Rīga Stradiņš University Faculty of Medicine, Latvia

In 1950, Riga Medical Institute was established on the basis of the Faculty of Medicine of the State University of Latvia. Riga Stradins University is a public university located in the city of Riga, Latvia.The initiators were professors Pauls Stradiņš (1896–1958) and Ernests Burtnieks (1950–1958) – the first Director of Riga Medical Institute, and Healthcare Minister of the Republic of Latvia Ādolfs Krauss. Initially the institute included the faculties of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, as well as 45 departments.

Rīga Stradiņš University is a state-funded university which offers various study programmes and ensures the realisation of scientific projects, providing training of experts in health care and social sciences who work in Latvia and across the world. Rīga Stradiņš University is the only university in Latvia which has traditionally been integrated into the healthcare system of the country, and therefore ensures a successful run of the university, which is a precondition for an effective existence of the health care system in Latvia.

RSU is autonomous and academically free to pursue its goals and tasks, working for the benefit of the state and society, and offering a wide array of academic and professional education and research opportunities in the fields of health care, social care, social sciences and natural sciences.

Rīga Stradiņš University’s nine faculties provide undergraduate as well as postgraduate level studies in various programmes. High school students as well as doctors of science have the opportunity to study at RSU and enhance their education, and make a contribution to the creation of knowledge and new technologies.

RSU has a student teacher ratio of 1:10. The total number of students is approximately 7,000, while the total number of RSU employees stands at around 1,000, with 370 academic staff members. The language of instruction at RSU is primarily Latvian, however an increasing number of faculties and departments offer programmes also in English, most notably international students study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Health Management etc. One third of all international students in Latvia study at RSU and currently international students constitute more than 20% of the student body of the university.

Riga Stradins University is rated high in the world-rating systems and its MD degrees are recognized by the Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC), General Medical Council (UK) Medical Council of India, Australia and many others and also enlisted in the directories of the World Health Organization (WHO) Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG) of USA etc.

RSU university provide a well rounded education, academic as well as social atmosphere. When they arrive in Latvia students enrolled in the MD program will find that most of their needs will be met satisfactorily. Students can join clubs for music and fine arts, enjoy literary pursuits, meditation, yoga, debating, photography and language classes. In addition, the campus has playgrounds and courts for cricket, hockey, football, tennis, basketball, badminton and volleyball, as well as swimming pools, gyms and athletics track.

Riga Stradins University in Latvia is one offer 6 Bachelor medical and healthcare professional program of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Master of Health Management full-time programs in English. Medical and healthcare programs at Riga Stradins University in Latvia  are organized in five faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public health and Rehabilitation.

The Faculty of Medicine of Rīga Stradins University is the best choice for prospective students wishing to study medicine in Latvia. The successful students are Awarded the qualification of Medical Doctor and work successfully in Latvian and foreign clinics, research institutes and in international health protection organizations.

The faculty of medicine offers a full-time medical study program in English for 12 semesters, 6 years, 360 ECTS. The aim of the medical study professional program is to prepare academically educated and professionally qualified doctors, and to provide the society with a highly qualified and modern medical care.

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