Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy is the leading state higher educational institution in training both physicians and dentists. The Academy started its activity in 1921 as the Odontologic Faculty of the Kharkiv Medical Academy. In 1967 the Institute was transferred to the city of Poltava and renamed as the Poltava Medical Stomatological Institute, which in 1994 was granted the highest (IV) accreditation level and the status of the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. Its accreditation level IV was confirmed in 2004.
3615 students study at the Academy today, including 938 international students from 42 different countries. There are Stomatological and Medical Faculties, the Preparatory Faculty for international students training, the Postgraduate Faculty and the preparatory training course Department. A medical college, training bachelors and junior specialists, has beenfounded based on the UMSA.
56 chairs, including 9 leading ones, function at the Academy. Clinical and consulting work is carried out at 35 clinical chairs of the Academy, located at the best regional and city medical establishments of Poltava.
The academy qualifies specialists in
1. Stomatology (7.110106, duration of studies is 5 years)
2. General Medicine (7.110101, duration of studies is 6 years)
3. Pediatrics (7.110104, duration of studies is 6 years)
4. Medical Nursing (5.110102), duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education)
5. Orthopaedic Stomatology (5.110109), duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education
6. Pharmacy (5.110201)
The forms of studies are full-time and part-time (evening form of studies).
The scientific potential of the UMSA is represented by 82 Doctors of Medical Science, 316 Candidates of Science, 75 professors, 174 assistant professors, 2 winners of the Ukrainian State Prize, 8 Honoured Science and Technology Workers of Ukraine, 6 Honoured physicians of Ukraine. There have been a number of considerable changes at the Academy for the last decades having raised our higher institution on a new competitive level of specialist training and implemented the latest modern technologies ofeducation. A great reputation of the Academy was confirmed by two Silver and one Bronze Medals received at the International Exhibition of Educational Institutions “Modern education in Ukraine- 2001, 2002, 2004”. In June 2003 the Academy participated in the rating of the higher educational institutions of Ukraine “Sophia Kyivska”. For the active operation in increasing quality of modern education the Ukrainian Stomatological Academy was rewarded a Diploma of Rating of Higher Educational institutions. In the nomination “The Third Millennium Quality” the Academy was awarded a silver Medal and the Diploma of the International Academic Rating of popularity “Golden Fortune”.
From 1999 to 2009 the Academy published over 710 educational and methodical textbooks in various scientific spheres. 106 patents were obtained in Ukraine and in Russia last year. 7 scientific schools have been founded here which function nowadays: operative surgery; topographic anatomy; normal physiology; oral surgery; biological chemistry; pathological anatomy; conservative dentistry; clinical and experimental pharmacology.
B eing a member of the UNO and UNESCO Ukraine takes an active part in fulfilment international programmes of high education. The UMSA provides assistance to foreign states in training their national medical specialists. A Faculty for international students was founded in 1992 in order to improve the quality of Medical training for foreign citizens. 938 international students from 42 different countries including Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Pakistan, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan etc., study at the Academy today. They are guaranteed all the rights and freedoms stipulated by the current legislation of Ukraine. The training of foreign citizens is carried out in accordance with syllabuses and curricula of the Ministry of Education and Science and the MHS of Ukraine. International and Ukrainian students have rights of equal access to lecture rooms, classrooms, reading halls and libraries, sports gyms. The students are also provided with some premises for organizing cultural, religious events and association meetings. The training process is provided by our scholars and educators who have a specialized education and rich experience in working with foreign citizens at the primary stages of their training. Having graduated from the Academy foreign students obtain an international standard Diploma.
In 1997 the Dean’s Office organized a preparatory Department for international citizens. The students study Russian language, Science Language, the Basics of Maths, Physics, Biology, Informatics, and Ethnology. Overall, the work of the preparatory Department is aimed to adapt the foreign citizens to the lifestyle and training in Ukraine and introduce the culture and traditions of the Ukrainians. Further post diploma education is getting more and more popular among the postgraduates of the Academy. They study at the clinical postgraduate (residency) and postgraduate courses. 32 foreigners graduates of the medical and stomatological Faculties undertake residency at different chairs. More and more foreigners having completed the clinical postgraduate course would like to continue their studies at the postgraduates courses.