Samara State Medical University

About University 

Samara State Medical University is a State Medical Educational Institution of higher professional education in Samara city in the Russian Federation. Samara State Medical University was organized in 1919 as a medical faculty of Samara State University. Samara State Medical University has high social and public recognition. University is listed in the category as one of the hundred best universities in Russia

The mission of SamSMU is to train high-level professionals in medical science, drawing on the best practice of local and international education and medical science. The scientific research and innovation activities of the University go beyond the theoretical classes and experimental limits and result in new innovative products for serial production.

Today Samara State Medical University is a member of the International Association of Medical Universities in Europe. Currently, Samara State Medical University consists of 11 medical study faculties and 80 study departments, private clinics, 3 educational institutions, and 7 research institutes. Every student can conduct research in the field of medical science and biological chemistry in university medical laboratories and research centers equipped with modern medical technologies.

At the moment Samara State Medical University has more than 4,000 prominent medical students, who are being trained by a qualified academic staff consisting of 1,090 famous doctors, professors, and teachers. During its studying and medical research activity, Samara State Medical University has trained over 32,000 specialists and given them the ability to make their medical career in any country and the medical establishment they chose.

With its continuous development and innovative approach to teaching process, it has come a long way and became one of the most trusted medical universities in Russia. The medical university has an ultramodern infrastructure to help every student to get training from skilled teachers and professors in the field of General Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Economics, and Humanitarian education. The education system of SSMU includes continued research and innovation which made this university one of the largest platforms in the country that provides an MBBS abroad and higher degree in Russia.


At Samara State Medical University, future specialists receive high-quality education – six educational programs of the Samara State Medical University are recognized as the Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia, and this status is confirmed annually. The programs in General Medicine and courses in Pediatrics are included in the European register of accredited higher education programs DEQAR.

University is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. University also was approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Medical Commission(NMC) as a place with recognized degrees and qualified teaching staff. 

Faculties and Courses

University provides a studying process in the faculties mentioned below:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Preventive Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Medical Psychology
  • Faculty of Economics and Health Care Management
  • Preparatory Department
  • Prevocational Training
  • Faculty of Training and Internship

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses: 

  • Medical Science 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Cardiology 
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Science 
  • Forensic Biology and Toxicology 
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology 
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Surgery 
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Dental Sciences
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Informatics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Neonatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Renal Disorders
  • Social Pediatrics 
  • Digestive System
  • Adolescent Health
  • Fetus and Newborn Health     
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Management of Nurse Service
  • Communication Technology 
  • Managing Resources
  • Budgeting
  • Public Health
  • Social Care
  • Quality Management
  • Risk and Project Management
  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Communication


Students of Samara State Medical University are offered to live in well-heated rooms and fully furnished comfortable rooms in the Students’ Dormitory. It has a convenient location and is situated 15 minutes from the main studying building. The campus is surrounded by food stores, shops, parks, bus stops, banks, and other needed comfortable living facilities. The dorm is located in the city center, so students can visit cafes, restaurants, and museums and just go for a walk. 

Accommodation facilities for students are organized on a sharing basis. There are twin – and triple – rooms. Male and female students live separately on different floors. All the hostels for students are protected by the police. There are special rooms for students where they can socialize, have fun and make new friends. Each rooma is provided with a bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, heater, and lighting, suitable for both: study and relaxation, as well as Internet access and telephone for students to get in touch with their close friends and relatives.

About City 

Samara is a transportation hub and industrial hub, as well as home to one of Russia’s top engineering institutions, Samara State Aerospace University, which has helped to pioneer Russia’s innovative space program. Visitors can sample some of Samara’s most important products: vodka, chocolate, and beer.

Samara is not just a regional center with shops, factories, and road interchanges, but a city with a rich and unique history. The city has many attractions, historic buildings of the XVIII-XIX centuries, various monuments, and parks. Rich merchants and patrons of arts built their temples, asylums, and private residences, which today make up the rich heritage of Samara architecture. Its Kuibyshev Square is the largest one in Europe. 

Samara has an opera and ballet theater, a philharmonic orchestra hall, and five drama theaters. There is a museum of natural history and local history studies, a city art museum, and several movie theaters. As a dedication to the city’s contribution to the development of the aerospace industry, there is a museum Cosmic Samara and an exhibition of aerospace history at Samara State Aerospace University. In the 2000s there has also occurred a large number of art galleries, dedicated to contemporary art.

Samara Medical University
• Samara Medical Academy
• Samara State Medical Academy
• Samara Medical Institute