I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University


I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Nowadays, Sechenov University is the major medical educational and scientific institution in Russia aimed at training, certification and postgraduate studies of physicians and pharmacists promoting thus further advance of medical science and healthcare domestically and on a global scale.
Over 2,500 of academic headcount at 8 faculties encompassing 150 chairs implement training in 14 specialties covering more than 14,000 students and about 15,000 postgraduates practicing full-time, part-time and evening attendance, as well as extramural educational solutions. Hundreds of higher degree theses are defended annually.
85% of the University tutors have higher degrees. The staff includes 4 fellows and 3 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 64 fellows and 38 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS), 3 fellows and 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, about 70 Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation and over 100 State Prize winners.
The University incorporates 69 educational venues, 19 hospitals with over 3,000 beds, 7 research institutes and 5 RAMS R&D units, more than 30 laboratories, the greatest medical library in Europe, botanic garden, and many other facilities ensuring academic excellence resulting in powerful research and innovation advances along with cutting-edge medical care practices.
Since 2010 the Sechenov University has been headed by Prof. Petr V. Glybochko, MD, Corresponding Member of the RAMS, Member of the European Association of Urology, Vice-President of the Russian Association of Urologists, Chairman of the Education and Methodics Association of Medical and Pharmaceutical HEIs, owning 17 patents, the author of over 450 scientific studies, etc.
The full official name of the University is State Federal-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. 

Official short name is I.M. Sechenov First MSMU.
The University is also known as First Med or Sechenov University.

Postal address: 2-4 Bolshaya Pirogovskaya st., 119991 Moscow, Russia

Education & Study

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With its more than 250-year history First MSMU (1 Med) is the oldest Russian medical educational institution providing training in full range of specialties related to medicine and healthcare.
First MSMU offers to international students both degree and postgraduate programmes in General Medicine, Pharmacy and Stomatology (Dentistry). All proprietary courses are catered by the University’s licensed faculty (about 90% of lecturers have postgraduate degrees) at up-to-date training facilities, including teaching hospitals and pharmaceutical labs.

Academic Excellence


How to tread in by stepping beyond

Project 5-100In 2015 I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University entered the all-Russian academic excellence project aimed at enhancing competitiveness of leading Russian universities among the global research and education centers. Project 5-100 is the initiative to promote at least five Russian universities into the top 100 of the world’s best institutions of higher education.
First MSMU is the only industry-specific university granted the right to participate in this program, which arouses beside the natural pride the feeling of particular responsibility for the future reputation of the flagship of Russian medical education and the king-size R&D complex. More than two centuries of history and broad international fame makes us sure that First MSMU is quite able to keep pace with the period preserving its glorious academic tradition.

Excellence Initiatives, similar to the Russian Project 5-100, are the matter of concern for many national governments worldwide. The upgrade positions in world rankings for domestic universities is not the only benefit. Higher education institutions with excellent academic reputation are much desirable for talented students, gifted faculty and researchers, demanded by major companies as partners, the graduates of such universities enjoy considerable competitive advantage in employment. Ultimately, such programs improve the overall grade of the educational system and scientific research output, which are the long-term performance indicators of the national economy as a whole.
In pursuance of the 5-100 goals, the four STRATEGIC ACADEMIC UNITS* (StrAUs) are being established within FMSMU to facilitate its advance – at first as a part of the program, and then in the global academic rankings.
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There’s no doubt that participation in Project 5-100 is the noble way of increasing educational and research capacity of FMSMU to strengthen its competitive advantage on a global scale, and this is the greatest opportunity of augmenting the contribution of First Moscow State Medical University to the treasury of human Knowledge.
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*Strategic academic unit is a kind of consortium encompassing university divisions and affiliated organizations integrated for accomplishing specific educational, research, commercial, PR etc. goals.

Research & Innovation

First MSMU in World Medical Science
Since its foundation the Frist MSMU has always taken an active part in the World medical science. We have a distinguished history of medical research. The diversity of interests in our University provides a breadth of research expertise. Currently the MSMU provides a central focus for research and education to advance knowledge in increasingly important areas of healthcare and attempts to create opportunities for young enthusiastic researchers to rise and develop their ideas.

Research activities of the First MSMU are split into 37 basic directions which are defined by the innovative and socially significant priorities.

More than 20 inventions are registered by the staff of the First MSMU annually, 85% of the academic staff have scientific degrees and 40% of the members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS) are professors of First MSMU.

Every year our University holds several scientific conferences with international participation, for more information please visit: www.eng.mma.ru.

Entering the 21st Century
As we enter the new millennia, the nature of healthcare is shifting dramatically and with the shift the new age comes with new demands. Thus in order to present the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of medical education, including future trends many exciting developments occurred in the First MSMU.

In order to deal more efficiently with the contemporary acute issues in healthcare four new Research Institutes were established:

  • RI of Molecular Medicine (2000)
  • RI of Pharmaceutics (2001)
  • RI of Public Health and Healthcare Management (2002)
  • RI of Medical Sociology, Healthcare Economics and Medical Insurance (2011)

In accordance with it’s traditions in an attempt to close the forming gap between science and business the I.M. Sechenov First MSMU Science Park established.

In addition to the developments in the field of medical education and science the First MSMU has broadened it’s international activity and is currently actively establishing mutually beneficial partnership relations with medical schools all over the world.

Now more than 140 specialists of the University are members of one or more foreign and international scientific and professional societies, organizations and associations. The University frequently commanders abroad around 200 members of it’s staff and students for various purposes. Annually, more than 100 people take part in more than 60 major international forums.