Yaroslavl State Medical University (YSMU) was founded in 1944. And now it has more than half-a-century history. At present, YSMU is the big regional center of excellent quality medical education and bio-medical research. It is also the leader in medical training and post-graduation education, retraining of specialists of practical healthcare, medicine, pharmacy, and high skilled academic staff for the central regions of Russia.
At present about 4500 students are studying at YSMU (including foreign students). Medical training and education are conducted by 57 departments that have all the necessary equipment to provide high quality education according to available Russian and international modern standards. At YSMU, there are prepared highly qualified specialists of all local hospitals and medical institutions and professionals from other regions of Russia.
Today the staff of YSMU includes approximately 1200 employees. The academic staff of YSMU consists of more than 500 persons (instructors). Among them 375 persons have the M.D. & Ph.D. titles (candidates of sciences, assistant and associate professors) there are more than 100 doctors of sciences and full professors. Many of them are members of different Russian and foreign international societies and are well-known scientists and clinicians not only in Russia but all over the world.
YSMU have good social facilities and structure (including five hostels, sport centers, student healthcare center, Volga River summer camp, and the garden of medical plants).
Education of foreign students both on governmental (budget) and individual (contract) basis was started in YSMU since 1992, now YSMU has twenty-year unique experience in this area. Several international programs are available for foreign students. It is important that all programs strictly adhere to the Federal State Educational Standards of the Russian Federation, and are based on deep routed traditions of qualified Russian education.
Now many foreign students are getting their education at YSMU. They represent more than 40 countries (including citizens from Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, Greece, Tunis, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, India, etc.).
Therefore, YSMU is a big and well-known educational, research and scientific center in the fields of fundamental sciences, clinical medicine and pharmacy. YSMU is recognized by WHO World Health Directory of Medical Schools. Professionals in Yaroslavl State Medical University are supporting new progressive methods and activities, and keep their reach traditions in the area of qualified education and scientific research at the same time.
Yaroslavl is situated in 280 km (or 175 miles) northern-western from Moscow, the capital city of Russia. It is possible to get to Yaroslavl by car, by bus, by train and by airplane (in example, usually it takes 4 hours to get from Moscow to Yaroslavl by bus or train). Yaroslavl was found about 1000 years ago. Yaroslavl population is about 700,000. People with different confessions and religions (Catholicism, Protestantism, Christianity, Islam and others) are living here, so everyone could find their churches and chapels in our city. The weather and the climate in Yaroslavl are not differed much from Moscow. Averaged temperature in summer is +28ºC (83ºF), in winter averaged temperature is -15ºC (5ºF).