Samara State Medical University

State Medical University was organized in 1919 when, in accordance with the Decree of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR medical faculty was opened at the Samara State University. For almost an age-old history of its development, our university has passed a long, In many ways an innovative way and has turned into one of the largest and most authoritative universities in Russia.

University today – is a modern multi-level system of continuous training of civilian specialists with higher medical, pharmaceutical, economic and humanitarian education from secondary schools to doctoral studies.

High rank University Samara State MedicSamara al University confirms the wide spectrum of educational and scientific activities. The University consists of 11 faculties and 80 departments, private clinics and 3 educational institutions. High scientific potential of the university is determined 7 research institutes.

Today the University has a high social and state recognition. So, lately Samara State Medical University became the winner of the competition “European quality” in the “hundred best universities of Russia”, and the rector of the university academician GP Kotelnikov thrice confessed “Rector of the Year” and awarded a personal diploma as a university manager of the XXI century and the Scientist of the Year . He received a personal diploma when awarding the University with the International Prize “Profession – Life”.

The university has extensive academic links with foreign universities – it is part of the International Association of Medical Schools in Europe. University scientists have made a significant contribution to the development of national and world medical science. For a number of research directions University occupies a leading position in the country and enjoys a good reputation in Russia and abroad.

The 6 dissertation councils in 15 specialties University work successfully. Training of researchers in graduate and doctoral studies carried out on 38 specialties.


Samara State Medical University is one of the largest and renowned medical colleges in Russia. It was initially founded as a medical department of the Samara State University on 1 January 1919 and then became its own institution in July 1993.

Popularly known as SamSMU, the medical university includes four institutes,15 specialised diagnostic and therapeutic centers, and over 100 departments.

Located in Samara, a large city on the banks of the famous river Volga, SamSMU has been training international and domestic students since 1992.

In the year 2015, Samara State Medical University became the first medical university in Russia to have its own department of information systems and technologies in medicine. The university has formed partnerships with more than 40 Russian and international organisations. In addition, the university also has partnerships with medical colleges throughout the word and regularly facilitates students and faculty exchanges.

The hospital and medical clinics at the Samara State Medical University have 1,015 in-patient beds, 57 specialised branches, 24 clinical departments and a Federal Centre for Organ and Tissue Implantation. Moreover, the university has also been steadily working towards developing its core technological competencies in virtual reality, augmented reality, neural networks, stimulation technology, brain-computer interface, big data and high precision 3-D modelling.

Samara State Medical University currently co-ordinates two prestigious clusters of research and educational universities, which include seven universities and more than 70 organisations.

The university is officially accredited by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and has five comfortable hostels, gyms, halls and a variety of clubs for international students.