Faculty of General Medicine
1805 – Established branch of medical science (later – Faculty of Medicine) Imperial Kharkov University.
1920 – Medical Faculty of Kharkov University merged with the Kharkov Medical Institute and Kharkiv Women’s Medical Society, was formed as a result of the Kharkiv Medical Academy.
1921 – Kharkiv Medical Academy was renamed to Kharkiv Medical Institute, a part of which was formed 2 faculties: medical and odontology.
1930 – Medical Department was reorganized in the prophylactic treatment of the Kharkov Medical Institute.
1937 – Medical-prophylactic faculty renamed to the medical faculty of the Kharkov Medical Institute.
1992 – Medical Department was reorganized in the Medical Faculty of the Kharkov Medical Institute (from 1994 – Kharkov State Medical University).
1994 – Medical Faculty of Kharkov State Medical University is divided into first and second medical faculty.
Among the faculty are: Academician of NAS of Ukraine, winner of three State Prizes of the USSR, USSR, Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, professor. Gryshchenko V.I., a member of the CDF. AMS of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, professor. Pilipenko M.I., 4 Honored Scientist of Ukraine-Honored Doctor of Ukraine professor. Lesovoy V.M., 8 full members of public and international academies of sciences.
In 12 departments of the faculty are 126 teachers, including: 27 professors, 25 doctors, 89 candidates.
Training of physicians is conducted under the guidance of experienced teachers, doctors and candidates of medical sciences. Teaching is carried out according to modern standards of higher educational establishments. The main goal of the faculty is to prepare qualified physicians for the world, who perfectly knows their business with high fundamentals and training.
In the under graduate program, during six years of study the students learn different subjects from fundamental subjects disciplines to special medical subjects.
Graduates of the faculty receive the degree of MBBS/MD from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the degree is approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
This is an exciting time in medicine as we look forward to developing new avenues in health care excellence. The practice of medicine remains one of the most satisfying of all professions and we believe that the Kharkiv National Medical University is an ideal place to earn your medical education.
We believe students are enrolling in Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) for the right reasons-they want to provide care for people and they feel that as physicians they can make a difference in their communities. For that reason, We have great faith that health care delivery in our nation has a bright future.
The Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is known nationally for its many innovative teaching, clinical training and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for innovation and excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the clinic. Because the class size is relatively small, our faculty members get to know each student. It is one thing to say the University has terrific people and programs and another to prove it.
Foreigners learn in group of seven eight students along with local students. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught beginning from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and to raise their of knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.
The faculty provides comfortable atmosphere, highly qualified teaching staff, and big library to students for learning..
All graduates are employed after graduation in the field that is not only a confirmation of the high ranking of KNMU, but also high rank of the qualified professors and purposeful work of his students.
Foreigners learn in group of 10-12 students along with local students. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught beginning from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and to raise their of knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.
The Ministry of education and Ministry of Public health, Ukraine approved the curriculum of the medical faculty. Almost all the countries of the world accepts the degree of Kharkiv National Medical University.
The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:
– testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the
– testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.
The successful students who will complete study of five years, then on graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration. There is a wide range of specializations available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.