M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU), one of the best and the largest medical university of the former USSR, was established in 1930 as M. Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute in 1994 it was given the status of University and in 2008 upgraded to National Medical University.
M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) is one of the largest and best medical university of Ukraine. It was founded in 1930 as the Satlino Medical Institute. At present, over 920 teachers work at the 77 departments of Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU). Among them,150 professors and 243 Associate Professors,academic title of doctors and candidate of medical sciences are respectively 117 and 449 people.In Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) is a member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and two corresponding members of AMS of Ukraine,4 laureates of State Prize of Ukraine,18 distinguished scientists and engineers,8 distinguished doctors,2 Honored worker of Education of Ukraine,37 full members of international and departmental academies science.
Since 1973, Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) has been training medical personnel for countries of the Eastern Europe, China and Mongolia, and since 1976 it has been training students from other countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. At present, there are about 2100 foreign students in Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) who study at the Preparatory Department, Medical Faculty, Dental Faculty, Nursing Faculty and in Pharmacy faculties, undergo postgraduate and clinical post-graduate (residency) courses as well as professional probation at departments of the University in dentistry, therapy, orthopaedics and traumatology, oncology, urology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as other medical specialities.
Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) has trained over 40,000 highly qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, other ex-soviet republics, as well as from 89 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and America have graduated during the 78 years of DNMU existence.
Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) is recognized and listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). This accreditation allows the Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) to be eligible to take theUnited States Medical Licensing Examinations and enter Postgraduate Medical (Residency) training inUnited States.
IMED accreditation is recognized by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for eligibility of graduates to obtain certification and Licensure.
Donetsk National Medical University is recognized by the World Health Organization.
Donetsk National Medical University is recognized by the MCI and PMDC, European Council of Medicine andGeneral Medical Council (limited Registration) of UK.
M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University trains highly qualified doctors specializing in:
- GENERAL MEDICINE
- POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION (internship, specialization, clinical residency, post-graduate research on different specialties)
The medium of instruction are in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages.
The duration of studies for the students specializing in general medicine is six years.
During the first two years the University students acquire knowledge in various fundamental medical subjects: anatomy, histology, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, etc. Beginning from the third academic year, they start their training at the clinical departments of therapy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, infectious diseases, endocrinology, ophthalmology, skin diseases, etc. After six years of studies at the University the graduates are awarded with: General Physician-Specialist Degree.\
On having successfully served their internship or specialized clinical course, the graduates obtain a narrow specialization in particular fields of medicine. For the last ten years, M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University has been the leader in the qualified training of general medicine specialist.
The duration of studies at this faculty is five years.
In the first two years the student get introduced with basic subjects like Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry etc. From third year the students will get into clinical side of their career.
After the five years of training the graduates are awarded with: Degree of qualified Dentist.
Having successfully completed their internship or special clinical courses they obtain a narrow specialization in:
M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University has 30-year experience in training Dentists for the countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Our priority is the combination of profound general-medical knowledge with the high level of specialized training in all fields of dentistry. During the last five years the University has been leading in dentists training.
At first the students acquire knowledge in fundamental medical subjects: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc. From the second academic year they start to study special disciplines of their future profession, practicing their first manipulations on waxworks and models. Later on, experienced teachers among which there are four professors and 50 assistant professors help the students to master the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment of children and adult dental diseases. The students are taught to rehabilitate the teeth and tooth row with the help of composite rehabilitation materials, metal-ceramic and cerami prosthetic appliances; they master the art of surgery in the oscular cavity, on fao and neck. They get comprehensive knowledge in orthodontics - the part of dentistry that studies methods of the wrong teeth and jaws position.
Copious scientific and training potential, hign quality of teaching, reasonable cost of tuition made the Pharmaceutical Faculty of M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University one of the most attractive and prospective faculties for Ukrainian and foreign students.
The faculty administrators is: Dean, candidate of pharmaceutical science, assistant professor V.N. Khomenko.
The duration of studies at this faculty is five years.
Throughout the first three years at the University, the students study fundamental medical subjects as well as medical botany, pharmacognosia, medicaments technology, pharmaceuti¬cal and toxicological chemistry, clinical pharmacy, etc. During the fourth and fifth academic years, they specialize in pharmacy, complete the practice period at the chemist's shops, pharmaceutical enterprises.
After completing their education the DNMU graduates obtain Degree of Pharmaceutists and the Certificates on the chosen specialization:
- Small scale production of medicaments;
- Medicative plants and plant therapy;
- Medicative plants quality control;
- Organization and regulation of the pharma ceutical enterprises, etc.
Post-Graduate Education Faculty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergology and immunology
Child Infectious diseases
Medical Intensive Care and Therapy
Skin and VD
Combustology and Plastic Surgery
Radio Diagnostics and Therapy
Neurology (child and general)
Psychiatry and narcology
Traumatology and Orthopedia
Duration of study at Preparatory faculty is 5 to 10 months. The preparatory faculty has the license of Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science that allow to prepare foreign students for the prediploma preparation for the further studies in the Universities of Ukraine and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). During 15 years of its existence Preparatory Faculty has prepared nearly 1000 foreign students for medical and other Universities of Ukraine. High quality of the teaching process and goal-directed formation give necessary knowledge and skill (for example - the languages of biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology for medical University; the ones of economics/ engineering, computering and other for non¬medical Universities) which guarantee the foreign students to acquire professional language. On having successfully passed their examinations the students obtain the Certificate of international manner that allow them to continue their education either at the chosen faculty of the Donetsk National Medical University, or at any other University of Ukraine, Russia and other CIS countries.
Life in DNMU
The University campus consists of three buildings with 10 auditoriums for 200-300 students each, 100 study rooms and 37 computer classes, scientific and literature library departments, 9 hostels with reading and sport rooms, Sanatoriums, stadium, sport and recreation complexes, students club, dining room, cafe, first aid centre. There is sport and recreation camp on the bank of Severskiy Donets.
The hostels are situated inside the campus, so that the students can easily reach their classes without exiting the campus. The rooms are provided with necessary furniture’s and accessories.
The administration and study buildings as well as the campus are situated on the left side of Kalmius river, which is almost in the centre of Donetsk.
Education in DNMU
DNMU students gain their professional experience at 26 specialized bases (multispecialized medical and preventive organizations and research institutes) and at 28 specially equipped clinical bases (leading city hospitals) under the supervision of experienced specialists.
There are two scientific research insti¬tutes: the Institute of Medical family problems and that one of traumatology and orthopedics. The modern treatment methods such as kidney transplantation, surgeries on open heart with the artificial blood circulation, extracorporal blood purification, biochemoabsorbtion and many others are applied in the most of the clinics almost every day.
Library of DNMU
The library of the Donetsk National Medical University is the largest depository of medical literature in Donbass.
Today the fund of library makes more than 600 thousands of documents. There are in a fund rare and valuable editions of XIX century, collection of the old Russian medical book, lifetime editions of medicine classics, the personal libraries of prominent scientists of DNMU.
To services there are 10000 users:
3 lending/circulating libraries (scientific, educational, artistic literature);
5 reading-rooms (in a library, on departments, in dormitories)
library points in the departments.
Learning Resource Centers of DNMU
LRCs are institution - or community-based telecenters, which consist of at least one computer with Internet access, a scanner that allows partners to digitize clinical images for use in teleconsultations, and a collection of health and medical databases. These centers are designed to enable partners to overcome decades of isolation from information — an isolation that has discouraged the adaptation of clinical practices to reflect changing international standards of healthcare provision. In addition to providing a direct link to current information sources, the LRCs also offer new opportunities for education, communication, and collaboration within the DNMU partnership network, as well as with the international health community.
These training workshops cover the following core set of skills:
Basic and advanced Internet tools and applications
Medical searching techniques, including use of MEDLINE and other databases
Principles of evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of information
Training and outreach (training-of-trainers, presentation skills)
Strategic planning (building support for the LRC, budgeting, and grant proposal writing)
Presentation skills, marketing and promotion
Web site development and design
Basic database design, computer networking, and information systems planning