Russian Federation (HCCM) - Saint Petersburg (SPMU)
Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Ophtalmology, Internal Medicine - General, Pediatric Oncology, Oncology, Urology, Anaesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology
March, April, October, November, February
Hospital canteen
Students dormitory
We accept students only with student visa.
All students are obligated to bring vaccination card.
Elizaveta Lapina
Saint Petersburg  isthe second largest city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva 
River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.
Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural 
capital. It is the northernmost city in the world to have a population of over one million, it has 5 
million population. The area of the city is already 1500 km2. The Historic Centre of Saint 
Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint 
Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.A large 
number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and other businesses are located 
in Saint Petersburg.
More than that St. Petersburg has a lot of manufacturing areas. The number of manufacturing 
squares is up to 700 big organizations. The main directions of industry are shipbuilding, 
metallurgy, mechanical engineering and others. The food industry is highly developed and it has 
large number of biscotterias, bakeries, breweries. 
St. Petersburg is the motherland for the famous Russian football team ‘Zenit’ and is often a host 
city for championships. It is often an area for different international forums.
St. Petersburg is the city on the water and it has a lot of bridges. In the summer white nights you 
can enjoy an overwhelming view of drawbridge. In the dark time of the day the city is generous 
illuminated and gain some mystique notes but it only becomes more attractive with a touch of 
Our patients speak russian, some our doctors speak english. It would be really nice if you were 
able to speak russian a little to communicate with patients and doctors. Otherwise, we advise you 
to choose a surgical department. But there are you can always find teachers, residents, interns or 
students who can help you if you ever speak only English.
List of medical university
We have 7 medical university in Saint-Petersburg:
-First Pavlov state medical university (Biggest hospital in Saint-Petersburg ) 
-Medical department from Saint-Petersburg state university
-Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University
- Kirov Military Medical Academy
- Mechnikov North-Western state medical university
- Medical and Technical College ofSt. Petersburg
-Chemical-Pharmaceutical Academy
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1 time per workig day in a student`s canteen
Student`s dormitory and host family.

t. Petersburg has quite large metro. It has 5 lines and more than 60 stations. So you can easily 
get your place of destination. The price for 1 ticket is 28 rubles (nearly 1 dollar). St. Petersburg’s 
Metro has beautiful stations with their own history. The Metro was built 57 years ago.

Tramway is the oldest public  transport, which still works. Trolleybuses are also used.
But still the most popular transport after metro is a bus. As well people use private buses and 
taxies, but the last are quite expensive.
The problem of traffic is really acute now, the government tries to find the way out.
The city has 1 airport (LED) with several terminals. The connection with the city center is only 
by buses and privates.
From Moscow you can easily get to St. Petersburg by plane (which are frequent and the trip 
takes 1,5 hour) or by train (near 8 hours) or by Sapsan (it’s also a train but with high speed, and 
the trip takes 4 hours) or you can use a bus. You can also come to the city from Finland, Helsinki 
– take a private bus and 5 hours of sitting, but not expensive.

Don’t worry that you’ll be here alone. We have large number of contact persons, who are ready 
to go with you wherever you want and tell you everything they know about the place. We will 
organize excursions to the city center with its museums, palaces, yards, squares and parks....  try 
to take part in all the current social activities in the city. There’re several out-city palaces of the 
empire family, which are open for visits. As well as beautiful Russian Nature, you can enjoy its 
views while going on a short walking tour.
“Must see’s”
How to answer to this question? 
St. Petersburg is the cradle of Russian Empire, despite it has only 300 years beyond. But 
throughout these years the city has been developing from day to day, from year to year, from 
generation to generation. And you can see that wonderful mix of cultures and views of different 
people, of different times.
You need to bring
Visa (almost all students need visa to come to Russia) 
• Health insurance
 • Equipment: 
• White coat
 • Surgical suit 
• Stethoscope 
• Shoes for hospital 
• Pocket money