Vinnitsia National Medical University, Ukraine
VNMU began as Vinnitsa Pharmaceutical Institute (1921-1936), and later became Vinnitsa branch of All-Ukrainian Institute of Extra-Mural Medical Education (1930), and reorganized in 1932 as Evening Industrial Medical Institute with two faculties – medical-preventive and pediatric and in 1934 as Vinnitsa Medical Institute (1934).
In 1994 the faculty of Dentistry was organized, and Vinnitsa Medical Institute was accredited as a University on Level IV, the highest level of accreditation by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 408, dated 15.06.94. The Institute was re-named to Vinnitsa State Pirogov Memorial Medical University. By 2000, the faculty of Pharmacy was organized.
By 2002, taking into account nation-wide and international recognition of results of its activity VSMU was awarded National University status by Decree of the President of Ukraine L.D. Kuchma (June 19, 2002, #560/2002), supporting specialities ”General Medicine“, "Pediatrics", "Dentistry", "Pharmacy", “Clinical Pharmacy”, “Medical Psychology.”
Lviv National Medical University is a Member of International and European Associations of Universities, and also is the member of almost 70 other international organizations, academies & federations. Lviv National Medical University is included into Directory of World Health Organization (WHO) and into Directory of Universities of Central European countries.
In terms of University activities LNMU has the leading positions in ratings of higher educational institutions and higher medical educational institutions of Ukraine (Scopus 2010 – the 2nd place among medical universities and academies of Ukraine).
Since 1961 LNMU has trained over 2.5 thousand foreign students as doctors and pharmacists and is working successfully as doctors and pharmacists in many countries of the world. Education is provided in Ukrainian, Russian and since 1997 the teaching of foreign students in English was launched and is rapidly developing. Now 70% of University foreign students study in English Medium Program.
LNMU provides admission for foreign citizens to the undergraduate education at Faculty of General Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy, also provides admission for Preparatory Course and Postgraduate Training. The annual university amount of students is more than 19100 persons, which includes 5426 undergraduate students (including more than 1000 foreign students).