Zaporozhye State Medical University is counted among the top medical universities of Ukraine offering MBBS, MD and many medical courses. ZSMU is one of the oldest medical higher education institutions of Ukraine with the top level of accreditation among the medical colleges in Ukraine. ZSMU was started in the year 1903 for the Women Courses organized in Odessa. Later in 1959, the university was transferred from Odessa to Zaporozhye and was renamed to Zaporozhye Pharmaceutical Institute. Then after ten years in 1969 the name was changed to Zaporozhye Medical Institute. And finally the institute got the status of Zaporozhye State Medical University in the year 1994. The university was started with an objective to provide the best training to produce highly qualified specialists in the fields of medicine and pharmacy.
ZSMU has become a popular center of training for MD, Masters of Pharmacy and Bachelors for students from Ukraine and foreign countries. In the year 1973, a new preparatory faculty for international students was introduced.
Zaporozhye State Medical University is known for its highly qualified staff, well-developed infrastructure, wonderful material support which provides high level of teaching process, quality of specialists’ training, scientific and medical-diagnostic work. The faculty of Zaporozhye State Medical University has contacts with many scientists and professors of medical faculties of universities in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Britain and others. The faculty of ZSMU participates in research programs of the International Science Foundation, NATO and others.
The MBBS degree and other medical degrees obtained from ZSMU are recognized by the worlds’ largest organizations like WHO, UNESCO, MCI etc and the students who complete their medical degree from ZSMU are eligible to work in any part of the world. At present there are more than 6000 students studying at the university out of which there are about 1250 foreign students from various countries including India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Zaporozhye State Medical University is an active participant in various activities held in the European educational space. Today ZSMU is a member of such international associations as:
The faculties of Zaporozhye State Medical University are listed below:
The campus of ZSMU provides all the facilities to the students including a unique sport complex with three gyms, a stadium with a football field, track-and-field sectors, sports grounds for handball, mini-football, volleyball, basketball, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a shooting-range, a chess-and-draughts club, a fitness-club.
The campus of Zaporozhye State Medical University is spread over a large area which consists of 5 academic buildings, 20 clinics, and 5 students’ hostels for 2900 students, 2 canteens, some cafes, one library with more than 580.000 books and a concert hall.
Currently there are 42 computer classrooms in the campus providing students with educational programs based on the multimedia technologies and test controlling courses in the main subjects.
The students of ZSMU are encouraged to participate in various cultural activities, sports, seminars, conferences and experiments held in universities of other countries.