Avicenna Tajik State Medical University

Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (Tajik: Донишгоҳи давлатии тиббии Тоҷикистон; Russian: Таджикский государственный медицинский университет) or ATSMU is a public university in Tajikistan. Established in 1939, it is located in Dushanbe and named after the Persian polymath Abuali Ibni Sino (also spelled Avicenna). It is managed by the Ministry of Health and is the only higher medical education facility in Tajikistan preparing medical personnel for the country.[1][2]

Avicenna Tajik State Medical University
Donishgohi davlatii tibbii Tojikiston ba nomi A Sino.JPG
AffiliationInternational Ibn Sina Hospital
Academic staff
796 faculty members
Administrative staff
63 chairs
Students8,844 (including over 500 international students from 15 countries).
Coordinates: 38°36′06″N 68°47′07″E / 38.6018°N 68.7854°E / 38.6018; 68.7854


Since its establishment in 1939, the medical university has educated more than 35,000 highly skilled medical personnel working not only inside the country, but abroad as well.

One of the primary goals of the university is to adjust the national system of medical education - structures, contents, terms and quality to the both international standards and requirements to the quality of a professional training, that will allow Tajikistan to join the world community of medical education and provide the development of the international cooperation in the field of training and advancing the professional skill of the medical staff. The university successfully proceeds on a direction of improving the quality of the public standard of the medical education and the development of new curricula and programs according to the requirements of the World Federation for Medical Education. Great attention is being paid to the constant improvement of the quality of medical education, and the quality of training the medical staff on a whole.

Academic profileEdit

University is considered a key scientific-methodical base of the Ministry of Health of the Republic, and the majority of achievements in the sphere of public health services of the country are directly connected with the activity of its professors. Each year the staff of the university carries out over 15,000 surgical operations and over 45,000 remedial and consultative actions that makes about 60% of all medical interventions to be carried out in the healthcare facilities of the city of Dushanbe.



  • Center Learning of Practical Skills
  • Center of Pre-University Training
  • Treatment and Diagnostic Center
  • Center of Education, Science and Production “Farmacia”
  • Centre of Strategic Development and Management[3]


The structure of the university has 5 faculties:

  • Medical
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health[3]


  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 2
  • Department of Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy
  • Department of Human anatomy named after Y.A.Rakhimova
  • Department of Pathological Anatomy
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation
  • Department of Neurology and Medical Genetic Basis
  • Department of Internal Diseases No. 1
  • Department of Internal Diseases No. 2
  • Department of Internal Diseases No. 3
  • Department of Pediatrics No. 1
  • Department of Pediatrics No. 2
  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Surgical Diseases No. 1
  • Department of Surgical Diseases No. 2
  • Department of Environmental health
  • Department of General Hygiene and Ecology
  • Department of Biology with Genetic Basis
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Physiotherapy and Oriental Medicine
  • Department of Histology
  • Department of Dermatovenereology
  • Department of Tajik language
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Bioorganic and Physicolloid Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry
  • Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Virology
  • Department of Oncology, Radiology and Radiotherapy
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Psychiatry and Narcology named after Professor M.G. Gulomov
  • Department of Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Department of Therapeutic Dentistry
  • Department of Orthopedic Dentistry
  • Department of Public Health and Medical Statistics with a course in the History of Medicine
  • Department of Valeology and Physical Training
  • Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases
  • Department of propaedeutics of children diseases
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Department of Family Medicine No. 1
  • Department of Family Medicine No. 2
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Military Medicine[4]
  • Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Military Field Surgery
  • Department of Urology
  • Department of Social Disciplines
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Organization of Pharmacy Economics
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Medical and Biological Physics with Information Technology Basis
  • Department of Normal Physiology
  • Department of Pathological Physiology
  • Department of Phthisiopulmonology
  • Department of Neurosurgery and mixed Injuries
  • Department of Innovative Surgery and Transplantology
  • Department of Pediatric Surgery
  • Department of General Surgery No. 1
  • Department of General Surgery No. 2
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Endocrinology
  • Department of Epidemiology


The library fund of the university consists of 680,334 items of educational, medical and scientific literature, including 151,100 electronic books. The university has the well equipped electronic library, connected to the Internet, accessible to all beneficiaries. Taking into consideration the available resources and a spectrum of opportunities, the university library is considered to be the best specialized medical library in the country.

During the last years the capacity of the university was strengthened by opening various resources, scientific and clinical centers, such as Stem Cells Laboratory, Evidence-based Medicine Centre, Drug Information Centre, Educational-clinical Centre "Stomatology", Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Clinical Skills Centre etc. Some centers and the laboratories working within framework of the ATSMU are unique in the republic, and provide methodological support to scientific and medical establishments at the national level.

International cooperationEdit

ATSMU is included in the catalogue of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Directory of the Medical Universities of the World Health Organization. The improvement of the quality of education and advancement of the level of training of the medical staff for the system of public health of the country is the priority goal of the management of the university. To attain this goal the experience of the best foreign medical educational institutions and also all existing real opportunities of the university itself are adopted.

The important directions of university activity is promotion of international cooperation, which facilitates improvement of the quality of curriculums, development of all-round and effective relations with medical institutions, high schools, the foreign research centers. Thus currently University has cooperation links with over 80 scientific - educational institutions of Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, as well as successful joint projects with WHO, SDC, USAID, GIZ, Global Fund, Soros Foundation, DAAD, TEMPUS, ISTC, UNFPA that contributes to the development of all-round cooperation with foreign partners.


The leaders of the institute were:[5][2]

  • Adolf Kraus (1939-1942)
  • K. Romadonovsky (1942)
  • A. Prokopchuk (1942)
  • G. Skosogorenko (1942—1944)
  • D. Khveiseni (1944-1947)
  • Lev Sutulov (1947-1950)
  • Y. Rakhimov (1950-1957)
  • Z. Khodzhayev (1957-1965)
  • K. Tadzhiev (1965-1973)
  • Y. Iskhaki (1973–1996)
  • H. Rofiev (1996-1999)
  • N. Fayzulloev (2000–2003)
  • K. Kurbonov (2003–2005)
  • Gulzoda Makhmadshoh Kurbonali (2016–Present)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ministry of Health, Front page Archived 2009-03-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "History of TSMU". Tajik State Medical University. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Structure of University". www.tajmedun.tj. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  4. ^ "Шароитҳои таҳсил дар кафедраи тибби ҳарбӣ беҳтар мешаванд".
  5. ^ "Rectors". TAJ Medical University. Retrieved September 28, 2020.