The Stavropol State Medical Academy was founded in 1938. StSMA is awarded with the Cannes Silver Medal and the title “Flagman of XXI Century”, as well as with the Gold Medal of International Biography Center as the most dynamically developing enterprise.
Foreign experts are teaching here in General Medicine and Dentistry specialties.
Nowadays about 600 foreign students from 28 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are trained at the Stavropol State Medical Academy. Beginning with 2005 the training is conducted in the English language too. During this period 1017 physicians, 139 clinical residents, 17 postgraduate students have been prepared in the Academy.
The Academy has a library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals. It has also its own editions, the Academy newspaper «Medicus» and a scientific practice magazine «Medical Bulletin of North Caucasus».
Persons having the higher medical education are eligible to study in the Post-Diploma Training Course (Clinical Internship – 1 year, Residency – 2 years or more; Postgraduate Course – 3-4 years; Doctoranture – 5 years.)
The persons with higher medical education and those who have completed the specialities at the Post-Diploma education level (Clinical Internship, Residency) are admitted to the cycles of professional retraining and improvement of professional skills.