The training at the University includes pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate periods of study. Foreign students are trained at the International Faculty No. 1 for further studies at higher educational institutions of Ukraine.
During their training at the University both Ukrainian and foreign students get higher education for the Specialist’s and Master’s degrees (“General Medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”, “Pharmacy”, “Technology of Perfume-Cosmetic Preparations”).
Postgraduate education includes training in internship, mastership and postgraduate study in 29 specialties, in doctoral candidacy — in 12 specialties, as well as refresher courses for physicians and pharmacists.
10200 students, postgraduates, interns, students of refresher courses, teachers-probationers, masters and clinical residents study at the University. There are more than 2200 foreign students from 40 countries at the University. 1024 students are taught in English. The University has gained authority and recognition by training foreign citizens from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe for more than 40 years. About 10500 specialists have got medical and pharmaceutical education and are working now in more than 100 countries of the world, taking up high positions in the public health systems of their countries.
At Zaporizhzhia State Medical University students acquire knowledge subject to the requirements of the European system of education. The academic curricula are based on the best models of native and foreign practice of specialists’ training.
Students, bachelors, interns, masters, postgraduates, teachers working for Doctor’s degree as well as students of refresher courses study at 61 departments. The training is carried out with the use of the most modern scientific and pedagogical technologies.
There were 676 lecturers at the University in 2014: 120 Professors and Doctors of Sciences, 444 Associate Professors and PhDs are engaged in scientific-pedagogic work. There are one Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 46 members of International Academies of Sciences and International Scientific Societies, 8 Honorary Science and Engineering Workers of Ukraine, 1 Honorary worker of Higher School of Ukraine, 4 State Prize Winners, 5 Prize Winners of the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1 Prize Winner of National Academy of Sciences and Medical Academy of Sciences named after V.P. Komisarenko, 1 Prize Winner of the President of Ukraine, 2 Prize Winner of the Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine, 3 Honorary Physicians of Ukraine among them.
The scientific schools of the University are well known outside Ukraine. Cardiological, surgery, pharmaceutical schools are among them. For the first time in Ukraine the specialists of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University have successfully performed the transplantations of heart. More than 500 transplantations of liver, kidney and pancreas have been performed. More than 20 preparations have been worked out by the scientists of the pharmaceutical school, produced and brought into medical practice in many countries abroad. The results of scientific work were reported at international forums in Sweden, Czech Republic, Spain, Holland, Brazil and Austria. The University has its own scientific editions: “Zaporizhzhia Medical Journal”, “Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medicine: Science and Practice”, “Pathology”.
There is a developed infrastructure of scientific units at the University including SRI (Scientific Research Institute) of medical and ecological problems, Institute of clinical pathology of a man, SMA “Pharmatron”, central scientific research laboratory, certification-testing laboratory of perfume and cosmetic preparations and household products, department of doctoral candidacy and postgraduate study, editorial publishing department, Center of informatics and analytical support and testing, patent department, scientific research division, metrology service. Scientific Research Institute and laboratories are equipped with unique facilities for conducting fundamental and applied scientific researches.
There are Specialized Councils of Higher Attestation Commission for defense of Candidate and Doctor Degrees in different specialties. 30 theses for Doctor’s degree in 23 specialties and 143 theses for Candidate’s degree in 35 specialties were defended at the University during the last five years. 35 theses of Doctor’s degree and 137 theses for Candidate’s degree are being fulfilled ate the University according to the plan of preparation of scientific and pedagogical specialists. The University publishes periodic scientific and practical journals: “Zaporizhzhia Medical Journal”, “Pathology”, “Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medicine: Science and Practice”, 10-15 All-Ukrainian scientific-research and practical conferences with international participation are held annually.