Bukovinian State Medical University
Bukovinian State Medical University (abbreviated as BSMU) is one of the largest higher educational establishment in Chernivtsi. It has recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of its foundation. It is a modern multiprofile educational institution of the IV accreditation level, included into the general register of the WHO, Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italy), the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities that provides qualified training according to the grade system of education. The University includes a medical lyceum, Chernivtsi, Vashkivtsi, Novoselytsia and Kovel’ (Volyn’) Medical Colleges, 4 medical faculties and pharmaceutical faculties, the department of post-graduate education, preparatory department for foreign students.
The development of BSMU is associated with the names of famous scientists and founders. BSMU graduates work successfully in medical, pharmaceutical, economic, educational, scientific, social and cultural fields.
Post-graduate education of doctors is realized at the Internship and Mastership, and the Doctoring Departments, in Clinical Residency, at the post-residence courses, as well as via pre-attestation course, the course of improvement of medical knowledge, specialization and professional courses.
The teaching staff of the University is unique; it involves real professionals, who possess exceptional teaching skills: 75 Doctors of Medical Science and 321 Candidates of Medical Science, among them 1 Corresponding Member of Ukrainian Academy of Pedagogical Science, 8 Honoured Doctors of Ukraine, 2 Honoured Scientists, 2 Honoured Educationalists of Ukraine, 66 Professors, 203 Associate Professors. 166 members of the staff have been conferred the highest doctor’s grade, 54 of them –the first grade, 48- the second grade. 32 staff members from clinical departments of BMSU are regional out-of-staff members and consultants in the Health Department of Chernivtsi Regional State Authority.
Campuses and buildings
The University has 12 educational buildings, modern library, University dental centre, educational-productive chemist’s, sport complex, the Palace of culture and rest “Academichny”, summer camp “Zdorovya”. Clinical departments are located on the bases of 27 medical-preventive and pharmaceutical establishments of Chernivtsi, equipped with up-to-date devices. Educational laboratories and studies are equipped with modern apparatus, supplied with necessary furniture and technical aids in the quality and amount essential to ensure educational process, scientific and medical-preventive work.
Education of foreign citizens
4374 students study at the University now, 1675 of them are foreign citizens from 32 countries. They have been taught since 1994, and since 2004 English has been introduced as the language of instruction. The number of foreign students from India, Somali, Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sudan, the USA and other countries has been increasing from year to year.