The Rostov State Medical University is the largest basic training and research center in Southern Russia. Over the 90 years of its existence it has become a diversified complex with 11 faculties, 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 about 100 departments. More than 840 teachers are constantly working introducing innovations and interactive forms of learning. Among them there are 165 Doctors of Medical Science, 78 professors and 476 Ph.Ds. 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. RostSMU has five scientific laboratories, the Vivarium, the Scientific and Research Institute of Immunology. The Central Scientific Research Laboratory (CSRL) functions effectively, where a wide range of biochemical, molecular-genetic, morphological, microbiological studies are carrying out.
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 staff consists 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.