Smolensk State Medical University (SSMU) was founded in 1920. It is located on the Dnieper River, 360 kilometers (220 mi) west-southwest of Moscow. Smolensk State Medical University is one of the leaders in medical training, medical research, curative and preventive activities. It trains medical and pharmaceutical specialists for various areas of Russia as well as for a number of overseas countries.
SSMU is a government medical university recognized by WHO and all countries of the world including USA, UK and India.
The Smolensk State Medical University is placed on the 22nd position in the international rating. Because of high results, the Russian Government in March 2015 has raised the level to highest i.e. from Academy to University. That is why the name has been changed from Smolensk State Medical Academy to Smolensk State Medical University.
From 50 countries Students are coming for study in Smolensk State Medical University.
There are 31 hospitals working under the Smolensk State Medical University out of them 8 hospitals with about 6000 beds is used for education of students. Today this University is a big scientific establishment where fundamental, applied and methodical scientific researchers are carried out.
The Smolensk State Medical University has 8 faculties:
• Faculty of General Medicine
• Faculty of Dentistry
• Faculty of Pediatrics
• Faculty for Foreign Students
• Faculty of Pharmaceutics
• Faculty of Clinical Psychology and Social Work
• Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
• Faculty of Higher Nursing
There are 4 hostels, which can accommodate more than 2000 students. All the hostels are flat type i.e. with attached bathroom, toilet and kitchen. The hostels are fully furnished. The basic system is two students in one room. Separate arrangements for boys and girls. Separate arrangements are being made for boys and girls. Every hostel has internet facilities provided by University. All the hostels are well guarded with police security.