Nowadays, Russia is becoming one of the most popular destinations for Indian students who want to pursue their higher studies in medicine abroad. Russia houses a large number of top medical universities offering MBBS, MD and other medical degrees at a very affordable price. Smolensk State Medical University is one of the best medical colleges in Russia. Every year, thousands of students from India apply to get admission in Smolensk State Medical Academy. The university is listed at the 22nd position in the international rating and has become a big scientific establishment where fundamental, applied and methodical scientific research are carried out. Smolensk State Medical University was established in 1920 in the city of Smolensk of Russia. The university is located on the Dnieper River which is about 360 kilometers (220 mi) west-southwest of Moscow.
The level of Smolensk State Medical Academy was raised to that of a university by the Government of Russia based on its excellent results and performance. Thus the name of the organization was changed from "Smolensk State Medical Academy" to "Smolensk State Medical University" in March 2015. The university has an international curriculum for MBBS, MD and all other undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The degree obtained from Smolensk State University is recognized by WHO (World Health Organization), MCI (Medical Council of India), USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination), HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa), SCHS (Saudi Commission for Health Specialties), and PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council) etc.
The language of teaching in Smolensk State Medical University is English. There is a large number of international students from more than 50 countries studying MBBS in Smolensk State Medical University. The university has around 67 departments, in which almost 450 highly qualified teachers are working. All the faculties and departments are well equipped with Electronic Microscopes, Bio-Chemical Laboratories, Radio-Isotope Laboratories and lecture halls equipped with Tele-video and multimedia apparatuses. The students who complete their MBBS from Smolensk State medical University are required to complete a one year internship at one of the hospitals affiliated to SSMU. There are about 31 hospitals working under the Smolensk State Medical University.
Benefits for Indian Students: Smolensk State Medical University is the best option for the Indian students who want to pursue their MBBS from abroad. The university organizes an Indian cultural program every year in which the students from India as well as Russia participate. The MBBS degree obtained from Smolensk State medical University is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). This becomes a big advantage for Indian students who can come back to India after completing their MBBS from SSMU and start working here after clearing the MCI exam.
The students are provided with all the facilities like a sports complex, gymnasium, two big sport halls, and swimming pool with sauna bath and two shooting galleries. The hostels of Smolensk State Medical University are centrally heated like (air-conditioned), and fully furnished. The accommodation in the hostel maintains a system with maximum two or three students in one room. The Students are provided with full bedding. The hostels for boys and girls are separate. Every hostel has internet facilities provided by University. The security level in the hostel is well maintained.