Volgograd is one of the largest cities in the South of Russia and the administrative center of Volgograd region.
The city’s population is over 1 million people. Due to its profitable geographic location, Volgograd is a multifaceted city with an important strategic role in the social and economic development of the South of Russia.
Volgograd State Medical University
Volgograd State Medical University was founded as Stalingrad Medical Institute on 17 August 1935. In 2003 it was renamed Volgograd State Medical University (VSMU), which is the official name today. Since 1990 and to the present time, VSMU has been headed by Vladimir Ivanovich Petrov, Chancellor of VSMU, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since its founding, VSMU has trained more than 32,000 medical doctors, which includes about 4000 foreign graduates from 120 foreign countries. Volgograd State Medical University is a big and friendly multinational family. At the moment over 10 000 students from 30 countries of the world are working on their degrees at the University.
The VSMU campus has several teaching buildings including laboratories, University Teaching Hospital, Dental Clinic, Family Medicine Clinic, Teaching/Production Pharmacy, Professional Skills Training Center, Central Scientific Research Laboratory, Regional Social-humanitarian Center of Additional Professional Training, Pharmacology Scientific Research Institute, Medical College, Preparatory Department for Russian and Foreign Citizens, Science Library.
Volgograd State Medical University is a venue of important scientific conferences. The University includes research institutes and laboratories; its affiliated hospitals provide high tech and qualified medical aid to treat the most complicated cases in the region. In their course of studies university students have an opportunity to practice both at teaching hospitals and all major medical institutions of Volgograd.
The Volgograd State Medical University has given rise to a number of research and methodological schools and centres. They are the Volgograd Branch of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences doing advanced research in the field of pharmacology, Research Institute of Rheumatology, the Regional Cardiology Centre, the Regional Urology Centre, etc.
The students get their meals in a hospital canteen from Monday to Friday, 1 time per day.
The University provides 3 dormitories with most of the facilities for students. Most of these hostels house both Russian and international students. Due to a recent increase in the number of students the hostels are usually full, but however the university houses a special accommodation service which provides students with comfortable flats to rent.
Volgograd's public transport system includes a light rail service known as the Volgograd metrotram. Local public transport is provided by buses, trolleybuses and trams.
A memorial complex commemorating the battle of Stalingrad, dominated by an immense allegorical sculpture The Motherland Calls, was erected on the Mamayev Kurgan, the hill that saw some of the most intense fighting during the battle. With its 85 meters it is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty; it is the tallest statue of a woman in the world.
The Panorama Museum sited on the Volga contains artifacts from World War II. These include a panoramic painting of the battlefield from the location of the monument on Mamayev Kurgan. A rifle of the famous sniper Vasily Zaytsev (popularized in Western media in the film Enemy at the Gates) is also on display.
Visa (almost all students need visa to come to Russia) • Health insurance • Equipment: • White coat • Surgical suit • Stethoscope • Shoes for hospital • Pocket money
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