Orenburg State Medical University

Medical Institute n.a. Chkalov (now «The Orenburg State Medical Academy») was established in 1944. Classes began at the Department of General Medicine (4 course years). Official founders of the Institute are considered to be Lazarenko F.M., histologist, professor; Olifson L.E., chemist, associate professor; Silantyev A.K, associate professor, surgeon; the first director of the Institute was Fetisov N.V., surgeon-dentist. Department of Pediatrics was opened in 1970, a scientific-research laboratory was opened for exploration of mechanisms of natural immune system. Doctors Improvement Faculty was opened (now it is called Department of post-graduate training for specialists), student’s hostel № 3 and canteen were built in 1985. The institute continued its development in 1990-s, new departments, such as Department of higher nursing care and Department of preventive care, were opened. The Orenburg State Medical Academy opened 3 new departments in 2002 (Dental, Pharmaceutical, Department of clinical psychology) and became a higher educational institution with 8 departments.

Nowadays 555 members of scientific and research staff work at the Academy, there are 93 Doctors of Medicine and 298 Associates of Medicine among them. The Academy unites 8 departments in the following directions: General Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive care, Clinical psychology, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing care and Department of post-graduate training for specialists, 56 chairs, preliminary courses for entering the Academy, internship, residency, post-graduate training and higher doctorate, 4 dissertation committees, scientific and innovative center of research coordination, the clinic, the laboratory of digital educational technologies, educational simulation center and other structural subdivisions.

There are the following programs of post-graduate professional education: - Internship – 28 programs:

  • Residency – 37 programs
  • Post-graduate training – 30 programs
  • Higher doctorate – 3 programs
  • Programs of additional professional education

More than 3000 students and 1000 listeners at the Department of post-graduate training for specialists study at the Academy, about 500 professionals in Medicine graduate from the Academy every year. Leading national and foreign clinics are very interested in graduates of the Academy because of their high qualification.
The Academy has great influence on education, science, economy and social sphere of Orenburg and the Orenburg region.

Department of General Medicine

Duration and mode of study – 6 years, full-time course of study. Qualification after graduation from this department – “General medicine”. Academic program. Curriculum for 6 years includes 21600 class hours; major subjects are studied for 6948 class hours.
Regular personnel. 26 Doctors of Medicine and 88 Candidates of Medicine teach at the department.
Clinical trials – more than 15 trials.
Practical training.
  • Assistant of medical attendants (after the 1st year of study).
  • Assistant of a charge nurse (after the 2nd year of study).
  • Assistant of a treatment nurse (after the 3rd year of study).
  • Assistant of a hospital-based physician (after the 4th year of study).
  • Assistant of a physician at the adult polyclinic (after the 5th year of study).
Post-graduate training. Internship in 18 specialities – 1 year of study.Residency training in 28 specialities – 2 years of study.