Smolensk State Medical Academy

About University 

Smolensk State Medical Academy is a state educational institution of higher professional education in Smolensk city of the Russian Federation. Smolensk State Medical Academy was formed in 1920 as a medical faculty of Smolensk State University. In 1924 medical faculty of Smolensk State University became separated and recognized into Smolensk State Medical Institute. In 1994, the State Committee of the Russian Federation on Higher Education transformed the Smolensk State Medical Institute into Smolensk State Medical Academy to study MBBS in Russia.

Smolensk State Medical Academy is a center of medical science and medical research activity. Academy has more than 67 medical study departments in the major university hospitals of Smolensk. The studying process is performed by more than 450 qualified teachers, including 86 doctors and 281 candidates in sciences. Training of doctors is conducted in General Medicine courses, Pediatrics courses, Dentistry courses, Pharmacy courses, and Nursing courses. Till now 36,500 specialists have been trained and employed in the best hospitals in Russia, clinics in Russia, research centers in Russia, and medical laboratories in Russia worldwide. Currently, Smolensk State Medical Academy enrolls more than 6,000 students from 31 countries.

The Smolensk State Medical Academy is situated in the Smolensk region, 360 kilometers (220 miles) west-southwest of Moscow. A member of the American Society of Microbiology and the European Respiratory Society, Chancellor Kozlov heads the university. Smolensk State Medical University is one of the best medical universities in Russia and is known for its excellence in medical research, microbiology, and medical training.

Smolensk State Medical Academy offers a Master`s degree equivalent to an MBBS in India. Students are trained with the help of practical sessions and well-trained staff. The staff at the university is filled with doctors and medical practitioners. For international students who want to learn the Russian language quickly, the university offers a fast-track learning program, too.


Smolensk State Medical Academy is approved by MCI/NMC and there are more than 400 medical practitioners currently working in various Russian hospitals. The Smolensk State Medical University offers a Master`s degree which is equivalent to an MBBS degree in India. University is one of the top medical universities to study MBBS in Russia. This university is recognized by MCI, WHO, USA, UK, and other major countries.

To confirm a medical university degree, the Smolensk State Medical Academy has cooperation agreements with the General Education Commission for work with graduates of foreign medical institutions, the Medical Council of India, as well as Cultural Centers of Embassies of foreign countries in Russia. Representative of the Academy is included on the board of directors of international medical education, compiled by the Foundation for the development of international medical education and medical research activity, as well as the Academy is admitted to the international directory of medical universities and study MBBS abroad.

Faculties and Courses

University provides a studying process in the faculties mentioned below:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics 
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Social Psychology
  • Higher Nursing Education
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Education

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses: 

  • Medical Science 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Cardiology 
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Informatics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Public Health 
  • Human Anatomy
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Genetics
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Management of Nurse Service
  • Communication Technology 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiotherapy Technology 
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Traumatics and Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Pulmonology
  • Dermatovenerology


Four student hostels at the Smolensk State Medical University can accommodate about 2,000 international students and local students. The hostels are apartment buildings where students can live in renovated rooms, all equipped with kitchen rooms, and a bathroom. Men and women have separate rooms. The residence halls are equipped with a high-security system. Local food shops are within walking distance, and students can commute easily. In addition, Smolensk State Medical University has central air conditioning.

Every student can choose 3 or 4 bedded rooms as per the availability. Several facilities like a gym, a swimming pool, and a SPA complex are available for the hostel residents. In addition to this, the security of the students is always at the top of the priority list. The university helps Indian residents to celebrate their festivals in the student hostels.

About City 

Smolensk is one of the oldest cities in Russia. The city has been taken over by different countries more times than any other city in Russia, and so has its cultural background. Therefore there are many monuments from different epochs: the huge Kremland, many buildings dated back to the 18th to 19th centuries. 3 churches were built before the Tatar-Mongol invasion, which is rare. Due to many wars some of these buildings have been destroyed. The city leaves different feelings, but it is hard to leave the city feeling indifferent.

The climate in Smolensk is moderately continental, softened by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Smolensk has cool, mostly rainy summers and rather prolonged relatively cold winters. The city is known as one of the most popular study destinations in Russia.  There is a significant number of schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, colleges, institutes, and universities in Russia. The city is so beautiful. It is dotted with green parks, large squares, and wide streets that make Smolensk very attractive to everyone. 

The most beautiful sightseeing is the light and music fountain, located in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater. The city is full of attractions for young people and international students such as modern museums, Indian restaurants, Asian restaurants, Russian restaurants, food stores, art galleries, cinemas, and recreation areas.

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