For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Institutions according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Institutions. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational center, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work, and auxiliary services.
The Tver State Medical Academy is a public educational institution and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (license ? 282451, certificate ? 1358).
The TSMA has 6 faculties:
Faculty of General Medicine
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Faculty of Pediatrics
Faculty of Advanced Nursing Education
Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
Rector of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. M. N. Kalinkin. President of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. B. N. Davidov.
The Tver State Medical Academy is a home for 4700 students simultaneously. Every third student in the Academy is a foreign national. The Academy consists of 63 theoretical and clinical departments. It occupies 6000 beds in 10 various hospitals, including specialized hospitals for oncology, tuberculosis, infectious, skin, and sexually transmitted diseases. The Academy owns a dental clinic of more than 200 chairs, the clinic considers being one of the best and advanced in the country.
The Academy provides training of specialists not only for? ver and Tver Oblast but also for other regions of Russia — Tula, Bryansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vladimir, Murmansk, Vologda, Karelia.
The Tver State Medical Academy is officially recognized by the UN agencies for health care and education. For more than 47 years (since 1962) it has been training specialists for 57 countries of the world. Today teaching in the Academy is conducted in Russian or English.
One of the main aspects of the work of the Academy is its clinical activity. Clinical departments of the Academy are integrated into the structure of municipal and regional health care institutions. Main surgical, therapeutic and dental departments in Tver are headed by the Academy professors and associate professors.