First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M.Sechenova
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I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is situated in Moscow city and represents the largest medical, scientific and clinical complex in Russia. University proudly holds the position of one of the most prestigious medical universities of Russia. I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is one of the medical universities for Russia recognized by MCI, WHO, UK, USA and other major countries.
International collaboration agreements cover a broad range of foreign universities and organizations, including:
World Health Organization;
World Federation for Medical Education;
Association of University Programs for Health Administration;
World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians;
European Health Management Association;
World Association for Medical Law;
International Science and Technology Center;
Open Society Foundations (formerly Open Society Institute);
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War;
German Academic Exchange Service;
Universities in Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Norway, France, The Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University was one of the first to start the admission (direct admission in MBBS) of foreign students back in 1949. Nowadays about 20% of the students are foreign students and this fact has secured I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University’s the first place in the list of Russian medical universities in terms of the number of foreign students.
Training is conducted in Russian, English and French depending on the type of educational programme chosen. International applicants who do not have a good command of the Russian language can take a one-year Preparatory/Foundation Course.
Faculty of Medicine;
Faculty of Dentistry;
Faculty of Pharmacy;
Faculty of Postgraduate Professional Training of Physicians;
Faculty of Preventive Medicine;
Faculty of Pediatrics;
Faculty of Health Care Management and Economics;
Faculty of Preparatory Studies;
Faculty of Higher Nursing Training, Psychology and Social Work;
Faculty of Management and Economics of Health.
The university incorporates 69 educational venues, 22 hospitals with over 3,500 beds, seven research institutes and five RAS R&D units, more than 30 laboratories, the largest medical library in Europe, a botanical garden, and many other facilities that ensure academic excellence, resulting in powerful research and innovative advances along with cutting-edge medical care practices.
Theoretical studies are supported by practical skills as the University provides its students with access to numerous city hospitals. The clinical site (‘clinical city’) of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University was established in 1897 and at the time was recognized as one of the best in the world. It is not only an inimitable architectural complex and a significant historical monument, but also serves as a unique study center for future doctors and postgraduates upgrading their professional skills, a research facility and a care unit for critically ill patients.
The secret of the ever growing popularity of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University among Russian and foreign students lays in its profound theoretical basis, the development of practical skills from the first years of studies, advanced medical equipment and medical technologies, modern teaching methods along with a diverse and eventful students’ life.
The Central Scientific Medical Library of I.M. Sechenov;
Clinical Simulation Center of I.M. Sechenov;
The Clinical Campus of I.M. Sechenov;
University’s highly qualified faculty constantly polishes up and updates the education process to ensure the highest standards of our graduates. In recent years we are putting more efforts to invest in developing students’ practical skills and their summer clinical practice. To this end we introduce new programs and elective courses.
POSTGRADUATE TRAININGis an integral part of medical education. FMSMU offers rich variety of opportunities for postgraduate studies or almost all specialties in:
internship – 1 year;
clinical residency – 2-3 years;
Ph.D. courses – 3-4 years;
doctorate– 3-4 years.
Some main fields of Postgraduate programs are mentioned below:
Medicine of urgent conditions;
Dermatology and Venerology;
Obstetrics and Gynecology;
Traumatology and Orthopedics;
Pediatric Infectious Diseases;
Hygiene of Children and Teenagers;
Hygiene of Nutrition;
Students of First Moscow State Medical University have their practical classes in universities clinical hospitals and dental centers.
The clinical campus of the IMU Faculty of Medicine was established in 1897. Now the University of Sechenov operates the Clinical Center, one of the largest university clinical complexes in Europe:
University Clinical Hospital No. 1;
University Clinical Hospital No. 2;
University Clinical Hospital No. 3;
University Clinical Hospital No. 4;
University Children’s Clinical Hospital;
Dental center. Located in the building of the former Clinical Diagnostic Center;
Sanatorium “Svenigorod”. Located in the eponymous city of the Moscow region.
While getting education, all the students are provided with comfortable rooms for living in hostels for students. All the rooms are provided with the Internet access, TV set and telephone. There are bathrooms, lavatories and kitchens for students in the hostels. Usually, students use accommodation facilities on the sharing basis. All students’ hostels are safe and secure as they are under the protection of the police during 24 hours.
Educational process does not only consist of exams and tests. Students’ life is a unique world, full of hopes and joy, exciting events and fascinating new acquaintances. The university is a so-called city within the city, which has everything one might need. Various sport competitions and charity events are being held at the University, and a number of humanitarian missions from the University have been sent abroad. The students can visit the Central Medical Library, the Museum of Medical History, the stadium “Petrel”, the student recreation camp “Sechenovets”, a botanical garden, an animal facility, 3 students’ hostels, a volunteers’ center, a publishing house etc.
ABOUT THE CITY
Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.
Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.
The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.
The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.
According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.
The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.
Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.
The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.
Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration, and other promising directions.
Moscow is one of the largest cultural and tourist centers in Europe and the world. There are a lot of different places of interest in the city – various historical, cultural, and architectural sites as well as entertainment centers. Moscow has a decent number of hotels including the ones of the world-famous hotel brands known for their quality and ambiance.
The Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theater, A.S.Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, and Tretyakov Gallery are among the most famous Moscow sights.
Such sights as the Novodevichy monastery and Kolomenskoye estate are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The hyperboloid design of Shuhovskaya tower and Ostankino TV tower is unique. The latter was once the highest building in the world (540 m).