Vitebsk State Medical University



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About this university

Vitebsk State Medical University is the premier medical institution in the Republic of Belarus today. Its origin dates back to November, 1934. Vitebsk State Medical Universityis one of the most famous government Medical Universities in Belarus. VSMU is located in the city of Vitebsk in Belarus in East Europe. VSMU was foundedin November 1934 and started enrolling foreign students in 1981. It has been in existence for over 75 years now and reckoned to be highly placed medical university in the whole of Europe.The academic plan is developed and maintained according to the European Qualification framework.

This university is famous for its quality education and expert teaching staff. Vitebsk State Medical University management meets the standard of international ISO 9001.

In 2007 in cooperation with PATHE Academy (DSR Sri Lanka) the University signed a protocol of joint action to establish a branch of VSMU in DSR Sri Lanka. In 2008 it signed an agreement on mutual cooperation with Gdansk Medical Academy (Poland). In 2009 it established cooperation with Argentine University Maimonides.

Structure of VSMU
Today educational process is carried out at 7 faculties:
  • Preparatory Training Course
  • General Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Stomatological Faculty
  • Overseas Students Training Faculty
  • Post-graduate Training Faculty
  • Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology of Higher School
Educational process is organized at 63 departments, where 56 doctors and 227 candidates of sciences, including 44 professors and 171 associate professors, work. The educational departments are equipped with modern automatic apparatuses for training, sets of plastic models and phantoms, complex medical-diagnostic equipment. The teaching is supported with skilled pedagogical experience, highly – qualified research activity and great academic means of training. Ratio and 3-stage system of students’ knowledge assessment is used at the university (computer testing, practical skills and interview).
To improve the quality of teaching educative-industrial pharmacy, dental clinic, and control-analytic laboratory were created where students are able to put the accepted knowledge into practice.
Clinical bases of the University are the majority of city clinics containing necessary modern medical-diagnostic equipment. Total bed fund of clinical departments is 4 200 beds. The main clinical bases of the university are Regional Clinical Hospital, Regional Oncological Heath Centre, Hospital of Emergency Medical Help, Regional Children Clinical Hospital, VSMU Clinic and others.
There is a perfect library at the University, available to each student and having a large number of books in all branches of knowledge in Russian and foreign languages. The majority of books are educational and scientific – methodical literature, unique editions of lectures, recommendations, monographs, scientific works and materials of conferences issued by various chairs.
The unique electronic library in the Republic of Belarus was founded in VSMU in 2003. The centre is equipped with new computer equipment with high Internet speed connections. Teaching staff and students are given access to materials of scientific medical information department, databases “Medicine” (Russia), “Medline” (the USA), “International Pharmaceutical Abstracts” (the USA) etc.
There are 14 scientific-pedagogical schools in medical-biologicalclinical, pharmaceutical disciplines at VSMU which make a valuable contribution into contemporary medical and pharmaceutical science and practice development in the Republic of Belarus and CIS countries. Students scientific society has rich traditions and wide experience in the field of young scientists preparation. The scientific activity of VSMU is carried out in the following perspective scientific directions: field and extremal medicine, surgical diseases, medical aids, infection, prophylaxis and treatment of heart-vascular system, traumas, oncology, healthy mother – healthy child, prophylaxis of alcoholism, drug addiction and psychosomatic diseases, internal diseases; organization, management and economy of health care system.


Why is MBBS in Belarus?
MBBS in Belarus provides globally-accepted degree at cost-friendly budget. Availability of in-campus hospitals for better practical knowledge. Pursuing MBBS from Belarus comes with an easy admission process.

For the years of working the University has trained more than 14,000 physicians and more than 6,000 pharmacists. Graduates of the University are great organizers and leaders of practical public health, heads of clinic departments, head physicians. Over the years, superior positions in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.


Reasons to Study Medicine at VSMU University
  • State own university which Maintains a high level of education compatible with European standards
  • Total tuition fee less than 4 million. Hostel fees and cost of living, low and affordable in comparison.
  • Total student population of 7000 including
  • English medium curriculum
  • Clinical training in state hospitals (20 teaching hospitals with a total bed capacity exceeding 10,700)
  • Focused European standard education with 10:1 student-teacher ratio.
  • VSMU provides training program for MBBS (6years programme) in English.
  • From the third year practical training of students is carried out at the clinical bases and hospitals of the university.
  • At present VSMU provides international students with on-campus comfortable hostels. There are many catering facilities serving Muslim food around the campus.
  • Vitebsk State Medical University is rated high in the world-rating systems and its MD degrees are recognized by the Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC), General Medical Council (UK) Medical Council of India, Australia and many others and also enlisted in the directories of the World Health Organization (WHO), Education …
  • Arrangement of English proficiency test at Falcon Head Office, Lahore


Recognition and Accreditation:

Vitebsk State Medical University is rated high in the world-rating systems and its MD degrees are recognized by the Ministry of Health Pakistan, General Medical Council (UK) Medical Council of India, Australia and many others and also enlisted in the directories of the World Health Organization (WHO), Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) of USA etc.

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