Faculty of General Medicine

610027, Kirov, 112, Karl Marx st., room 126, 127

Tel.: 007 (8332) 37-48-62

Fax: 007 (8332) 64-07-34

Specialty: 060101 – General Medicine


Faculty information

The faculty of General Medicine in Kirov SMA was founded in 1987 by the decision of Scientific council of Kirov affiliate of Perm SMU and therefore marked the beginning of higher medical school in Kirov. The faculty provides medical, educational and research institutions of Kirov region and other parts of the Russian Federation and even abroad.

Nowadays the faculty of General Medicine without any doubt is the most significant department of Kirov SMA. Annually 230-260 students are admitted on state-financed basis. Education lasts for 6 years in intramural form. Educational process is organized in 44 departments of academic and clinical profile, where 47 doctors and 190 candidates of science work. 74,3% of the staff have scientific degrees. Our faculty has an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, 3 Honored Doctors of the Russian Federation, 2 nominates of the National Prize, 9 members of Russian and foreign Academies of Science. More than 30 heads of departments and lecturers are awarded with certificates of honor by the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, more than 50 employees are awarded with “Excellent Worker of Public Health” title, 5 professors have the title “Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation”. For the last 5 years 24 patents on inventions in General Medicine sphere, 169 academic and practical conferences of different levels were held.

On the faculty of General Medicine various subjects are gradually taught: humanitarian and social economic subject s, mathematical, medical and biological subjects, and professional clinical disciplines. 

1446 students learn at the faculty of General Medicine in 2013-2014 (1213 of them study on a state-financed basis, 233 – on extrabudgetary basis). The faculty has a good material and technical base, which contributes to providing a high-level education and research activities. Students’ training in academic disciplines is held in 3 educational buildings. Teaching of clinical disciplines is carried out at the premises of Kirov SMA clinic and 20 medical and preventive Kirov establishments, supplied with modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Over the past few years the infrastructure of Kirov SMA developed significantly, new training, laboratory and diagnostic equipment was purchased.

At the departments of the faculty of General Medicine a lot of educational research schools were formed, which are famous not only in Russia, but even abroad, glorifying the faculty with its accomplishments in different spheres of medicine, primarily in the sphere of liver surgery, cardiology and cardio surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, physiology, ophthalmology and eye microsurgery, healthcare organization, rheumatology, dermatovenereology, neurology and neurosurgery, infectious diseases and psychiatry.

Students of the faculty of General Medicine are involved in Students Research Societies, headquartered at each department. Society members take part in scientific conferences in Russia and abroad, which are held annually. This activity is coordinated by the Students scientific society of Kirov SMA (Nomus) coordinates its work. The best students and students scientific society volunteers are awarded with prizes, diplomas, Kirov region governor’s and president’s scholarships and others. Education efficiency indices show that for the past 5 years the faculty makes 98% of state demand for General Medicine specialists. Along with that there are only 2% of expelled students. Over the past few years more than 50 students from the faculty of General Medicine graduated from the academy with honors.

General administration of the faculty is carried out by the scientific council of the faculty under the guidance of the dean S.P. Ashikhmin. The faculty consists of 18 academic departments.

Over the years of its existence, more than 4500 doctors have been trained on the faculty of General Medicine. Kirov SMA alumni successfully work in different regions of the Russian Federation and in neighboring countries, in the USA, Germany, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Israel and many other countries. Annualy more than 80% of alumni are employed. The best of them continue their education and improve their knowledge and skills by taking postgraduate internship courses (23 specialties), residency training (33 specialties) and in graduate school (20 specialties). After taking these courses many students prefer to work in their alma mater – in Kirov State Medical Academy.


Departments of the faculty of General Medicine

  • Anatomy department
  • Obstetrics and gynecology department
  • Clinical therapy department
  • Clinical surgery department
  • Dermatovenereology department
  • Infectious diseases department
  • Social health and healthcare department
  • General surgery department
  • Ophthalmology department
  • Oncology department
  • Propaedeutics of internal diseases department
  • Polyclinic therapy department
  • Nursing care department
  • Topographic anatomy and operative surgery department
  • Traumatology and orthopedics department
  • Pharmacology department
  • Intermediate level therapy department

Basic courses of action of General Medicine faculty

  • Training of high-qualified staff in General Medicine specialty (060101.65)
  • Management, planning, control and staff assistance of educational process according to the curriculum, III generation state federal educational standard and II generation state educational standard.
  • Organization and control for scientific and educational work at faculty departments: lectures, seminars, practical and credit classes, review sessions, students’ self-guided work.
  • Pedagogic work with students
  • Getting students involved in cultural activities both in Kirov SMA and as part of municipal, regional, interregional and international scientific, social, entertaining and cognitive activity. Innovative activity and informational support of training process. International activity as part of specialists training in basic educational program. 

Faculty of General Medicine deanery

The Dean of the Faculty of General Medicine, Professor Ashikhmin Sergey Petrovich, PhD, MD. Was born in 1963.

S.P. Ashikhmin graduated from Perm State Medical Institute in 1986. After graduating from clinical residency training in surgery in 1990 worked in Kirov SMA at the hospital surgery Department. The author of invention certificate of receipt. A surgeon of the highest category, head of the department of topographic anatomy and operative surgery.



Sukhikh Ekaterina Nikolaevna – vice-dean of the faculty of General Medicine, PhD, MD. In 2001 graduated from the faculty of General Medicine of Kirov SMA.

In 2001-2002 took clinical internship training at the department of Hospital therapy on Therapy specialty. In 2002-2005 took a postgraduate course on Rheumatology. Thesis work title – “Prospidinum administration in ankylosed spondylarthritis treatment”. From 2002 worked as a teaching assistant in Hospital therapy department. She taught internal diseases and temporary disability. From 2009 worked as a secretary at State Certification Commission. From 2013 works as a deputy dean of the faculty of General Medicine for freshmen classes, secretary of General Medicine faculty council.

Ekaterina Nikolaevna is the author of 40 scientific papers in Russian and foreign publications, co-author of 3 educational books.

Rubleva Marina Nikolaevna – General Medicine faculty record manager.

In 2008 graduated from Vyatka State Agricultural Academy in specialty “Accountancy, analysis and audit check”.

Luchkinskaia Daria Vladimirovna – General Medicine faculty record manager since 2013. 

Graduated from the faculty of history in specialty “The teacher of History” in 2011г. In 2013 finished the master course in History.

Kovaleva Lida Konstantinovna– General Medicine faculty record manager since 2012. 

In 2007 graduated from Biology faculty of Vyatka State University in specialty “Microbiology”. From 2007 to 2010 took postgraduate studentship in Kirov Scientific Research Institute of Blood Transfusion. Has 32 scientific papers, 4 patents and 1 ЦМЛ

Vichugzhanina Ksenia Nikolaevna - General Medicine faculty record manager since 2012.

Graduated from Kirov SMA, faculty of social work.