Saratov State Medical University

Saratov State Medical University was established in 1909 and is considered to be one of the oldest universities of the country. At that point, only boys were permitted to take up undergraduate courses in medical sciences. From 1991, international students were admitted to the university to pursue medical courses. The first batch of international students comprised mainly of Indian students.This university follows the classical system for training students in medical sciences. The name of this university appears among the first few among the 47 universities of medical sciences in Russia. The structure and curriculum adopted by the university is accredited by the World Federation of Medical Education.

Recognition of The University

The university is recognized by the World Health Organization, and it appears in the World Directory of Medical Schools.The Medical Council of India also recognizes this course and students are permitted to appear for the screening test in India after pursuing a degree from this university. There are five faculties in this university, and those are general medicine, preventive medicine, pediatrics, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing. Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered to both students from the country and also across the border. The university also has exchange programs for medical students. Students are awarded MD after completion of the undergraduate program, which is equivalent to MBBS awarded in the Indian education system.

Medium Used in Courses

Academic year commences in the first day of September each year and this year is segregated into two semesters. Duration of the MD courses in general medicine, pediatrics and public health is of six years, and that of dentistry is of five years.Post graduate courses are of duration three years. Medium ofinstruction for these courses is in English and Russian. International students can opt for courses in either of the both languages. If Indian students want to pursue the course in Russian, then they have to go through a preparatory course in Russian, which prepares students in the language as well that are taught the fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. For courses in Russian language, the duration increases by a year.

Yearly fees of courses

Fee structure of the medical courses is about US $ 3000 per annum. Which also includes medical insurance and it is payable at the beginning of the academic year.Students also need to pay an annual fee of US $ 500 per year. International students are provided accommodation in comfortable hostels that follow international standard, where students can share a room with fellow students while pursuing the course. There are sports clubs and other amenities for fitness and recreation withinthe campus. The hostel of the university is attached to the hostel, which helps students in enhancing their process of learning.

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