Volgograd State Medical University is located in a city called Volgograd which is situated in the southern part of Russia on the west bank of the Volga River. It started as Stalingrad Medical Institute founded in 1935. In 1993 it got the status of the Academy, and in 2003 it was granted the status of the University.
The University is accredited by the Russian Ministry for Education for the teaching of both Russian and overseas students. It boasts of a highly qualified teaching staff, advanced researchers and experienced physicians.
The University has been training international students since 1962. Students from 113 states of the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa have studied at the University.
Since 2000 the Volgograd State Medical University has got an opportunity to teach foreign students in the English language.
The Volgograd State Medical University is one of the most famous and highly reputable Higher Schools both in Russia and abroad. It is proud of its highly-qualified teaching staff, advanced researchers and experienced physicians whose names are world-famous. It is currently headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir I. Petrov.
The University has the following Colleges and Departments
- College of General Medicine;
- College of Dentistry;
- College of Pediatrics;
- College of Pharmacy;
- College of Medical Biochemistry;
- College of Social Work and Clinical Psychology;
- Department for International Students;
- College for Postgraduate and Continuous Education;
- Department for Foundation Courses.
The university is listed in the WHO list of world medical schools and also in the International Medical education directory provided by FAIMER.