Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, is one of the medical schools in the Russian Federation which is located in the city ofNizhny Novgorod.
This academy also is associated with many teaching hospitals distributed throughout the city, where the students learn many basic clinical skills. There are 70 specialised departments with over 600 teaching staff. It has approximately 3000 students in 7 faculties which include:
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pediatrics
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Medico-prophylaxis (Preventive medicine)
- Faculty of Stomatology (Dentistry)
- Faculty of Higher Nursing Education
- Faculty of Preparatory courses (Pre-medical courses)
The administrative office of the academy is situated in Minin and Pozharsky Square (located alongside the Volga River and the medical students live in dormitories on Meditsinskaya Street in Prioksky City District.
Most students have to undergo one year of preliminary course for one year, before continuing their undergraduate studies. General Medicine program lasts after 6 years.
The first academic year of the General Medicine course begins with the teaching of fundamental medical sciences such as Medical Biology, Biophysics, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, History of Medicine, Human Anatomy, and so on. Because of the aforementioned, the course runs in a longer duration (a 6-year programme) as compared to General Medicine courses (5-year programmes) offered by other universities in other countries.
Clinical education starts officially on the third academic year with the so-called “cycles”. Every few weeks, students are rotated and exposed to different parts of clinical medicine such as Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Radiology, Public Health and so on. Classes are then conducted in different specialised hospitals within the Nizhny Novgorod region.
Upon graduation, the graduates are awarded a first professional degree which is the doctor of medicine or M.D. which is an M.B.B.S. equivalent because the graduates have been trained in the field of general surgery. Students who have achieved very well academically are awarded with a red degree or a first class honorequivalent.