Ukrainian Medical and Dental University is the leading state higher educational institution in training both physicians and dentists.
The Academy started its activity in 1921 as the Odontologic Faculty of the kharkiv Medical Academy. In 1967 the Institute was transferred to the city of Poltava and renamed as the Poltava Medical Stomatological Institute, which in 1994 was granted the highest (IV) accreditation level and the status of the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. Its accreditation level IV was confirmed in 2004.
3615 students study at the Academy today, including 938 international students from 42 different countries. There are Stomatological and Medical Faculties, the Preparatory Faculty for international students training, the Postgraduate Faculty and the preparatory training course Department.
56 chairs, including 9 leading ones, function at the Academy. Clinical and consulting work is carried out at 35 clinical chairs of the Academy, located at the best regional and city medical establishments of Poltava.
The academy qualifies specialists in
1. Stomatology (5 years)
2. General Medicine (6 years)
3. Pediatrics (6 years)
4. Medical Nursing, duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education)
5. Orthopedic Stomatology, duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education
6. Pharmacy (5 Years)
Ukrainian Medical Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) is recognized and listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). This accreditation allows the Ukrainian Medical Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) to be eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations USMLE and enter Postgraduate Medical (Residency) training in United States.
IMED accreditation is recognized by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for eligibility of graduates to obtain certification and Licensure.
Ukrainian Medical Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and all leading Medical Councils including Medical Council of India.
In June 2003 the Academy participated in the rating of the higher educational institutions of Ukraine “Sophia Kyivska”. For the active operation in increasing quality of modern education the Ukrainian Stomatological Academy was rewarded a Diploma of Rating of Higher Educational institutions.
In the nomination “The Third Millennium Quality” the Academy was awarded a silver Medal and the Diploma of the International Academic Rating of popularity “Golden Fortune”.
Being a member of the UNO and UNESCO Ukraine takes an active part in fulfillment international programs of high education.
The UMSA provides assistance to foreign states in training their national medical specialists. A Faculty for international students was founded in 1992 in order to improve the quality of Medical training for foreign citizens.
The training of foreign citizens is carried out in accordance with syllabuses and curricula of the Ministry of Education and Science and the MHS of Ukraine.
International and Ukrainian students have rights of equal access to lecture rooms, classrooms, reading halls and libraries, sports gyms. The students are also provided with same premises for organizing cultural, religious events and association meetings.
Having graduated from the Academy foreign students obtain an international standard Diploma.
In 1997 the Dean’s Office organized a preparatory Department for international citizens. The students study Russian language, Science Language, the Basics of Maths, Physics, Biology, Informatics, and Ethnology. Overall, the work of the preparatory Department is aimed to adapt the foreign citizens to the lifestyle and training in Ukraine and introduce the culture and traditions of the Ukrainians.
Further post diploma education is getting more and more popular among the postgraduates of the Academy. They study at the clinical postgraduate (residency) and postgraduate courses.
All the programs and curriculums are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The degrees and diplomas issued to graduated foreign students by the Ukrainian Medical Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) are legalized by the Ministry of heath of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The students are studying from Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Mauritius, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Kenya, Angola, Tunisia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, U.S.A, Saudi Arabia, Australia, U.K, Singapore, South-Africa, Lebanese, New-Zealand, Iran, Iraq, Sri-Lanka, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Maldives, Nepal, Palestine, Tunis, Uganda, Venezuela, Peru, Yemen, Tanzania, Lebanon, Morocco, Lesotho, Ghana, U.A.E, Bangladesh, south Africa, Nepal, Bulgaria, Israel, China, Norway, Kuwait, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Sierra-Leone, etc.