Donetsk National Medical University (Kirovohrad Campus)

Donetsk National Medical University was the first medical university in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe who started the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry in English language for foreign students.

Donetsk National Medical University has the IVth (the highest) level of accreditation in Ukraine and it has greatly contributed to the development of Ukraine’s higher educational system, medical science and health services. At present, over 1120 teachers work at the 82 departments of the Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU).

Donetsk National Medical University ranks as Ukraine`s number one medical university which every year produce great doctors and future scientists.

Donetsk National Medical University welcomes thousands of students from over 190 countries who between them speak over 140 languages.

Donetsk National Medical University offers a huge range of graduate and post graduate courses as well as excellent  resources and support facilities. University is located in the heart of Kropyvnitsky (Kirovohrad). A major international, business, cultural and communication centre and one of the most beautiful and historical cities of the world. Recently Donetsk National Medical University opened one more Campus in Mariupol city. Donetsk National Medical University ranks as Ukraine`s number one medical university which every year produce great doctors and future scientists. 

Donetsk National Medical University is recognized by World Health OrganizationI-MED School, Medical Council of India, Medical Council of Nepal, PMDC, European Universities Association and lot of other countries.

Since March 2004, Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) has been appointed the primary regional Centre for Bologna process managing in Ukraine. DNMU students have the opportunity to attend various exchange programs with other European Medical Universities and after getting the Specialist degree they will have very attractive employment prospective in Europe and America.

Donetsk National Medical University was the first medical university in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe who started the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry in English language for foreign students.

Foreign students are studying in group of 10-12 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. Students can study any topic of interest and to raise their of knowledge in the departments. 

Students can chose their future specialization out of various courses presented in Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU):

GENERAL MEDICINE (MD / MBBS):  English and Russian Medium of Instruction.
Duration of Course: 6 years 
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).

PEDIATRICS: English and Russian Medium of Instruction.
Duration of Course: 6 years 
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).

DENTISTRY / STOMATOLOGY: English and Russian Medium of Instruction.

Duration of Course: 5 years.

Degree awarded: Bachelor of dentistry (BDS).

PHARMACY: English and Russian Medium of Instruction. The duration of the pharmacy course is 5 years.

NURSING: English and Russian Medium of Instruction. The duration of the course is 2 years for diploma and 4 years for bachelors degree. The degree awarded is bachelor of nursing.

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: The Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) offers post graduate studies in all medical fields. The duration of the study is 2-3 years.

PRE-MEDICAL COURSE: This is a Russian intensive program for students wishing to continue their studies at the Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) or any other University in Ukraine. The duration of the preparatory course is one year. Upon successful completion a diploma is awarded.

FOUNDATION COURSE: This course is specially designed for the foreign students who do not have the necessary requirements for the undergraduate programs and also it helps to enable students to bridge the gap between school and University. The duration of the foundation course is one year.

Donetsk National Medical University is known nationally for its many innovative teaching, clinical training and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for innovation and excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the clinic. Because the class size is relatively small, our faculty members get to know each student. It is one thing to say the University has terrific people and programs and another to prove it.

Training of physicians is conducted under the guidance of experienced teachers, doctors and candidates of medical sciences. Teaching is carried out according to modern standards of higher educational establishments. The main goal of the faculty is to prepare qualified physicians for the world, who perfectly knows their business with high fundamentals and training.

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

The faculty provides comfortable atmosphere, highly qualified teaching staff, and big library to students for learning. All graduates are employed after graduation in the field that is not only a confirmation of the high ranking of DNMU, but also high rank of the qualified professors and purposeful work of his students.

All six years of the program are important and all must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate.

The Ministry of education and Ministry of Public health, Ukraine approved the curriculum of the medical faculty. Almost all the countries of the world accepts the degree of Donetsk National Medical University.

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 hospital)

– testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.

The successful students who will complete study of five years, then on graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration. There is a wide range of specializations 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.

In Donetsk National Medical University there are 11 different institutes working for research, international cooperation in medicine and for different fields:


  1. The Center of Endoscopic surgeries
  2. The Center of the international cooperation
  3. The Center of cellular and fabric transplantation
  4. The Regional medical center ” Medicine and safety of work “
  5. The Center of Dermocosmetology and aesthetic medicine
  6. The International medical physical and chemical center
  7. Clinic for Joints of Endoprotezic therapy
  8. The Central research laboratory
  9. The Donetsk regional center of protection of motherhood and the childhood
  10. Scientific research institute of medical problems of family
  11. Donetsk scientific-research institute of traumatology and orthopedics

In Donetsk National Medical University there are 23 theoretical departments where students get their training. All the departments and classes are well equipped with new computer labs, high standards of English language of teachers, availability to students with materials related to subjects.


  1. Department of human anatomy
  2. Department of biochemistry
  3. Department of hygiene
  4. Department of hygiene, ecology and safety of ability to life
  5. Department of histology, cytology and embryology
  6. Department of foreign and latin languages
  7. Department of medical biology
  8. Department of medical biological physics, medical computer science and biostatistics
  9. Department of medical chemistry
  10. Department of microbiology, virology, epidemiology
  11. Department of operative surgery with topographical anatomy
  12. Department of the organization of higher education, management of health protection and epidemiology
  13. Department of pathological physiology
  14. Department of Pathomarphology
  15. Department of social medicine and history of medicine
  16. Department of  Ukranian and Russian languages
  17. Department of management and economy of pharmacy
  18. Department of Pharmacology, technologies of medicines and medical botany
  19. Department of pharmacology
  20. Department of pharmaceutical and toxicological chemistry
  21. Department of a physical education and health
  22. Department of physiology
  23. Department of philosophy and socially – humanitarian disciplines

In Donetsk National Medical University there are 59 clinical departments which are working under DNMU and students get their clinical and practical training at these departments. Almost all clinical departments of DNMU are located in different hospitals of city of Donetsk and most of the hospitals are located at the campus of the Donetsk National Medical University. Students have complete rights to use the clinical labs of all the hospitals. Laboratories are well equipped with all modern facilities and equipments.


  1. Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 1
  2. Department of obstetrics, gynecology and perintology of ENT
  3. Department of obstetrics, gynecology № 2
  4. Department of anesthesiology and intensive therapy
  5. Department of anesthesiology, intensive therapy, medicine of urgent conditions and laboratory diagnostics for ENT
  6. Department of internal medicine it. A.Y.Gubergritsa
  7. Department of internal medicine № 1
  8. Department of internal medicine № 2
  9. Department of internal illnesses and the general practice of family medicine
  10. Department of eye diseases and ENT
  11. Department of Dermatovenerology
  12. Department Dermatovenerology and cosmetology
  13. Department of children’s and general neurology
  14. Department of children’s surgery, anesthesiology and intensive therapy
  15. Department of infectious diseases
  16. Department of clinical immunology, allergology and endocrinology
  17. Department of clinical pharmacology, clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy
  18. Department Combustiology and plastic surgery
  19. Department of neurology and medical genetics
  20. Department of neurosurgery and otoneurology
  21. Department Neonatology
  22. Department of the general practice, family medicine
  23. Department of general dentistry
  24. Department of the general surgery
  25. Department of the general surgery and surgical diseases of dentistry faculty
  26. Department of oncology
  27. Department of oncology and radiology
  28. Department of orthopedic dentistry
  29. Department Otorinolaringology
  30. Department Otorinolaringology of personnels
  31. Department of ophthalmology
  32. Department of pediatrics and children’s infectious diseases
  33. Department of pediatrics
  34. Department of pediatrics № 1
  35. Department of pediatrics № 2
  36. Department of propaedeutics of internal and general practice of family medicine
  37. Department of propaedeutic and internal medicine
  38. Department of propaedeutic pediatrics
  39. Department of propaedeutic dentistry
  40. Department of professional diseases and radiating medicine
  41. Department of psychiatry, narcology and medical psychology
  42. Department of psychiatry, psychotherapy, medical psychology and narcology
  43. Department of radiology
  44. Department of dentistry of children’s
  45. Department of dentistry of children’s age under PG faculty
  46. Department of dentistry of Postgraduate Faculty
  47. Department of forensic medicine and the medical legislation
  48. Department of therapeutic dentistry
  49. Department of traumatology, orthopedy and surgery of extreme situations of postgraduate faculty
  50. Department of urology
  51. Department of urology of Postgraduate faculty
  52. Department of physical rehabilitation, physiotherapy, sports and nonconventional medicine
  53. Department of phythisiology and pulmonology
  54. Department of surgery
  55. Department of surgery V.M.Bogoslavskogo
  56. Department of surgery Ovnatanyana K.T.
  57. Department of surgical diseases № 1 of Postgradute Faculty
  58. Department of surgical diseases № 2 of Postgradute Faculty
  59. Department of surgical Dentistry

In Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) the academic year is divided into two semesters.:

  • First semester starts in the first to mid of September and lasts till the last week of January.
  • Second semester starts in the first week of February lasts till mid of July.

Within the week there are 5 working days, Saturday and Sunday are holidays. The studies are scheduled from 8.00 to 16.00. The student’s working week comprises 54 hours; within this time period there are 36 lecturing hours and 18 hours for independent work.
The teaching course period includes the time of teaching semesters, final control and vacations. The teaching year is 12 months long and comprises teaching days, days of final control, examination sessions , off days, celebration and vacation days. Visiting of all kinds of studies (except for consultations) is obligatory for the students.
Summer vacation covers the month of July and august.

During holidays students may have easy access to CIS & all countries in Europe by bus, train and flights. Special program and trips are also available to enable students to experience first hand the transition process in Russia or Ukrainian, CIS counties and elsewhere in Europe.