Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is an institute of higher learning in medicine. It is multi-functional and multilevel state institution. It functions on the basis of self-governance and belongs to the system of higher education and scientific research of the Ministry of Health Care and Social Development of Russian Federation.
Academic Counsel is the highest body of KSMU self-governance which works in accordance with university’s regulations. The university was the second to be founded in Kazan and the third medical university in Russia. KSMU was established in the year 1814.
Under KSMU there is one pharmaceutical and two medical colleges in Kazan. One medical college is located in Mary El Republic. KSMU focuses on an aimed preparation of experts in different fields of medicine for 10 Republics, Povolzhie and Ural regions.
Two proud graduates of KSMU are Dr.Suhas Mane with Prof.Ziganshin, being the alma mater of 3 academicians and 4 associate members of Russian academy of sciences, 19 academicians and 13 associate members Russian academy of medical sciences, 5 academicians and 10 associate members Tatarstan academy of sciences.
The faculty of general medicine is among the oldest and largest faculties of medicine in Russia. It was founded in May of 1814. The total period of studies is 6 years. The faculty prepares experts to perform medical treatment
In the first two years the students study general biological courses. The third year is devoted to pre-clinical preparation. Its main purpose is to give knowledge in general and particular pathology, semiotics, diagnostics and general principles of medical treatment of human illnesses. The last three years students learn the main clinical disciplines, the sufficient knowledge of which allows them to get the primary specialization in the field of therapy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology.
Kazan state medical university is well-known in the country and abroad for its research work in the fundamental and clinical subjects.
Pediatric faculty departments are the investigations of the age peculiarities of pathology and normal state of child. They focus on the situation of adaptive possibilities of children, immunological reactivity in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, etc.
Therapy departments focuses on scientific research work in the fields of prophylactics and effective treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The priority work are the investigations of the pathogenesis membrane mechanisms of hypertension, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and rheumatoid arthritis.
Surgical departments of the university consist of experts who are the leaders of Russian medicine in the field of laser surgery and endosurgery. Regional center of cardiovascular surgery is formed in one of the departments of the university.
The university consists of an out-patient center, where everyone can get high-qualified medical examination and treatment.
The faculty of preventive medicine deals with the problems of ecology, environmental pollution in oil-fields of the Tatarstan Republic. They created the program of training doctor-ecologist for all medical institutions of Russia. The dental school of the university is well-known for developing new constructions of dentures, implants, orthopedic materials with forms ‘memory.’
The University has it`s own out-patient Center where everyone can get high-qualified medical examination and treatment. In 2003 in Kazan State Medical University was organized Stem Cells Bank (gov.license no. 99-01-001961). Postgraduate and continuing education
The faculty of Postgraduate education was founded in 1994. The types of studies (graduate level) which are being held are:
Academic Research at the university covers a wide range of areas in clinical elaboration on the problems of physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular system, diagnostics and treatment of malignant neoplasm, age peculiarities of child’s organism in the normal state, etc.
Traditionally, the most developed scientific areas at the university are the fundamental developments. Groups of neurophysiological laboratories of the departments of physiology, medical physics and histology work on the highest European level.
Members of the university staff participate in the development of six international programs. For the last five years more than 200 reports were presented at the international conferences, symposiums and conferences.
The department of pharmacology with chemical laboratories elaborated and approbated medicine from phosphororganic compounds. Now they are investigating pharmacological characteristics of some antiblastomic preparations.
From 2006 the clinical departments of the university began trials of discharge, storage and use of stem cells in the treatment of liver, diseases and dysfunction of peripheral circulation of lower extremities. The findings of these trials can be used as new approaches in the treatment of chronic liver diseases, hematology, acute and chronic cardio-vascular pathology, auto-immune diseases, including multiple sclerosis and oncology.
There are three scientific councils, which supervise the process of defending the thesis in 9 specializations: internal diseases, cardiology, hygiene, pediatrics, pathological physiology, normal physiology, dentistry, pharmaceutics and organization of healthcare. Student scientific society works regularly and is quite active. Especially for the distinguished students special scholarships named after remarkable scientists of the Kazan medical school are being given.