Smolensk State Medical Academy

Overview and international recognitions Smolensk State Medical Academy (SSMA) was established in 1920, in the 1200 year old city of Smolensk, Russia. It is a fully licensed institution for higher education in health care studies. The Government Medical College has emerged as a hub for comprehensive healthcare education, medical practice, research and development. Internationally, the Academy is ranked at 22nd.The college has the privilege to enroll, undergraduate and postgraduate students, from over 50 countries. The scrupulously planned syllabus, for undergraduate and postgraduate medical studies, is recognized by WHO (World Health Organization), MCI (Medical Council of India), USMLE (Unites States Medical Licensing Examination), HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa), SCHS (Saudi Commission for Health Specialties), and PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council) etc. Duration of course and teaching medium Admission to the undergraduate medical program is on the basis of first come first served structure.

The course duration for the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery is for 6 years inclusive of one year’s internship period, in the college-affiliated hospitals.Learning Russian language can be advantageous to the students for better interaction with the patients. Even though the classes are conducted in English, Russian is the most widely spoken language, in the country. Hence, acquiring efficiency, in understanding and speaking the language, will be beneficialfor international students. A mandatory Russian language course is conducted in the university for students pursuing MBBS in English. Tuition fee and cost of living The tuition fees do not incorporate any kind of donation. The charge, for the 6 years’undergraduate program, inclusive of one year’s internship period, is $5,000 per year.

Scholarships are awarded to meritorious students based on past academic records, entrance requisite metrics and performance during the medical program.Approximate cost of living extends to $50 per month. On an average, accommodation expense is at $350 per year. Annual Mandatory Medical Insurance charge is $150. Depending on your choice of dining, expenses can vary from $75 to $500 per month. Sufficient financial arrangementsshould be made for various expenditures like,bedding charges, physical examination, books, stationery, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment etc. Basic facilities, part-time job opportunities, internships SSMA-affiliated hospitals, laboratories and scientific research centers include various high-end specialized instruments and scientific research and developmental facilities. The university imparts meticulously planned professional education with best of the infrastructures available across the globe. The course curriculum includes a detailed study and practical training program with concentration on research and scientific innovative developments. Basic facilities include state-of-the-art libraries, museums, auditoriums, lecture halls, sports complex, cafeteria, and gymnasium, etc.One year mandatory internship must be done at any of the 31 university-affiliated hospitals.Since the medical students will be in Russia with a student visa, they cannot pursue any part-time jobs.

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