Daugavpils Medical School was founded in 1945 in Daugavpils, Latvia. In 1954, the School began to provide a studying process for not only nurses but also paramedics. With the increasing number of students, the school building was expanded, too. Within the period from 1970 until 1974, a new three-story building was built making it possible to increase significantly the number of students and academic staff.
Daugavpils Medical College (DMK) was accreditated as a higher educational institution by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with the decision of the Department of Licensing and Registers of the State Service of Education Quality of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
The educational process is provided by qualified academic staff. More than 80% of the academic staff have a Master’s and Doctorate degree, or are applicants for a Scientific degree. Lecturers are involved in research work and various international projects and can participate in local and international conferences and congresses both in Latvia and abroad, as well as publish articles in international publications.
The Daugavpils Medical College promotes the further education of members of its academic staff by organizing professional development courses and seminars. Lecturers are involved in research work and various international projects.
The Daugavpils Medical College provides studying processes in the field of medicine, health-promoting, and preventing diseases. Its main aim is to prepare qualified specialists in the field of medicine and assist them in obtaining the knowledge, skills, and capacities needed for fulfilling their professional duties.
Daugavpils Medical College is a member of numerous cooperation agreements with Riga First Medical College. Cooperation with other medical colleges – LU P.Stradiņa Medical College, Riga LU Medical College, and Red Cross Medical College of RSU takes place in various fields of health-promoting and preventing diseases. The purpose of the cooperation is the promotion of student and academic staff research, conferences, seminars, etc. organization of events, as well as support for the exchange of students and academic staff between colleges.
The college strengthens its cooperation with the largest universities in Latvia – Riga Stradins University, University of Latvia, and Daugavpils University in the fields of research, exchange of teaching staff, and succession of study programs. Work is currently underway to update cooperation agreements with universities.
Cooperation with Daugavpils University is implemented in the field of scientific research and implementing their results in the processes of disease prevention. For several years in a row, lecturers and students of the college have been participating in DU international scientific research conferences with their publications and presentations. There is a cooperation between the college and DU to attract lecturers to the study process.
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