second academic years. Later, more attention is given to newly emerging fields in the study of pharmacy: molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and bio pharmaceutics. The clinical aspects of modern pharmacy are given a stronger emphasis each year. The study program includes 6 months of practical training at both public and hospital pharmacies.
The study of Dentistry is divided into theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Embryology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics), and preclinical and clinical subjects (Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathological Physiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry).
The main emphasis is on specialized subjects such as Preventive Dentistry and Cardiology, Preclinical Dentistry, Prosthetic Technology, Dental Radiology, Orthodontics, Endodontic, Periodontics, Preservative Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
A crucial part of the program is devoted to practical training. The study plan also includes courses on management, ethics, legislation and social aspects of dentistry. The Dentistry study program is concluded with final state examinations in Preservative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Prosthetics, and Oral Surgery.
Degree and accreditation
KSMU Graduates are awarded the degree of Stomatology Physician in General Practice (Dentistry Physician in General Practice).
The Pharmacy Faculty was established in 1966. The faculty prepares the students for career in pharmacy with a thorough understanding of drugs and diseases. The curriculum promotes interaction between pharmacists and other health professionals. The pharmacy curriculum offers a professional five-year program leading to a Master of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree.
Pharmacy is taught in semesters, each of them ending in examinations or project presentations. Studies consist of lectures (30 per cent of the curriculum) and seminars/practical sessions, which are the main teaching methods and make up to 70 per cent of the entire curriculum.
Each course includes lectures, seminars, laboratory work, small group work, practice based activities and assignments. Using the body systems model as an integrated context for teaching, the curriculum is designed to break down barriers between disciplines, helping students to learn more effectively. Teaching is integrated, facilitating students’ exposure to basic and applied science and professional practice in the context of patient care. This will be supported by an increasing focus on practice-related learning, as evidenced by placements and in-house simulation-based learning, as well as additional practice experience provided in-house.
Degree and accreditation
KSMU Graduates are awarded the degree of Pharmacist.
- Year of Establishment: 7th of February 1935
- Type of institution: State (Sponsored by Federal Government Budget)
- Language of Training: Russian Medium or English Medium
- Total student population: About 9000 Students, made up of local and international students, undergraduates and postgraduates.
- International Students: 2550 international students from 57 countries
- Academic staff: 780 lecturers with 70% holding PhD degrees, 115 professors
- Recognized/Listed by: WHO, GMC, JPA, MMC & other international medical boards
- Tuition Fee: Fixed for the duration of 6 years
- Duration of the study: Pre-University (Pre-Medical) course – 10 to 12 months, Medical program – 6 years, Pharmacy and Dentistry programs – 5 years.
- Entrance dates: September/October intake, February/March intake
Vibrant campus: KSMU located in the heart of the Kursk City, which make all facilities for international students within walking distance. KSMU is great place to study, make new friends, take part in sports and cultural activities/events or just relax in a diverse and welcoming environment.
Student support and services: From immigration procedures to safety matters, KSMU Administration will help to ensure your learning and living experience in Kursk is as hassle-free as possible.
Health insurance: All international students will be provided with an adequate health insurance, which is valid in Russia.
Accommodation: Provided to all KSMU students.
Airport Pick Up Service: One of the Administration’s staff will be at Moscow airport to meet new students and accompany them to KSMU.
The University Representative: Trans Russian Co. the International Official Representative of KSMU since 1994.
Courses for International Students
KSMU was the first university in Russia to offer full medical degree training in English Medium. Under the English medium KSMU has the right to train specialists on the spheres of Pre-University (Pre-medical) course, Degree in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy (M.D/undergraduate) and Post-Graduate education.
Student of Ordinary Level (or any equivalent).
KSMU provides the opportunity forthe students with O-Level qualifications or A-Level with low marks to proceed towards the Undergraduate program by enrolling onto the Pre-University (pre-medical) course joined with UK awarding Body in PRE-U Foundation Studies. The duration of this course 10 to 12 months and will prepare you for further studies at KSMU.
The subject to be studied in the Pre-medical course English Medium:
- Russian Language
Student of Advance Level (or any equivalents)
Applicants with A-Level education certificate may proceed to degree (undergraduate program) Medicine, Pharmacy or Stomatology (Dentistry) in English Medium.