Grodno State Medical University

Grodno State Medical University (educational establishment “Grodno State Medical University” – GrSMU; Belarusian: установа адукацыi Гродзенскі дзяржаўны медыцынскі універсітэт — ГрДМУ) is a university in Grodno, Belarus. It specialises in medicine and medical psychology. It is the oldest medical school in Belarus and is considered, according to some international sources, the best medical university in Belarus.[1][2]

Grodno State Medical University
Гродзенскі дзяржаўны медыцынскі універсітэт
Established1958 (1958) (1775 as Medical Academy)
RectorSnezhitsky Victor Alexandrovich
Republic of Belarus
Colours Belarus


Building of Grodno Medical Academy

GrSMU is as a successor of the first medical school in Belarus, the Grodno Medical Academy, established in 1775 by Antoni Tyzenhaus, former mayor of Grodno, for improving almost nonexistent healthcare system in the city. Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert, French botanist, Freemason and medical doctor, became its first rector. Under his rule were trained first doctors (former illiterate peasants) built botanical garden and a chemist's shop. The academy in 1781 was reorganized into the Medicine Faculty of Vilna University. The medical school was renovated only during Soviet-era time in 1958. Firstly, it was a small university. Officially got its university status only in 2000.


Nowadays, the university has 6 faculties:

  1. Faculty of General Medicine
  2. Faculty of Pediatrics
  3. Faculty of Medical Psychology
  4. Faculty of Diagnostic Studies
  5. Faculty of Advanced Training and Retraining
  6. Faculty of International Students
Main building

There are 45 departments of university spread across the city. Main building, completed in 1974, located at Gorkogo st. 80.

Modern statusEdit

University does conduct research. It takes part in EU's Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies. Also, GrSMU publishes its own medical journal. Grodno State Medical University was recognised as one of the best of its kind in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), according Expert RA.[3] And the best medical university in Belarus.[1][2]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b "Belarus | Ranking Web of Universities: Webometrics ranks 30000 institutions".
  2. ^ a b "RankPro World University Rankings | Top Universities in the World".
  3. ^ Рейтинг высших учебных заведений стран СНГ