Poltava State Medical and Dental University
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Українська медична стоматологічна академія
|Motto||Ne discere cessa|
Motto in English
|"Never stop learning"|
The university was founded in 1921 by the dental faculty of Kharkiv Medical Academy. In 1967, it moved to the city of Poltava and was renamed the Poltava Ukrainian Medical Stomatological (oral medicine) Academy (PUMSA). In 1994, the university received the sixth-highest accreditation level because of its low death rate during surgery and was renamed Poltava State Medical University (PSMU). As of 2004, PSMU had a level-IV accreditation.
PSMU occupies sixteen buildings, including five academic buildings, four dormitories, apartments, a vivarium, hangars, a library, reading rooms, a sports complex, a dining room, a cafe, and a health and sports camp.
PSMU trains specialists in six faculties and a preparatory department. Specialists are trained in toxicology, pediatrics (six years each), oral surgery, pharmacology (five years each), nursing (two to three years) and orthopedic dentistry (two years).
Students seeking admission to the first-year medical course should have at least a secondary-school certificate (or twelve years of education) with passing grades in chemistry, physics, biology and English. If English is not the applicant's principal language, he or she must produce an official record of proficiency in English.
Students with a school certificate for ten or eleven years of study need to complete the Premedical Program: a one-year preparatory course. Classes in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and English are the basis of this program, which offers students an opportunity to complete their higher secondary schooling. Upon completion, students receive the academy's higher-school diploma and may enroll as first-year medical students.