Russia, the largest country in the world has proved its significance in medicine. This country has the best medical colleges and universities in the world. Dagestan state medical University is one of the leading medical universities of Russia, where every year students from many countries come to study MBBS and  for other specialties. The University was founded in 1932. DSMU is located in the city of Makhachkala, which is the capital of the Republic of Dagestan.

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Dagestan state medical University has made a great contribution to the development of the culture of medical Sciences, higher medical education and health care in Russia. Today DSMU has trained more than 25 thousand specialists, 100 doctors and 350 candidates of Sciences. Many great scientists and experts have graduated from this Academy. Until 1965, at the Dagestan state medical University had been only one medicine faculty, but year after year the University expanded,  it added more faculties, staff and students.

Currently, about 5,200 students in the program of bachelors of medicine and bachelors of surgery (MBBS) doctors of medicine (MD) and other medical specialties at the Dagestan state medical University. Of these, more than 170 students from 12 countries. DSMU provides both graduate and postgraduate courses in the field of medicine. Untill now, more than 27 000 successful doctors graduated from the University, including 700 international students from foreign countries.

Dagestan state medical University is known to be the best center for physical culture and sports in the country. University not only focuses on academics but also on extracurricular activities and sports. The Academy is proud that it has alumni who are actively involved in the Olympic and other games. DSMU graduates who have gained prominence through sport, five-time world champion A. Aliyev, world champion and twice winner of the Olympic games M. Aratsilov, and more than 40 masters of sports of the USSR and the Russian Federation.

The scientific staff of the Dagestan state medical University is highly qualified in the field of medicine.The Department employs 736 teachers, 21 doctors of medical Sciences, Professor, 429 candidates of Sciences, 4 outstanding scientist of the Russian Federation, 41 the honored worker of science of the Republic of Dagestan, 24 doctors of medical Sciences of the Russian Federation, 116 doctors of Sciences of the Republic of Dagestan, 6 doctors of the Republic of Dagestan, 5 Honored workers of Higher school of Russia, Honored 15 of inventors and innovators of the Republic of Dagestan among the academic staff of the University. Scientists working in DSMU, always taking an active part in many international conferences, congresses, etc.

Faculties available in DGMU:

1. General medicine

2. Pediatrics

3. Nursing

4. Pharmacy

Programmes of postgraduate education in DSMU:

1. Medicine of emergency

2. Therapy

3. Dermatology

4. Infectious diseases

5. Neuroscience

6. Pathological anatomy

7. Psychiatry

8. Obstetrics and gynecology

9. Anesthesiology

10. Traumatology and orthopedics

11. Ophthalmology

12. Urology

13. Surgery

14. Pediatrics

15. Pediatric gynecology

16. Pediatric infectious diseases

17. Pediatric surgery

18. Hygiene of children and adolescents

19. General hygiene

20. Public hygiene

21. Occupational health

22. Radiation hygiene

23. Food hygiene

24. Epidemiology

25. Dentistry

26. Pediatric dentistry

27. Orthopedics

28. Prosthodontics

29. Oral surgery

30. Obstetrics and gynecology

31. Anesthesiology

32. Traumatology and orthopedics

33. Ophthalmology

34. Urology

35. Surgery

36. Pediatrics

37. Pediatric gynecology

38. Pediatric infectious diseases

39. Pediatric surgery

40. Hygiene of children and adolescents

41. General hygiene

42. Public hygiene

43. Occupational health

44. Radiation hygiene

45. Food hygiene

46. Epidemiology

47. Dentistry

48. Pediatric dentistry

49. Orthopedics

50. Prosthodontics

51. Oral surgery

Student life:

The students studying MBBS in DSMU provided comfortable accommodation at a very affordable price. The rooms are designed for 2 or 3 people. Bathrooms and kitchen are common areas. Well-guarded hostels, in which security personnel work. The infrastructure of the hostels is modern, There is heating and central air conditioning. Students are granted access to a gym, a planetarium, a sports complex, the Internet, a science library and a laboratory.