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Rostov State Medical University, Russia
Rostov-on-Don or Rostov-na-Donu is the largest city in the south of Russia, the capital of the Rostov region and the Southern Federal District. It is a major administrative, cultural, scientific, educational, and industrial center and a major transport hub of southern Russia.
Informally, Rostov-on-Don is called “the Gate to the Caucasus” and the southern capital of Russia.
The population of Rostov-on-Don is about 1,115,000 (2015), the area - 436 sq. km.
The City Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September.
Rostov-on-Don stands on the banks of the Don River, about 46 km east of the Azov Sea and 1,070 km south of Moscow. The climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in January is minus 3 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 23.4 degrees Celsius.
Rostov-on-Don has a specific unique outlook because of its rich historical and cultural heritage. There are about 1,000 objects of cultural heritage in the city, including 482 architectural monuments (16 monuments of history and culture of federal importance), 70 archaeological monuments, 8 large memorial complexes, 106 monuments, and about 400 memorial plaques.
It is a major transport hub of the southern part of European Russia: several highways of federal and regional importance, the railway “St. Petersburg - Rostov-on-Don - Caucasus”, a navigable waterway from the center of Russia to the Black Sea. Also, there is an international airport in the city (regular flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg).
Rostov-on-Don is a large educational and scientific center of Russia. Southern Federal University is one of the largest universities in the country (about 56 thousand students).
Also, the city is one of the largest jazz centers of the country. It has become a tradition to hold the following art festivals: “Donskaya vesna” (“Don spring”), “Mini-fest”, “Russian comedy” and international jazz festivals.
The Rostov State Medical University is the largest basic training and research center in Southern Russia. Over the 85 years of its existence it has become a diversified complex with 10 departments, Medical College, Military Training Center and its own Clinic.
Leading and advanced doctors of our country have formed on the basis of the Rostov State Medical University their major scientific schools, headed by the Honored Workers of Science, Employees of high school, Honored Doctors, Honored Workers of Health and Culture, as well as world-renown scientists.
Today in the Rostov State Medical University operate 92 departments, the youngest of them is the Department of Medical Law. More than six hundred teachers are constantly working introducing innovations and interactive forms of learning. Among them there are more than 119 Doctors of Science, professors and about 350 PhDs. The academicians and professors who are working at our University now continue to develop the best traditions of their predecessors.
The system of Supplementary Education is divided into several categories. At the University there are training programs for doctors and medical organizations from all over the South of Russia. Every year about 8000 doctors are retraining on the Faculty Training, more than 1000 interns and residents — at the Faculty of Professional Retraining. In addition, the University has a Preparatory Faculty on Training Foreign Citizens, because the Rostov State Medical University is an international medical school that trains representatives of more than a hundred nationalities and ethnic groups from all over the world.
The scientific work is organized and coordinated by the scientific and research activity and is implemented into the departments and courses. The Central Scientific Research Laboratory (CSRL) functions effectively, where a wide range of biochemical, molecular-genetic, morphological, microbiological studies are carrying out. We have The Scientific and Research Institute of Immunology and we are planning to have The Scientific and Research Institute of Urology and Neurology. The scientific research is done in 5 basic scientific directions: medical-biological problems; ecological-hygienic problems (environmental and health) of public health protection; scientific and organizational work for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of women, mothers and children’s major diseases; scientific and organizational work for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases; scientific and organizational work for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of major internal diseases.
There are 3 Dissertation Committees for Ph.D. and doctoral dissertations defense.
The Rostov State Medical University develops international scientific cooperation with many countries exchanging scientific staff, students, teachers, highly qualified specialists and participating in international scientific conferences and congresses.
The Clinic of our University is a multi-field medical institution, which has wide opportunities of modern diagnostic studies and a high level of effective specialized consultative, diagnostic and medical care to the population of the Rostov Region and other territories of the Southern Federal District and the Russian Federation. It is also the largest training base, which has all conditions for educational process using the advanced forms and methods of training and modern achievements in medical science. In the Clinic the students acquire the necessary skills and get acquainted with the most modern medical equipment.
The Clinic of RostSMU includes 20 inpatient units with 675 beds (including 125 day care beds), 2 Departments of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Consultative Outpatient Department, a Dental Department, Medical Center, Сenter of Medical Ophthalmology, 13 medical-diagnostic subdivisions, Blood Technology Center. Today the clinic staffconsists of 353 physicians, including 11 professors, 28 Doctors of Medical Science and 52 PhDs; more than 30 employees of the university are the main external specialists and experts of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District, the Ministry of Health of the Rostov region and the Municipal Council «Health Management in Rostov-on-Don».
In recent years the centralization and automation of many diagnostic and medical departments of our University allowed to concentrate and rationally use the staff, medical equipment, improve the quality of work of each structural unit and create a technology of continuous medical-diagnostic process.
The Rectorship puts particular emphasis on the organization of the educational process at the University. Nowadays we implement interactive forms of training and computerize of educational process. The best professors and doctors of the University have the opportunity to undergo course of internship in medical clinics and universities of Europe.
Under the realization of the priority national project «Health» the Administration of the University is actively developing and effectively implementing modern programs of medical-social rehabilitation of children and adolescents in practical healthcare. Under the realization of the educational task of the priority national project in the sphere of health care physicians for the Rostov Region and the whole Caucasian region are successfully trained at our University.