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About North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov
North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov (NWSMU) was founded on October 12, 2011 as a result of the merger of the two oldest educational medical institutions in Russia - St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education and St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I.I. Mechnikov.
The founder of the University is the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
The activity of the University is based on close cooperation and coordination of educational, clinical and research activities - this allows training competent specialists who have modern knowledge and are able to apply it in practice.
The University realizes its mission through educational, scientific, clinical, international and socio-cultural activities.
64 foreign partner-universities 27 countries of the world
The North-Western State Medical University sets global goals and works every day to achieve high performance and better results. To meet the challenges of the XXI century, the University carries out daily work on improving the quality of education, introducing innovative developments into practice.
The years of experience of the predecessor universities have allowed the creation of a continuous educational program that includes pre-university training, higher education, and then advanced training or retraining.
NWSMU provides training at 7 faculties:
Modern medicine has fantastic technologies, but in order to implement them, it is necessary to have professionals of the highest level. Our unique faculty staff passes on their valuable experience to the younger generation so that graduates receive the best education and are worthy of the title of doctor.
Our University is a team of scientists, employees, residents and students who are distinguished by their education and competence, ability to make decisions instantly, willingness to take responsibility and desire to constantly improve themselves. At the same time, the most important for people in white coats remain humanistic values - sensitivity, compassion, mercy, sincere desire to help people.
The faculty includes professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, teachers and assistants, deans and heads of departments and most of them are simultaneously practicing doctors of various clinics in St. Petersburg.
M.D. course in General Medicine (Spetsialitet) (partly in English)
"General Medicine" for English-speaking students:
The MD course includes 6 years of study and practical training, partly in English.
During the first 3 years of training considerable attention is paid to the study of the Russian language
225 clinical practice bases 64 foreign partner universities
Start of the program – November, 1, 2020
Cost of the program: 390,000 rubles per year
The spetsialitet also includes 6 educational programs implemented in Russian.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (implemented in Russian)
Training period – 4 years
Master's degree program "Public Health" (implemented in Russian)
2 years training period 64 foreign partner universities Full-time education
Residency (implemented in Russian)
77 specialties 2 years training period 225 clinical practice bases 64 foreign partner universities
Postgraduate studies, PhD candidates (implemented in Russian)
Additional professional education (implemented in Russian)
800+ continuing education programs 27 500+ students of additional vocational education programs per year
The University successfully implements programs of additional professional education, which allow to improve qualifications and undergo professional retraining in the field of medicine, to prepare for passing certification and certification exams. Educational programs are developed on the basis of the best domestic and foreign practices, taking into account the needs of the market and the requirements of professional standards. Leading employees of the North-Western State Medical University are involved in working with students.
7 student clubs 80+ student events per year
Obtaining a higher medical education is not only a process of mastering professional skills, but also the formation of internal potential of a student's personality, the development of his spiritual and moral qualities.
Student life promotes formation of professionally important personality traits and develops its social activity, provides psychological assistance and support to the student so that he could realize himself, create, aspire to independence, and increase personal responsibility.
Students can make interesting acquaintances, acquire useful skills and simply find people who are close in spirit and interests in student clubs and associations of the North-Western State Medical University.
At the University, students go in for sports, participate in city creative festivals, organize student art events and sing in the choir, practice together in medical institutions and do charity work, hold student scientific conferences and organize business trips, develop the "green movement" and celebrate holidays.
North-Western State Medical University is always open to fresh ideas and new plans, therefore new projects and organizations constantly appear at the University, created in order to support students in their endeavors.
Our graduates are tens of thousands of people around the world who have become part of a huge team of people who are passionate about their Alma Mater.
The North-Western State Medical University Alumni Association is a unique platform that unites everyone who has ever studied at the University or predecessor universities, keeps the traditions of the University and keeps in touch with former classmates.
Research and scientific activities
9 Research Institute and Research Laboratory 1 Research Dental Center 1 Scientific cluster
2700+ publications in scientific journals per year 138 patents for inventions and utility models
One of the main goals of the University staff is to create new knowledge in medicine and biology and to introduce the results of fundamental and applied research into clinical practice and medical education.
The priority result of scientific research of the North-Western State Medical University is the creation of innovations, introduced into practical activities, demanded by the market of medical services and providing a qualitative increase in efficiency. Over the past 5 years, North-Western State Medical University has become a leader in the number of patents for inventions and utility models among medical universities and has more than 120 innovative developments that are being implemented in clinical, diagnostic, preventive and organizational work of medical institutions.
Scientific developments at the North-Western State Medical University are carried out jointly with more than 50 leading universities and research institutes of St. Petersburg, Russia and foreign countries, with 60 medical institutions, 25 pharmaceutical companies.
The results of scientific research of employees of the University named after I.I. Mechnikov are published in their own journals published at the University: " Emergency Medical Aid" (State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles - SCADT), "Russian family doctor", "Vestnik NWGMU" (SCADT), "Problems of medical mycology" (SCADT), "Preventive and clinical medicine" (SCADT).
Ratings and achievements
Positioning in ratings has become an important attribute of the educational sphere. Today this tool forms a social reality and promotes the university at the regional, national and global level.
In most ratings the main indicators of the efficiency and quality of the university are the efficiency of its activities in such areas as education, science and international activities. But despite the apparent similarities, the ratings differ in methodology, number of evaluated indicators, "weight" of each of the evaluated coefficients, etc.
By the level of equipment, qualification of specialists, bed capacity, complexity of tasks to be solved and use of high-tech methods of treatment, our medical centers in St. Petersburg are among the best federal healthcare institutions of the country.