Ivanovo State Medical Academy has been training international students from 1991; from this time 227 foreign citizens were awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine, M.D. in specialties “General Medicine” and “Pediatrics”; one of them (a Nepalese graduate, Dr. KRISHNA BHANDARI) was awarded the MD Diploma with honor; 22 foreign alumnae maintained their PhD dissertations.
Now more than 150 international students from 28 countries: Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Romania, Syria, Somali, Sudan and some states of the CIS and former USSR republics are trained at the ISMA. The most part of the ISMA alumnae work in large hospitals of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
Academy’s buildings and clinics including fundamental library with media library are provided with up-to-date equipment.
All foreign students are provided with places at the hostel of blocked type with all conveniences. Also they are obliged to be health insurance policy holders; in need they may be examined and treated in the Academy’s clinic.
Mastering of clinical disciplines and practical training are realized in full in native medicinal and preventive treatment facilities; regional and municipal medicinal and preventive treatment facilities are clinical bases of the Academy.
Ivanovo State Medical Academy is situated in the city of Ivanovo which is 4-5 hours by bus or train away from Moscow - the capital of Russia (335 km). Ivanovo is often called a student’s city and it is not surprising. There are active 18 universities and their branches: Medical Academy, Agricultural Academy, State University, University of Chemistry and Technology, Power University, Polytechnic University as well as Fire and Rescue Academy of the State Fire Service of EMERCOM of Russia.
The Academy is proud of its foreign students and graduates and is ready for further development of international collaboration. All persons who knows that to treat patients is a great art but not an ordinary trade are welcome to study at the Ivanovo State Medical Academy. It’s one of the professions which require a real vocation.