ASTRAKHAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Astrakhan State Medical University was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest medical educational institutions in Russia. In November 2008 it celebrated its 90th anniversary. During its long existence more than 30000 thousand doctors have graduated from the University; they work in all parts of the world for the welfare of the people. Since the day of its foundation the University uses the European system of medical education that combines strong theoretical grounding in different spheres of knowledge with practical courses held in the best medical institutions of Astrakhan. At the present moment Astrakhan State Medical University consists of 11 faculties, at 70 chairs of which about 4000 students, clinical residency and post-graduate students study. The training of highly skilled specialists is fulfilled by experienced professors and scientists. Amongst them there are around 100 doctors of sciences, professors, docents and candidates of sciences. The membership of professors is formed of honored scientists of Russia, honored scientists of the Higher School of Russia, notable scientists of health protection, honored doctors of Russia, laureates of the Russian government prize in the sphere of science and engineering, honored scientists of health protections and sport of Russia.