Samara State University with a medical department was founded in January 1st, 1919. In 1930 Samara Medical Institute was opened (known as Kuibyshev Medical Institute later). In July 1993 the Institute was reorganized into Samara State Medical University.
Today Samara State Medical University is one of the largest and well-known medical universities in Russia.
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SamSMU has been accredited according to the standards of the World Organization of Medical Education (WFME) for 5 years.
Based on the results of the external expert evaluation by the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (NAAR/IAAR) that took place at SamSMU on 17–19 May 2022, the IAAR Accreditation Council decided to grant institutional accreditation to the University for the period of 5 years.
Graduates of WFME accredited medical universities can apply for ECFMG (The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification, which is required for those who wish to pursue further studies or obtain a medical license in the USA and Canada, while qualifications of NAAR/IAAR accredited medical university graduates are equivalent to European qualifications and are recognised throughout Europe. Graduates of accredited universities can apply for USMLE, the
SamSMU includes 8 institutes, more than 15 specialized diagnostic and therapeutic centers, 14 departments and 90 chairs. The teaching staff consists of 622 members, 14 of which are academicians and corresponding member of different academies, 100 professors and PhDs, 386 assistant professors.
The oldest and the most outstanding chairs are: Chair of Otolaryngology, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Surgical Dentistry and many others.
There are also 6 specialized committees that assess research and award degrees in specialties. During the last 5 year the University prepared 49 Doctors of Science in Medicine, 194 Candidates of Science in Medicine.
Since 1991 Samara State Medical University began the training of general practitioners, pharmacists, trainees and post-graduate research students from Eastern countries, Africa and Latin America on the base of International Students Department. Training is based on contract system.
Approximately 500 international students graduated from our University. Our graduates have high level of theoretical and practical professional knowledge. The Diploma of our University is known in over 20 countries and is equal to Diploma of Moscow State Medical Universities.
Today number of our students is more then 6 000, 200 of them are international.
More than 40 authoritative Russian and international organizations are involved in scientific and technical cooperation with SamSMU. Joint projects are going on with the leading institutions of Germany and France.
SamSMU is a coordinator of two clusters: the research and education cluster «Nizhnevolzhskiy», which includes 7 medical universities, and the innovative territorial cluster of medical and pharmaceutical technologies, involving 70 organizations. The University is the basic institution of the regional Povolzhskiy
Department of International Relations of the Samara State Medical University coordinates an international research and academic activity of the University, develops the common international projects.