Belarusian State Medical University

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Belarusian State Medical University
Беларускі дзяржаўны медыцынскі універсітэт
Motto Arte et humanitate, labore et scientia
Motto in English
Art and humanity, work and knowledge
Established 1930 (1930)
Type Medical
Rector Sikorsky Anatoly Viktorovich
Academic staff
Students 6513
Postgraduates 300
Location Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Colours  Belarus

Belarusian State Medical University (educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University” – BSMU; Belarusian language: установа адукацыi Belarusian: Беларускі дзяржаўны медыцынскі універсітэт — БДМУ) is a leading higher medical education provider in the Republic of Belarus.


In its present form it was established in 1930 under the title of Minsk State Medical Institute, though the academic heritage can be traced back to 1921, when a Medical Faculty was created as a part of Belarusian State University. On the 28th of June, 2001 Minsk State Medical Institute was renamed to the leading state higher educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”. In accordance with order of the Health Ministry of the Republic of Belarus №147 of June 1, 2004 and on the basis of the resolution of the Minsk City Executive Committee №1325 of June 30, 2004 the university was renamed to educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”.

Crucial events of the University history: 1925 - the first 21 graduates were released 1930 - the status of Minsk Medical Institute was granted June 1941 - Oct 1943 - the University temporarily stopped its activity because of the war. Later the activity was renewed in the city of Yaroslavl (Russia). 1944 - the University returned to its home place (Minsk) 1947 – by the decision of the Council of Ministers of USSR renamed the Minsk Medical Institute. 1960 - the Dental Faculty was created. 1964 - the Pediatric Faculty and Faculty of Preventive Medicine started their activity. 1967 - the Medical Faculty for Foreign Students was set up at the University 1971 – the University was granted honorary Order of the Red Banner of Labor. 1995 - the Faculty of Military Medicine was opened 2001 - the University was granted the title and status of the leading higher medical institution in Belarus.

Teaching staff[edit]

888 lecturers work at the University, and more than 64% of them have scientific degrees: 3 corresponding-members of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus; 12 prize winners of the State Prizes of the USSR, BSSR and Republic of Belarus; 12 Honored Scientists of the BSSR and Republic of Belarus; 3 Honored Doctors of the BSSR and Republic of Belarus; 1 Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Belarus and 1 Honored Worker of Health Care of the Republic of Belarus Over 350 workers of clinical chairs have the highest medical category. 106 Doctors of Science () and 501 Candidates of Science (PhD) work at 67 Departments of Belarusian State Medical University.


Faculty of General Medicine The Faculty trains mainly specialists providing therapeutic, preventive, sanitary-educative and other forms of medical activity in the field of strengthening and preserving health, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, disease prophylaxis in adult population. The term of studies – 6 years.

Faculty of Military Medicine Training at the Faculty is carried out for 6 years on the curriculum with thorough study of military medical disciplines in specialty “General Medicine”, specialization “Military General Medicine” and MD qualification. The faculty also accomplishes training of clinical residents in specialties: surgery, therapy, hygiene, epidemiology.

Pediatric Faculty The faculty carries out training in four basic specialties: pediatrics, pediatric surgery, pediatric anesthesiology and reanimatology, pediatric gynecology and obstetrics. The graduates of the Pediatric faculty work as children’s allergologists, immunologists, neurologists, eye-doctors, endocrinologists, adolescents’ gynecologists, cardio-rheumatologists, oncohematologists. The term of study – 6 years.

Faculty of Preventive Medicine The faculty of Preventive Medicine trains specialists for the practical disease-preventive service. The graduates of the Faculty specialize as hygienists and epidemiologists. They can work as virologists, bacteriologists, laboratory workers, pathologists, toxicologists, radiologists, dieticians, health care providers, research workers and teachers. The term of study – 6 years.

Pharmaceutical Faculty The Faculty provides training in the speciality “Pharmacy” (specialization “pharmaceutist”). Term of study – 5 years.

Dental Faculty The graduates of the Faculty receive the diploma of a dentist of general practice, and after appropriate specialization they can work as a dentist, orthopedist, orthodontist, pedodontist, dentist-surgeon, as well as maxilla-facial surgeon. The term of study – 5 years.

Medical Faculty for Foreign Students Faculty prepares students in the following specialities: general medicine (6 years, up to the 3rd course studying in English may be provided), dentistry (5 years), preventive medicine (6 years), pharmacy (6 years). On the Preparatory Courses (1 year) students study the Russian language, physics, biology, chemistry. Depending on the results of an interview foreign nationals are admitted to the first course. All foreign students are provided with dormitories.

Postgraduate Education[edit]

Activities of the department of clinical work and postgraduate education include organization, coordination and control of the teaching and learning process and are carried out in the following directions: PhD research degree program; MD research degree program; internship of new graduates; clinical residency. The department annually supervises over 300 postgraduate students both from the Republic of Belarus and abroad and provides training for about 700 interns enhancing their knowledge, skills and understanding in order to advance professional development. Postgraduate education is provided in 40 specialities and clinical residency encompasses 33 specialities. The term of studies in clinical residency is 2 years.

BSMU Graduates Association[edit]

There is the BSMU Graduates Association in the Belarusian State Medical University. Nowadays it joins nearly 1500 graduates from different countries all over the world. BSMU Graduates Association Goals are:

  • Authority strengthening of BSMU in the international level as the Belarusian and international centre of preparation and retraining of scientific stuff and specialists; development of pedagogical, scientific and technical potential of BSMU.
  • Promotion of BSMU integration into the world educational system, development and expansion of international collaboration with educational institutions and organizations, national, regional and international organizations.
  • Joining of efforts to stimulate high-grade academic and professional recognition of BSMU diplomas, establishment of their equivalence according to regulations of international agreements and conventions.
  • Collaboration with international and social organizations to develop priority directions of international scientific researches in the sphere of studying and perfection of educational system.

International Collaboration[edit]

Belarusian State Medical University is constantly developing international links with medical schools of different countries. The University has 60 Agreements on academic and scientific cooperation and exchange as of 1st of April, 2012. The main foreign partners are: University of Western Ontario (Canada), Medical Schools of Nagasaki and Akita (Japan), Society “Japan — Republic of Belarus”, International Forum Hygiene e.V. (Germany), Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam), Medical University of Bialystok (Poland), Medical University of Lublin (Poland), Sofiya Medical University (Bulgaria), Yerevan State Medical University of Herazi (Armenia), Universities of Karmel and Druz (Israel), National Medical University of Bohomolez (Ukraine), State Medical Academy of Karaganda (Kazakhstan), State Medical and Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitanu” (Moldova), Smolensk State Medical Academy (Russia), Institute of tuberculosis and lung diseases (Poland), Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (Iran), Pasteur Institute of Iran, Islamic Azad University (Iran) and others. Belarusian State Medical University develops the following forms of cooperation:

  • Exchange of faculty, researchers, and other research and administrative staff;
  • Exchange of students
  • Implementation of collaborative research projects;
  • Implementation of lectures and symposia;
  • Exchange of academic information and materials;
  • Promoting of other academic cooperation as mutually agreed.

International Databases[edit]

Belarusian State Medical University is included in the following international directories: The AVICENNA Directory for medicine – directory of educational institutions providing a complete or full programme of instruction leading to a basic medical qualification, that is, a qualification that permits the holder to obtain a license to practise as a medical doctor or physician. [1] 4 International Colleges & Universities – international higher education directory and search engine. [2]

Coordinates: 53°51′41″N 27°29′07″E / 53.86139°N 27.48528°E / 53.86139; 27.48528