Stavropol State Medical Academy

Overview and International Recognitions

Stavropol State Medical Academy (StSMA) was established in 1938, in the 237 years old city of Stavropol, Russia. It had become a fully licensed institution for higher education in health care studies, in 2010, with the receipt of State Accreditation Certificate.Internationally, the University has ranked among the “100 Best Higher Schools”.The college has the privilege to enroll, undergraduate and postgraduate students, from over 77 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 university-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 $3,800 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 $500 per year. Annual Mandatory Medical Insurance charge isbetween $100 and $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

St SMA-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, computer laboratories, lecture halls, sports complex, sanatorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium, etc.One year mandatory internship must be done at any of theuniversity-affiliated hospitals.

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