First Moscow State Medical University
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First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU, officially I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, informally Moscow Medical Academy or Sechenov University; Russian: Первый Московский государственный медицинский университет имени И. М. Сеченова) is the oldest medical university in Russia, located in Moscow.
Первый Московский государственный медицинский университет имени И. М. Сеченова (Сеченовский университет)
|Motto||Primus inter pares|
|Established||1758 (de facto), 1755 (de jure)|
|Rector||Petr Vitalevich Glybochko|
The university was founded in 1758 as medical faculty of Imperial Moscow University as the first medical school in Russia. The institution separated from the Moscow State University and became independent in 1930. The university was renamed after Russian physiologist, Ivan Sechenov, in 1955. It was known as I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Institute of Medicine until 1990, and I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy from 1990 to 2010.
The university was inaugurated as the Imperial Moscow University (Moscow State University since 1917) in 1755. It is named after Ivan Sechenov, a doctoral graduate of Moscow Imperial, who is known as the "father of Russian physiology." The institution became independent in 1930 and acquired full university status in 2010. It celebrated its 260th anniversary in 2018.
The academy is a center for training, certification and further education for medical staff and pharmacists.
It has 20 buildings with classrooms and lecture halls, a clinical center, a research center, library, publishing section, a video-photo department, laboratories, botanical garden and several students' hostels.
About 1500 graduates are involved in post-graduate training as part of internship (primary specialization), clinical internship (residency), covering all clinical specialities, or post-graduate courses.
There are 160 chairs at the university. It collaborates with various international organizations including the International Association of the University Programs for Health Management, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and General Practitioners, the American International Alliance on Health Problems, the European Association of Management in Health Care, the World Academy of Medical Education.
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Pediatrics
- Faculty of Preventive Medicine
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Postgraduate Professional Training of Physicians
- Preparatory Department for International Applicants
- Institute of Professional Education
- Center of Master's Programs
- Sergey Botkin — Russian clinician, therapist, activist and one of the founders of modern Russian medical science and education
- Sergei Korsakoff — Russian neuropsychiatrist; one of the greatest neuropsychiatrists of the 19th century, known for his studies on effects of alcoholism on the nervous system and introduction of the concept of paranoia
- Vladimir Serbsky — Russian psychiatrist and one of the founders of forensic psychiatry in Russia; Russia's main center of forensic psychiatry, Serbsky Center, was named after him
- Pyotr Gannushkin — Russian psychiatrist that developed one of the first theories of psychopathies (today known as personality disorders)
- Nikolay Pirogov — Russian scientist, medical doctor, inventor, pedagogue and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1847); considered to be the founder of field surgery and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anaesthetic
- Ivan Sechenov — Russian neurophysiologist; honorary member of Russian Academy of Sciences; Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry were named after him
- Nikolay Sklifosovsky — Russian surgeon, scientist and teacher
- Anton Chekhov — Russian physician, playwright and short-story writer; considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history
- Maxim Konchalovsky — Russian clinician; one of the most important figures in Russian internal medicine during the first half of the 20th century
- Alexander Myasnikov — Soviet physician, cardiologist, academician of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences
- Jonas Basanavičius — Lithuanian physician, activist and proponent of the Lithuanian National Revival
- Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov — Russian pathologist and a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1939)
- Evgeni Babsky — Soviet physiologist and a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
- Mikhail Chumakov — Russian microbiologist and virologist; helped in developing the Polio vaccine and organised its mass production
- Dimitri Venediktov — Deputy Health Minister of the USSR from 1965 to 1981
- Valentin Pokrovsky — Russian epidemiologist; president of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences from 1987 to 2006, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (from 2013) and director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology under the Ministry of Health
- Valery Shumakov — Russian surgeon and transplantologist; a leader in transplantation medicine in Russia and a pioneer of artificial organ surgery; recipient of Russian state's highest distinction, the Order of Saint Andrew
- Mikhail Davydov — Russian medical scientist, oncologist, surgeon; former president of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, International Society of Surgeons and New York Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of State Prize in Science and Technology (2001)
- Leo Bokeria — Russian cardiac surgeon; academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences and Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation; recipient of Lenin Prize (1976), the USSR State Prize (1986) and Russian State Prize (2002)
- Renat Akchurin — Russian cardiac surgeon; academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1997) and Russian Academy of Sciences (2011)
- Rafiq Tağı — Azerbaijani short-story writer and journalist, graduated in cardiology
- Amiran Revishvili — Georgian cardiac surgeon and electrophysiologist, president of Pan-Russian Scientific Society of Clinical Electrophysiology, Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing
- Boris Yegorov — Soviet physician-astronaut who became the first physician to make a space flight
- Oleg Atkov — Russian cardiologist and astronaut
- Anatoly Kudryavitsky — Russian-Irish novelist and poet
- Louise Thai - Hungarian American, Clinical Pathologist and Microbiologist, Award-winning Professor at Medical College of Georgia. Recipient of the 2002 William Kemper Fellowship and 2006 Jane Hickman Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
- "The University history". sechenov.ru. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- Московский государственный медицинский университет им И.М. Сеченова. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 18 November 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
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