Dnipro State Medical University is one of the prominent higher educational institutions of Ukraine with unique integrated continuous training of specialists at three levels: premedical, undergraduate and postgraduate studies.



Dnipro State Medical University was founded on September 15, 1916 on the basis of Ekaterynoslavsky higher female courses Institute. Institute acquired the status of State Academy in 1920 and it was confirmed again to Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA) in Ukraine in 1994 by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine № 224 dated 20 April 1994. On March 16, 2021 changed its status and was renamed to Dnipro State Medical University.


Since its founding Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) rectors were: VP Karpov (1920-1925), A.A.Levin-Lavretzky  (1925-1928), SS Kagan (1928-1932), LA  Gabino (1932 — 1936), M. Trostanetsky (1936-1947), IM Kucheriavyj (1947-1953), DP Chuhrienko (1953-1959), M. Ya  Horoshmanenko (1959-1964), I.I . Kryzhanovskaya (1964-1981), L.V.Novitskaya-Usenko (1981-1996). Since 1996, the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) is headed by Academician of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Professor GV Dzyak. Now the rector of the University is professor T.O. Pertseva.


Foundation and the establishment of the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) was led by eminent scientists with world-known names, such as VP Karpov, Oleg S.Abrazhanov, O. Drzhevetsky, L. Gromashevsky, LS Halperin, MF Rudnev, GF Tsomakion, NS Kakhiani, MS Stanishevskaya, MO Kabanov, OI Talyantsev, I. Troitsky, SM Kompaneets, MV Donici, AV Padlewski etc.


In 1922 the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) organized and edited two scientific medical journal: “Ekaterynoslavsky Medical Journal” and “New Surgical Archive”. When the Academy created a single scientific society that was theoretical, surgical, therapeutic, orthopedic, trauma and pediatric sections. Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) intoduced the scholarships to students and the students were given place in the hostels to live in the academic year 1923/1924. Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) has carried in it’s fifth year disciplines of medicine, surgery, maternity and child care, sanitation and hygiene. In the prewar years were formed hygienic department in 1931 and Pediatrics department in 1937 in Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA).


By 1941, Academy prepared: 21 professors, 82 associate professors, 248 assistant, 6448 physicians. At that time in Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) there were 3276 students, and the staff members were 319 people at the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU). Clinics of Academy had 2,200 beds. Since the beginning of the World War II, 130 members of staff of the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) went to fight from their country at the front. On the basis of the regional hospital was established front-line evacuation hospital (EVP number 3582), chief of which was IM Kucheryavyi, Vice – SA Rossin, a leading surgeon – DA Vasilenko. The hospital retained the valuable property of the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU). August 13, 1941 Academy was evacuated to Stavropol, where Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) was temporarily merged with the Stavropol Medical Institute. The main tasks of the team were second to ensure early release of doctors and retraining of doctors in specialties needed for front and rear. In July 1942, the Institute of Stavropol was evacuated first to Makhachkala, then to Tashkent and Fergana. In the time of World War II (1941-1944) over 1000 physicians have been trained at the Institute.


In April 1944 – after the freedom from Germans staff members of Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) have returned back to their property. World War II was a big loss to Academy. The most number of equipment was stolen, the main buildings were burned. Despite the difficulties of reconstruction began with the first days of the liberation of the city from invaders., Prof. EA Kuraev, and T. M. Stepanov, Assistant professors VF Stefanovskaya and DN Kutsygin with their staff has taken the first steps to restore the Academy. In September 1944 the first and second courses enrolled 340 students. Gradually, the members of staff and students of Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) came back from the war from the different areas of USSR.

Thousands of graduates of the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) and more than 200 of its staff during the war years were awarded orders and medals. Many of them sacrificed their lives for their homeland. On the 6 April 1965 Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA) opened morphological building in which were located seven departments, museums, scientific and educational laboratories.

In 1966 the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) celebrated its 50 anniversary. By that time in Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) were 55 departments and 3769 students were enrolled in the different departments of Academy. Among the staff of the Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA) were 31 professor, 88 associate professors, 216 assistant professors, 43 doctors of medical science and 198 candidates of medical sciences. Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA) was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor by the House of the President of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for its development in medical science and for its 50th anniversary in 1966.

After the restoration of educational and therapeutic bases, Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) started expanding the range of specialties: improve the quality of teachers, organized the Dental School, opened a new department, created a central research laboratory. University built 5 hostels, 3 dining rooms, dispensary, a sports camp and started operating them. In 1970 came into operation a sports complex with swimming pool. In 1973 Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) created a faculty for training physicians, in 1974 opened a preparatory department. In 1984 – commissioned educational building number 3, which housed 9 Departments and 4 lecture halls. In the 80-90-years of the last century based on the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) created the faculty of foreign students, opened a medical Lyceum, organized psychophysiological laboratory testing, greatly expanded academic and clinical base.

Throughout its history the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) has trained about 45 000 doctors.


University Today


Today Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) is one of the leading universities of medical education in Ukraine. In the structure of the Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) there are 6 faculties (three medical, dental, department of foreign students and faculty of postgraduate education), which has more than 4,5 thousand students and doctors for postgraduation.

At the University there are 59 departments. Among staff at Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) there are 646 teachers, among them 98 doctors of Medical Sciences and 359 candidates of Medical Sciences. In total, the Academy employs over 1100 employees.

There are following numbers of scientists among teachers: 1 – Academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 1 corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Corresponding Member of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 4 employees were awarded prizes of the President of Ukraine, 5 distinguished workers in higher education and public education, 9 Honoured Scientists of Science and Technology, 9 State Prize winners of Ukraine and Russia, 5 Honored doctors of Ukraine, 24 full members and corresponding members of many national and foreign academies, members of international scientific societies and associations.

Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) has 42 clinical departments which are located in 28 hospitals and having over 15 thousand beds. On clinical bases Academy organized 29 specialized centers.

The Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) occupies an area of 85 hectares. Academy has 8 academic buildings with total area of 52000 square meters, which are located 608 classrooms, offices and laboratories. 7 dormitories area is 46000 sq.m. 2849 students and resident doctors under training.


The Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) has a sports complex, vivarium, a sanatorium, sports camp, academic library, Technocenter and two museums.




  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of Management of Public Health
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Education
  • Faculty of Preparatory for Foreign Citizens


There are 56 departments at the University:


  • Human Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Therapy faculty and Endocrinology
  • Hospital care and the № 1 professional pathology
  • Hospital Therapy № 2
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery № 2
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Physical rehabilitation, sports medicine and Valeology
  • Physiology
  • Pathological Physiology
  • General Hygiene
  • Hygiene and Ecology
  • Anesthesiology and intensive care
  • Urology, Operative surgery and Topographic anatomy
  • Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • Skin and venereal diseases
  • General Psychiatry and Medical Psychology
  • Faculty Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Physiatry
  • Humanities
  • Language training
  • Medical and Biological Physics and Informatics
  • Medical biology, pharmacognosy, medical botany
  • Biochemistry, medical and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • General and clinical pharmacy
  • Childhood diseases with a course of Nursing
  • Hospital Pediatrics № 1
  • Hospital Pediatrics and Neonatology № 2
  • Microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology
  • Oncology and Medical Radiology
  • Otorynolyaringology
  • Disaster medicine and military medicine
  • Therapeutic dentistry and dental internal
  • Surgical Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Social medicine, organization and management of health
  • Gastroenterologists and therapy
  • Anesthesiology, intensive care medicine and emergency conditions
  • Nervous Diseases and Neurosurgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology
  • Therapy and Family Medicine
  • Surgery, Traumatology and Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics and Clinical Laboratory
  • Dentistry
  • Medical and Social Expertise
  • Family Medicine



Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU) provides guaranteed accommodation placement services to all foreign students who receive an academic offer. There are several accommodation options for the students and it is important to consider whether you prefer an independent lifestyle or enjoy living in a student community.

The academy provides accommodation for students in the hostels. In total Dnipro State Medical University (DSMU)  has 7 comfortable hostels located in different regions of the city, which are connected by advanced transport structure (bus, tramway and trolley-bus).


The hostel buildings are of a modern block type and consist of the rooms for 2-3 students with all the necessary conveniences. All rooms are well-organized and furnished with a bed, a desk and a chair, provided with cold and hot running water, central heating, Internet access and suitable lighting for both study and relaxation. The territory of the hostels is protected and patrolled by officers of guard service. In the hostel each room is attached to the kitchen suitable for students to cook food on their own taste. Students will need to supply their kitchen utensils.

Meals and provisions may be bought from various shops and supermarkets around. There are also several students’ canteens and cafes on the territory of the academy.

Living in a hostel you’ll combine the convenience of living near academic buildings, the access to programs and services which help you develop academically, the opportunity to build lasting friendship relations, and comfortable, affordable living.

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