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Stavropol State Medical Academy
Year found: 1937
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Stavropol

 Stavropol State Medical Academy (StSMA)

Legal form: State
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                    Specialist Degree
                    Master Degree
City: Stavropol
Study language: Russian


The Stavropol State Medical Academy was founded in 1938. StSMA is awarded with the Cannes Silver Medal and the title “Flagman of XXI Century”, as well as with the Gold Medal of International Biography Center as the most dynamically developing enterprise.

Foreign experts are teaching here in General Medicine and Dentistry specialties.

Nowadays about 600 foreign students from 28 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are trained at the Stavropol State Medical Academy. Beginning with 2005 the training is conducted in the English language too. During this period 1017 physicians, 139 clinical residents, 17 postgraduate students have been prepared in the Academy.

The Academy has a library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals. It has also its own editions, the Academy newspaper «Medicus» and a scientific practice magazine «Medical Bulletin of North Caucasus».

Persons having the higher medical education are eligible to study in the Post-Diploma Training Course (Clinical Internship – 1 year, Residency – 2 years or more; Postgraduate Course – 3-4 years; Doctoranture – 5 years.)

The persons with  higher medical education and those who have completed the specialities at the Post-Diploma education level (Clinical Internship, Residency) are admitted to the cycles of professional retraining and improvement of professional skills.




Stavropol was founded on October 22, 1777 following the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 as a military encampment and designated as a city in 1785. Prince Grigory Potemkin, who founded Stavropol as one of ten fortresses built between Azov and Mozdok at the request of Catherine the Great, played a leading role in the creation of the city. Don Cossacks, particularly those from the Khopersky Regiment, settled the area in and around the cities of Stavropol andGeorgiyevsk with a mission to defend borders of the Empire.


The name "Stavropol" is a Russian rendition of a fictitious Greek name, Stauropolis (historically the name of an unrelated archbishopric in Caria, a Roman province in present Anatolia), meaning "the city of the cross". According to a legend, soldiers found a huge cross made out of stone when they were building the fortress in the future city location.


Alexander I in 1809 invited several Armenian families to settle by the fortress, in order to encourage trade in the region.


Stavropol's strategic location aided in the Russian Empire's conquest of the Caucasus. By the early 19th century the city grew into a busy trade center of the North Caucasus. In 1843, an Episcopal see of the Russian Orthodox Church was established in Stavropol and in 1847 the city became the seat of Stavropol Governorate.


During the Russian Civil War the city changed hands several times and finally was captured by the Red Army from theVolunteer Army of general Anton Denikin on January 29, 1920. The city was renamed Voroshilovsk on May 5, 1935, afterKliment Voroshilov, but the original name was restored in 1943. The Great Patriotic War took a heavy toll on the city and between August 3, 1942 and January 21, 1943 Stavropol was occupied by the Germans. Since 1946, natural gas has been extracted near the city; later on, a pipeline to Moscow was built to supply it.


Administrative and municipal status 


Stavropol is the administrative center of the krai. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with one rural locality, incorporated as the city of krai significance of Stavropol—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the city of krai significance of Stavropol is incorporated as Stavropol Urban Okrug.


Modern city 


Stavropol has a theater and an association football team called FC Dynamo Stavropol.


The main educational institutions of the town include Stavropol State University, North-Caucasus State Technical University, Agrarian University, and Stavropol State Medical Academy.


The area of Russia in which Stavropol resides is very mountainous, placing the city in the midst of the northern Caucasus mountain range. The city has one the biggest and best city parks in Russia.


Stavropol's economy focuses on the production of automobiles, furniture, and construction equipment and materials. The city relies on air transport (Shpakovskoye airport), rail, and highway connections to other Russian cities.


Stavropol's population includes a significant number of refugees escaping the strife or instability of the Russian border regions and Caucasus nations to the south.




Stavropol experiences a humid continental climate with short but cold winters (though mild for Russia) and hot summers. Precipitation is rather low, with a 556 millimeters (21.9 in) annual average.



General Medicine Faculty - 6 years

Dentistry Faculty - 5 years

Postgraduate Course

Postgraduate Course distance

Doctoranture distance

Language of instruction – English.



Hostel on 500 places. Three persons in room. There are students’ canteens in the hostel and in the main building of the Academy. There is a sports complex with a swimming pool and a sports camp on the coast of the Black sea (Sochi).

Accommodation cots USD 480 per year.







When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel.

During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties. University has own security system.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!



Foreign students studying in the academy live in the comfortable hostels. Under the guidance of curators there are excursions for students to the beautiful places of Stavropol, trips to Teberda, Dombay, Lago-Naki, cities-resorts of the Stavropol Region.

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