Duration: 6 years

Degree Awarded: MBBS/MD

Language of Instruction: English, Russian, Ukrainian.


The history of the faculty starts from June 12, 1930.

Professor Nikolai Dovgyallo became the first dean of the faculty (1930-1934).

A great achievement of the faculty of general medicine of Donetsk National Medical University was that in 1936, 161 students graduated from the faculty and awarded the degree. At that time, there were working 33 departments, employing 23 professors, 34 associate professors, and 24 assistants.

During the Second Word war when Germany attacked the Soviet Union and violated a peaceful life, summer examination session at Donetsk National Medical University was interrupted. More than three hundred graduates after the date of the last state examination came to the military enlistment office with a request to send them to the war front. Among them, there were doctors, professors, and honored teachers. Many professors and graduates worked as leading medical experts in World War II at hospitals: P. Rajewski, A.B. Sigalov, J.D. Dmitruk, J.M. Landau, B.S. Agte, Z.I. Stukalo, E.K. Mogilev, B.A. Kuznetsov, F.M. Osipov and many other doctors and Professors.

Professor I.D. Jonah became a major specialist of infectious diseases during the war for the Soviet Army (was killed in May 1945)

Many students, doctors, and professors of Donetsk National Medical University proved themselves the fearless patriots who find themselves behind enemy lines. Head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, R.N. Holovaty commanded the partisan detachment in the Donetsk region, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry J. M. Fomichev acted as part of a guerrilla group in the Dnipropetrovsk region, third-year student A. Vassiliev helped 243 prisoners to escape from a concentration camp in Donetsk. Professors D.M. Fomichev and A. Vasiliev had been shooted by the Germans. Military doctor Alexander Vorobyov provided medical aid to the wounded and sick when he was in thrall.

Two weeks after the liberation of the city, September 8, 1943, Donetsk National Medical University started registration of students who interrupted their studies in 1941 because of war and in December 1943 Donetsk medical institute recruited 200 students for a new session and their classes started.

In the 1945-1946 academic year, at the departments of Donetsk medical institute worked 126 teachers, among them 14 professors, 22 associate professors, and candidates of medical sciences.

In 1992 the faculty of general medicine of Donetsk state medical university was divided into the first and the second medical faculty.

Introduction to Faculty

The members of the faculty conducted the world-renowned research under the leadership of Professor V.N. Kazakov (Honored Scientist of Ukraine, Owner of the title of Hero of Ukraine, Academician of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine) with Professor G. Cooper (Honored Scientist of Ukraine). Due to outstanding merits of research was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. The faculty members are honorable workers of the National academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Gained world-renown research conducted under the leadership of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine Prof. VN Kazakov, Academician of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine Professor G. Cooper, awarded for outstanding merits the title of Hero of Ukraine. In 11 departments of the faculty of General Medicine of DNMU, there works 33 professors, 70 associate professors, and 58 assistant professors. Among them are Professor I.V. Komissarov, Honored Worker of Higher School, State Prize of Ukraine, Professor P.S. Sernyak, Honored Scientist of Ukraine Prof. A.N. Talalaenko and F.Gulmammadov.

Training of physicians is conducted under the guidance of experienced teachers, doctors, and candidates of medical sciences. Teaching is carried out according to modern standards of higher educational establishments. The main goal of the faculty is to prepare qualified physicians, who know perfectly their profession with high fundamentals and training.

In the undergraduate program, during six years of study, the students learn different subjects from fundamental subjects disciplines to special medical subjects.

Graduates of the faculty receive the degree of MBBS/MD from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the degree is approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The practice of medicine remains one of the most important things for all professions and we believe that Donetsk National Medical University is a perfect place to gain your medical education.

We believe students are enrolling in Donetsk National Medical University for the right reasons – they want to care for people and they feel that as physicians they can raise a level of our medicine. For that reason, we have great faith that health care delivery in our nation has a bright future.

Donetsk National Medical University is known for its innovative teaching, clinical training, and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for upgrading the classroom, the laboratory, and the clinic.

The faculty provides a comfortable atmosphere, highly qualified teaching staff, and big library to students for studying.

All graduates are employed after graduation, which is a confirmation of the high ranking of DNMU, diligent work of qualified professors and purposeful work of his students.

Foreigners study in groups of 10-12 students along with local students. The second-year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught starting from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and raise their level of knowledge in the departments. All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.

The Ministry of education and Ministry of Public health of Ukraine approved the curriculum of the medical faculty. Almost all the countries of the world accept the degree of Donetsk National Medical University.

The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:

– testing the practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed)

– testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.

The successful students who will complete study of five years, then on graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration. There is a wide range of specializations available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.

Over the years, faculty deans were: Assoc. M.A. Chalisov, Assoc. M.S. Leychik, prof. N.L. Krichevsky, Assoc. L.I. Palchevsky, prof. N.D. Dovgyallo, Assoc. A.V. Sokolov, Assoc. A.B. Rudnitskaya, Assoc. M.P. Shulgin, prof. I.M. Cream, Assoc. D.G. Doviner, Assoc. A.G. Buds, Assoc. N. Talakin, Assoc. G.Y. Kremeneva, prof. A.N. Talalaenko, Assoc. N.K. Popov, prof..A.A. Lykov.

At the departments of the faculty had worked professors and teachers Anuchin A.A., V.M. Bogoslavskaya, N. Annunciation, E.A. Bunin, A.I. Voynar, K.N. Zhmakin, B.J. Kaplun, S.F. Annual, N.I. Medvedev, P.A. Miniovich, N.O. Romantsev, I.M. Chizhin, M.A. Chalisov, A.I.Charugin, etc.

Since September 2003 the Faculty is headed by Assoc. A.G. Jojua.

For admissions or any further information about course please contact our admission office.

In the Donetsk National Medical University in Chernihiv, function all theoretical and clinical departments, such as:

Clinical departments:

  • Department of Clinical rehabilitation
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Stomatology №1
  • Department of Stomatology №2
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Internal Medicine №1
  • Department of Internal Medicine №2
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  • Department of Oncology and Radiology
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Traumatology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Dermatovenereology
  • Department of General Surgery and Urology
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pathomorphology, Forensic Medicine and Histology

Theoretical departments:

  • Department of medical biology, microbiology, virology and immunology.
  • Department of high education organization, management of health and hygiene.
  • Department of physiology and pathological physiology No 1
  • Department of human anatomy No 1
  • Department of general and biological chemistry No 1
  • Department of pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Department of medical physics and informational technologies
  • Department of philosophy No 1
  • Department of philosophy No 2

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