MSU Faculty of Fundamental Medicine

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Faculty of Fundamental Medicine Moscow State Universityy
Факультет фундаментальной медицины МГУ (ФФМ МГУ)
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Educational building of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine
Type Public
Established 1992
Rector Viktor Sadovnichiy
Dean Vsevolod Tkachuk
Location Moscow, Russia
Campus Urban

MSU Faculty of Medicine or FBM/FFM MSU (Russian: факультет фундаментальной медицины - ФФМ) is a medical faculty in Moscow State University. Founded in 1992 by an order of the Rector of Moscow State University, Professor V.A.Sadovnichy, FBM MSU is one of the most prestigious institution of higher learning in medicine in Russian Federation.

The medical faculty has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research, and clinical care. In addition, FBM MSU collaborates on contractual terms with therapy, surgical and preventive treatment institutes of Ministry of Health and Academy of Medical Sciences, city hospitals and maternity houses. Many departments of FBM MSU function on the basis of research centres and institutes namely RAMS Research Centre of Surgery; RAMS Oncology Research Centre, Cardiology Research Centre; P.A. Priorov Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics; RAMS Research Institute of Eye Diseases; P.A. Herzen Moscow Institute of Oncology; P.K. Anokhin Institute of Human Physiology; Research Institute of Forensic Medicine; RAMS Research Centre of Endocrinology; Research Institute of Phtysiopulmonology; Research Institute of Medical Parasitological and Tropical Medicine.

The current dean of the medical school is Professor Vsevolod Tkachuk, who is currently a member of Russian Academy of Sciences and of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS).


Moscow University was founded on January 25, 1755 by a decree of the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna on the initiative of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. In 1755 Moscow University had three faculties namely Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Medicine.

The establishment of Moscow University in 1755 had a great value for offering medical education in Russia. According to the original plan suggested by Mikhail Lomonosov, the medical faculty was supposed to teach chemistry, natural history, botany, zoology, agronomics and anatomy. Semen Gerasimovich Zybelin, the well-known professor of medicine in the past, was amongst the first group of student from the faculty.

In the 19th century, the development of medical and scientific activity in the medical faculty continued. The medical faculty received bases for clinical training and many new departments were created namely anatomy, physiology and pathology, therapy, pharmacology, medical literature, surgery, obstetrics and veterinary medicine.

The medical school was a progenitor of scientific and medical society in Russia. With the great participation and contribution of professors from the medical faculty, numerous medical journals and textbooks were created. This tradition continued until 1930, the medical faculty operated independently and separated from the main body of the university. It became the first Moscow state medical institute. Nowadays the institute named as Moscow Medical Academy named after I.M. Sechenov. In 1992, the Faculty of Basic (or Fundamental) Medicine was created by an order of the rector of Moscow State University, Professor V.A.Sadovnichy.


The faculty mainly composed of twelve departments:

  • Therapy- Professor V. E. Nonikov (head)
  • Surgery - RAMS member, Professor N. N. Malinovsky (head)
  • Pharmacology - Professor O. S. Medvedev (head)
  • Internal medicine - RAMS member, Professor N. A. Muhin (head)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - RAMS member, Professor G. M. Savelyeva (head)
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Training - RAMS member, Professor S. P. Mironov (head)
  • Normal and Topographical Anatomy - RAMS member, Professor M. R. Sapin (head)
  • Biological and Medical Chemistry - RAMS member, Professor V. A. Tkachuk (head)
  • Pathology - RAMS corresponding member, Professor Yu. L. Perov (head)
  • Physical and Chemical Basis of Medicine - RAMS member, Professor Yu. A. Vladimirov (head)
  • Ecological and Extreme Medicine - RAS and RAMS member, Professor A. I. Grigoriev (head)
  • Normal and Pathological Physiology - Professor V. B. Koshelev (head)

Academic staff:

  • 10 RAMS members
  • 27 professors with M.D.
  • 31 professors holding M.D. - Ph.D.
  • 30 professors with Ph.D.

Recent development[edit]

In 2002, the government of Moscow city issued an order concerning the construction of MSU medical clinic combining with a hospital. The complex will be situated near the intersection of Lomonosovsky and Michurinsky Avenues.

The clinic is plan to be of both scientific and clinical value assisting researchers in their studies and providing many opportunities for medical practise to students, professors and staff as well as residents.

The complex will include a polyclinic with treatment-and-diagnostics section serving 400 patients a day, a hospital with 300 beds and administrative building, a learning unit, an operational unit, etc. The total area of the complex is planned to be 44000 square metres. The modern architecture of the FBM building is supposed to fit into the traditional look of MSU buildings and the residential area nearby. Separate constructions will be connected by means of covered passages, and a park for patients. Three separate entrances on the premises of the complex will allow to separate the flow of patients, visitors and medical students.

Short-term programs[edit]

These programs are basically for students from overseas. The duration of short-term programs which are composed of clinical practise and medical research, can last from two to ten months. For postgraduate students, the faculty offers a special biomedical research under the supervision of related specialists. The faculty constantly organizes certain programs which last from one to two weeks for people with different professional standards or background.


The faculty is in internationally collaboration with:

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