The Educational Establishment “Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University” is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Republic of Belarus. Objectives of the scientific research in VSMU are chosen considering priority orientations of development of research in the Republic of Belarus.
Scientific research work in the University is carried out in 10 main research areas:
• Surgical diseases. Military and extreme medicine
• Medicinal agents
• Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
• Healthy mother means healthy child
• Prevention of human addiction to psychedelic drugs
• Internal diseases
• Health protection and public health economics and administration
Research officers of the University take part in the implementation of the State scientific and technical programs aimed at solving real medical problems that occur in Belarus.
Each year research officers of the University carry out from 60 to 65 scientific research projects. 15 tasks of State programs of fundamental and applied scientific research and 14 projects of Belarusian Republican Foundation of fundamental scientific research were accomplished during the last 5 years. Three of these projects were carried out jointly with Russian Foundation of fundamental scientific research. 8 projects are started for implementation at present time, they include the program "Diagnostic and treatment technologies", the sub-programs "Heart and vessels" and "Infectious diseases and microbiologic technologies".
The University has 4 Councils on defence of theses for getting the degree of Doctor or Candidate of Sciences in the following specialities: parasitology, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, allergy and immunology, pharmaceutics and management of pharmaceutical business, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy. Education of scientific research officers of top-qualification is carried out in 40 specialties of postgraduate studentship and in 19 specialties of doctoral program. 64 graduate students study at the university at present time.
Each year the staff of the University organizes from 10 to 12 events including congresses of obstetricians and gynecologists "Secure motherhood in the XXI century", congresses maxillofacial surgeons “Organization, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in maxillofacial surgery", international scientific-practical conferences "Dysfunctions of endothelial tissue: experimental and clinical research", "Modern aspects of prevention, diagnostics and treatment of arterial hypertension"; republican scientific-practical conferences "National medicinal policy", "Actual problems of morphological diagnostics of diseases", "Current problems in phlebology", "Current problems in diagnostics and treatment of oncological diseases".
In the course of 75 years of the university work 124 Doctoral dissertations and 614 Candidate's dissertations were defended and approved by State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, 158 monographs and 189 edited volumes were published, 196 patents were received, 185 issues of methodological recommendations and instructions for exercising orders of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus were approved.
Vice-rector of Scientific and Research Affairs
Candidate of Medical Science Sushkov Sergey Albertovich