Gomel State Medical University

Gomel State Medical University was founded in 1990. Establishment of Higher Educational Institution “Gomel State Medical University” was in the year 1990, according to the Decision of the Council of Ministers of the BSSR from 14.11.1990 № 284 and Order of the Minister of Health of the BSSR from 20.11.1990 № 188 to ensure the training of doctors and highly qualified specialists. By the Order of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus of 13.06.2003 № 242 Gomel State Medical University is accredited in the Republic of Belarus as the University. In 2000, at the initiative of the Rector and the decision of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, the Faculty for training of specialists for foreign countries was opened.

In 2010 the University introduced a certified management system according to ISO 9001: 2008 (certificate of conformity is registered in the bureau “Verities”. This certificate certifies that the quality management system design and implementation of educational activities in the field of medical education: pre-university (preparatory courses, preparatory department) undergraduate (first and second levels of education) graduate (internship, internship, clinical residency, postgraduate) – meets the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008.

Gomel State Medical University today is having:
  • More than 300 highly qualified professors, associate professors, assistant professors;
  • 4 faculties – medical, medical-diagnostic, faculty for training specialists for foreign countries, Faculty of pre-university training , internship and clinical residency , doctorate, post-graduate and Masters;
  • 36 departments, as well as a research laboratory, the research sector, the department of science and scientific and medical information publishing department, professors Advisory Centre and other structural units;
  • 18 large hospitals with modern equipment, which is made on the basis of learning;
  • Clinical base of the university is one of the best in Belarus, where the most modern medical technology for diagnosis and treatment of endocrine, cardiology, immunology, hematology, ophthalmology, cancer;
  • Over 3,000 (including more than 400 foreign) students enrolled in the faculties of the University;
  • 4 modern comfortable dormitories where students live.
  • During its existence the University has created a highly professional team, capable to train medical staff at the appropriate level, to undertake research, to provide medical advice to the public.
  • During the period 2008-2013. It opened training on three specialties of higher education II level. The number of students has increased by 1,036.

Education

At this University, 205 highly qualified Professors, Senior lecturers and Assistants are working in 31 Departments. Indian Professors and Senior lecturers are also employed in the faculties.1-2 courses of foreign students studying normal anatomy and histology, cytology and embryology, the general and bioorganic chemistry, medical biology and general genetics, normal physiology and biochemistry. Highly qualified faculty theoretical departments of the university provides teaching of basic medical disciplines at a high scientific and methodological level. Along with medical and biological subjects students study Russian and Latin.

Students of 3-4 courses studying clinical disciplines: pathological physiology and pathological anatomy, microbiology and pharmacology, general surgery and internal medicine propaedeutic, general hygiene, and others. The students first get acquainted with clinical bases of the University, the hospitals, where the foundation is laid for their future professional activity.

5-6 courses of foreign students studying surgical and internal medicine, pediatrics and ophthalmology, otolaryngology, infectious and tropical diseases, psychiatry and others. Each student in direct contact with patients participating in clinical rounds and consultations, diagnosis, treatment and manipulation at present operations.

Most of the students use their time for training. For self-students have the opportunity to engage in the reading room of the University Library in computer labs and student scientific circles, take part in student’s scientific conferences, practical work in health care in Gomel. Participation in student circles, creative contests, competitions and amateur sporting events make life of foreign students more intense.

Graduates of the faculty for training specialists for foreign countries awarded an international diploma with assignment of title «MD» (MD). Diploma attached extract from the estimates and the number of hours on the study of the subject, which was subsequently checked with the programs of national universities in the verification of the diploma overseas and the exam to confirm the qualification of the foreign citizen at home.

Graduates of the faculty for training specialists for foreign countries Gomel State Medical University successfully confirm diplomas at home and work by specialists from different fields of medicine in the EU, North America and others.

Belarus is best Choice Destination for Medical Studies

 Most favored destination for medical studiesIn top 5 of Europe attracting foreign students.

 High standards of education In Europe, Erasmus….Globally valid Degrees – IMED, WDOMS, WHO Listed.

 Doctor – Patient Ratio : 1:220 (US 1:390, UK 1:440)

 Literacy Rate : 99.7% (in Top ten)   

 Natural Vegetation : 93.1% of the Land   

 Human Development Index : 50th Rank    

 Safety Index : 72.43 (High Safety Grade)   

 Crime Index : 27.57 (among the lowest)

Education​

Belarus follows European standards of education together with world renowned, long standing Russian methodology of teaching which makes it very high quality and top order medical education. Student group in a Classroom or Lab does not exceed 10 nos. and a Mentor teacher assigned for each Student group ensures personal attention of teacher on each student. Moreover, evaluation comprises pre/post teaching tests, viva, class presentation, Lab workbooks…

Belarus is among top five countries in Europe attracting foreign students for higher education. The student to population ratio is one of the best in Europe, in lead than countries like Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway…

Medical qualification from Belarusian universities is globally valid, listed in WHO Directory, IMED, Avicenna Directories, and WDOMS, and approved by FAIMER of US, GMC of UK, MCC of Canada, and AMC of Australia besides MCI. The Advisory Note from Indian Embassy in Minsk (Belarus) (www.indembminsk.in) reads as under: In Belarus a stable political and law & order situation exists. The prevailing conditions are sufficiently conducive to educational courses for foreign students. The security and safety of the Indian students are generally good.

Gomel lies in the southeast of Belarus on the borders of Russia and Ukraine. It is located on the right bank of the beautiful river Sozh. Gomel is considered the second large commercial, industrial and manufacturing city and is also the cultural and sporting center for much of the region.

It is also one of the biggest educational centers in Belarus having 7 institutions of higher learning, 11 specialized technical schools, 13 professional schools and 75 secondary schools in the city. Gomel region experiences mild climate. Average temperature in winter is -5OC, and in summer it reaches up to 40oC.

Clinical Base

The clinical base of the University is one of the best in Belarus, where the advanced medical technologies on diagnosis and treatment of endocrinology, cardiology, immunology, hematology, ophthalmology and oncology related diseases are applied.

During the clinical course the students can participate in the whole range of diagnostic and treatment procedures at the teaching hospitals. They take part in teaching rounds, examination of patients, clinical demonstrations, taking case history, case conferences. There are 18 large clinics equipped in modern way.

Material & Technical Base

Unique expensive equipment is employed for molecular genetic studies:

for the isolation of DNA and RNA (centrifuges – vortexes, solid-state thermostats, high-speed centrifuge, automatic station for the isolation of DNA and RNA «Corbett robotics»,0 amplify – cycler “Tertsik” and gradient thermal cycler PalmCycler, PCR thermal cycler for PCR in real time (RealTime PCR) – RotorGene 3000 and PCR boxfor videouchёta and electrophoresis: electrophoresis chamber system

The system for pulse electrophoresis CHEF-DR III System Bio-Rad.Automatic single-channel DNA sequencer ABI PRISM 310.High-performance liquid chromatograph Agilent 1100

Laboratory and Practical Training

GMU offers traditional forms of learning, which include lectures, seminars, laboratory and practical training. In the course of 1-3 classes are 2, 3, or 4 academic hours (45 minutes each). At the undergraduate subjects in the study of clinical training is organized in the form of cyclic classes (classes 4-6) in the clinics on 5 and 7 hours per day.

Students of medical faculty has a long way in the vast field of knowledge. In the course of study the student’s knowledge will be evaluated not only on the exam sessions, but also during the semester. This is a different test items, the decision of situational problems, difficult colloquiums, seminars, laboratory works … From the very beginning of study must take the tempo and did not leave it ever!

The first two years of study a student of natural science understands and life sciences, the humanities and social foundations of the disciplines. The main basic subjects for students of the faculty are normal anatomy and histology, cytology and embryology. In the third year the focus is on general professional disciplines.

With a third-year student of the medical faculty practical work, which helps to perpetuate, deepen, improve the systematization of theoretical knowledge of the student received in the course of training, in order to acquire their practical skills needed in the future for independent professional activities.

Senior courses – it is laying the basic knowledge and skills of the future doctor. After the third year students of medical manual are nursing practice, after 4 courses -poliklinicheskuyu, and after the 5th year – medical clinical practice. Students are actively involved in medical diagnostic process, adopting the experience of their teachers . In the sixth year, students complete the training subordinator in four main areas the specialty “Medicine”: medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology and critical care medicine, pediatrics.

Passed all the tests, you, six years, will be awarded diplomas to graduates of the medical faculty of the Gomel State Medical University with a degree “doctor”.

LIBRARY

Regional Scientific Medical Library of Gomel State Medical University is the center of the information space of the university. The library serves the faculty, graduate students, medical residents, doctors, interns, students, university staff and medical staff of health facilities in Gomel and region..

The University Library is located in three buildings: the main building of the University (ul. Lange, 5) is the library manager’s office, department of bibliography and electronic resources to the hall for the researchers and e-library, reference and information department and methodical work with a reading room theses theses, employee GMU, newspapers; in a building on the street. Lange 1 is placed department of acquisition, cataloging and scientific processing of the documents, the service department of scientific and medical literature a subscription to scientific and medical literature and reading room; in the educational building number 4 University (pr.Kosmonavtov, 70) is the service department of educational literature with subscriptions of textbooks for the students of the preparatory department for students of 1-3 and 4-6 courses, subscriptions universal science, and foreign literature and reading room .

KEY RESEARCH AREA

Research is conducted at the University in the natural and medical sciences. The types of research activities of the faculty and research staff are – carrying out fundamental and applied research, clinical testing results of scientific research and training of highly qualified scientific personnel.

The purpose of all types of scientific activity of the Gomel State Medical University is the use of modern scientific and methodological approaches and techniques to obtain new knowledge about the structure and functioning of the human body in normal and pathological conditions, as well as the development and introduction of high-performance healthcare diagnostic and treatment technologies and proactively -ozdorovitelnyh programs that reduce morbidity and mortality, improve the quality of life of the population..

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases : diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases, the development of diagnostic tools, equipment and supplies, instrumental and non-instrumental methods of control, regenerative medicine, transplantation
  • “Develop and implement a methodology allohryascha transplantation to eliminate defects of the middle ear and the outside of the nose” (GR 20114710 from 15.11.2011).
  • “Develop and implement technology of early diagnosis and surgical correction of glaucoma in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis’ (GR 20131155 from 01.07.2013).
  • “A method for evaluating vascular endothelial dysfunction of the brain depending on the state of pro / antioxidants in experimental stress” (GR 20131662 from 30.07.2013).
  • Disease prevention: preventing and minimizing the consequences of exposure to harmful environmental factors that determine the incidence of infectious and noninfectious
  • “The development of a diagnostic platform for an objective assessment of age-related changes at the cellular and molecular levels’ (GR 20131595 from 17.07.2013).
  • Medical Biotechnology : molecular genetic technologies, including DNA technology; cellular biotechnology to create new treatments for human diseases, including the use of stem cell technology; means of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
  • “Study of the pathogenic mechanisms of the formation of cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases based on the molecular genetic, biochemical and immunological studies.”

Student Life

From the first course students have the opportunity to visit the student’s scientific circles, both theoretical and clinical departments of the University, to speak at meetings, presentations. Students prepare research papers, which are the annual student scientific conferences of the University. Has attained significant results in education, scientific research and community service students include data bank of talented youth.

Student years – the most wonderful time. Each student can try the sport, amateur, research work. Students and university sports clubs invite all talented students to participate in amateur performances, to become members of the university sports teams in basketball, volleyball, football, table tennis and many other types of ports.

Solemn celebration of the important dates in the life of the faculty for training specialists for foreign countries has become a real tradition. One of these dates is the Days of the Faculty in which students can develop their creative abilities and talents. Guests of the festival, among which there are often employees of embassies of different countries, always look forward to this colorful, fun and a good holiday.

In the framework of the Days of the Faculty of the festival of national cuisine, where everyone can get acquainted with the peculiarities of the Indian, Syrian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and Yemeni cuisine. One of the most exciting and anticipated events, as well as an outstanding event in the life of the faculty is a competition, “Mr. faculty”, which is determined by the results of the most talented student of the Faculty.

Taking into account the multicultural flavor of foreign nationals who are studying at the university, the administration is doing everything possible to preserve and maintain national traditions. Foreign students live in dorms with all the comforts, are able to communicate with one another within groups, celebrate national and religious holidays, to participate in national festivals and exhibitions.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

Gomel State Medical University concluded agreements on cooperation with foreign institutions of education, research and other foreign organizations. Among the main partners of the University such foreign educational institutions like the University of Nagasaki (Japan), University of Akita (Japan), Kursk Medical University (Russia), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), and others.

As part of a cooperation agreement with the Medical University “First Moscow State Medical University named after IM Sechenov “developed a joint program of scientific and technical cooperation in the following areas: personalized prevention of socially significant diseases, scientometric studies to evaluate the scientific activity, screening of target populations to identify risk factors, and conducted training of specialists.

The collaboration with the University of Nagasaki and Fukushima (Japan). In 2014 it carried out visits of scientists, professors and students, joint research on issues relevant for Belarus and Japan in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster and nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1”.

29 September 2014 Educational Establishment “Gomel State Medical University” was visited by delegation from Scotland. At a meeting with the leadership of the University discussed the results of many years of collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, prospects and directions for continued cooperation in the field of education and medical science. Partners from Scotland confirmed their readiness to develop an exchange program for students to assist in the development of distance learning and telemedicine projects with the use of modern information and communication technologies, to conduct joint research in the field of endocrine diseases, programs to promote the improvement of the health system in the Gomel region.

The studies of antibiotic resistance of microorganisms in the framework of the tripartite agreement on international scientific cooperation in research the sensitivity of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs between the institution of education “Gomel State Medical University,” Karaganda State Medical University and the Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy of the Smolensk State Medical Academy. Research on the spread of multidrug-resistant strains of P.aeruginosa in Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. As part of the Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IACMAC) conducted joint work on preparation and holding of workshops and seminars on topical issues for clinical microbiology specialists from CIS countries.

PG

Perspective is the active participation of students in the scientific and practical studies. After graduation, the best graduates the opportunity to continue their education in the magistracy, clinical internship and postgraduate virtually any medical specialty. Obligatory condition of admission to residency is a diploma of doctor of medicine. Education in clinical studies conducted in accordance with the curriculum approved by the Ministry of Health and lasts 3 years. The program includes theoretical and practical aspects. Training in clinical studies performed at one of the departments of the university on an individual plan.

Upon completion of residency specialist rents exam, which includes theoretical and practical sections, and receives a certificate of completion of residency. Residents can continue their education in graduate school (duration 3-4 years).

The list of specialties

In accordance with government policy and the available scientific potential of one of the priorities of educational establishment “The Gomel State Medical University” became a scientific and innovative activity, which is based on a fundamentally oriented and applied research in the field of biology and medicine:

Physical, chemical, biological and genetic methods and techniques for obtaining new substances, materials, modified biological forms, nanomaterial and nanotechnology. The development of new therapeutic, diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative technologies, devices and medical devices, pharmaceuticals and immunobiological preparations, cellular and molecular genetic techniques.

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