Orenburg State Medical Academy

Orenburg State Medical University was established in the year 1944 and is situated in the city of Orenburg.The city is located on the banks of River Ural and is close to where the country borders with Kazakhastan.It serves as administrative centre of the region.The college provides undergraduate courses in medical sciences. Upon completion of the course, students are awarded MD, which is equivalent to MBBS degree offered by the Indian medical institutes. The college and the degree are accredited by the World Health Organization and also by the MedicalCouncil of India. With this degree students are allowed to appear for screening examination conducted by the MCI, in India.

Courses and Its Duration

There are eight faculties under this medical academy, and those are medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, paediatric, nursing, clinical psychology, preventive care and public health. Duration of undergraduate courses in general medicine, paediatrics and preventive medicine is of six years, whereas that of dentistry and pharmacy is of five years and course in clinical psychology is of five and half years. If the international students choose to pursue the course in Russian language, then they have to take up preparatory course that prepares students for the course. This leads the duration of these courses to extend to seven years in case of general medicine.

Economical Fee Structure

Since the working knowledge of Russian is a must for dealing with patients, students who opt for pursuing courses in Russian are also imparted lessons in Russian in the first three years of the course. The courses are known for having economical fee structure and cost of living. On an average, students have to pay US $ 3600per year as their tuition fee. The hostel fee is approximately US $ 400 per years. They also need to pay for health insurance, which amount to US $ 150 per annum. The other expenses that involve transportation and other expenses are also very competitive.

Option of Part Time Work

Students can also opt for part time work as it is permitted by the government of the country. There are three hostels attached to the college. The rooms are equipped with facilities that ensure healthy and comfortable living to students. The condition and environment are conducive and helps in personal development of students. The hygiene and cleanliness of the hostels is taken care by the staff attached to them. Students can stay on sharing basis or are allowed to stay one in a single room. There are libraries attached to the hostel which also has free internet connections.

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