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NPMMU-National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya is a Medical University of National Status in Ukraine. NPMMU Vinnytsya is one of the oldest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine and former USSR. National Pirogov Memorial Medical University was founded in the year of 1805.


NPMMU Vinnytsya, is one of the largest in the country offering MBBS program, having the widest range of BSc opportunities in the Ukraine, postgraduate programs and clinical training. NPMMU Vinnytsya, has all the clinical facilities, teaching laboratories, lecture theaters and libraries. This infrastructure, dedicated team of internationally acknowledged world leaders and of highly trained technical staff, provides the ideal learning environment for medical students. There are foreign students in the universities studying from over 86 countries.

Students from Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Mauritius, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Kenya, Angola, Tunisia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, U.S.A, Saudi Arabia, Australia, U.K, Singapore, South-Africa, Lebanese, New-Zealand, Iran, Iraq, Sri-Lanka, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Maldives, Nepal, Palestine, Tunis, Uganda, Venezuela, Peru, Yemen, Tanzania, Lebanon, Morocco, Lesotho, Ghana, U.A.E, Bangladesh, south Africa, Nepal, Bulgaria, Israel, China, Norway, Kuwait, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Sierra-Leone, etc. study in the University.

Training of specialists is carried out at 53 chairs, where the competent scientific-pedagogical staff work. Among them 93 doctors of science, professors, 17 academicians and 5 members-correspondents of Academies of Science, 421 candidates of science, associated professors.

There are 3 educational buildings, modern equipment, research centre and centre of new information technologies, more than 600 modern computers connected to Internet, large library (500,000 books), own printing house.

At the university 5,500 students are trained, including 1,050 of foreign students. In total about 40,000 doctors, among them 2,000 specialists of the highest level, possessing the Candidate’s and Ph.D., M.D. degrees, including more than 6,500 foreign citizens from 93 foreign countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa) have been trained.

Annually the University chairs issue 10-12 text-books of methodics and other educational-methodical materials for the foreign students. The activity of the University on training doctors among the foreign citizens, international collaboration and international relations are coordinated by the Vice-Rector for international links.

In the structure of management of the international citizens’ education function, the department for international links the dean's office of the preparatory faculty and the dean's office for undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

Since 1977 the education of the foreign students is carried out at General Medical and Paediatric Faculties, since 1994 – at Dental and since 2000 – at Pharmaceutical Faculties. The curricula of clinical disciplines chairs also take into account specific features of regional diseases in different countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America. The fundamental preparation at the university’s chairs ensures the foreign graduates successful passing of internship both at the University, and medical institutions abroad.



All our educational programs are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The degrees and diplomas issued to graduated foreign students by the National Pirogov Memorial Medical University are legalized by the Ministry of Heath of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

National Pirogov Memorial Medical University is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). National Pirogov Memorial Medical University is recognized and listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). This accreditation allows the National Pirogov Memorial Medical University to be eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) and enter Postgraduate Medical (Residency) training in United 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.

The students and graduates of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University are eligible to participate in the United States Medical Licensing Examination & receive ECFMG certification. The ECFMG certification requires all graduates to have passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (both sections), submit a final transcript, and provide a copy of the graduate's diploma for verification. Once ECFMG certification has been granted the graduates are eligible for Postgraduate Medical education (Residency Training) in the United States. All prospective and current students who wish to practice in the United States are encouraged to educate themselves on the licensure policies in their respective states. This information can be obtained by going to the Federation of State Medical Boards of United States (FSMB) website or contacting them.

National Pirogov Memorial Medical University is recognized by the Indian Medical Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, European Council of Medicine and General Medical Council (limited Registration) of UK.



National Pirogov Memorial Medical University has a joint researches and partnership relations with many Scientific Institutions of former USSR and all over the world, such as The Poland Medical Academy, The Cambridge University, The Virden University, Clinics of Urgent Medicine in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Israel. Medical center of Cardiff (England), Medical Center in Sent-Etien (France), New York Medical Center, Ukrainian Medical Society in Canada and Austria.

During the last years our staff had an opportunity to work abroad as specialists and teachers in the Universities of USA, Yemen, Germany, UK etc. National Pirogov Memorial Medical University is proud of the fact that its staff were the scientists whose contribution to the world Medical Science has been commonly acknowledged.

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The Preparatory department for Foreign Citizens of Vinnitsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University was opened in 1979 with the license to intake 450 students per year. During the period of its existence 3,552 foreign specialists from 93 countries Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the USA and Europe have been trained.

The Preparatory department for Foreign Citizens is an educational subdivision of the University. It carries out the pre-university training of the foreign citizens for further getting education at the Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial university and other higher educational establishments of Ukraine. The Preparatory Department trains foreign students according to medical-biological direction and gives basic knowledge for entering Medical, Stomatological, Pharmaceutical department and gives special language preparation to post-graduates according to the conception of pre-high school training.

Training carried out during the one year is realized according to the educational plan and curriculum of Ukrainian, Russian, Mathematics, Informatics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Learning the language and fundamental subject training assist the correlation of the system of knowledge on different subjects and provide the students with the language as the instrument of getting knowledge. Final control is provided in the form of examinations. Graduates of the Department who passed their exams successfully get the Certificate (of the prescribed pattern) fixed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The Certificate gives them the right to continue their studies at the Vinnitsa National Memorial Pirogov University and other higher educational establishments of Ukraine.

The quantity of the students in a group is 5-6 persons. All the students of the Preparatory Department are provided with the necessary manuals and textbooks by the University Library. The training process at the Department is carried out by two chairs: the Russian and Ukrainian language chairs and the Natural Science Chairs. The is one professor, some readers and senior teachers among 54 teachers of the Department.

The training process is held in 20 well equipped classes. The students make use of the library, reading halls and sport complex of the university. The are canteens and buffets at the Preparatory department and in students’ hostels. There is also Medical Centre where the students can have first-aid help if required. The students of the Preparatory Department live in modern hostels that correspond the present-day medical demands.
At the preparatory faculty the atmosphere of confidence between the teachers and foreign students is created. The graduates of the preparatory faculty are admitted to the first year of studies at different faculties of VNMU. In total more than 4,000 foreigners from 62 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America completed the course of study at the preparatory faculty.

In their leisure time foreign students take part in excursions, parties, concerts, meet famous people of the city, become acquainted with the educational system of the Ukraine. They go to the kindergardens, schools, colleges, universities. They also visits theaters and museums.




Physical training is included in the curricula of all faculties. Besides the students attend various sports sections; play football, basketball and volleyball being members of united university team on the championship of Ukraine among medical universities. The gymnasiums, grounds are given free of charge.

In work with the foreign citizens we take into account their regional, religious, national, individual and psychological features. Active acquaintance of the foreigners with the history and culture of Ukraine, national traditions, life-style of modern Ukrainian youths is carried out.

During national holidays and festivals, the foreign students acquaint the staff of the University, population of our city and state with their national art, they organize the exhibitions and quiz games, which tell about the history, culture, traditions of their home-countries.

Traditional on such celebrations is tasting of the dishes of national cuisine prepared by the students. The representatives of embassies, firms of the foreign countries in Ukraine participate in realization of celebrations.





1. Human Anatomy 54 hours 246 hours 154 hours
2. Medical Biology 36 hours 72 hours 54 hours
3. Histology 58 hours 126 hours 54 hours
4. History of Medicine 18 hours 18 hours 18 hours
5. Latin Language 72 hours 36 hours -
6. Chemistry 36 hours 84 hours 54 hours
7. Biophysics 36 hours 72 hours 54 hours
8. Basics of Law 18 hours 18 hours 18 hours
9. History of Ukraine 18 hours 36 hours 54 hours
10. Ukrainian and Foreign Culture 36 hours 18 hours 54 hours
11. Psychology and Pedagogics 18 hours 18 hours 18 hours
12. Politology 26 hours 18 hours 18 hours
13. Russian Language 160 hours 72 hours -
14. Science of Religion 14 hours 14 hours 26 hours



1. Biochemistry 60 hours 120 hours 90 hours
2. Medical Cybernetics 16 hours 36 hours 108 hours
3. General Surgery 20 hours 40 hours 30 hours
4. Normal Physiology 80 hours 160 hours 120 hours
5. Sociology 18 hours 18 hours 18 hours
6. Economics 14 hours 32 hours 62 hours
7. Philosophy 36 hours 36 hours 36 hours
8. Russian Language 160 hours 54 hours -
9. Physical Training 5 hours 2 hours 4 hours
10. Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases 58 hours 144 hours 102 hours
11. Propaedeutic of Children Diseases 58 hours 144 hours 102 hours
12. Microbiology 54 hours 126 hours 92 hours
13. Pathological Anatomy 72 hours 90 hours 82 hours
14. Pharmacology 72 hours 90 hours 72 hours
15. Pathological Phsiology 36 hours 90 hours 82 hours
16. Radial Therapy and Diagnostics 36 hours 72 hours 54 hours
17. Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery 36 hours 84 hours 78 hours
18. Basics of Medical Psychology 16 hours 20 hours 18 hours
19. General Hygiene 36 hours 82 hours 60 hours
20. General Surgery 38 hours 104 hours 72 hours




1. General Hygiene 36 hours 54 hours 44 hours
2. Basics of Dentistry 18 hours 10 hours  
3. Social Medicine 36 hours 76 hours 36 hours
4. Outpatient Care 14 hours 32 hours 23 hours
5. Obstetrics 36 hours 90 hours 72 hours
6. Psychiatry and Narcology 36 hours 90 hours 72 hours
7. Sports Medicine 18 hours 42 hours 30 hours
8. Dermatoveneral Diseases 24 hours 38 hours 30 hours
9. Nervous Diseases 36 hours 76 hours 54 hours
10. Faculty Pediatrics 36 hours 72 hours 54 hours
11. Radiative Medicine 12 hours 24 hours 18 hours
12. Physiatrics 18 hours 36 hours 36 hours
13. Endocrinology 18 hours 36 hours 36 hours
14. Faculty Therapy 40 hours 94 hours 67 hours
15. Faculty Surgery 18 hours 72 hours 72 hours
16. Neurosurgery 12 hours 24 hours 18 hours




1. Urology 18 hours 42 hours 30 hours
2. Outpatient Care 12 hours 27 hours 21 hours
3. Sectional Course 6 hours 18 hours 12 hours
4. Ophthalmology 18 hours 42 hours 30 hours
5. Otorhinolarygology 18 hours 30 hours 30 hours
6. Hospital Therapy 42 hours 81 hours 72 hours
7. Clinical Genetics 12 hours 24 hours 21 hours
8. External and Military Medicine 2 hours 24 hours 4 hours
9. Occupational Diseases 18 hours 36 hours 36 hours
10. Traumatology and Orthopaedics 18 hours 42 hours 30 hours
11. External Surgery 30 hours    
12. Hospital Pediatrics 36 hours 72 hours 54 hours
13. Gynecology 18 hours 36 hours 36 hours
14. Hospital Surgery 36 hours 82 hours 78 hours
15. Children Surgery 16 hours 36 hours 36 hours
16. Infectious and Tropical Diseases 42 hours 72 hours 48 hours
17. Epidemiology 12 hours 36 hours  
18. Children Infectious Diseases 18 hours 36 hours 36 hours
19. Oncology 12 hours 48 hours 36 hours
20. Forensic Medicine 20 hours 36 hours 18 hours




1. Hygiene 52 hours 36 hours  
2. Outpatient Care 81 hours 45 hours  
3. Clinical Immunology 54 hours 28 hours  
4. Organisation of Health Protection 48 hours    
5. Internal Diseases 242 hours    
6. Infectious Diseases 108 hours    
7. Children Diseases 72 hours    
8. Oncology 40 hours 36 hours  
9. Clinical Pharmacology 36 hours 18 hours  
10. Children Infectious Diseases 72 hours 36 hours  
11. Children Surgery 38 hours    
12. Gynecology and Obstetrics 180 hours 90 hours  
13. Physiatry 72 hours 36 hours  
14. Reanimatology 54 hours 28 hours  
15. Surgical Diseases 126 hours 60 hours  
16. Therapy (Optional course) 40 hours    



1. Medical Information   108 hours
2. Sanitary Practice   108 hours
3. Nursing   144 hours
4. Medical Practice Therapy 96 hours
  Surgery 96 hours
  Obstetrics 96 hours
5. Clinical Practice Therapy 72 hours
  Surgery 72 hours
  Obstetrics 72 hours



DURATION: 3-5 Years
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: English, Russian, Ukrainian.


Speciality Speciality
1. Obstetrics and Gynecology 28. Otorhinolaryngology
2. Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy 29. Ophthalmology
3. Skin and Venereal Diseases 30. Pathological Anatomy
4. Pediatric Anesthesiology 31. Pediatrics
5. Pediatric Gynecology 32. Psychiatry
6. Pediatric Neurology 33. Radiology
7. Pediatric Traumatology and Orthopedics 34. Roentgenology
8. Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 35. Reflexotherapy
9. Pediatric Ophthalmology 36. Stomatology
10. Pediatric Stomatology 37. Forensic Medicine
11. Pediatric Surgery 38. Therapeutic Stomatology
12. Pediatric infectious diseases 39. Internal Medicine
13. Endocrinology 40. Gastroenterology
14. General practice – family medicine 41. Hematology
15. Infectious and Tropical Diseases 42. Cardiology
16. Neurosurgery 43. Nephrology
17. Clinical laboratory diagnostics 44. Pulmonology
18. Emergency cases medicine 45. Rheumatology
19. Microbiology with Virusology 46. Functional diagnostics
20. Narcology 47. Urology
21. Neurology 48. Phthisiology
22. Clinical biochemistry 49. Surgical stomatology
23. Neonatology 50. Surgery
24. Oncology 51. Proctology
25. Organization and economics of Publik Health Services 52. Vascular surgery
26. Orthopedic Stomatology 53. Thorasic surgery
27. Traumatology and Orthopedics    



Vinnytsya is located on the banks of the river Pivdennyy Bug, 260 kms to the south of the capital Kyiv (3 hours by train, 14 hours by train from Moscow and 6 hrs from Odessa and Lviv. The city is connected by the railway and air paths to western Europe and other countries. Average temperature in winter is 5–7°C below zero, summer – 20-27°C above zero.