Rector’s word

Dear friends!

I am pleased to welcome all Internet users who are interested in our academy on the website of Kirov State Medical Academy. I hope that you will find a lot of useful and interesting information here.

Kirov State Medical Academy is one of the youngest medical universities in the country. Since 1987 we train specialists of the most humane profession in the world. During the years of productive work the Academy has become one of the leading medical schools in Russia, showing its confidence in the international medical arena and steadily competing with even more prominent universities.

There are 4 faculties in the Academy: General medicine, Pediatric, Stomatological, Social-economic. There also are a Pre-UniversityTrainingCenter, an Institute of Postgraduate Education, the academy affiliate in Syktyvkar, KomiRepublic, a Clinik of Kirov SMA with 100 beds. The Academy also has the Anatomical Museum, the Museum of History of the Academy and the Center of Manipulative Skills.

The Academy conducts educational activity for 9 programs of higher education, including the following specialties: "General medicine" , "Pediatrics", " Medical biochemistry ", "Stomatology", "Clinical psychology" and the areas of training: "Social work", "Nursing care", "Merchandising and expertise of goods", "Management", as well as 64 postgraduate educational programs in residency or internship,  and also 21 specialties at the graduate school.

The academy trains more than 3 thousand Russian and foreign students, interns, residents and auditors. Within 25 years of its existence, the Academy has trained more than 5,000 professionals who work in all healthcare institutions in Kirov region, KomiRepublic and Mari El and other regions of the country, many graduates have successfully defended their candidate and doctoral dissertations and work at the Academy, among them there are heads of departments and lecturers. The Academy is proud of its alumni. Positive feedback from employers show the high quality of education, a proactive approach to life and a high intellectual capacity of our graduates.

At the academy there is a group of highly qualified lecturers, scientists and doctors. 58 doctors, professors and 214 associate professors work at 53 departments. The academy formed scientific schools which are well-known in the country: Surgery (corresponding member of RAMS prof. V.A. Zhuravlev, Honorary Doctor of Russia prof. V.A. Bakhtin), Rheumatology (prof. B.F. Nemtsov), Pediatrics (prof. Y.Y. Illek), Obstetrics and Gynecology ( prof. S.A. Dvoryanskii), Social Medicine, Medical Ecology and Hygiene (prof. B.A. Petrov), Neurology and Neurosurgery (professor B.N. Bein) and many others.

Kirov State Medical Academy is actively developing its international affairs: for the moment the Academy has signed cooperation agreements with 20 foreign universities, including Andijan State Medical Institute (Uzbekistan), Vitebsk State Medical University (Belarus), Donetsk National Medical University (Ukraine), the Kazakh National Medical University (Kazakhstan), Ternopil Medical University (Ukraine), Medical Faculty of Munich University Ludwig Maximilian (Germany), University of Florence and others. In addition, the Academy developed a plan of academic mobility, the participation in international exchanges and internships is organized, contacts with German Academic Exchange Service are established.

In 1995 a therapeutic clinic with 100 beds was opened. As part of healthcare modernization the overhaul was completed and the clinic was equipped with modern expensive high-tech equipment, including multispiral 64(128)-slice computed tomograph, ultrasound diagnostic system of expert class, a videocolonoscope with a set for biopsy, modern digital x-ray diagnostics  complex. This will help to carry out the main purpose of the Academy clinic – to cure, to teach and to do science.

In the Academy there are all necessary conditions for the harmonious development of personality: performance groups, creative clubs and sport clubs, active student council and the students’ committee. A great part in civil patriotic education of students belongs to a search party "Front".

The Academy has a modern material and technical base. Students learn in well-equipped classrooms, computer labs with modern office equipment. The Academy Research Library has a book stock of more than 200,000 books, educational media library and electronic database. Since 2008, the Center for manipulative skills allows students to operate on models and phantoms to master skills of performing a variety of medical procedures.

Nonresident students of Kirov SMA live in three comfortable dormitories. Currently a new 15-story dormitory building with 324 rooms is being built and also a 5-storey building for interns, resident students and graduate students and their families

Nowadays Kirov SMA is famous not only in Kirov region but far beyond as a young but promising University, consistently achieving its goals in the sphere of education and healthcare.

Kirov SMA specialists’ high level of qualification was acknowledged multiple times. In October, 2008 the Academy was the first among Kirov universities to get the certificate of the Russian national contest “Russia’s 100 best products” nominated in the category “Educational services”. In 2012 the Academy won this contest. Besides, Kirov SMA became the first among Russian medical universities to be put into Russian chamber of commerce and industry registry and got a certificate, acknowledging the high level of graduates’ qualification. In November, 2009, the Academy was given a certificate of employer trust by the Kirov chamber of commerce and industry, which proves that Kirov SMA is registered in a list of employers, which strictly adhere to employees’ labor rights.

In 2009 the scientific council of the academy decided to develop and implement the quality management system. In December, 2011, the system was certified and Kirov SMA became the first educational facility in Kirov, having the compliance certificate of All-Union State Standard ISO 9001-2008 (ISO 9001:2008).

Kirov SMA is a modern dynamically developing university, the largest scientific and educational medical complex in Kirov region, it has a qualified staff of scientists, lecturers and doctors, who effectively realize the basic aim of higher medical education – steadiness of education from pre-university training to postgraduate studies.

With best regards, rector of Kirov State Medical Academy,

Honorary Figure of the Russian Federation Higher Education, 

Professor I.V. Sheshunov Ph.D., M.D.