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National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education Named After P.L. Shupik


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About Academy


Zaporozhye Medical Academy one of the oldest educational institutions of the CIS, invites foreign students who have graduated from medical institutions of higher education of the CIS countries and abroad to take a clinical post-graduate course, a post-graduate course,  a course of magistracy and probation. The Academy possesses significant scientific potential, the percentage of Doctors in Sciences is the highest as compared to other medical institutions of higher education in Ukraine (24%). 36 professors, doctors of medical sciences, 103 Candidates of Medical Sciences, and 6 Honored Workers of Science and Engineering of Ukraine work at 27 faculties of the Academy. The scientific and pedagogical staff of the Academy carries out a big work in the field of post-graduate training of doctors. Annually about 5,7 thousand doctors improve their qualifications at the departments of the Academy. Within one year 300 doctors-interns, 45 hospital physicians, 29 post-graduate students, 15 probationers, 9 holders of a Master’s degree, and 60 foreign citizens from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America undergo training in the Academy.

The Academy has the 4th level of accreditation (the highest level of accreditation in Ukraine). A new concept, which envisages an integrated system of actions, directed at a high, world-standard level of medical staff training, high-quality assistance to the population, development, and introduction of modern medical technologies, and comprehensive cooperation with foreign medical institutions, was developed.



In 1926 the Board of the People Commissariat of Heath Care of Ukraine made the decision about opening the clinical institute of advanced training of doctors in the city of Odesa.  In order to bring qualified medical personnel to the industrial centers of the country in 1955, the institution was transferred to the city of Zaporizhzhya.

By the Order of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Ukraine from 26.11.2003 №704-r Zaporizhzhia State Institute of Advanced Training of Doctors was reorganized in Zaporizhzhia Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (since 2011 – State Institution “Zaporizhzhia Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education Ministry of Health of Ukraine”).

From the first years of foundation at the institute therapeutic and surgical faculties worked. On execution of the State program of reforming primary medic and sanitary help to the population on the bases of general practice/family medicine in 2002, the faculty of family medicine was opened. Today in the academy there are three faculties: therapeutic, surgical, and faculty of family medicine which unite 26 departments on which preparation of doctors on 62 base medical specialties (disciplines) in the direction 1201 “Medicine” is carried out. In “Zaporizhzhia Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education Ministry of Health of Ukraine” the Institute of cardiovascular surgery and transplantology, and also the scientific research institute of eye diseases work. The strategy of activity of “The ZMAPO Ministry of Health of Ukraine» is to ensure the quality of higher education, preservation of achievements and traditions of the Ukrainian medical school, and integration into a world system of higher education. The academy has considerable cultural traditions and executes the mission of the center of professional development of doctors in the Zaporizhzhya region and the reproduction of the intellectual potential of the country.



Academy departments use advanced equipment, new technologies, and learning, which provides the postgraduate training of specialists in a professional manner. Since 2002, there are conducted cycles of thematic improvement of transplantation.

The clinical departments of the Academy are located at the bases of the best medical facilities in the city of Zaporizhzhia. Each year, the staff conducts more than 100,000 consultations and over 8000 surgeries. The clinical base of the Academy is more than four thousand beds.



The activity of structural divisions of ZMAPO aims to implement the National Action Plan for the reform of health and conditions of the “Concept of reforming the system of training doctors in Ukraine and bringing it into line with the needs of the labor market and European standards.”

Expanding and improving the educational activities carried out by the main ZMAPO areas:

  • Preparation of new training modules and courses, postgraduate education, and continuing professional development of physicians;
  • Introduction of innovative technologies and modern learning (distance learning, telemedicine technology, conducting interactive seminars and short cycle information, part-time training);
  • Development and improvement of technical training;
  • Introduction to teaching practice of contemporary clinical studies, evidence-based medicine, bioethics, clinical and economic standards of the medical and social important nosology according to international experience.

An important goal of the scientific, educational, and medical advisory work of professionals of the Academy is the scientific study and practical implementation of measures to reform health care in the Zaporizhzhia region as well as the full participation of professionals in ZMAPO implementation of national health programs. Priority directions of scientific research and medical advisory Activities of ZMAPO defined health problems in rural areas.

Important tasks of the Academy are

  • Development and implementation of innovative medical diagnostic technologies in the practice of public health;
  • Implementation of telecommunications technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as managers and medical management of the process;
  • Study on public health and the practical implementation of this program, using international experience.

Faculties and Specialties


  • Department of Eye Diseases
  • Department of Transplantation and Endocrine Surgery with the course of Cardiovascular Surgery 

Faculty of Surgery

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Department of Oncology
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Eye Diseases
  • Department of radiation diagnostic
  • Department of Transplantation and Endocrine Surgery with the course of Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Department of Surgical and Therapeutic Stomatology
  • Department of Urology,
  • Department of Surgery with the course of septic surgery

Faculty of Therapeutics

  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Clinical Laboratory
  • Department of Cardiology
  • Department of Nervous Diseases with a course of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Health Resort
  • tuberculosis and Department of Pulmonology
  • Department of Disaster Medicine
  • Department of Social Medicine, organization and management of health care and medical-social expertise


  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Surgery and Proctology
  • Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics,
  • Department of Gastroenterology Therapy and
  • Department of Therapy, Clinical Pharmacology, and Endocrinology
  • Department of Medicine Urgent States
  • Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and General Pathology



Academy has 5 hotels, scientific and belletristic literature libraries with reading halls and computer rooms, a beauty studio, a medical center, a student sanatorium-dispensary, a sports center, courts, and a stadium, some canteens and cafes, an Internet cafe on its territory. There is a canteen at the University with Indian cuisine which is very popular with foreign students. Trees, bushes, and lawns surrounding the campus, and the picturesque banks of the largest river of Ukraine -the Dnieper – promote a favorable climate and conditions for creative studies.

Student hostels of the Academy accommodate about 3000 persons; three of them are for foreign citizens. The hostel buildings are of a modern block type and consist of rooms for 1-2-3 persons with all the conveniences. There are Internet halls in the hostels for foreign citizens. The rooms of the hostels have access to the Internet. Together with the firm NEO Educational Organization Indian cultural center and computer class were organized in hostel No. 1.


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      2 responses to “National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education Named After P.L. Shupik”

      1. Mr Fokueng says:

        I want to school there. Can i have the school fees.

        • Edugain Overseas says:

          Hello! Yes, sure, we have sent you all the necessary information as well as tuition fees via email. Have a nice day!

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