North-Western State Medical University I. I. Mechnikov, Russia

North-western State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov was formed on October the 12-th,  2011, as a result of merger of two oldest educational medical institutions in Russia – Saint-Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies and Saint-Petersburg State Medical Academy n. a. I.I. Mechnikov.

The founder of Mechnikov university is the Ministry of public health of Russian Federation.

The activity of the University is based on cooperation and coordination of educational, clinical and scientific activity. It makes possible to prepare competent specialists, who possess up-to-date knowledge and are able to use it in practice.

4,200 students (~3000 students on budgetary education form and ~1200 on fee-based educational form) are studying at the University, among them are 500 students from foreign countries.

Besides that, at the University are studying over 670 interns and about 1500 clinical residents, 460 Ph.D. candidates do their postgraduate work. Up to 35 000 specialists undergo their short- and long- term postdoctoral training annually.

Diagnostic and clinical work at Mechnikov University is managed in 6 own clinics, which capacity is 1645 beds and include 25 clinical specializations. Clinical subdivisions of the University provide high-skilled medical help to 40000 patients at hospital and about 300000 outpatiently yearly.

The research work at Mechnikov University is conducted in accordance with recent scientific development directions of biomedical sciences. Considerable attention is paid to studies in the field of health protection and sanitary and epidemiological welfare of population.  The long-term strategy is focused on effective transfer  of fundamental and applied scientific action results and on building supportive scientific-educational environment, what will make possible to prepare specialist of highest qualification.

The University activity is based on integrity of three main components: education, clinic and research that allow educating highly-professional specialists possessing applied and profound knowledge.

University research is carried out in accordance with the relevant and current areas of biomedical development. Considerable attention is paid to research in the field of health protection and sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population. Long-term strategy is focused on effective spread of fundamental and applied research activities and organizing of favorable scientific and educational environment providing continuous training of highly qualified personnel.

University educational work is based on multi-level system of specialists training.  University encloses 9 departments: Surgical Department, Internal Diseases Department, Pediatric Department, Biomedical Department, Dentistry Department, Preventive Medicine Department, General Medicine Department, Nursing Care Department, and Foreign Students Department.

Training of foreign students at the State budget institution of higher education “North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov” under the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation was started in 1947.

The educational level of graduates and their diplomas are recognized by the General Medical Council in many countries (India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Jordan, USA, Middle East, etc.).

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