Structure of Training

Academic Year Structure

1 st Autumn semester lasts from 01.09 up to 15.01. incl. exams.
2nd Spring semester lasts from 1.02 up to 30.06 incl. exams.
Main Faculties and Duration of the Courses:
General Medicine - 6 years; Dentistry - 5 years; Paediatrics - 6 years;
Preparatory Course for Russian medium -1 year; Post-Diploma Training:
Clinical Internship -1 year,
Residency - 2 years or more;
Postgraduate Course - 3-4 years;
Doctoranture - 5 years.
Degrees Offered:
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.),
Master of Science (M.Sc),
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),
Doctor of Science (D.Sc).
Main Specialties in Post-Diploma Training:
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Internal Diseases, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Dermatovenereology, Psychiatry, Traumatology & Orthopaedics, Phthisiatry, Surgery, Urology, Surgical and Therapeutic Stomatology, Orthodontics.


The Faculty of General Medicine, the progenitor of our Academy, is the biggest one, where over 1500 students are trained. The faculty trains physicians for adult population service in three specialties: internal diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. General practitioners training lasts six years: two years are for studying fundamental disciplines and four years-for studying clinical disciplines (internal, surgical, eye, skin, infectious diseases, etc.). The Faculty of Pediatrics trains students in two specialties: pediatrics and children's surgery. The training lasts 6 years. It is organized in such a manner that literally from the first days of study in the higher school students receive knowledge of development and growth of a children's organism to feel the future pediatricians.
The Faculty of Dentistry trains dentists. The course of training at the faculty is 5 years. Graduates of the faculty are prepared for independent work in any of five dental specialties. The admission to the Higher Nursing Education Faculty is carried out for persons with the complete secondary medical education, having the experience of work in the specialty not less than 3 years. The correspondence course of training lasts 5 years. The graduates get the qualification of a manager.
The Postgraduate Faculty is one of the largest in Russia and it has a number of unique departments. Over 3000 physicians in 32 specialties are trained annually, improving their specialty qualification.
The Faculty of Improvement of Professional Skills is engaged in retraining of teachers of medical schools and colleges from all over the country.
The outstanding scientists who have made a great contribution to the Russian medical science were at the sources of formation and development of the Stavropol State Medical Academy. Since 2000, the curricula in all specialties provide training of physicians of general practice. The pride of the Academy is highly skilled scientific and pedagogical staff. The Academy has 70 chairs where more than 97 Doctors of Science (Professors), 376 teachers with scientific degrees and ranks work. 78% of teachers of clinical chairs have the highest and the first qualifying category. Of the total number of teachers, 23 are members of various academies and of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, 46 - Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, 10 - Honoured Scientists of the Russian Federation, 4 - Honoured Higher School Workers.
The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to operating conditions of the native land and authorized by the Ministry of Public Health of Russia. The Academy has been included in the list of 12 medical educational establishments of Russia recognized by the Medical Council of India.
High creative potential of teaching staff of the Academy, modern laboratory equipment allows carrying out the actual scientific researches, which have great value for practical public health services. Scientific investigations of higher school scientists have been repeatedly submitted to the congresses, symposia of Russia and abroad and have obtained a wide international recognition. Our professors' names are included in the list of 100 Leading Scientists of the World and in the directory Who's Who in a World Science. The Academy is also included in the official list of Study Abroad, (International Book of Universities, and The World of Learning.
The Stavropol State Medical Academy has 4 educational buildings, 3 dentistry out-patient departments and clinics of eye microsurgery, of borderline psychic disorders, of vertebroneuology and manual medicine.
The majority of clinical departments are located on the grounds of the regional and city medical establishments and they are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical facilities. There are all conditions for successful mastering the profession of a doctor in the Academy. Students independently carry out laboratory and clinical researches, use modern means of training and manuals. The Academy has an access to the Internet; it has a well-equipped scientific library.