Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University
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Structure of VSMU

Vitebsk State Medical UniversityToday educational process is carried out at 7 faculties:

Preparatory Training Course

General Medicine

Pharmaceutical Faculty

Stomatological Faculty

Overseas Students Training Faculty

Post-graduate Training Faculty

Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology of Higher School

Educational process is organized at 63 departments, where 56 doctors and 227 candidates of sciences, including 44 professors and 171 associate professors, work. The educational departments are equipped with modern automatic apparatuses for training, sets of plastic models and phantoms, complex medical-diagnostic equipment. The teaching is supported with skilled pedagogical experience, highly - qualified research activity and great academic means of training. Ratio and 3-stage system of students’ knowledge assessment is used at the university (computer testing, practical skills and interview).

To improve the quality of teaching educative-industrial pharmacy, dental clinic, and control-analytic laboratory were created where students are able to put the accepted knowledge into practice.

Clinical bases of the University are the majority of city clinics containing necessary modern medical-diagnostic equipment. Total bed fund of clinical departments is 4 200 beds. The main clinical bases of the university are Regional Clinical Hospital, Regional Oncological Heath Centre, Hospital of Emergency Medical Help, Regional Children Clinical Hospital, VSMU Clinic and others.

There is a perfect library at the University, available to each student and having a large number of books in all branches of knowledge in Russian and foreign languages. The majority of books are educational and scientific - methodical literature, unique editions of lectures, recommendations, monographs, scientific works and materials of conferences issued by various chairs.

The unique electronic library in the Republic of Belarus was founded in VSMU in 2003. The centre is equipped with new computer equipment with high Internet speed connections. Teaching staff and students are given access to materials of scientific medical information department, databases "Medicine" (Russia), "Medline" (the USA), "International Pharmaceutical Abstracts" (the USA) etc. 

There are 14 scientific-pedagogical schools in medical-biological, clinical, pharmaceutical disciplines at VSMU which make a valuable contribution into contemporary medical and pharmaceutical science and practice development in the Republic of Belarus and CIS countries. Students scientific society has rich traditions and wide experience in the field of young scientists preparation. The scientific activity of VSMU is carried out in the following perspective scientific directions: field and extremal medicine, surgical diseases, medical aids, infection, prophylaxis and treatment of heart-vascular system, traumas, oncology, healthy mother – healthy child, prophylaxis of alcoholism, drug addiction and psychosomatic diseases, internal diseases; organization, management and economy of health care system.

The University edits scientific practical magazines “News of Surgery”, “Bulletin of Pharmacy”, “Bulletin of VSMU”, “Maternity and Childhood Protection”, published in large editions newspaper “Medvuzovets”.