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Kharkiv National Medical University (KhNMU)

Postal address: 4 Nauky Ave., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

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Tel.: +38 057 707-73-80

Tel./ fax: + 38 057 700-41-32


GENERAL INFORMATION


The University’s mission is to promote by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research the prevention, treatment and understanding of disease.


Kharkiv National Medical University is one of the oldest higher medical schools in Ukraine. It won the unchallenged credibility as an educational and methodical laboratory for the development and introduction of new medical education technologies, which are widely used by higher medical schools to train doctors. It is also a scientific centre which investigates topical issues of medical science and an institution that provides highly qualified medical aid to the population of the country.


Founded in 1805, Kharkiv National Medical University has passed a glorious way from the Medical Faculty of Kharkiv Imperial University to a higher medical education institution, which trains not only highly-skilled doctors but also academic and research personnel for medicine.


Today, we enjoy a national and international reputation as a progressive provider of high-quality higher medical education, attracting students from all over the world.


The University implemented and uses a quality management system meeting the requirements of the globally recognized International Organization for Standardization. It is holder of the State Standard Certificate ISO 9001:2009.


Our institution was allocated with the honorary title of “The Leader of National Education” at the International Exhibition “Contemporary Education in Ukraine”.


The University has 70 departments.  The Departments, which provide training for the 1st – 3rd year students, are located in the University campus. The clinical departments are integrated with hospitals based on regional and municipal healthcare institutions; at the Training and Research Medical Complex “The University Clinic” of KhNMU; the Medical, Training and Research Division “The University Stomatological Centre”; the Education and Research Institute for Postgraduate Training, which provides continuous qualifying physician education throughout their careers. The University also comprises the Institute of Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Diseases, the Medical College of KhNMU, the Education and Research Centre, the Centre for Preclinical and Clinical Trials, the Centre for Gender Education, the Centre for Medical Regional Studies.


The University ensures the best possible environment for research in medical sciences. Researches are conducted in the Central Research Laboratory, 4 fundamental research laboratories and at departments, as well as on the basis of research institutes and 6 educational, research and production units (“Therapy” – Department of Internal Medicine No. 1 and L.T. Malaya National  Institute of Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; “Surgery” – Department of Surgery No. 1 and the Institute of General and Urgent Surgery of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; “Obstetrics and Gynaecology” – Department of Obstetrics  and    Gynaecology No. 1 and the Institute of Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; “Medical Radiology” – Department of Radiology and Radiation Medicine and S.P. Grigoriev Institute of Medical Radiology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; “Urology” – Department of Urology, Nephrology and Andrology and  V.I. Shapoval   Regional  Clinical Centre  for  Urology and  Nephrology;   “Medical   Genetics” – Department of Medical Genetics and the Ukrainian Institute of Clinical Genetics).



ACADEMIC AUTHORITIES


The general management of KhNMU is in hands of the Rector, first vice-rector for research and education, vice-rectors for research and education, vice-rector for research, vice-rector for estates, facilities and economic affairs. The administrators are responsible for the day-to-day management of the administrative and logistical services.



ACADEMIC YEAR


Each academic year at Kharkiv National Medical University is divided into two semesters.

An academic year begins:

- for undergraduate students on September, 1;

- for students of the Preparatory Department from September, 1 to October, 1 (depending upon academic groups formation);

- for clinical postgraduates from September, 1 to November, 1.

Students have their vacations in winter and in summer.


FACULTIES

The University comprises 7 faculties.

I Medical Faculty

II Medical Faculty

III Medical Faculty

IV Medical Faculty

V Faculty for International Students

VI Faculty for International Students

Stomatological Faculty


DEGREES AND SPECIALTIES


An education at Kharkiv National Medical University can lead to degrees in the following specialties:

Bachelor’s Degree:

Nursing(10 months, after Medical College)
Technologies of Medical Diagnostics and Treatment   
(4 years)
Physical Rehabilitation(4 years)
Social Work(4 years)

Master’s Degree:

Medicine(6 years)
Dentistry(5 years)
Nursing(1 year 10 months)
Technologies of Medical Diagnostics and Treatment    
(1 year 6 months)
Public Management and Administration(1 year)
Education Science(1 year)

Primary specialization covers about 30 basic specialties, therapeutic ones include Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and General Practice (Family Medicine); surgical specialties include Surgery, Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Urology; obstetrical gynaecological specialties include Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Secondary specialization is subdivided into more than 40 basic specialties.


COURSE STRUCTURE AND CURRICULUM


The training is provided in compliance with the General State Syllabuses and the Curricula are approved by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Moreover, the training is carried out in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System. The curricula envisage two stages of the undergraduate training of a doctor: preclinical and clinical.


The unique feature of the educational process at Kharkiv National Medical University is a head start in clinical training. The clinical departments of the University are integrated with hospitals based on regional and municipal health care institutions, so that medical and dental education and research are closely combined with the first-class healthcare delivery. Strong connections with hospitals mean that students are able to combine their academic study with the acquisition of clinical and communication skills necessary for meeting the challenge of a career in healthcare and developing skills and experiences employers are asking for.


At the University, all students attend formal lectures, participate in seminars and tutorials in which a group of students and a staff member discuss an issue together, and study privately at the library. Furthermore, they take part in examinations of patients, give urgent aid, work at X-ray rooms as well as in clinical and biochemical laboratories. Particular attention is paid to clinical rounds of patients, their management, and the arrangement of medical reports with their subsequent analysis. Other forms of learning include presentations, clinical placements, attending conferences, computer-aided and phantom learning.


The training is given in Ukrainian, English and Russian.

The University provides English medium education in two specialties: Medicine and Dentistry.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


In 1951, Kharkiv National Medical University was the first medical university in Ukraine to open its doors to foreign students. Since then, the University has trained over 7,000 doctors from more than 100 countries. Among the foreign alumni there are staff members of the World Health Organization, parliamentarians, health ministers and leading medical professionals of many countries.


The University is currently training about 7,000 students; among them, more than 3,000 are representatives of 84 nations of the world.


Degree Programmes for International Students


Foreign nationals study at:

- the Preparatory Department (Pre-university training, foundation studies);

- 2 faculties for international students (undergraduate courses);

undergo postgraduate courses.


Undergraduate Studies


The faculties for International Students train foreign citizens in the following specialties: General Medicine (degree of specialist) and Dentistry (degree of specialist).


Master’s degree programmes:

Since 2016/2017 academic year, students have been accepted for studies to obtain master’s degree in Medicine and Dentistry. The duration of studies is 6 years and 5 years respectively.


The graduates are awarded with Master’s degree in Medicine or Dentistry and are qualified as Physicians or Dentists with the title of Doctor of Medicine. The Diploma is internationally recognized.



Course Structure and Curriculum


The main provisions of the curriculum, concerning the duration and scopes of the academic load, include:

- the duration of training is 6 years, or 360 ECTS credits (in General Medicine), and 5 years or 300 ECTS credits (in Dentistry);

- one academic year lasts 40 weeks and represents 60 ECTS credits at an average;

- one ECTS credit consists of 30 academic hours.


Curriculum in Medicine

Curriculum in Dentistry


Assessment/ Examination System


In the process of training a constant control of students’ progress is conducted. At the end of each semester the final control is provided by means of tests and examinations in subjects studied during the semester.


Students’ progress in each subject is assessed according to the 4-point local and ECTS grading scales.


At the University, a necessary infrastructure has been introduced for organization and medical provision of standardized control of knowledge in subjects of the general scientific cycle based on the requirements regarding the professional competence of the specialist in accordance with the state standards of education of Ukraine /fundamental sciences/ – Licensed integrated examination KROK 1 (after the 3-rd year) and the cycle of the professional and practical training subjects (at the 6-th year in General Medicine and at the 5-th year in Dentistry) – Licensed integrated examination KROK 2. It envisages a wide use of the test control over the current and final levels, as well as a selected test.


On completion of the training, practice-focused state examinations are passed in main subjects.


- Medicine: Internal Medicine, Occupational and Infectious Diseases; Surgical Diseases with Paediatric Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Childhood Diseases with Childhood Infectious Diseases; Hygiene, Social Medicine, Organization and Economics of Public Health;


- Dentistry: Therapeutic Dentistry; Oral Surgery; Prosthetic Dentistry; Paediatric Dentistry.


Academic calendar for 2016 / 2017 academic year

Medicine (Master’s degree)

1st year

1st semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017

2nd semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 14, 2017

Examinations: June 15, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Vacations:       January 23, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017

General Medicine (Specialist’s degree)

2nd year

3rd semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 10, 2017

4th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 16, 2017

Examinations: January 11, 2017 – January 22, 2017

June 17, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Vacations:       January 23, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017


3rd year

5th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 10, 2017

6th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 9, 2017

Examinations: January 11, 2017 – January 22, 2017

June 10, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Licensed integrated examination “Krok 1. General Medical Proficiency”:

June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Vacations:       January 23, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017


4th year

7th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017

8th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 15, 2017

Examinations: January 9, 2017 – January 18, 2017

June 16, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Practical training: June 26, 2017 – July 23, 2017

Vacations:       January 19, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 24, 2017 – August 31, 2017


5th year

9th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017

10th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 8, 2017

Examinations: January 9, 2017 – January 18, 2017

June 9, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Practical training: June 26, 2017 – July 23, 2017

Vacations:       January 19, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 24, 2017 – August 31, 2017


6th year

11th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017

12th semester:  February 6, 2017 – May 19, 2017

State Assessment: May 20, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Licensed integrated examination “Krok 2. General Medical Proficiency” and practically focused examination

Vacations: January 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017


Dentistry (Master’s degree)

1st year

1st semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017

2nd semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 14, 2017

Examinations: June 15, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Vacations:       January 23, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017


Dentistry (Specialist’s degree)

2nd year

3rd semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017

4th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 8, 2017

Examinations: June 9, 2017 – June 21, 2017

Practical training: June 22, 2017 – July 19, 2017

Vacations:       January 23, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 20, 2017 – August 31, 2017


3rd year

5th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 12, 2017

6th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 22, 2017

Examinations: January 13, 2017 – January 23, 2017

Licensed integrated examination “Krok 1. Dentistry”:

March 7, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Practical training: June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017

Vacations:       January 24, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 21, 2017 – August 31, 2017


4th year

7th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 6, 2017

8th semester:  February 6, 2017 – June 2, 2017

Examinations: January 7, 2017 – January 15, 2017

June 3, 2017 – June 18, 2017

Practical training: June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Vacations:       January 16, 2017 – February 5, 2017

July 29, 2017 – August 31, 2017


5th year

9th semester:  September 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017

10th semester:  February 6, 2017 – May 26, 2017

Examinations: January 9, 2017 – January 29, 2017

State Assessment:    May 27, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Licensed integrated examination “Krok 2. Dentistry” and practically focused examination

Vacations:       January 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017


Postgraduate studies


Graduates of higher medical education institutions who wish to continue their training are offered to undergo a postgraduate course.Postgraduate education is provided by PhD courses in 35 specialties and by residency in 25 specialties.


- Clinical Residency, the term of training is 2-4 years.

- PhD studies, the term of training is 4 years.


A person, who has completed his /her clinical postgraduate training in the chosen specialty, is awarded with a Certificate of Specialized Training in Medicine / Dentistry (Clinical Residency). The Certificate confers the right to work as a medical / dental practitioner.





Foreigners are admitted to the University without any restriction by race, colour of skin, political, religious and other views, gender, ethnic and social origin, status, place of residence, language and other factors.


Application procedure

Applications for getting invitation letters are collected annually from May, 1 till October, 15. An applicant should follow all the instructions for getting the formal invitation to study in Ukraine in accordance with the requirements to documents on education and qualification and the terms of entrance.


The Department for Admission of Foreign Citizens, Passport and Visa Service will check the general, academic requirements and the authenticity of the provided documents.


The faculty will go into more detail and determine whether the candidate's degree is sufficiently related, and other application documents, such as CV and grade sheets, will also be considered in the decision-making.


Provided the application is successful, a candidate receives an invitation letter which enables one to apply for a visa. The deadline for entrance into Ukraine for studies is November, 15.


The admission is competitive. Applicants must meet the admission requirements.

Before being enrolled to the 1st year foreign candidates must pass entrance examinations in the Russian or English language and Biology. Language of instruction is a determining factor for foreign applicants. The admission decision is based on the examinations results and Certificate of Secondary Education / High School Diploma grades. Admissions Committee will decide on whether or not to grant admission.


Documents required for foreign applicants:


1. Certificate of Secondary Education / High School Diploma (the grading scale is required). It is compulsory to have Biology, Chemistry and Physics among the subjects.

2. Certificate of finishing a Preparatory Department (if available).

3. An original and a photo copy of the passport.

4. Birth certificate.

5. Medical certificate of health (confirming ability of training under the conditions of the climate in Ukraine and that the person is not ill with AIDS).

6. Policy of obligatory medical insurance of the State Insurance Company of Ukraine.

7. Eight recent passport type colour photos 4x6 cm.

8. Ticket valid for one year with an open date for the applicant’s return to his/her home country.


The documents shall be certified pursuant to the legislation of the country of their origin and legalized pursuant to the established order. They must be submitted along with translations into Ukrainian, certified by a sworn translator and a notary.


A person, who wishes to undergo a clinical postgraduate course (clinical residency), should take a speciality examination and submit the following documents:


1.  Passport (an original and a copy);

2.  Diploma of higher medical education and a transcript, legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Embassy of the graduate’s home country in Ukraine;

3.  6 colour photos having the size of 2x3 cm;

4.  Personal staff form (to be filled in personally);

5.  Curriculum vitae.


The documents along with the results of examinations are sent to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine for consideration.


In order to apply for PhD studies, foreigners should, in addition, submit a Certificate of Specialized Training in Medicine / Dentistry (Clinical Residency) in the relevant speciality area.





Learning facilities

Students are able to use the enormous resources of the University. They have free access to the library, as well as full use of all the facilities provided by the University.


The University departments have modern classrooms and laboratories and have all the opportunities for training of students. The Education and Research Centre of the University is equipped with phantom models used for training purposes.


The Scientific library plays an important role in academic activities and students training, it takes an integral place in information support system of educational and academic work carried out in the University. The library fund comprises more than 1 million items. The library services are computer-based. Electronic site of the library provides access to an electronic catalogue and other services. Repository, which is a part of a general electronic collection of the library, became an important step towards the system of information exchange with the world scientific community.


At the University, there are several functioning museums: The Museum of the University History, the Museum of Human Anatomy, and the Morphological Museum. The museums comprise valuable collections, many of which are as old as two hundred years, and contribute to the students’ profound knowledge.


Accommodation

Accommodation is provided by student hostels. Ukrainian and international students stay in these hostels, in rooms for 2-3 people. This accommodation is available throughout the whole year and for the entire period of training. Rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding. There are toilets and showers with hot and cold water supply systems, as well as kitchens. Furthermore, every student hostel provides a cafe, a gym, classrooms for studying, laundries, medical posts, and internet centres. The hostel fees depend upon the size and comfort of the dwelling space. Besides that, students can rent apartments as well.


Meals

A broad variety of food products from all over the world can be found in food stores and supermarkets that gives foreign citizens the excellent opportunity to stick to the same diet they are used to from their home country. Students may also go to one of the cheap student cafes, or prepare their own meals in a hostel kitchen. At the University, students can have meals at cafeterias and refreshment bars.


Medical facilities

The University Scientific-Practical Medical Centre provides medical care of students. Students regularly undergo prophylactic medical and fluorography examinations.


Sports facilities

“Valetudo est bonum optimum” – is the   motto on the emblem of Kharkiv National Medical University. To save and improve one’s health one must live a healthy lifestyle, a key element of which is physical training.


The students are provided with all conditions necessary for going in for sports. There are 3 gymnasia (for games, gymnastics and heavy athletics) at the University.


The University’s Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine with a Course of Physical Education and Health meets the tasks of students’ health promotion, their all-round physique, motivates students to systematically practise physical exercises.


Sports units

There are 25 sports units for alternative types of physical and therapeutic-physical training development in the University:

- arm-wrestling (men), arm-wrestling (women), athletic tourism, badminton, basketball, checks, chess, cross-country skiing, fencing, fitness, football, handball (men), handball (women), heavy athletics, kettlebell lifting (men), kettlebell lifting (women), orienteering, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, rhythmic-sportive gymnastics, table tennis, tennis, track and field athletics, volley-ball (men), volley-ball (women).


There is also a health and fitness centre, sports complex and sports and recreation camp “Medik”.


Extra-mural and leisure activities

In addition to studies our students are provided with the widest range of possibilities to actively join the academic community of the University, where they can reveal their talents and creative potential. Students are invited to join any of numerous student organizations, research associations, artistic collectives, and sports teams that function in the University. The University prides itself on its very friendly atmosphere. We also pride ourselves on the positive relationship between different health professions, between students and staff, and between different ethnic, cultural, and religious groups. Students coming from overseas are welcome to enter the University community. Here they find themselves to be part of a diverse student body.




Department for Admission of Foreign Citizens, Passport and Visa Service

Address: 4 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv

Tel.:  +38 057 707-72-58

Tel. / fax:  +38 057 705-07-54

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Department of Postgraduate Studies

Address: Room 94, 4 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv

Tel.:  +38 057 707-73-58


International Relations Office

(For exchange students)

Address: Room 69, 4 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv

Tel.:  +38 057 707-73-96

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