National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya

National Pirogov Memorial Medical University of Vinnytsia (VNMU) offers profound and world class higher education. The highly qualified staff of the University will ensure that you master your chosen speciality at the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, Preparatory Faculty for foreign citizens, and also post-graduate studies. The long-term experience of training the students from all over the world has allowed the University to create a unique combination of academic programs and auxiliary services. VNMU possesses the status of higher educational establishment of the IV (highest) level in Ukraine. The University participates in various international educational and training medical personnel programs. For active international cooperation the University was granted diplomas and awards.

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National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya

Vinnytsia National Medical University was founded in 1921. In 1960 the school was named after MI Pirogov, in 1984 it was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. Since 1994, Vinnytsia Medical Institute has been certified and accredited at the IV level of accreditation, it has been granted the status of a University. He acquired the national status of the university in 2002, in the same year he was awarded diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The university has a high level of provision of teachers with academic degrees and titles. Almost every sixth university teacher is a doctor of sciences, professor. Students are taught by 126 doctors of sciences and 677 candidates of sciences. It employs 25 Honored Workers of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Honored Workers of Higher School and Education of Ukraine, 3 academicians of the Academy of Sciences of Higher Education of Ukraine, 12 Honored Doctors of Ukraine, 5 Laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine.

Computer technologies are widely used in the educational process and university management. There are 26 computer classes, 4 channels of the Internet network are used, access to which is free for students, graduate students and teachers.

The university has 12 scientific schools. The university maintains creative ties and cooperates with the medical faculties of universities in 19 foreign countries (including the USA, Germany, France, England, Russia, etc.), and clinical departments have close ties with 28 foreign pharmaceutical companies. Teachers of departments are involved in the implementation of 62 international projects.

Rector of the University – Moroz Vasyl Maksymovych, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Full Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Chairman of the Association of Rectors of Medical Universities of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine. Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.

Management of the university

Vasyl Moroz was born on the 2 nd of February, 1942 in the family of farmers (village Ozero, Nemyrivskyy district, Vinnytsya region), in 1967 graduated from Vinnitsa Medical Institute n.a.M.I.Pirogov, qualification- Physician.

From 1967 to 1968 – therapeutist in Shpykivska precinct hospital, Vinnytsya region.

Further activity of Vasyl Moroz is associated with National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya: assistant of human physiology department (1968-1969 years), post-graduate student of the same department (1969-1972), assistant lecturer (1972-1976), associate professor (1976-1984), professor (1984-1991), head of the department from 1991 till present.

He was appointed as a scientific secretary of the University’s board (1975-1982), deputy dean of the medical faculty (1982-1984), dean of the faculty of pediatrics (1984-1986), vice-rector for academic affairs (1986-1988).

Since 1988 – Rector of Vinnitsa Medical Institute n.a.M.I.Pirogov, and since 1994 – Rector of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya.

Scientific achievements of Vasyl Moroz: 1972 – received the Candidate’s degree, 1976 – awarded the academic title – associate professor, 1983 – defended his doctoral dissertation and in 1986 was awarded the academic title – professor.

Since 1991 – member of the International Society for Brain Study (IBRO), in 1993 was awarded the honorary title “Honored Scientist of Ukraine”, in 1994 – was elected as the president of International Academy of Integrative Anthropology; since 1988 – Academician of the Academy of Higher Education of Ukraine, and in 2002 he was elected as a corresponding member of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in the field of physiology, and since 2010 – academician of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.

Author of more than 350 scientific works, including 21 manuscripts and books of methodics, teaching aids, 34 inventions. His scientific research related to investigation of the role of brain in formation of central mechanisms of programming and control of voluntary movements, problems of adaptation, health services in Ukraine and others.

Under the supervision of Vasyl Moroz there were 25 doctor’s and candidates of medical science trained. For the past 5 years at VNMU with his assistance and active support were presented 52 doctoral and more than 450 candidate’s theses.

Vasyl Moroz is the editor of the journal “Bulletin of Vinnytsya Medical University”, a member of the editorial board of “Journal of Morphology,” “Medical Education”, “Experimental and Clinical Physiology and Biochemistry,” “Problems of Medical Science and Education,” “History of Experimental and Clinical Medicine,” “Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology”.

Elected as the president of association of the rectors of higher medical schools of Ukraine, member of the Presidium of the Academic Council under the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine, head of the council of rectors of higher educational institutions of III-IV accreditation level in Vinnytsya region (Vinnytsya, Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr region). He took an active part in the development of reforms in Ukraine’s higher education, social protection of employees of higher educational institutions and students.

Under the initiative of Vasyl Moroz university established active cooperation with medical faculties of 13 foreign countries, the university received grants from Sparkman and Fogerty funds (USA).

Under the leadership of Vasyl Moroz Vinnitsa Medical Institute n.a.M.I.Pirogov gained university status and the status of national higher medical education.

V.Moroz merits were highly appreciated by the leaders of the state. For his achievements in development of VNMU, contribution to training qualified medical and pharmaceutical personnel in Ukraine, organization of studies concerning health problems of population in Ukraine he was awarded: by the President of Ukraine – “Order of Merit” III degree (1993), Order of Yaroslav the Wise V degree (2002), Diploma of the Supreme Council of Ukraine (2003).

On August 24, 2003 by the President of Ukraine V. Moroz was awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine.

History of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya

VNMU was established when the first President of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, academician D.K. Zabolotny, raised the question to the Government about the necessity of opening a medical educational institution in Vinnitsa to serve the nation’s needs for health care. VNMU began as Vinnitsa Pharmaceutical Institute (1921-1936), and later became Vinnitsa branch of All-Ukrainian Institute of Extra-Mural Medical Education (1930), and reorganized in 1932 as Evening Industrial Medical Institute with two faculties – medical-preventive and pediatric and in 1934 as Vinnitsa Medical Institute (1934).

In 1960 by the Decree of Presidium of the Supreme Body of the U.S.S.R., the Institute was named after N.I. Pirogov. By 1969, 2,235 students were taught at two faculties of the institute (medical and pediatric), and the faculties increased to 26 doctors of science and 106 candidates of science.  In 1984 the Institute was awarded the Order ”Badge of Honour” for success in training doctors and assistance to public health services.  By 1988, VNMU elected V.M.Moroz as rector.  At that time he was an honoured scientist and technologist of Ukraine, a doctor of medical sciences, professor and graduate of Vinnitsa Medical Institute and he has passed all administrative stages at the institute: the secretary of the scientific board, deputy of the dean, dean of the paediatric faculty, pro-rector on teaching – educational work. V.M. Moroz is an organizer, scientist and tutor, and heads VNMU that had now grown to more than seven thousand personnel.  He is instrumental to improve the quality of specialists’ preparation, introduces new educational technologies, modernizes the education base, improves tuition conditions for students and increases compensation for teachers. In 2003 V.M.Moroz was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.

In 1994 the faculty of Dentistry was organized, and Vinnitsa Medical Institute was accredited as a University on Level IV, the highest level of accreditation by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine № 408, dated 15.06.94.  The Institute was re-named to Vinnitsa State Pirogov Memorial Medical University.  By 2000, the faculty of Pharmacy was organized.

By 2002, taking into account nation-wide and international recognition of results of its activity VSMU was awarded National University status by Decree of the President of Ukraine L.D. Kuchma (June 19, 2002, #560/2002), supporting specialities ”General Medicine“, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”, “Pharmacy”, “Clinical Pharmacy”, “Medical Psychology.”

University’s milestones of development:

1961 – opening of pediatric faculty;

1961 – start of foreign citizens training in university’s faculties;

1963 – beginning of publishing the newspaper “Young doctor”;

1979 – preparatory faculty for teaching 230 foreign citizens was opened;

1979 – opening of the Faculty of doctor’s advanced training and creating its branch – based on medical institutions in Khmelnytsky;

1984 – for outstanding achievements and contributions to the development of higher medical education, staff of the Institute was awarded the Order “Badge of Honor”;

1990 – scientific research center was organized and equipped with modern computer technology for its interdepartmental use; organization of scientific- educational complexes (morphological, physiological, biochemical), based on scientific research center’s laboratories;

1991 – first among universities in Ukraine Center of new information technologies was founded, it coordinates the development and implementation of new technologies in all spheres of the university’s activity, beginning of vast introduction of computerization in educational process;

1992 – reorganization of medical faculty, training of students for new specialties “Medicine” and “Pediatrics” began;

1993 – signing of the cooperation agreement with the medical faculty of the University of Münster (Germany);

1994 – VSMU was certified and accredited by the IV level of accreditation as a university, which has some autonomy;

1994 – publication license for journals “Journal of morphology” and “Bulletin of Vinnytsya State Medical University”, including into the list of publications recommended by the SAC of Ukraine;

1994 – opening of dental faculty;

1994 – organization at the University of International Academy of Integrative Anthropology, together with morphologists from Russia, Belarus and Germany;

1995 – agreement on cooperation with Limoge university (France);

1996 – first visit of the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma to the university, meeting with staff members and students, familiarization with the organization of training;

1998 – opening of the Faculty of doctor’s advanced training, affiliated to the Faculty of post-graduate training with its branch in Khmelnytsky;

1998 – opening of specialized scientific council D 05.600.01 with the right of presenting theses for Candidate’s and Doctor’s degree in specialties: 14.01.01 – Obstetrics and Gynecology; 14.01.03 – Surgery; 01.14.09 – Pediatric Surgery;

2000 – signing of the cooperation agreement with Vanderbildt and Birmingham University (USA);

2000 – opening of the Faculty of Pharmacy;

2001 – reorganization of the medical faculty, medical faculties # 1 and # 2 were founded; creation of a new course “Clinical Pharmacy”;

2002 – second visit of the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma to the University, meeting with the university staff and signing decree on granting the highest mark of distinction – status of National University and changing its name to National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya;

2002 – opening of specialized scientific council D 05.600.02 with the right of presenting theses for Candidate’s and Doctor’s degree in specialties: 14.03.01 – Human Anatomy; 14.03.03 – Human Physiology;

2003 – opening of new specialties – “Clinical Pharmacy” and “Medical Psychology”;

2003 – significant reconstruction of students dormitories on creation in them hotel like rooms;

2003 – award with a special Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

2004 – completion of a new academic building construction, organization of work of departments, research center in it;

2004 – publication license for  journal “Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology»,  including into the list of publications recommended by the SAC of Ukraine;

2005 – completion of 7 scientific laboratories certification, further widespread adoption of  marketing and management requirements in ensuring the effective operation of all units of the university;

2006 – foundation of medico – psychological clinics;

2006-2007 years – significant widening of integration and international relations in the sphere of scientific cooperation, effective measures for recruiting foreign citizens from the Middle East countries (Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia);

2007 – accreditation of specialty “clinical pharmacy”;

2008 – joining of “Institute of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons” as the university’s teaching and scientific-medical complex;

2009 – accreditation of M.Sc. course training in the specialty “dentistry”;

2009 – licensing and increase of intake for postgraduate education;

2010 – dedicated to 200th birth anniversary of M.Pirogov held V International Congress “Pirogov’s readings” in the framework of which also was conducted the XXII Congress of Surgeons of Ukraine, within 5 days 2173 delegates from 28 countries took part in the congress.

During this time, new educational buildings were constructed, the university was expanded with 10 new departments in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and postgraduate training, and Centers of New Information Technologies and Scientific Research were opened.

Since 2002, VNMU continued to build new facilities, expand its faculties and modernize its education program.  These efforts were recognized by the Supreme Council of Ukraine, the Minister of Education and Science, Public Health, the President of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.

VNMU is known nationally and internationally for its high quality of specialist training, and was rated by the International Personnel Academy ranking of schools of higher education as one of the best institutions in Ukraine in 1995, 1997, and 2000.  For 1997 and 2000, VNMU was determined to be among the best educational medical establishments and was awarded with a special Diploma.  The goal for VNMU has been to improve its material base, create favorable learning conditions for students, student tutoring, for scientific-pedagogical personnel and to improve methodical-educational and research activity.

At the university function two training forms – full-and part-time.

There are 6 faculties: two Medical (№ 1 and № 2) – training for the specialties of general medicine, pediatrics, medical psychology, Dental – for dentistry specialty, Pharmacy – specialty pharmacy and clinical pharmacy, Faculty of Postgraduate Education provides various forms of postgraduate training of physicians in 33 specialties.

In the faculty of pharmacy organized part-time training of pharmacists.

The University also provides training to licensed admission to higher education institutions of Ukrainians (self-financing courses – intake of 500 persons per year), training of foreign nationals to enter higher education institutions (preparatory faculty for foreign citizens – intake of 500 persons per year), specialized training in medicine (clinical ordinatura) – 1500 persons per year, internship – 2000 people a year and students’ military training program for reserve officers.

Yearly intake for full-time training of specialists and masters is 1740 persons, part-time training in the specialty pharmacy is licensed for 350 persons. Each year all different forms of training cover more than 11000.

At present, contingent of university’s students is as follows (including foreign nationals): students – 6560 (including – 1030 part-time training), interns – 2149 (during 2012), MSc. course PG students – 63, post-graduate students – 110, PG students for doctor’s degree – 1, clinical residents – 103, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies students – 2568 (during 2012).

Today, NVMU has a teaching staff of 812 persons, with yearly enrollment of 4,000 students, including almost 2,000 in postgraduate education, representing specialties: Medicine, Pediatrics, Medical Psychology, Dentistry, Pharmacy, including specialty clinical pharmacy, and Postgraduate Education for physicians in more than 50 specialties.  The University also provides preparatory training to help both citizens of Ukraine and foreign nationals enter institutions of higher education.

Since 1961 university trains foreign nationals. Since then, different forms of training covered more than 6500  foreign graduates from 106 countries worldwide. As of 01/01/2013 at the University study 1334 foreign citizens.

University’s structural divisions:

  • 6 faculties with 55 departments (39 clinical departments, 16 – theoretical), self-financing preparatory courses;
  • center of new information technologies (computer classrooms, TV studio, printing house, office for computer printing, Internet unit);
  • scientific research center comprising of 7 research laboratories and experimental clinic (vivarium);
  • units for operation of university’s facilities, for creation normal working conditions of university staff members, students living conditions in dormitories, etc.;
  • library, 7 licensed laboratories.

As of 01.01.2013 the University staff is 1646. The teaching staff consists of – 812 persons. Now, specialist’s training is carried out at 55 departments, with competent scientific-pedagogical staff of 120 doctors of science including 75 professors, 17 academicians, and 5 members-correspondents of Academies of Science, 559 candidates of science including 283 associate professors, teachers with no degree – 138. Seven lecturers were given honorary titles of the Honoured Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine, and many of its research workers are laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine. Each year teachers defend 4-6 doctoral and 30-35 candidate’s theses. In 2012 11 doctoral and 113 candidate’s theses were presented.

In 2004 the International links department for recruitment of international students and extension of international collaboration in different spheres of the University’s activity was organized.

University teaching staff cooperates with educational institutions, farmaceutical firms from 13 foreign countries on 9 international and 13 state programs. National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya engages in technical and scientific-pedagogical exchanges with international institutions, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Vanderbilt University, New-Hampshire (USA), Munster University (Germany), Limoge University (France), Russian State Medical University, Scientific-Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Institute of Pharmacology, Saint-Petersburg State Medical university (Russian Federation), Minsk State Medical Institute (Byelorus’), Azerbaijan Medical University (Azerbaijan), and Warsaw Medical Academy, Medical University of Lodz (Poland). University received a grant from Sparkman Fund (State of Alabama – USA) total 2.5 million dollars for research for the seven most relevant for public health areas of medicine for five years. Also adjusted the international scientific cooperation with the departments and laboratories of the medical faculties of universities of Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Armenia, Austria and Great Britain.

Among the graduates of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya there are rectors of universities (academician V.N. Kazakov, academician V.M.Moroz, professor V.D. Bilyk, associate professor M.P. Rudyuk), director of Scientific-Research Institute (academician Y.A. Zozulya, Institute of Neurosurgery, vice-president of  Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences), former deputy minister of public health (professor A.N. Zelinskiy), head expert of the ministry of public health (professor A.I. Treshchinskiy, anaesthesiology and intensive care).

University total area 80,896 sq. m., of which 41,426 sq. m. is used for learning.  These include fully audio, multimedia systems equiped lecture halls (4,944.9 sq.m., seating for 3,327), classrooms with laboratory space (3,193 sq.m.), teaching and laboratory facilities and diagnostic facilities for medical institutions with clinical departments (14,701 sq. m.), scientific research center (1,400 sq.m) and testing clinic (vivarium – 993 sq.m.), library (1418 sq.m.) supporting 550 thousand of books and periodicals and a sports complex (2,225 sq.m.).

Computer park of the university – 780 Pentium personal computers, 680 using for scientific process and training of specialists, and 100 for university staff usage. There are 32 computer classes. At 100 full-time students there are 14,2 computers, all connected to Internet, number of multimedia projectors – 80.

For introduction of computer technologies in educational process, research, care of functioning of local networks is responsible established in 1991, new information technology center, consisting of computer classrooms, TV studio, modern printing house, computer printing office, Internet unit. Information Web-server of the university functions, we also use computer animation.

This specified equipment is used in the work of morphological, physiological, biochemical, educational and research complexes. With the use of current material base there were created 39 research and teaching medical centers for implementation in the learning process and medical practice of the modern methods and standards of treatment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of seriously ill patients.

In 2005, the Diagnostic Center acquired new spiral CT, the center organized the work of computer diagnostics department. University purchased unit for endoscopic treatment of patients with urological disorders, modern apparatus for ultrasonic examination (ultrasound-4D), flow-cytometry.

The university complex is adjusted using expensive computer laboratory and diagnostic equipment, units that equipped research center (light microscopes “Leica” with video “Jena”, demo nozzle, microscope PEM-100M, ultramicrotom UMPT-4, modern liquid chromatographs, infrared spectrophotometer SRESORD 2b / R, immuno-enzyme analyzer STAT FAH 303/RLUS, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus  “Ultramark  9”, “Toshiba – SSA – 220A, complex analysis of lung function “Medgraphics”, blood analyzer “Autoluzez AL820”, computer complex for ECG analysis, rheovazogram, pulsometry etc.).

Clinical departments, which organized training in all specialties located at the bases of specialized departments and centers of 24 medical institutions of regional, urban and other subordination in Vinnytsya, Khmelnytsky and Zhitomir. General beds fund of clinical departments – 7736. In the educational and medical diagnostic process the university uses 90% of hospital beds of clinical databases. Departments of urban and regional hospitals, clinics, specialized centers equipped with modern laboratory and treatment diagnostic equipment including MRI, CT scans. Clinical bases are also physical therapy rehabilitation center of the armed forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian State Research Institute of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons.

There are two health and sports complexes for 200 people, the total area of their premises 1172 sq.m. (on the Black Sea and the Southern Bug river), sanatorium for 50 persons, medical unit, gym, stadium and sports areas, five student dormitories of the University with a design capacity of 3161 bed- places and one dormitory for faculty of postgraduate education, 5 buffets, student cafes, 4 canteens, which provide the standards necessary for public catering establishments.

Priority directions of scientific activities of the university:

– national program of disabled persons rehabilitation improvement;

– maternal and child health (prevention of morbidity, disability and mortality among women and children, create and implement new methods of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and study pathogenic mechanisms and perinatal risk factors);

– prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic diseases among different population groups (cardiovascular pathology, pathology of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital system, nervous system, allergic diseases, etc.);

– creation, experimental research and introduction of new drugs, devices and appliances.

Special attention is paid to conduct basic fundamental research, namely:

– study of anthropological, genetic, physiological and psychological characteristics of a human  organism of different ages (from neonatal to the elderly) to identify markers of multifactorial diseases;

– determine patterns of morphogenesis and pathomorphosis of different origin diseases to develop and improve secondary prophylaxis technologies;

– elaboration of modern medical- prophylactic technologies.

Scientific research also actively take place in:

– scientific research center with the laboratory of functional morphology and genetics and experimental clinic;

– center of new information technologies;

– laboratory of experimental neurophysiology;

– pharmacological experimental laboratory;

– clinical – diagnostic allergic laboratory;

– clinical – diagnostic gastroenterological laboratory;

– bacteriological laboratory;

– laboratory of experimental cardiology.

The above laboratories have been accredited and received certificates.

The University consists of 12 research schools, particularly school of physiologists, anatomists, functional morphology and anthropogenetics, pharmacologists, microbiologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, pediatric surgeons, as well as scientific therapeutic school, the scientific school of experimental abdominal surgery, research school of social medicine, a scientific school of hygiene, research school of clinical epidemiology, nervous systems.

In 2005, teaching staff of the university issued:

Text-books – 15; manuscripts – 10; manuals – 53, guidelines, instructions for practical medicine – 159; guidelines for students – 60; newsletters – 17; collections of conferences materials – 14.

Published scientific articles – 1156, including abroad – 19; Abstracts – 793, including abroad – 73.

VNMU held scientific and practical conferences – 64.

The university issues three professional periodical journals that are included into the list of Supreme Attestation Commission of Ukraine: “Bulletin of Vinnitsa National Medical University”, “Journal of Morphology”, and “Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology”.

The necessary teaching materials for the learning process are published in the university newspaper “Young Doctor”.

Staff of clinical departments in 2005 treated patients -18 766; performed surgeries – 12 248; consulted patients – 187 665, introduced 284 new therapeutic and diagnostic methods, made 975 trips to rural areas, made speeches at scientific conferences – 425; made speeches at meetings of scientific societies – 213.

On social protection of employees and students in the school implemented:

– timely and regular payment of salaries and stipends;

– payment of rise in wages after award of the national university status;

– use of 50 places in full and at reduced prices in sanatorium and 200 places in university’s health and sports facilities for recovery, rest and treatment of employees;

– free food for orphans students;

– payment of rise in wages for complexity and tension in work;

– according to the law of Ukraine № 1994, dated 09.09.2004 payments for long service and support for recovery while providing annual leave for the period from 01/01/1997 till 01/09/2002;

– bonus for university staff according to the results of financial year;

– assistance in organizing treatment and purchase of medicines for seriously ill staff and students;

– due to the budget’s special fund, costs of students’ living in dormitories and treatment in the university dental cabinet were subsidized;

– free printing of abstracts, master’s and candidate’s theses in University’s printing house, use of Internet.

The University has traditions in educational, research activity, organization of students’ leisure, maintaining of heartly relations with the graduates.

Living Conditions

The University has 5 hostels, 4 canteens, 7 buffets. During the period of studies at the University each student is provided with a room in a students’ hostel which is equipped with good furniture, appropriate maintenance service, kitchens, shower rooms and other places of common for some extra charge. In the hostels the passing by regime functions and the appropriate protection is ensured.
For US $ 25-40 per month a place in a comfortable hostel room with a TV set, a telephone, a refrigerator is provided.

There are four comfortable hostels for those who come from different countries of Europe, Asia, Northern America and Africa. There are rooms for two or three students.Each room has an individual set of furniture, a refrigerator. Each unit of rooms has a toilet and a bathroom. The university campus has a safe accommodation and a security guarded territory. There are comfortable reading rooms at the hostel, where the students can prepare for their studies and read some fresh news in different languages.

Health Services

Medical aid is provided to all foreign students on the basis of the medical insurance policy.
The key medical services are given in the out-patient unit of the University. At the preventive health center of the University, medical assistance and proper diet food are supplied. Free medical consultation by the professors from various specialized departments of the University is available.

On signing the contract of studies with the University, the medical insurance policy is made, which ensures assistance in the medical establishments of our city and Ukraine. It is renewed each academic year.

Rector’s appeal

For the past 90 years, VNMU has trained over 44 thousand doctors and specialists who have gone on to meet the health care needs of the citizens of Ukraine, as well as over 6.5 thousand doctors who have gone on to work in 106 countries of Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Our graduates provide medical care, render medical aid to the population of their countries and abroad, work in institutions of higher education, and head many state and private medical establishments.Dear students and future colleagues!

VNMU is a multiprofile centre that emphasizes training, specialization, improvement of its medical, scientific-pedagogical staff and conduct significant scientific-methodical, experimental work, representing all branches of medicine.

VNMU continues to build new facilities, expand its faculties and modernize its education program.

VNMU is known nationally and internationally for its high quality of specialist training, and was rated by the International Personnel Academy ranking of schools of higher education as one of the best institutions in Ukraine in 1995, 1997, and 2000.  For 1997 and 2000, VNMU was determined to be among the best educational medical establishments and was awarded with a special Diploma.

These efforts were recognized by the President of Ukraine, Supreme Council of Ukraine, the Minister of Education and Science, Public Health, the President of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, deputies of Vinnytsya region, the head of Vinnytsya Regional State Administration, Vinnytsya city mayors, representatives of many educational institutions of Ukraine and foreign countries.

Foreign graduates recommended themselves by the high quality of training at VNMU, which trains them

more than 50 years. Today, at the University study almost 1500 foreign citizens from 63 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and CIS). Each year the University receives more than 20-25 delegations from embassies, representative offices, foreign firms for scientific cooperation and organization of training of foreign nationals.

Each year 15-20 scientific conferences, congresses and symposia are held at the university, what testify to high prestige of the university, its staff significant contribution to the development of education and science. In 2010, dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of M.Pirogov held V International Congress “Pirogov’s readings” in the framework of which also was conducted the XXII Congress of Surgeons of Ukraine, within 5 days 2173 delegates from 28 countries took part in the congress. In 2012 university staff was awarded by – “Leader of the national ranking assessment of higher educational institutions in Ukraine” and the Gold Prize “Recognition of the Year – 2012” for the development of international cooperation.

The university has one of the highest among the educational institutions of Ukraine sufficient level of teachers with academic degrees and titles. Every sixth teacher – Doctor of Science, Professor. As of 01.01.2013 the University staff is 1646. The teaching staff consists of – 812 persons, among them 120 doctors of science including 75 professors, 17 academicians, and 5 members-correspondents of Academies of Science, 4 Honoured Workers of Higher School and Education of Ukraine, 559 candidates of science including 283 associate professors, 12 Honoured Physicians of Ukraine ,teachers with no degree – 138. Seven lecturers were given honorary titles of the Honoured Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine, and many of its research workers are laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine and 1 laureate of the State Prize of Belarus.

The University is developing dynamically, over the past 15 years, were organized faculties of dentistry and pharmacy, began training in five new specialties, opened part-time (by correspondence) training in pharmacy, organized  department of internal and family medicine for major faculties and the Faculty of postgraduate training, which operates on the basis of medical institutions in Khmelnitsky. Improving physicians on family medicine is a significant contribution of the university staff to  implementation of modern concept of the system of public health services in Ukraine.

The university has perfect material – technical and methodological bases, were created the following centers – new information technologies, scientific-research, diagnostic, medical psychological advisory center, educational and scientific-industrial complex – institution of rehabilitation of disabled persons, educational-industrial complex – dental clinic. They are equipped with modern facilities, which contributes to a combination of educational process and rendering of medical aid.

We built a new education building where placed four departments and laboratories of research center. At present a modern library with bookdepository for 500,000 books is in the process of construction.

We carry out a program of significant reconstruction of students dormitories on creation in them hotel like rooms. For the nearest future our plans are to open university students polyclinic and drugstore. All these transformations are realized with funds earned by university employees providing educational and other services.

Computer technologies are widely used in the training process and management of the University. Operates 32 computer classrooms, using 4 Internet channels, with free access for students, postgraduate students and teachers.

University staff takes an active part in the development of a fundamental reform of higher medical education and social protection of students, teachers, high school pensioners, protection of training databases for medical education.

The university has 12 research schools, priority directions of scientific activity are – maternal and child health, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic diseases among different population groups, creation, experimental research and introduction of new drugs, devices and appliances. Nearly 1,000 students, members of scientific students society involved in scientific studies. Each year, more than 40 students are winners and prize – winners of inter-university, national subject competitions and students scientific conferences, contribution of university graduates in the development of medical science and higher medical education is very substantial also. The founder of Ukrainian anesthesiology school is professor A.I.Treschynskyy, a lot for the development of neurosurgery in Ukraine did professor Y.A. Zozulya, significant progress in the development of orthopaedics and traumatology reached professors Petro and Vitaliy Fishchenko.

Among our foreign graduates: the head of the military hospital in Panama, Deputy Minister of Health of Angola, trusted doctor of the President of Syria, the head of large cardiology clinic in Chicago. The majority of foreign graduates praiseworthy represent our university in 106 countries.

The University maintains close relations and cooperate with medical faculties of 19 foreign countries (including the U.S., Germany, France, England, Russia, etc.), clinical departments have close ties with 28 foreign pharmaceutical firms. Departments’ teaching staff involved in implementation of 72 international projects.

Our university is rich in traditions, among them:

–  deep respect for student personality;

–  administration’s democracy with students at all levels;

– high demands for knowledge’ mastering;

– strict compliance with the statute, regarding educational discipline and behavior in higher schools.

University promotes creative abilities of students, creates conditions for their harmonious development. Every year organized more than 12-16 exhibitions of student amateur painters.

In Ukraine, well known artistic achievements of university folk collectives – folk choir “Nadbuzhanka”, dance ensemble “Druzhba”, vocal band “Vizerunky”. The university graduates are: Mykola Bilkun – Ukrainian humorist, Victoria Petrushenko – singer, People’s Artist of Ukraine, professor of surgery department № 1. At the university’s library in literary association participates more than 30 students and staff members.

Our students represent university in city’s, regional, national and international sports contests.

Welcome to National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya!

Rector  Vasyl Moroz

M.D.,Ph.D, Professor, Honoured scientist of Ukraine,

Academician of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine

PREPARATORY FACULTY

You opened a page of the Preparatory Department for foreign students of  Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University.

The Preparatory Department is a unique structural department of one of the oldest medical universities in Ukraine – Vinnytsia National Medical University,which  is named after the great scientist N.I. Pirogov, whose ideas and practical experience are essential and have a great value for the modern medicine.

The history of the Preparatory Department dates back to 1979. The Department is situated in a beautiful city Vinnytsia, which population accounts about 400 thousand people. One of the most popular places of interest of the city  is the National Museum of N. I.Pirogov, that has become a research laboratory for the preparation and development of the new generation of doctors.

During the time of existing, the Preparatory Department has invited more than five thousand foreign students from Asia and Africa, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. Many of the graduates of our university have academic degrees, they are  the heads of different health centres, ministries and departments. Now the graduates send  their children, friends to enter the Medical University. They personally recommend one of the best universities  of Ukraine.

The staff of the Department is headed by the Dean – Professor Halyna Leonidivna Vasylenko. At the Preparatory Department there are bright professors – PhD, assistant professors, senior professors, they are highly skilled in teaching the language. The Preparatory Department was created specifically to solve all the initial problems of foreign students and, above all, their problem with the language and communication. The Faculty comprises two Chairs: the Chair of Ukrainian Language and the Chair of Natural Sciences.

The subjects of the curriculum are the following: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics. There is a system of individual classes and consultations. Teachers prepare students for studying at the main departments.

In addition to the academic work, the professors staff carry out a great extracurricular work. They teach students  the history of the university, the city, the Ukrainian culture. At the faculty they organize national festivals, friendship celebrations, excursions, meetings and different parties.

There are four comfortable hostels for those who come from different countries of Europe, Asia, Northern America and Africa. There are rooms for two or three students.Each room has an individual set of furniture, a refrigerator. Each unit of rooms has a toilet and a bathroom. The university campus has a safe accommodation and a security guarded territory. There are comfortable reading rooms at the hostel, where the students can prepare for their  studies and read some fresh news in different languages.

The graduates of the Preparatory Department get a Certificate, which gives the right to enter Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial University or any other higher educational institution of Ukraine without any entrance examinations under the contract with the tuition fee.

 

Undergraduate training is available at the following faculties

 

# Faculty Degree awarded Curriculum’s Semesters Years
1. General Medicine Physician (Master) Curriculum Medicine 12 6 years
Medical Psychology Psychologist (Master) Curriculum 12 6 years
2. Pediatrics Pediatrician (Master) Curriculum 12 6 years
3. Dentistry Dentist (Master) Curriculum 10 5 years
4. Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy Pharmacist (Master) Curriculum 10 5 years
Clinical Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist (Master) Curriculum 10 5 years

  Post-graduate training

# Faculty Degree awarded Duration
1. Advanced training course               – Up to 1 year
2. Specialized training in Medicine

(clinical ordinatura)

              – 2-5 years
3. Post-graduate studies M.D., Ph.D. degrees 3-5 years

 

The teaching stuff includes 1058 lecturers, among them 129 Doctors of Medical Science, 94 professors, 689 candidates of science (PhD), 411 associated professors, who work at 60 departments.

The facilities of the University include 3 academic buildings, 5 hostels, 4 canteens, 7 buffets, a sports complex, students’ polyclinics situated in one campus in the centre of the city.

The students have practical medical classes in University Clinic and 46 hospitals and 15 pharmacies of the city.

International  Cooperation

The University staff actively collaborates with other international higher educational institutions in 67 international educational and scientific programs. The University has agreements on cooperation with the following foreign educational establishments:

–     Münster University – Germany;

–     Limozh University – France;

–     Central European Academy Studies and Certification (CEASC) – Bydgoszcz, Poland;

–      Warsaw University – Poland;

–     Birmingham University – USA;

–     Vanderbilt University – USA;

–     Rome University – Italy;

–     Open Educational Centre Athena – Belgium and others.

The University got Sparkman fund grand for realization of combined investigations in medicine. In 2019 the University signed the memorandum of joint research in oncology with Regional Oncologic Clinic (Ukraine) and WMBIO Corp. (S.Korea). The University regularly participates in the international educational exhibitions and scientific congresses in different countries. These events contribute to the integration of the University to the European and world system of higher education.

The University is enlisted in world databases for recognized educational establishments:

  1. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Medical_Schools/Schools_Recognized.aspx#u
  2. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001563
  3. https://www.4icu.org/reviews/4659.htm
  4. https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/vinnytsia-national-pirogov-memorial-medical-university
  5. https://www.mciindia.org/CMS/information-desk/for-students-to-study-in-abroad

Departments of the University

Departments of Theoretical Profile
Department of Human anatomy
Department of Biochemistry and General chemistry
Department of Histology
Department of Hygiene and Ecology
Department of Foreign Languages
Department of Microbiology
Department of Emergency and Military Medicine
Department of Medical Biology
Department of Biophysics, Informatics and medical equipment
Department of Human Physiology
Department of Operative Surgery and Clinical Anatomy
Department of Pathological Physiology
Department of Natural Science
Department of Social Medicine and Organization of public health services
Department Ukrainian language and culture
Department of Physical training
Department of Philosofy and Social Sciences
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry
Department of Pharmacy
Departments of Clinical Profile
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology №1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology №2
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Department of Internal medicine of medical faculty №2
Department of Internal medicine №1
Department of Internal medicine №2
Department of Internal medicine №3
Department of Internal and family medicine
Department of Pediatric infection Diseases
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Endocrinology
Department of General Surgery
Department of Infection Diseases
Department of Pathological Anatomy, Forensic Medicine and Law
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry
Department of Medical Rehabilitation and Medical Social Expertise
Department of Endoscopic and Cardiovascular Surgey
Department of Neurology with Neurosurgery
Department of Oncology, X-ray diagnostics and Therapy
Course of radiology
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Department of Prosthetic Stomatology
Department of Otorhinolaringology
Department of Ophthalmology
Department of Pediatric №1
Department of Pediatric №2
Department of Propedeutics of Internal Medicine
Department of Propedeutics of Pediatric Diseases with Patient Care
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Pediatric Stomatology
Department of Therapeutical Stomatology
Department of Phthisiatry
Department of Surgery of Medicine faculty №2
Department of Surgery №1
Course of Urology
Department of Surgery №2
Course of Basic Stomatology
Cepartment of Surgical Stomatology
Department of Skin and Veneral Diseases

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National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya

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