Dagestan State Medical University

About University

Dagestan State Medical University is a higher education institution in the Republic of Dagestan. It is an 83-year-old medical institution, which was formed in 1932 and became a major educational, scientific, and medical center of education in Russia.  It is one of the most popular universities to study medicine in Russia

The structure of Dagestan State Medical University includes 6 faculties, 70 departments, the Institute of Human Ecology, the Consultative and Diagnostic Polyclinic, the College of Medicine, the Department of Computer and Information center technical support, the analytical department, Internet Point, Scientific Medical Library, Sports Complex, publishing, and printing center. Dagestan State Medical University is the best place to get high-quality education in Russia.

Dagestan State Medical University in Russia has highly skilled members of academic staff, characterized by high professionalism and dedication. The studying process at Dagestan State Medical University is provided by 736 high-qualified teachers. Among them, there are 121 Doctors and Professors, 429 associate professors, 4 Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation, 41 Honored Scientists, 24 Honorary Doctors of Russia, and 15 honored Inventors and innovators. 

Currently, Dagestan State Medical University enrolled more than 5,200 students in 6 specialties, among them more than 170 foreign nationals from 12 countries. Every international student has the opportunity to take part in medical internships in Russia and summer exchange programs in Russia. The student community at the university is multicultural and comfortable for every student to feel a friendly atmosphere. Over the past 83 years, Dagestan State Medical Academy has become a quality medical educational establishment that has educated more than 27,000 doctors and given students the opportunity to study medicine abroad in Russia and get cultural experiences abroad.

Medical Degree at Dagestan State Medical University provides a student with the exceptional groundwork for their career growth. Education at Dagestan State Medical University can guarantee students bright career opportunities, internships abroad, and a medical degree in Russia. University study abroad programs give students the opportunity to find their place in this life and apply for every job they want.


The Dagestan State Medical University takes part in academic mobility programs for students and teachers, as well as developing double degree programs in Russia. The University cooperates with the World Federation of International Education, the World Health Organization, and UNESCO. The administration of the university has close contacts with graduates working in foreign countries: the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel, Syria, India, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, etc.

To legalize a university medical degree in Russia internationally, the DSMU has cooperation agreements with the General Education Commission for work with graduates of foreign medical universities, the Medical Council of India, as well as Cultural Centers of Embassies of foreign countries in Russia. Representative of the University is included on the Board of Directors of International Medical Education, compiled by the Foundation for the Development of International Medical Education and Research, as well as the University admitted in the international directory of universities and study abroad in Russia.

Faculties and Courses

Dagestan State Medical University provides study courses mentioned below on the following faculties: 

Faculty of General Medicine

  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Neurology
  • X-Ray Diagnostics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Otolaryngology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Traumatology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Urology
  • Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery

Faculty of Pediatrics

  • Propaedeutics of pediatrics
  • Children’s Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Pediatrics
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases 
  • Renal Disorders
  • Social Pediatrics 
  • Digestive System
  • Adolescent Health
  • Fetus and Newborn Health
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Growth and Development

Faculty of Dentistry/Stomatology

  • Dental Anatomy 
  • Occlusion 
  • Dental Materials
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Histology
  • Clinical Dentistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Periodontics
  • Geriatric Dentistry

Faculty of Preventive Medicine

  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • Research Methods
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Administration, Management, and Policy
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Financial Management for Healthcare Professionals
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Advanced Epidemiology
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Remedial Biology
  • Remedial Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Applications in Pharmacy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

Faculty of Postgraduate Education

  • Applied Basic Science Knowledge
  • Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology
  • Research Review
  • Diagnostic Investigation and Procedures
  • Diseases concerning General Medicine


Dagestan State Medical University has 5 hostel buildings to live and study in Russia. It can accommodate more than 2,000 students who study medicine in Russia. Every student has free access to every room in the student dormitory in Russia including renovated and equipped with modern technologies study rooms, reading rooms, hostel library, and canteen. 

Hostel rooms, facilities, and student accommodation in Russia are offered to international students. In the hostel, students get shared rooms, bedding, and permanent access to shared bathrooms, toilets, resting rooms, drinking water, electricity, and numerous modern appliances. All the hostel buildings have 24/7 security and students must abide by the hostel timings. There are affordable messes and cafeterias close to the Medical University Campus.

About City 

Makhachkala is one of the most developed cities in Russia to study abroad. It is the capital of the Dagestan Republic, an incredibly diverse region with over 30 ethnicities, each with its own language. The city is an important economic, educational, scientific, and cultural center of the North Caucasus and a major Russian seaport on the Caspian Sea, and a transport hub. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Russia that have developed infrastructure and multinational residents community. Studying in Russia is a great opportunity to find new information about Russian culture and the history of the North Caucasus.

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