Altai State Medical University
Altai State Medical University (ASMU) is one of the leading West Siberian medical universities conducting high quality medical training.
The six faculties of the university (The Faculties of General Medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Preventive Medicine and The Faculty of Foreign Students) train approximately 6000 students a year. There is an extensive post graduate program as well as a retraining program for medical personnel. The Institute of Pre-University Training and the Institute of Postgraduate Training provide continuous professional development of ASMU students and postgraduates.
Students and specialists from 19 countries study at ASMU this year. They are: India, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and others). ASMU has its Association of Foreign Students.
The Faculty of General Medicine
The faculty was founded in 1954 and since then it has grown to become one of the largest medical faculties in the Russian Federation. The faculty graduates work in various health care institutions, in health care management, medical educational institutions, research institutions and social services.
Graduates of the faculty get a General Practitioner qualification, which is sufficient for treating adolescents (age 15-18) and adults (over 18). Residency training allows the graduates to get the qualification of a narrow specialist: a surgeon, an obstetrician-gynecologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, and others.
Within the Faculty of General Medicine, there is a Department of Advanced Nursing which trains bachelors in Nursing Care. The students are trained to be highly qualified professionals in managing, training and clinical fields. ASMU is the only university in Siberian Federal District which trains students in Advanced Nursing.
In 2016 the Faculty of Foreign Students was organized in the university. The students of this faculty are trained in “General Medicine” and “Dentistry” in the English Language for the first two years with an intensive course of the Russian Language which will allow them to go to clinical departments with other students starting with the third year.
The Faculty of Pediatrics
Founded in 1966, the faculty trains highly qualified personnel to work with children. There are approximately 1000 students who get extensive training not only in clinical departments which specialize in children health care but they also trained to diagnose, treat and prevent some adult diseases. Such a program allows to train highly qualified specialists with multifold career opportunities.
The Faculty of Dentistry
The faculty was founded in 1990 and now there are approximately 800 students there. The training is focused on practicing the necessary professional skills in dental care. There are special phantom classes and modern ASMU dental clinic. The graduates get a qualification of a Dental Practitioner. Residency training allows the graduates to get the qualification of a narrow specialist: a surgeon dentist, a dental orthopedist, a periodontist, an orthodontist and a pediatric dentist.
The Faculty of Pharmacy
Founded in 1975, the faculty trains specialists for medicine manufacturing and sales. The faculty graduates have become co-owners and managers of pharmaceutical enterprises, research workers and professors of medical universities.
There are about 700 students at the faculty. The graduates of the faculty are in great demand due to the growth of medicine production and the enlargement of pharmaceutical sales network.
The Faculty of Preventive Medicine
Opened in 2001, the faculty aims at training personnel for sanitation and hygiene services and epidemiologists for health care institutions. There are about 300 students at the faculty specializing in hygiene and epidemiology. These specialists are needed to solve the problem of sanitary and epidemiological welfare in the territories of the Russian Federation.
The Faculty of Foreign Students
The youngest faculty which opened in 2016. The students of the faculty are trained on a bilingual principle in “General Medicine” and “Dentistry”. The professors are highly qualified and trained to teach students both in English and in Russian.
Today, the Faculty is a united multinational one where people from all over the world are being trained to become medical specialists. The student of the faculty participate in all kinds of social, cultural, scientific and sports activities.
There are four dormitories for ASMU students, which are located in the center of the city. The dorms are close to the main public transport routs, which makes the most important destinations assessable. There are playing and sports grounds, reading halls which help use our students’ time most efficiently and in an enjoyable way.
The most experienced ASMU professors are engaged in the preparatory 9-month course for foreigners. There are classes in Russian, Chemistry and Biology. This course helps to enter the university successfully. Students’residence is available to the course students.
There are all kinds of students’ clubs at the university. Our students sing, dance, act, do sports and other activities. It helps them develop their personality in many ways.
There are 24 sport clubs for our students and professors who are winners of various sports competitions in volleyball, ping-pong, swimming, etc. ASMU students regularly go to the gym, the swimming pool and the university skiing center.