Dear colleagues!

Nowadays North-Western State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov is one of the leading medical institutions in Russia- formed as a merger of Saint-Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I.I. Mechnikov and Saint -Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies. Due to this successful integration the University became the successor of longstanding history, experience, age-old traditions of two oldest medical institutions.

The University mission is the provision of high-quality medical education, innovative scientific activity and its implementation in public health care and education, high-value health care and ethic education.

NWSMU has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, innovation, researches preserving cultural and scientific traditions. The University carries out activities in educational, scientific and medical fields setting the primary objectives:

•Improving the quality of education providing a competency-based and practically-oriented approach in specialists training;

•Integration of science, education, innovations and clinical activity to implement scientific achievements in the field of public health;

•Optimization of present and foundation of modern educational, scientific and clinical site ensuring the development of education, science and high-tech assistance to the citizens of the Russian Federation.

The University advanced ranking in regard to medical education is possible due to the profound knowledge and high professionalism of NWSMU academic staff that recognized by Russian and foreign colleagues. Thus, the maintenance and development of employee pool is of a high importance with the formation of the «employee pool school» on the base of the University.

Today we deeply preserve the traditions or Russian medicine, invaluable experience and skills of University academic staff, ensure high learning standards to students, clinical residents and postgraduate students. Forming successful, high-demand, progressive thinking, high-class specialists, we do pay attention on conservation and transferring knowledge to the successors of the noblest profession -doctor.

Rector, professor Sergey Sayganov