Bogomolets National Medical University

Bogomelets National Medical University Kiev Is the oldest university in Ukraine, with a global cultural environment and a fantastic student life. With over 13,000 students, doctors-interns, masters, post-graduates and people working for Ph.D degree and about 1300 foreign students BNMU has always been one of the biggest institute serving in the field of medicine for over a century.

The university is characterized by a great history and innumerable achievements and a great cultural fusion with students coming from over 53 countries around the globe to pursue their dream career in various fields both at graduate and post-graduate level offered at the university.

With 12 faculties, 78 departments, more than 1200 scientific and pedagogical professionals including 31 academicians and members of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences, 34 academicians of public academies, 42 members of International Organizations and Associations, 99 honored members of Science and technology, 189 Doctors of Sciences, 137 Professors, 720 Candidates of science, 338 Associate Professors, 139 Clinical bases with 8100 beds and 250 thousand patients treated every year and more than 70,000 surgeries conducted every year BNMU is the first choice for students not only from Ukraine but from countries like Poland, Belarus, Russia, Spain, Hungary, Czech, Turkmenistan etc. for their career in medicine with limitless education offerings at both undergraduate and Masters Level.

  • One of Eastern Europe’s most highly ranked universities
  • Diversity and expansion – education and research in 12 faculties.
  • An array of educational offerings at undergraduate and various courses at Post graduate levels in over 40 specialities.
  • Student Exchange and research collaboration with universities throughout Mainland Europe.
  • Excellence- State of art infrastructure for training world class doctors.
  • Active, systematic quality control of educational process.
  • Superbly equipped with medical technology of highest standards, purpose-designed, modern, interdisciplinary campus facility.
  • One of the oldest-university in Eastern Europe and Soviet USSR with living cultural and educational settings.
  • Fantastic European standard student life with great cultural offerings and various festivities.



His Emperor Highness Mykola I signed the Highest Rescript about opening the medical faculty at St. Volodymyr University .


Council of St. Volodymyr University approved the decision about opening the 1st medical faculty in September 1841. First admission – 29 students. On 23 (9), September, professor M.I. Kozlov read the first lecture on anatomy, and on 26 (12), September, professor V.O. Karavayev – first lecture on encyclopedia and methodology of medicine.


Kyiv Institute of Health Care was renamed into Kyiv State Medical Academy, which later became Kyiv medical institute


Kyiv Medical Institute was given with the name of the President of Academy of Sciences of UkrSSR O.O. Bogomolets.


The historical museum of medicine was organized on the basis of the institute (since 1982 – National museum of medicine of Ukraine).


The institute was reorganized into Ukrainian O.O. Bogomolets state medical university.


By the Decree from the President of Ukraine the university received the status of O.O. Bogomolets National medical university.


The symbolism of the University – Emblem, Anthem and Flag – were established and approved for the first time in the history of the establishment
Reorganization of stomatological polyclinic of MHC of Ukraine at NMU into Stomatological medical center of University
The University was appointed as the base establishment on coordination for implementation of Bologna declaration’s provisions in the higher medical education of MHC of Ukraine
Perspective plan for development of the University for 2004-2010 was developed and approved by the Scientific Council – the program document about strategic development of the establishment, prepared for the first time in its history
Establishment of English speaking teaching of foreign students at the University


The symbolism of the University – Emblem, Anthem and Flag – were established and approved for the first time in the history of the establishment
Reorganization of stomatological polyclinic of MHC of Ukraine at NMU into Stomatological medical center of University
The University was appointed as the base establishment on coordination for implementation of Bologna declaration’s provisions in the higher medical education of MHC of Ukraine
Perspective plan for development of the University for 2004-2010 was developed and approved by the Scientific Council – the program document about strategic development of the establishment, prepared for the first time in its history
Establishment of English speaking teaching of foreign students at the University


Establishment of Eastern European network of universities, which includes 35 higher schools from 7 countries, under the aegis of the University in order to intensify the international cooperation, directed to realization of Bologna declaration’s principles.


O.O. Bogomolets National medical university celebrated 165th anniversary since its foundations,
125th birthday of academician O.O. Bogomolets,
125th anniversary since establishment of the O.O. Kysil students’ scientific society,
115th birthday of the graduate from the establishment M.O. Bulgakov.
The construction of the new modern academic laboratorial complex of the University with the library was started.


according to the state rating of Ministry of health care of Ukraine – first place among higher schools of III-IV accreditation levels due to direction of health care;
Golden medal at International exhibition “Modern education in Ukraine” in nomination “Integration of science and education in higher school”;
The only in the state the faculty for training of doctors in the sphere of physical culture and sport at O.O. Bogomolets National university and National university of physical education and sport of Ukraine;


1st place in rating from Ministry of health care of Ukraine among higher schools of III-IV accreditation levels due to direction “Health care”;
3rd place in the state rating from Ministry of health care of Ukraine “TOP-200 Ukraine”
Golden Medal at International exhibition “Modern education in Ukraine” in nomination “Innovative studies in higher education”; Honorary title “Leader in modern education”;


Famous lecture by laureate of Nobel Prize, academician Yevgen Chazov, who was awarded with the title of Honorary doctor of medicine at University.
The University was awarded with two Golden medals at International exhibitions “Modern education in Ukraine” and “Education and career”; honorary title “Leader in establishment of modern learning aids”.


the University was awarded with 4 Golden medal at International specialized exhibitions “Education and career”, “Innovative studies in education” for “Development of students’ scientific research work”, “Work guidance among youth”, “Innovative studies in higher education”, “Innovative studies in comprehensive school”, “International cooperation in the sphere of education and science”;
The solemn meeting, devoted to graduation of doctors and pharmacists, took place at the National Palace of arts “Ukraine” with participation of Prime-Minister of Ukraine, Chairman of Supervisory Council of University Mykola Yanovych Azarov.
Professor V.F. Moskalenko, Vice-president of NAMS of Ukraine, academician of NAMS and corresponding member of NAPS of Ukraine, honorary worker of science and technology of Ukraine, honorary doctor of Ukraine, head at department of social medicine and health care, was elected to the post of the rector unanimously for the second time by the conference of representatives for labor collective of the University.
Modern lecture hall No 3, named after V.F. Voyno-Yasenetskyy, which became the winner at International contests among CIS countries “Prointegration awards 2010”, was opened. The contingent of persons that study at the University has increased to 10 ths. people. The special training program for doctors at the expense of Kyiv regional state administration was launched for the first time among higher medical schools of Ukraine.


President of Ukraine Victor Fedorovich Yanukovich and Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine, Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church VOLODYMYR congratulated the graduates from the University.
O.O. Bogomolets National medical university celebrated 170th anniversary since foundation, 200th birthday for Professor Volodymyr Opanasovych Karavayev, 130th birthday for academician Oleksander Oleksandrovych Bogomolets, 130th anniversary for establishment of O.A. Kysil students’ scientific society, 120th birthday for Mykhaylo Afanasiyovych Bulgakov, 20th anniversary since establishment of Ukrainian medical lyceum at O.O. Bogomolets NMU;
City special training program of doctors for health care establishments in c. Kyiv for 2011-2017 was implemented for the first time among higher schools of Ukraine;
Golden medal at international exhibition of educational establishments “Modern education in Ukraine” in nomination “Spiritual development of youth and physical improvements”;
1st place in rating from Ministry of education and science, youth and sport of Ukraine among higher schools of III-IV accreditation levels in nomination “Health care”;
4th place in state rating among higher schools within UNESCO project “TOP-200 Ukraine”;
Perspective complex plan for development of University for 2011-2017 was developed and approved by Scientific Council
The memorial plaques in honor of the first dean of medical faculty at St. Volodymyr University, Professor V.O. Karavayev, famous graduates V.F. Voyno-Yasenetskyy (St. Luka) and play-writer and writer M.A. Bulgakov were erected at the administrative and morphological buildings of the University;
The graduates from the University received the diploma of international form “Diploma Supplement” for the first time;
The University was acknowledged as the Leader of modern education-2011, awarded with the Grand Prix and golden medal at the international exhibition “Modern educational institutions”;
The University joined to the association of the Great Charter for leading universities in the world (Magna Charta Universitatum), c. Bologna, Italy.

University today

  • Chief higher medical educational establishment among higher medical schools in Ukraine on academic and methodical work and improvement of qualification for scientific and teaching staff at higher medical schools ofUkraine of I-IV accreditation levels;
  • Basic higher medical school on implementation of Bologna declaration’s principles into the reforming system of medical education in Ukraine;
  • 12 faculties, 7 institutes and centers, 78 departments, 30 divisions and laboratories;
  • 1,200 scientists and teachers, among which: 137 professors, 188 doctors of sciences, 341 assistant professors and 719 candidates of sciences;
  • Over 200 academicians and corresponding members of NAS, AMS, APS of Ukraine, laureates of State Prize of Ukraine, honorary workers of science and technology, workers of education and doctors, as well as inventors of Ukraine;
  • 10 specialized scientific councils on defense of dphil and Ph.D theses due to 21 scientific specialty;
  • Every year the university receives over 200 patents on inventions, holds approximately 60 scientific forums, publishes over 50 scientific monographs, 30 scientific magazines and collections of scientific works;
  • Over 13,000 students, doctors-interns, masters, residents, post-graduates and persons, working for doctor’s degree, among which about 1,200 foreign citizens;
  • 39% of students study due to state order, 61% – on contractual basis, among which representatives from all regions in Ukraine.
  • The graduates from the University work in each fourth country in the world;
  • English speaking department, which is called Kyiv medical Harvard, Ukrainian medical lyceum, system of pre-University training with the working experience for over forty years;
  • 43 agreements with the international and foreign organizations and institutions, co-founder of Interuniversity center of science and cooperation in countries in South and South-Eastern Europe, East European chain of universities, participant in 27 educational and 49 scientific international projects;
  • Partner in EU program “Erasmus Mundus” to provide with mobility of students and teachers, together with Caroline institute (Sweden) it implements the academic and scientific program on training of young scientists;
  • University actively cooperates with WHO and ERB WHO;
  • Scientific library with the stock of over 700 ths. Volumes, 26 internet classes, approximately 1 200 computers in academic process;
  • Stomatological medical center – one of the most powerful in Europe, designed for 300 chairs. Every year over 290 ths. Visitors attend the center;
  • 137 clinical bases, where approximately 200,000 patients are treated every year, over 12 ths. Childbirths are taken and up to 60 ths. Operative interferences are made;
  • 8 academic buildings, lecture halls for 2.8 ths. Of places, Ukrainian training center of family medicine, 26 computer rooms;
  • 7 hostels. 12 students’ canteens and cafeterias, sport complex, sanatorium-preventorium per 75 places and recreation center in Konch-Zaspa per 407 places;
  • The construction of the new twenty six storey academic laboratorial building and elite hostels was started in 2006;
  • 22 amateur talent groups, among which 5 have the status of People’s ones; 9 sport clubs;
  • Famous sportsmen, champions of Europe and World, winners of all-Ukrainian and International Olympiads and contests study at the University;
  • The students’ self-government and students’ scientific society, named after O.A. Kysil effectively works at all levels;
  • According to the state rating from Ministry of education and science of Ukraine, the University takes the first place among higher medical schools of III-IV accreditation levels and the fourth place among higher schools of Ukraine;
  • Honorary title “Laureate of contest in nominations “Integration of education of Ukraine into European community” and “Innovations in implementation of information communication technologies into educational practice”.
  • The university is awarded with the Golden medals at International exhibitions of educational institutions “Modern education in Ukraine” in different nominations for many years in a row.
  • New modern lecture hall No 3, named after V.F. Voyno-Yasenetsky, was opened, for which the university was awarded with the diploma of national prize “Prointegration awards 2010” in nomination “Best solution for educational sector”;
  • For the first time the university took part in city special program on training of medical staff for health care establishments in c. Kyiv for 2011-2017;
  • The memorial plaques were erected in honor of the first dean of medical faculty of St. Volodymyr University, Professor V.O. Karavayev, famous graduates V.F. Voyno-Yasenetskyy (St. Luka) and play-writer and writer M.A. Bulgakov;
  • Graduates from the university received the diploma of international form “Diploma Supplement”
  • The establishment is the partner in consortium of European universities: in September, 2011, it joined to Magna Charta Universitatum.

Courses Offered:-

BNMU offers courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels in English, Russian and Ukrainian medium of instructions.

International Students are offered courses in 3 Faculties.

1. Faculty Of General Medicine:

  • Undergraduate Course- MBBS/MD (Physician)
  • Duration-6 years

The Medical course at BNMU takes six years and leads to MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MBBS.

In the under graduate program, during six years of study the students learn different subjects from fundamental subjects disciplines to special medical subjects.

Admission to the medical faculty takes place after conclusion of a contract. Foreigners learn in group of eight to ten along with other international students. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in nursing the patients. Clinical subjects are taught beginning from the third year of study.

The medium of instruction in the Medical faculty is English and Russian language.

The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:

  • Testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed).
  • Testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.

The successful students who will complete study of six years, will be awarded medical degree after passing the state exams.

There is a wide range of specialization available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.

Post Graduate Education-

Post graduate courses are offered for foreigners in many specialties at BNMU. The faculty of postgraduate education offers the study in 55 medical specialties.

The Courses offered are:

  • Clinical Residency
  • Maters Course
  • Doctoral Courses.

The duration of each course depends upon the decision of the candidate and time taken by him to complete the curriculum with required number of credit and experience hours.

Appropriate level of proficiency in Russian is mandatory for acquiring the practical skills and successful completion of the course.

Most of the International Students join Clinical Residency after completion of their MD Physician course which generally is for 2-3 years.

Clinical Residencies are available in the following specialties at BNMU.

  • Orthopedics & Traumatology
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology&Obstetrics
  • Internal diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology & Venereology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Urology
  • Cardiology
  • Anesthesiology & Intensive care medicine
  • Pediatrics & Children Infectious
  • Pediatrics Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Hygiene Ecology
  • Infectious diseases and Epidemiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology& Pharmacotherapy
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Family medicine
  • Oncology
  • Topographical Anatomy and Operative Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Radiology
  • ENT

The main objective of the postgraduate training is to allow the students of medical institutions to continue their education and general practitioners to improve their skills for further certification and faculty is directed at the training and improvement of qualification and skills of specialists to master not only up-to date medical information but new modern technologies of today and tomorrow.

The Medical faculty at BNMU, together with its teaching clinical base of 135 hospitals and other health organizations in Ukraine and abroad, will provide the necessary physical and human resources to create a scholarly environment appropriate for the training of medical graduates so that they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become accomplished physicians and surgeons with the highest moral and ethical standards.

The individual form of training is based on qualification characteristics, professional and position requirements, principles of realized perspective and doctor’s pretensions.

Detailed theoretical training is combined with learning practical skills, operative technique, and typical and complex operations.

2. Faculty Of Stomatology:-

  • Course offered- Bachelor of dental sciences (BDS)
  • Duration- 5 years

Faculty of Stomatology/Dentistry at BNMU offers undergraduate course which for 5 years. The course is offered in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

BNMU takes pride in having the best dentistry department in Ukraine and One of the best in Eastern Europe with state of art infrastructure and most advanced methods of teaching and training students in the field of dentistry.

Dentistry is the division of medicine that studies the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions and disorders in the oral cavity and other associated structures, and their effect on the human body. Good dental health is considered vital for the overall health of humans.

Dentists have supporting teams that comprise of dental assistants, technicians, assistants and therapists.

Traces of dentistry can be seen as early as 7000 BC in the Indus Valley Civilization. Over the centuries, dental treatments have been use to solve various ailments. The practice is evident in a lot of ancient cultures including those of India, Japan, Egypt and Greece. Today, dentistry has become increasingly popular and is a vital part of every health care institute.

Dentistry as a medical field is developing and rapidly changing. It now even involves cosmetology and implantology.

The awareness of people is increasing and so is the importance of dental care and hygiene. Dentists give medical, surgical and other treatments for all kinds of dental disorders. The most common procedures performed by dentists are crowning, filling, scaling, extracting teeth, tooth replacements and treating gum diseases.

Dentists can practice privately or find employment in hospitals or other health care establishments. A large majority of dentists worldwide are solo practitioners or own clinics with partners.

This course teaches subjects like Physiological Sciences, Foundations of Dental Practice, Dental Biochemistry, Oral Anatomy & Histology, Topics in Clinical Dentistry, Dentistry (Endodontic,  Prosthetics, and Operative), and Advanced Topics in Clinical Dentistry, Dental Clinical Practice, Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice, Dental Public Health and Special Needs Dentistry.

About the course

The course in BNMU aims at preparing students for the industry by equipping them with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It will increase the number and quality of trained professionals that are an important part of all heath care organizations and institutes.

At the dentistry faculty the curriculum is worked out for five academic years. The students master the basic subjects of medical and biological profile, as well as various clinical disciplines, which are so necessary for a dentist. On condition of successful completion of study the graduates are given the Diploma of a doctor – dentist. The curriculum foresees the further postgraduate education. The degree awarded is BDS.

For the junior courses students study theoretical disciplines and beginning from the fourth course, they start studying clinical disciplines. At junior courses students study theoretical disciplines and, beginning from the fourth course, they start studying clinical disciplines. Among them there are therapeutic and orthopaedic stomatology. The chairs of anatomy, histology, normal physiology, biochemistry, general chemistry, having wonderful traditions in organization of educational process and high skilled teachers, could do profiles for the teaching of their disciplines, taking into account the faculty’s specificity.

For mastering the propaedeutic course by students the departments were well equipped additional premises, acquired a necessary quantity of visual aids and special apparatus. All employees of the chairs and students took an active part in making the educational manuals. A metal-ceramic laboratory and a laboratory for high frequency melting and casting of dentures are specially organised.

At special dental departments the students study principal actual problems of dentistry: caries, parodonthosis, diseases of the mucous membrane in the mouth cavity. The principle task of the dental faculty is perfection of higher dentistry education, raising the quality of doctors dental training.

At the faculty they worked out and applied the complex of methodical ways for optimization of educational process, which is aimed at activisation of cognitive activity of students, development of habits for educational and researching work, training the creative method of approach for professional activity. The stomatological faculty helps the students to obtain good knowledge in the dental field. It grows and develops, absorbing all the best from the experience of the University’s work.

The course studies dentistry for an international perspective and prepares students for a successful career in the industry. Some of the modules taught in this program include:

  • Physiological Sciences
  • Foundations of Dental Practice
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Oral Anatomy & Histology
  • Dental Biochemistry
  • Dental Pathophysiology
  • Dentistry (Operative, Endodontic, Prosthetics)
  • Dentistry (Operative)
  • Dental Practice
  • Dental Clinical Practice
  • Topics in Clinical Dentistry
  • Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice
  • Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Post-graduate Education- Post Graduate courses at the faculty of dentistry are offered at 3 levels i.e

  • Clinical Residency (ORDINATURA)
  • Master’s level (ASPIRANTURA)
  • Doctoral levels
  • Endodontics (Therapeutic stomatology)
  • Pediatric stomatology
  • Oral and maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and orthopedic stomatology
  • Pediatric operative stomatology

The Clinical Residency courses are offered to students who have completed their undergraduate course at the faculty of stomatology and generally lasts for 2 years.

The specialties available are :-

The Post graduate course offered at the faculty of stomatology at BNMU is a completely practical course and requires adequate knowledge of Russian/Ukrainian language for patient interaction and completion of training as a pre requisite.

3.Faculty Of Pharmacy:

  • Course Offered- B.Pharm
  • Duration – 5 years

The course in Pharmacy offered O.O Bogomolets National Medical university is designed for students who would like to specialize and be trained in the effective use of medicinal drugs. Pharmaceutical studies involve the study of chemical sciences together with health sciences. It helps ensure safe use and administration of pharmaceutical drugs.  Practicing pharmacy includes modern roles in health care and clinical services as well as reviewing drugs for more traditional services like dispensing and compounding medication.