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Odessa National Medical University

Odessa, Ukraine


Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The institution began in 1900 as the medical faculty of the Novorossiysk State University in Odessa. The medical school soon became one of the most prestigious medical schools in the Russian Empire. Many famous medical scientists, including the Nobel Prize winner and Professor I.Mechnikov, worked here. In Autumn 2018, The Odessa National Medical University, known for bribery and bribery scandals since the mid-1990s, was seized from the ousted former rector Valeriy Zaporozhan. In January 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to merge the university with the Medical Academy named after S. Georgievsky of the Vernadsky CFU to create a new Odessa National Medical University. After Ukraine's independence in 1993, the Odessa Medical Institute received the fourth highest level of accreditation and was renamed "Odessa State Medical University". All the educational programs are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Degrees and diplomas issued to foreign students who graduated from the Odessa National Medical University are legalised by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. It is at #6455 in the World and #1541in Europe.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university’s library is one of the oldest in the country and has a book collection of one million copies. It is an information centre that can provide students with the necessary information in an accessible way. It is necessary to note that you can find many old books at the Odessa National Medical University. Books on ancient medicine, which you can also find here. It has been working on the modern construction of a new student library since 2008. Not only does it provide students with traditional paper textbooks, but it has become one of the first electronic libraries in Ukraine for medical students. The sports complex of the Odessa National Medical University invites everyone to participate in sports activities. There are 6 departments in Unisport of the university. There are several sports departments like athletics, basketball, tennis, powerlifting, weightlifting, swimming, mini soccer, judo, wrestling, samba, chess and more. The stadium is created for physical education, training, competitions and various sports events. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, including General Medicine, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the preparatory department for foreign students, as well as postgraduate courses, including clinical residency programs and internship programs.

Accomplishments and Alumni

Since 1996, the Odessa National Medical University has continuously cooperated with the European and International Association of Universities as an active member. In 2001 she was accepted as a member of the International Scientific Committee of UNESCO. The Odessa National Medical University makes extensive use of the latest scientific, technical and practical advances from the world's top universities in the teaching process. This great contribution is due to the close links with leading universities and academic centres, Washington University (USA), Polish Academy of Medicine (Poland), University of Milan (Italy), Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland), Fund International of Hippocrates (Greece), A. Schweitzer International Medical Academy (Polonia), Russian Heart Scientific-Productive Complex (Russia) etc. Some of the notable alumni are Valeriy Zaporozhan (Physician), Anatolij Ko?ybanow (Statesperson), Gennadiy Patlazhan (Surgeon). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The Odessa National Medical University consists of 58 faculties and has a student population of more than six thousand, including foreign students from very different countries. Classes are held in Russian, Ukrainian and English. The university has 800 professors, 18 academics, 105 professors and doctors, 407 resident doctors and assistant professors. There are more than 4,500 students at the university, and more than 1,500 are foreign students from 57 different countries.

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