Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine “Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy” is the leading state university training doctors, in particular dentists. The Academy started its activity in 1921 as odontology department of Kharkiv Medical Academy.
In 1967, the institute moved to Poltava and was renamed as Poltava Medical Stomatological Institute. In 1994, Poltava Medical Stomatological Institute obtained the highest (IVth) level of accreditation and the status of Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy.
In 2014, the IVth accreditation level was confirmed by the Accreditation Commission of Ukraine.
Currently, 4249 students are enrolled at the Academy, 764 of them are foreigners from 46 countries. There are Stomatological Faculty, Medical Faculty №1, Medical Faculty №2 (Pediatrics), Faculty for Foreign Students Training, Department of Pre-University Training and Faculty of Postgraduate Education. There is a college established on the basis of “UMSA” that prepares bachelors and junior specialists. Pharmaceutical division successfully operates since 2008, and in 2012 the extramural training of junior pharmacy experts was launched.
The structure of the Academy embraces 53 departments, nine of them are the supporting ones. Clinical and consulting work is performed at 39 clinical departments of the Academy, located at the best regional and municipal hospitals of Poltava. The Academy trains specialists in:
1. Dentistry (7.12010005) – training period of 5 years;
2. General Medicine (7.12010001) – training period of 6 years;
3. Pediatrics (7.12010002) – training period of 6 years;
4. Nursing (5.12010102) – training period of 3 years;
5. Prosthetic Dentistry (5.12010106) – training period of 2 years;
6. Pharmacy (5.12020101) – full-time attendance, training period of 2 years;
7. Pharmacy (5.12020101) – extramural studies, training period of 3 years.
There are full-time course of study and extramural studies (pharmacy) at the Academy.
The scientific potential of “UMSA” comprises 90 Doctors, 367 Candidates of sciences, 81 Professor, 196 Associate professors, 2 Laureates of State prize of Ukraine, 5 Honored workers of science and technology of Ukraine, 4 Honored physicians of Ukraine, 1 Honored rationalizer.
Academy is a repeated participant of international exhibitions of prestigious educational institutions “Modern Education in Ukraine”, “Innovation in Modern Education”, “Education and Career”, which represented the university’s achievements in the educational process, scientific and methodological innovations, modern information and telecommunication systems and multimedia training. At these exhibitions the Academy was awarded a gold medal (the 2013/2014 academic year), three Grand Prizes and diplomas. Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine “Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy” has been awarded the honorary titles “Leader of National Education”, “Leader of Scientific and Technological Activities”.
Ukraine as a member of the UN and UNESCO is actively involved in international programs of higher education. In this context, Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy also helps foreign countries in preparing their national medical personnel. In order to improve the quality of medical training of specialists from among foreign citizens, the Faculty for Foreign Students Training started its activity in 1992. Currently, the academy trains 764 foreigners from 46 countries (Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Pakistan, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan and others). They are guaranteed all the rights and freedoms stipulated by the current legislation of Ukraine.
Training of foreign citizens is conducted according to the curriculum and programs of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine. Foreign students have at their disposal classrooms, reading rooms, library, and sports facilities on equal terms with citizens of Ukraine. Foreign students also have specially allotted areas for cultural, religious activities and community meetings. Courses are provided by teachers with extensive expertise of working with foreign citizens at the initial stages of their training. After graduation, foreign students obtain diplomas of international standard.
In 2011, Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine “Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy” celebrated its jubilee – the 90th anniversary of Alma Mater founding.
Over the period of its existence, the Academy has trained 28.700 dentists, 12.000 doctors of other specialities, about 1.600 specialists of nursing staff.
Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy has taken an important step towards joining the European educational space and enables its graduates to become the competitive, recognized specialists in any country of the world.