Ural State Medical University

Clinical College is inseparable from scholastic greatness, offering a scope of dynamic and globally perceived clinical projects.

Hello, and welcome to the Ural State Medical University

The Ural State Medical University’s commitment to excellence in medical education, research, and healthcare is a source of pride for the institution. As a leading medical school, we strive to provide our students with an environment that encourages their intellectual and professional development and prepares them for the ever-changing challenges of the healthcare division.

About the University

Laid out with a dream to give elite clinical training, Ural State Medical University has been a foundation of medical service schooling for a considerable length of time. Our rich history and custom of greatness have situated us as a foreshadowing in the medical local area.

Life in Ural State Medical University

Drench yourself in a cutting-edge learning climate with current research centres, exceptional study halls, and high-level clinical offices. We at USMU provide the resources necessary for experiential learning through hands-on activities.


In September 1920, by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR, the Medical Faculty of the Ural State University was opened in Yekaterinburg, with Novikov Alexander Mitrofanovich (1865 -1927) appointed dean. The first graduations of doctors from the medical faculty of the Ural State University took place in 1922, 1923, and 1924. In total, the Middle Urals received 68 doctors. An acute lack of funding in the country prompted the government in 1924 to transfer the medical faculty to the city of Perm. However, in 1930, the Sverdlovsk State Medical Institute was established by the Decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR of July 10. In October 1930, by order of the People’s Commissariat of Health, on the recommendation of the Sverdlovsk regional health department, the doctor Kataev Pyotr Spiridonovich was appointed director, a graduate of the medical faculty of the Ural State University in 1922. The departments of the institute were located in the building of the city hospital No. 3, the Institute of Occupational Health and Occupational Diseases, the Institute of Tuberculosis, and the Research Institute of OMM. Scientists from Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa and the Ural cities were invited to the institute. The first classes at the evening department of the SSMI began on March 12, 1931, and in September of the same year, students of the day department began to study. The Institute began to function with 14 teachers, including 3 professors. 2 associate professors and 9 teachers without a degree. The Institute had 182 students. The bed fund used by the departments in 1934 was 1135 beds. In 1933, 300 students were admitted to the institute. The construction of two buildings of the student hostel has begun. In 1936, the construction of the main building of the institute was completed. Repina 3, where 12 departments of theoretical and medical-biological profile and administration were located. By 1935-1936. formed and staffed all departments of the Institute. The number of teachers was 135 people, including 25 professors. The first graduation of evening department doctors took place in 1935 and day departments in 1936. 300 people received a doctor’s diploma. In 1937, the Institute was granted the right to defend candidate dissertations. In 1939, the pediatric faculty was opened, and seven departments were located in the new building of the city clinical hospital No. 1. In June 1941, the first graduation of pediatricians took place. In connection with the war in the same year, the faculty was disbanded. During the Great Patriotic War, at the SSMI, by order of the NKZ, an urgent restructuring of the educational process was carried out (Director of the Institute, Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Velichkin) and a single faculty was created that trained military doctors. In 1943, the sanitary-hygienic faculty was opened and the pediatric faculty was restored. In total, more than 2,000 specialists were trained during the Second World War. The post-war period is a period of restoration of the national economy of the country, development and strengthening of the material and technical base of universities. During this period (1946-1983) the university was headed by outstanding personalities, scientists who made a significant contribution to the development of domestic science, strengthening the material and technical base of the institute.
These include professor-directors of the institute:

  • Serebrennikov Valentin Sergeevich (1946 to 1952),
  • Zverev Alexei Fedorovich (1952 to 1962),
  • Klimov Vasily Nikolaevich (from 1962 to 1983).
  • In 1961, the faculty for the improvement of doctors was opened;
  • In 1964, the Central Scientific Research Laboratory was formed as part of eight laboratories;
  • In 1969 – the 3rd educational building was put into operation, where 12 departments were located.
  • In 1970 – the dean’s office of Specialization of interns was opened;
  • In 1971, a preparatory department was opened;
  • In 1976, the Faculty of Dentistry was opened.
  • In 1979, for the contribution to the development of medical science and the training of medical personnel, the institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of labour

Usmu Today

The Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Ural State Medical University” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation was founded in 1930 as the Sverdlovsk State Medical Institute.

The university today is more than 7 thousand students, interns, residents, graduate students and trainees studying at 58 departments, 8 faculties and departments, 40 clinical bases in the best medical institutions, medical research institutes, bodies and institutions of Rospotrebnadzor, pharmacies of the city and region, in its own dental clinic. Clinic equipped with the most high-tech equipment.

Important structures that provide and support the educational process are: Center for Practical Skills; well-equipped Central Research Laboratory; a library with a half-million fund of storage units, with 90% of educational literature published over the past 5-10 years; scientific society of young scientists (NOMUS) ; scientific and educational center “Perspektiva” . Office of Extracurricular Activities unites the Union of Students and Postgraduates, the association of volunteer movement, the council of hostels, the Center for Leisure and Aesthetic Education, a sports club (2 sports halls, sports grounds and a ski base). All this creates conditions for an interesting and eventful life of students, allowing them to realize personal and creative ambitions, career growth.

The staff potential of the university— the most important condition for the quality of training of specialists. The university has a high level of methodological and scientific schools with rich historical experience and high performance. URAL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY is deservedly proud of its teaching staff, which includes a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, five honored scientists, more than 22 honored doctors and five honored workers of higher education of the Russian Federation, two winners of the RF Government Prize, two winners of the G.F. Lang (RAMS) and seven – awards named after V.N. Tatishchev and G.V. de Gennin (the founders of the city of Yekaterinburg). Every year, URAL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY employees become winners of the award of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, the award of the founders of the city of Yekaterinburg. 23% of doctors of sciences from the total number of teachers involved in educational activities is one of the highest rates among medical universities in the country.

Many graduates have become major statesmen, heads of medical institutions, and well-known scientists in Russia and abroad, who founded scientific schools in many areas of medical knowledge. Among them is the Minister of Health of the USSR M.D. Kovrigina, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation F.G. Zakharov, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation V.I. Starodubov, pilot-cosmonaut V.G. Lazarev, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region S.I. Spector, Academicians of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences B.T. Velichkovsky, L.L. Buldakov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences A.K. Guskova, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences A.P. Yastrebov and others.

Ural State Medical University is a recognized center of medical science, the successes and achievements of which have an impact on the modern innovative development of the region. URAL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY scientists conduct joint research with the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Middle Ural Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the government of the Sverdlovsk Region, federal research institutes of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, universities of the Ural Federal District with enterprises of the business sector of the economy (CJSC URALINTEKH, LLC FOTEK, LLC “OLIMP”, LLC “Plant “Medsintez”), with the Non-Profit Partnership “Ural Biomedical Cluster”, with funds (RFBR, Innovation Center for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Sverdlovsk Region, Infrastructure HUB, with foreign institutions and organizations (Dana-Faber Cancer Institute ( Boston), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (New York), Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

All the most modern and high-tech methods of diagnostics and treatment, which the healthcare of the city of Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region is proud of, are developed, implemented and improved with the participation of university scientists: minimally invasive, robot-assisted operations, brachytherapy, nursing of very premature babies, a wide range of molecular genetics techniques, nanotechnologies in dentistry and pharmacy and a number of others. The policy and development strategy of the university is reflected in the mission of the University: “For the benefit of the health of the Urals – to study, heal, educate!”

Scholarly Programs

Our thorough scope of undergrad and postgraduate projects is intended to outfit understudies with the information, abilities, and values expected to succeed in the clinical calling. From medication and dentistry to nursing and drug stores, our developments are made to satisfy the highest guidelines of worldwide clinical training.

Best in class Facilities

Ural State Medical University exhibits current offices that work in a unique learning climate. Our cutting-edge labs, exceptional homerooms, and high-level exploration habitats give understudies active experience and openness to state-of-the-art clinical developments.

Global Collaboration

We grasp the significance of a worldwide point of view in clinical training. Our college effectively teams up with eminent establishments and associations around the world, offering understudies’ open doors for global trade programs, research coordinated efforts and openness to assorted medical care frameworks.

Research and Innovation

We at Ural State Medical University are dedicated to leading ground-breaking research to advance medical knowledge. Our faculty members donate to the scientific community and address real-world health issues by actively contributing in research across various medical fields.

Understudy Support

We focus on the prosperity and outcome of our understudies. Our devoted personnel and staff are focused on giving direction and backing all through the scholastic excursion. From scholastic encouragement to profession advising, we endeavor to engage our understudies to accomplish their maximum capacity.

Local area Engagement

We have faith in the significance of local area administration and social obligation. Our understudies effectively partake in outreach projects and local area wellbeing drives, applying their abilities to have a beneficial outcome on the existences of others.

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in Molding the Future

We focus on the prosperity and outcome of our understudies. Our devoted personnel and staff are focused on giving direction and backing all through the scholastic excursion. From scholastic encouragement to profession advising, we endeavor to engage our understudies to accomplish their maximum capacity.


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