Rector’s word

Dear friends!

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

Kirov State Medical University 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 University 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.

Nowadays there are 4 faculties in the University: General Medicine, Pediatric, Stomatological, Social-economic. There also are a Pre-University Training Center, an Institute of Postgraduate Education.

Clinic of Kirov SMU is able to accommodate more than 100 beds. The University also has the Anatomical Museum, the Museum of History of the University and the Center of Manipulative Skills.

The University 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 University trains more than 3 thousand Russian and foreign students, residents and auditors. Within 30 years of its existence, the University has trained more than 6,000 professionals who work in all healthcare institutions in Kirov region, Komi Republic and Mari El and other regions of the country, many graduates have successfully defended their candidate and doctoral dissertations and work at theUniversity, among them there are heads of departments and lecturers. The University 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.


The University 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 (prof. B.N. Bein) and many others.


Kirov State Medical University is actively developing its international affairs: for the moment the University has signed cooperation agreements with 14 foreign universities, including Andijan State Medical Institute (Uzbekistan), Vitebsk State Medical University (Belarus), Samarkand State Medical University, Medical Faculty of Munich University Ludwig Maximilian (Germany), University of Florence and others. In addition, the University developed a plan of academic mobility, the participation in international exchanges is organized, contacts with the partners 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 University clinic – to cure, to teach and to do science.


In the University, 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.


The University has a modern material and technical base. Students learn in well-equipped classrooms, computer labs with modern office equipment. The University 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 SMU live in three comfortable dormitories. Currently a new 15-story dormitory building with 324 rooms is being built.


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


Kirov SMU 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 SMU 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 SMU 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).


In 2016, our University according to the results of monitoring of activity quality of the higher educational institutions that was held by Ministry of Education and Science was in TOP-10 of the best universities of Russia.


High achievements of the University, its popularity and authority, are reflected in the main and glorious event – on November, 7, 2016 by the order of the Minister of Health of Russian Federation, the Academy was given the title of the University.


Now Kirov SMU 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.