Ural State Medical Academy

Overview and International Recognitions

Ural State Medical Academy (USMA)was established in 1930, in the 291 year old city of Ekaterinburg, Russia. It is a fully licensed institution for higher education in health care studies. ThePublic University has emerged, as a hub for comprehensive healthcare education, medical practice, research and development.The institution is ranked among the best schools in Medical Studies in Russia.The institution has the privilege to enroll, undergraduate and postgraduate students, from over 25 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 BMC (British Medical 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 Academy-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 Academy for students pursuing MBBS in English.

Tuition Fee and Cost of Living

Academic year, of the course, begins in the first day of September, each year. There are two semesters in each academic year. At the end of each semester, students have to qualify an examination and then be promoted to the next year. The country is known to have a moderate fee structure and cosy of living. The cost that is borne by students is the tuition fees, registration fees, hostel fees and other expenses. For MD, students need to pay US $ 22, 499 approximately that include examination fee, tuition fees and library fees for the total duration of their course. Hostel charges range isaround US $ 100- 150 per month.

Basic Facilities, Part-Time Job Opportunities, Internships

USMA-affiliated hospitals, laboratories and scientific research centers include various high-end specialized instruments and scientific research and developmental facilities. The Academy 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 numerousaffiliated hospitals.Since the medical students will be in Russia with a student visa, they cannot pursue any part-time jobs.

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