VINNYTSA NATIONAL PIROGOV MEMORIAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

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FACULTY OF GENERAL MEDICINE

Welcome to Faculty of Medicine at State “Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University”. The Medical course at “Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University” takes six years and leads to MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MBBS. The medium of instruction is English. In the under graduate program, during six years of study the students learn different subjects from fundamental subjects disciplines to special medical subjects.

Great health professionals and researchers begin their career development in the classroom, where we bring together the best students and teachers to generate excitement about learning. This is an exciting time in medicine as we look forward to developing new avenues in health care excellence. The practice of medicine remains one of the most satisfying of all professions and we believe that VNMU is an ideal place to earn your medical education.

We believe students are enrolling in  “Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University” for the right reasons-they want to provide care for people and they feel that as physi­cians they can make a difference in their communities. For that reason, we have great faith that health care delivery in our nation has a bright future.

ThE “Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University” is known nationally and internationally for its many innovative teaching, clinical training and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for innovation and excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the clinic. Because the class size is relatively small, our faculty members get to know each student. It is one thing to say the University has excellent people and programs and another to prove it.

Admission to the medical faculty takes place after conclusion of a contract. Foreigners learn in group of eight to ten students. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught beginning from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and to rise their of knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.

Our commitment at VNMU is to educate and train you to become excellent clinicians and to prepare you for a lifetime of learning essential in providing the best care for patients over a long career. We do this through a curriculum that mixes lectures with small group self-directed tutorials, giving you a strong base in medical sciences and clinical skills and also fostering the development of problem-solving and thinking skills.

The medium of instruction in the Medical faculty is English and Ukrainian language. The Ministry of education and Ministry of Public health, Ukraine approved the curriculum of the medical faculty. Many countries accept the “Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University’s” diploma. The students are studying from 58 countries.

The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:

Stage 1

  • Testing basic proficiency of third year, testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.
  • testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed);

Stage 2

The successful students who will complete study of five years, then on graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration. Medicine is a respected, rewarding, and truly international career. Across all our education programs our vision is to develop caring, clear-thinking, clinically outstanding and research-capable, globally engaged graduates who have the capabilities to become leaders in medicine, public health and research.


FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

At the dentistry faculty the curriculum is worked out for five academic years. The students master the basic subjects of medical and biological profile, as well as various clinical disciplines, which are so necessary for a dentist. On condition of successful completion of study the graduates are given the Diploma of a doctor - dentist. The curriculum foresees the further postgraduate education. The degree awarded is BDS.

For the junior courses students study theoretical disciplines and beginning from the fourth course, they start studying clinical disciplines. Among them there is therapeutic and orthopedic stomatology. The chairs of anatomy, histology, normal physiology, biochemistry, general chemistry, having wonderful traditions in organization of educational process and high skilled teachers, could do profiles for the teaching of their disciplines, taking into account the faculty’s specificity.

For mastering the propaedeutic course by students the departments were well equipped additional premises, acquired a necessary quantity of visual aids and special apparatus. All employees of the chairs and students took an active part in making the educational manuals. A metal-ceramic laboratory and a laboratory for high frequency melting and casting of dentures are specially organized.

At special dental departments the students study principal actual problems of dentistry: caries, parodontosis and diseases of the mucous membrane in the mouth cavity. The principle task of the dental faculty is perfection of higher dentistry education, raising the quality of doctor’s dental training.

At the faculty they worked out and applied the complex of methodical ways for optimization of educational process, which is aimed at intensification of cognitive activity of stu­dents, development of habits for educational and researching work, training the creative method of approach for professional activity. The dental faculty helps the students to obtain good knowledge in the dental field. It grows and develops, absorbing all the best from the experience of the University’s work.


FACULTY OF PHARMACY

The pharmaceutical faculty was inaugurated by the Ministry for Education and science for Ukraine. The faculty began training specialists’ pharmacists of general direction “pharmaceutics”. At the pharmacological faculty the curriculum is for five academic years.

The students acquire the fundamentals of medical and biological knowledge; learn in detail various subjects in the specialty and some clinical ones. On successful completion of study the graduates get the diploma of pharmacist. The faculty trains the students for work at the institutions of pharmacy and also for research work.

A powerful educational methodical base is being created for training highly qualified specialists. There are such departments are as the pharmacognosy, Biology and Genetics department and chemopharmaceutic disciplines department. Medical botany, Inorganic chemistry, Analytical, physical and organic chemistry, methods for analysis are taught at these departments. All the departments are supplied with all the necessary equipments, reagents and textbooks.


FACULTY OF PEDIATRICS

The course of study comprises six academic years. The syllabuses of fundamental sciences are very close to those of the “General Medicine”, however much attention is paid to the peculiarities of the vitality of infantile organism. Of the multitude of clinical subjects students study pediatrics and surgery of a child’s age. Those, who successfully complete their education, acquire the diploma of pediatrician and can be engaged in treating patients at children hospitals, continue their study and be involved in research work.

A doctor-pediatrics must be a high-educated person, possess wide knowledge in the field of biological, medical and special sciences and be not only a doctor but also an educator. A student receives general biological and medical education at first courses; the pediatrician education starts from the third course to the sixth course. Students of the pediatrician faculty master knowledge at many chairs during 6 years of study , where they study anatomy, physiology, pathology and hygiene of childish age.

The employees of the chairs study successfully the questions of pathology of childish age, rearing, organization of help for children by purulent and inflammatory diseases, treat­ment of inborn defects of hip and hip-joint development, children’s infectious diseases and others.

The intensive education of students-pediatrics at theoretical and clinical chairs allows to train skilled doctors-pediatrics. Besides studies by educational program, many students conduct a scientific work in groups; work in a laboratory, that’s why one can assert boldly that readiness of students to practical activity is quite high in establishments of health protection.

At 6th course students are given a right of choice (depending on the requirement of practical health protection) of his further specialization and namely a doctor-pediatrics of a wide profile or children’s doctor-surgeon.

After passing state exams all the students with diplomas of doctors-pediatrics go to children’s medical and prophylactic establishments for passing the internship during one year. The internship gives an opportunity to specialize in the earlier chosen pediatrician profession.

Graduates of the pediatrician faculty the doctors-podiatrists work in all parts of our country. Some of them became scientists, others - practical doctors.


FACULTY OF NURSIN

The faculty of nursing practice trains medical nurses - bachelors with higher medical education. The applicants with medical education (those who have finished medical institutions of the first grade accreditation) are admitted to the University. The course of study lasts four academic years for day time department and five academic years for part time department.

At first students study fundamental medical and biological disciplines. Then they study clinical subjects and nursing in different situations. Practical training together with theoretical one are given both at different departments of University and clinics. The graduates get the diploma of bachelor. Their qualification allows occupying administrative posts and working as medical nurses of different profile.

Thus favorable conditions are provided to efficiently train junior specialists and apply the system of continuous staged training by comprehensive curricula and programs for medical nurses with the basic higher medical education bachelor-nurses.

To reform the education is impossible without expanding international cooperation with other Universities abroad, and these activities are carried on along the following directions:

  • Foreign scientists are invited for teaching and research. Citizens of other countries are taught on basic of interstate and bilateral agreements
  • International activities: training specialists and science workers, realizing international projects, services etc.
  • Steps are being taken for the educational sector of Ukraine to join the international treaties on preliminary training of persons who are going to apply to higher institutions
  • Assistance is provided in establishing and supporting direct contacts of educational institutions of Ukraine with other states
  • International science conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, presentations are organized and participated by the University

The University carries on these activities in compliance with the acting legislation and the Rules of the University. Wide international cooperation helps raising the organizational stand­ard and improving the teaching/studying process.