P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

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P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Національна медична академія післядипломної освіти імені П.Л.Шупика
Established 1918
Rector Yuriy Voronenko
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Website [1]

The P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) is a higher education institute in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Through decades, the institute has established itself as a higher educational, methodological and research centre.

Post addresse: 9, Dorogozhytska St., Kyiv, 04112, Ukraine


The Kiev Institute of Advanced Training of Physicians, nowadays the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) named after P.L. Shupyk, one of the first academic and research institutions of Ukraine, was founded in 1918, in the period of the Ukrainian State system, in the time of revival of Ukrainian education, science and technology.

The institute got a new qualitative status in the year of the fifth anniversary of Ukrainian independence after the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine had issued the Resolution “On the formation of Kiev Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education” (13 May 1996), according to which the Academy was considered to be an educational institution of a new type and a higher IV level of accreditation.

In 1998, according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the Academy was given the name of an outstanding statesman and scientist, professor Platon L. Shupyk who twice was the Minister of Health of Ukraine. He contributed greatly to the development of the academy material, educational and scientific base.

In 2006, the academy acquired a national institution status according to a decree of the president of Ukraine.

Campuses and buildings[edit]

  • The main building includes 7 dean’s offices, scientific educational and methodological center of distance education, teaching department, department of international relationship and scientific and pedagogical work with foreigners, department of treatment work, personnel department, legal department, budget department, chancellery, general service department, internet center, trade-union committee, library, accountancy office, methodological office, postgraduate education department, information support department, 5 Chairs, 1 auditorium.
  • Laboratory building includes 1 dean’s offices, consists of scientific department, central scientific research laboratory, scientific and research center, center of standardization of medical industry; scientific and methodological information department, 7 Chairs, Assembly Hall.
  • 5 hostels
  • Vivarium


Through its existence the NMAPE has become a leading institution of postgraduate medical education as well as a great research centre with 6 faculties of general practice /family medicine, surgery, therapy, pediatrics, medico-prophylactic and pharmaceutical faculty, a faculty teaching staff’s advanced training and the Institute of Dentistry; there are 71 Departments where nearly 650 faculty Members work, including 2 Heroes of Ukraine, 20 Academicians and Associate Members of the NAS of Ukraine, the AMS of Ukraine, 225 Professors and Doctors of Sciences and Associate Professors; over 80 Scientists of the Academy have been given the titles of Honoured Science and Technology Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Physician of Ukraine, Honoured National Education Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Public Health Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Inventor and Rationalizer.

NMAPE is a leading centre of academic and methodological work in postgraduate fields which is authorized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to develop the majority of standard programs of the courses of precertification training, traineeship as computer attestation programs, applied by all medical institutions and faculties of postgraduate education.

Up to 60–70 curricula and programs of topical advanced training are developed and updated annually. Among them these are the original programs: “Digital technology in radiology”, “ Topical questions of quality maintenance and prevention of medicines adulteration”, “ Chemists’ work at the market”, “Untraditional methods of dental diseases treatment”, “Financing and management in health care in Ukraine”, “ Modern technologies in interventional cardiology”, “Ultrasound diagnosis of close defects of cardial septa”, etc.

The Department of Medical Information Technology, in particular, is an initiator, organizer and founder of one of the progressive modern form of distance education. Since 2006 the academic and methodological centre of distance education has been working at the Academy.

Physicians’ post-graduate education is composed of internship, master’s course and specialization, topical advanced training and precertification courses.

Over 20,000 physicians and pharmacists are trained at the NMAPE annually.

Scientific and research work at the academy is an integral part in training highly qualified specialists and is performed in accordance with the generalized plan of scientific and research activity. The plan includes the scientific and research activity in foreground trends that have purpose investment (funding scientific and technical programs, government orders, fundamental and applied scientific and research activity in the field of preventive and clinical medicine), initiative and competitive (department) extrabudget (state contractual) dissertations (doctor’s and candidate’s).

Scientific developments of the academy’s scientists have won 90 Medals of Exhibition of Economic Achievements, 22 of which are Gold Medals.

Of 81 departments, 61 are clinical ones. They are based in medical establishments subordinated to the boards of public health and medical maintenance of Kiev Municipal and Kiev Regional State Administration, the Ministry of Health and other boards. It is very important that 20 departments cooperate with 16 institutes of the AMS of Ukraine where medical scientific potential is concentrated.

The number of clinical bases of all property forms is 125; their potential amounts over 11,000 hospital beds.

Annually, over 22,000 surgical interventions are performed, 190,000 consultations are delivered and 100,000 patients are treated at clinical bases. NMAPE staff members implement up-dated methods of diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases.

Within the framework of Ukrainian Emergency Medical Care Station, NMAPE staff members constantly go to regions of Ukraine to deliver consultations and medical care for patients suffering from the most severe pathology.


The teaching staff of the academy publish over 60 items of academic and methodological literature annually.

For the last five years, the results of scientific investigations have been published in 128 monographs, 27 textbooks, 177 educational manuals, 16 guides, 6 encyclopedias, 85 reference books, 38 collections of scientific publications, 7486 scientific papers and abstracts at a state level and 795 ones at international level; 51 normative documents have been worked out, 182 methodological guidelines, 69 information letters and 68 innovations have been published and distributed to different regions of Ukraine; an invention has been registered, 412 patents on inventions and 21 certificates on copyright registration have been obtained. The academy’s scientists have demonstrated their scientific achievements at 36 exhibitions and they have been organizers of 160 scientific forums. NMAPE is a co-founder of 23 journals.

Honorable doctors and famous alumni[edit]

There worked following prominent scientists as academicians, member-correspondents of the Academy of Sciences, professors as: V.H. Vasylenko, B.M. Man’kovskyi, M.M. Amosov, O.O. Shalimov, D.F. Chobotariov, F.Yu. Bohdanov, L.I. Medvid’, O.M. Marzeiev, D.M. Kaliuzhnyi, O.I. Arutiunov, B.P. Komisarenko, V.D. Bratus’, L.V. Tymoshenko, M.H. Shandala, E.L. Macheret, M.D. Strazhesko, M.S. Kolomiichenko and others at the Academy.

At different times in Ukraine the founders of new schools became scientists of the Academy such as M.M. Amosov, Yu.P. Vdovychenko, Yu.V. Voronenko, I.M. Hanzha, O.A. Yevdoshchenko, Ye.V. Kohanevych, E.L. Macheret, O.P. Mintser, M.Ye. Polishchyk, M.M. Sergiienko, L.V. Tymoshenko, A.I. Trishchuns’kyi, O.O. Shalimov.

Academics, member-correspondents of National Academy of Science and National Academy of Medical Science such as V.I. Koziavkin, L.A. Pyrih, Yu.I. Feshchenko, Yu.V. Voronenko, M.Ye. Polishyk, M.M. Sergiienko, L.A. Pyrih, who are well known in our country and abroad work at the Academy today.

International relations[edit]

In 1993, the Department of International Relations and Scientific-Pedagogical Work with Foreign Subjects was organized. The major purpose of the department is to participate in developing and realizing international educational, scientific, clinical and humanitarian programs.

The relation of the Academy with foreign countries develops from year to year. Annually, over 30-50 foreign delegations visit the Academy. A number of agreements on cooperation with many countries have been signed.

Over 70 scientists visit other countries annually. Training visits are aimed at on-site training in the leading clinics, exchanging experience, establishing cooperation relations, participating in congress, symposia. Young scientists take traineeships in leading clinics of the West.

The Resource Center of training specialists for controlling HIV/AIDS infection under the WHO guidance has been created in conjunction with American International Health Care Association. Thanks to Zurich University, an International Center of Genenic investigations has been created. An International School of Classic Homeopathy has been founded owing to financing and support of George Vithoulkas.

Leading scientists of Germany, Greece, Sweden, Austria, and the UK are honorous professors of the Academy.

The academy’s partners are the University of Colorado (United States), the Jagiellonian University (Poland), the Scottish Royal College of General Practitioners (United Kingdom), the German Academy of Development Rehabilitation (Munich), the University of Bari (Italy), the Medical University of Lublin (Poland), the Slovak Medical University, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands), the Medical University of Silesia (Poland), the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (Greece), the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, etc.

Great attention is paid at the Academy to training foreign citizens. Almost 400 foreigners from 54 countries are trained at NMAPE annually. Young scientists of the Academy take traineeships in leading clinics of France, Sweden, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland, etc.

Awards and reputation[edit]

Honorary diploma of national project “Leaders of Education and Science of Ukraine” for considerable contribution to the development of science and education of Ukraine (25.09.2012)

Grand Prix certificate “The Leader of Postgraduate Education of Ukraine” (1–3 March 2012)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°28′11″N 30°26′56″E / 50.4698°N 30.4490°E / 50.4698; 30.4490