Founded in 1931 The Crimea State Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in Russia. Nowadays The Crimea Medical University provides medical education up to the latest data and highest world educational standards. In the same time the University keeps upgrading the teaching methods towards global trends in medical education and research, training medical students for the health care in Russia.1

About 4.7 thousand students study at the Crimea State Medical University n.a. S. I. Georgievsky, including 1.7 thousand foreign citizens from more than 45 countries of the world. The University started to admit the international students for more than 80 years ago. Since 1999 English has been the second language of instruction, which makes international students even more interested study at the Crimea State Medical University. The excellence in teaching at CSMU has been recognised by Medical Council of India (MCI), UNESCO, WHO, General Medical Council, International Educational Society (IES). The University has been also awarded the title of laureate in the rating of Higher Schools “Sofia Kievskaya –2004” due to the constant cooperation development with foreign countries and high quality of education.

In continuing its time – honoured tradition as a research university of international standing the Crimea State Medical University mission is guided by the following principles:

• Firmly rooted in its history, the University is committed to expanding and disseminating our knowledge about all aspects of humanity and nature through research and education. The University upholds the principle of freedom of research and education, acknowledging its responsibility to humanity, society, and nature;

• According to its motto “Semper apertus” – (“Always open”) (lat.) CSMU, in a spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance toward individuals and ideas, aspires to generate and harness knowledge and skills for the benefit of today’s and future generations;

• CSMU identity as a comprehensive university has grown out of its academic history, its commitment to the present, and its role in shaping the future. The research and educational efforts of the university are devoted to pursuing the central questions confronting humanity, concentrating on fundamental research and its application, and empowering our students to participate in this scientific and academic endeavour at an early stage;

• The disciplines taught at CSMU encompass the humanities, the social sciences, law, natural sciences, and the life sciences, including medicine.

The core tasks of the University today are:

• To advance outstanding individual disciplines, cross-linking them and addressing issues at the highest scholarly level;

• To create and safeguard the conditions for comprehensive, interdisciplinary collaboration that will make possible essential contributions toward the solution of major issues facing humanity, society, and government in an increasingly changing world;

• To make research results available to society and encourage their utilisation in all sectors of public life.

• Students, researchers, teachers, technical staff, and administrative personnel compose integral part of the university. CSMU itself is a self-governing institution committed to the principles of good academic practice. The University is aiming to connect the knowledge and expertise of its members across generations. It is dedicated to systematically advancing the careers of young scholars and scientists, offering the wide opportunities for independent researches. The University is thus ideally positioned to meet future challenges with an appropriate degree of flexibility. The intricate connection between research and teaching provides for an education that is academic, practical, and continuous. CSMU is providing equal opportunities for men and women, ensuring the compatibility of professional work and family, upholding the principle of diversity and equality both within and outside the bounds of the University. CSMU intends to further cultivate its contacts with former students and graduates, friends and supporters, as well as its partners in business and cooperation to attract additional encouragement and support.

• CSMU international orientation is a long-standing tradition. Occupying a leading position in medical higher education over the Europe, the University is committed to providing its global competitiveness. It will continue to increase its attractiveness for outstanding international scholars and students and to expand its international networks in order to provide both junior researchers and senior faculty with the best possible opportunities for further qualification and advancement. It is to be mentioned University has always been striving for the excellence in teaching and research, whereas encouraging enthusiasm for knowledge, intellectual challenge, continuous learning, and scholarly endeavours, inspiring accomplishment within one’s field of study are the most essential of the University commitments.

Crimea is connected to the mainland by the 5–7 km (3.1–4.3 mi) wide Isthmus of Perekop. At the eastern tip is the Kerch Peninsula, which is directly opposite the Taman Peninsula on the Russian mainland. Between the Kerch and Taman peninsulas, lies the 3–13 kilometers (1.9–8.1 mi) wide Strait of Kerch, which connects the waters of the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. Several bays and harbors break the Crimean coastline. These harbors lie west of the Isthmus of Perekop by the Bay of Karkinit; on the southwest by the open Bay of Kalamita, with the ports of Eupatoria and Sevastopol; on the north by the Bay of Arabat of the Isthmus of Yenikale or Kerch; and on the south by the Bay of Caffa or Feodosiya, with the port of Feodosiya.11
The southeast coast is flanked at a distance of 8–12 km (5.0–7.5 mi) from the sea by a parallel range of mountains, the Crimean Mountains. These mountains are backed by secondary parallel ranges. Seventy-five percent of the remaining area of Crimea consists of semiarid prairie lands, a southward continuation of the Pontiac steppes, which slope gently to the northwest from the foot of the Crimean Mountains. The main range of these mountains shoots up with extraordinary abruptness from the deep floor of the Black Sea to an altitude of 600–750 meters (1,969–2,461 ft.), beginning at the southwest point of the peninsula, called Cape Fiolente. It was believed that this cape was supposedly crowned with the temple of Artemis, where Iphigeneia is said to have officiated as priestess. Uchan-su waterfall on the south slope of the mountains is the highest in Ukraine.
Numerous kurgans, or burial mounds, of the ancient Scythians are scattered across the Crimean steppes. The terrain that lies beyond the sheltering Crimean Mountain range is of an altogether different character. Here, the narrow strip of coast and the slopes of the mountains are smothered with greenery. This “riviera” stretches along the southeast coast from Cape Sarych, in the extreme south, to Feodosiya, and is studded with summer sea-bathing resorts such as Alupka, Yalta, Gurzuf, Alushta, Sudak, and Feodosiya. During the years of Soviet rule, the resorts and dachas of this coast served as the prime perquisites of the politically loyal. In addition, vineyards and fruit orchards are located in the region. Fishing, mining, and the production of essential oils are also important. Numerous Crimean Tatar villages, mosques, monasteries, and palaces of the Russian imperial family and nobles are found here, as well as picturesque ancient Greek and medieval castles.
Most of Crimea has a temperate continental climate, except for the south coast where it experiences a humid subtropical climate, due to warm influences from the Black Sea. Summers can be hot (28 °C/82.4 °F Jul average) and winters are cool (−0.3 °C/31.5 °F Jan average) in the interior, on the south coast winters are milder (4 °C/39.2 °F Jan average) and temperatures much below freezing are exceptional. Precipitation in the interior is low with only 400 mm (15.7 in) a year. On the south coast precipitation is more than double of that, Yalta annually receives about 1,050 mm (41.3 in). Because of its climate, the southern Crimean coast is a popular beach and sun resort for Ukrainian and Russian tourists.
The main branches of the Crimean economy are tourism and agriculture. Industrial plants are situated for the most part in the northern regions of the republic. Important industrial cities include Dzhankoy, housing a major railway connection, Krasnoperekopsk and Armyansk, among others. The most important industries in Crimea include food production, chemical fields, mechanical engineering and metal working, and fuel production industries. Sixty percent of the industry market belongs to food production. There are a total of 291 large industrial enterprises and 1002 small business enterprises. The main branches of vegetation production in the region include cereals, vegetable-growing, gardening, and wine-making, particularly in the Yalta and Massandra regions. Other agricultural forms include cattle breeding, poultry keeping, and sheep breeding. Other products produced on the Crimea Peninsula include salt, porphyry, limestone, and ironstone (found around Kerch).

The capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – was founded in 1784. The city lies in the piedmont region of the Crimea in the valley of the Salhir River. Its climate is temperate continental with an average annual temperature of 10.2 degrees Centigrade (-1 C in February and summer season is wet with dry July and August; the autumn is usually warm, calm, and sunny. The average duration of the sun shining is about 2500 hours per year, which is the highest in the Europe, and this is longer than Sochi or Yalta. The city currently has a population of about 4,00,000 inhabitants, who are mostly Russians, Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. The medium used for communication is Russian.2
Simferopol is an administrative, economic, cultural and scientific centre of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. There are numerous cultural and historical monuments of different centuries on the territory of the city.
Simferopol is the “Gateway to the Sunny Crimea” with its airport and railway station, the city is the Crimea’s transport hub. Simferopol airport is the Crimea’s only airport with flights arriving from other Ukrainian & Russian cities and a few international destinations.
There are over 30 higher schools in Simferopol, including Crimea State Medical University named after S. I. Georgievsky, which is well – known in many countries of the world. There are 4 museums exhibiting unique showpieces – Regional Museum of local lore, Crimean Ethnographic Museum, Crimean Art Museum and Crimean Tatar Museum of Art, 3 national theatres offering a rich repertoire of classical and contemporary plays – Russian Drama theatre, Ukrainian theatre of drama and musical comedy and Crimean Tatar theatre. For little theatregoers there is a puppet theatre, which is a multiple prize winner of different international festivals


The Crimea State Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in Crimea. The excellence in teaching at CSMU has been recognised by General Medical Council, Medical Council of India (MCI), UNESCO, WHO and International Educational Society (London).
In 2006 IES has certified the University and awarded AA category of “Top Institution that is internationally known and recognised”. CSMU was the first medical higher school in Crimea to pass such an international certification.
The International Education Society (IES) was established in 1997 and it has gradually become the largest institution specialising in the certification of educational institutions of various types. IES was founded as a follow-up organisation of the European Union´s YOUTH programme. This programme was established under the guidance and with the financial help of PHARE in 1993 – 1996 as a collective project of Great Britain, Poland, Ireland and the Czech Republic. The YOUTH programme was coordinated by OUVERTURE headquarters in Glasgow and the ECOS-OUVERTURE office in Budapest provided methodical help. As a part of the YOUTH programme, problems in connection with the success of graduates from various types of educational institutions in the job market were monitored. The outcome of this research suggested, amongst other things, that one of the main drawbacks was the absence of an international document – certificate – enabling the bearer to achieve better results in job searching in the international and domestic job markets, providing employers with relevant information, which is usually not included in a school report or another certificate. On the basis of this information, the Certificate Project was established. The main activity of IES is the implementation of the Certificate Project. Within this project educational institutions and their educational programs are evaluated and certified. It has been carrying out international certification of educational institutions of different levels since 1997 and has issued more than 38,000 certificates by now.
The International IES Certificates are usually issued in English. Official translations (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek, Swedish, Arabic, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian) can also be provided.
Within the IES certification CSMU submitted IES the database of the University qualification, academic staff and students. Achievements and professional growth of the University’s graduates together with the results of scientific, international, educational, economic, social and cultural activities of the University have been also submitted. According to the agreement, IES popularises the information about CSMU certification to more than 100 official organisations all over the world.
Every foreign student graduated from CSMU receives a personal IES certificate together with the MC diploma testifying the quality of education. This for certain offers huge opportunities for the student to work and continue studying in any country, where doctors of higher category are requested and appreciated.
CSMU is aiming to offer an excellent education experience for the international students while cooperating with the university partners and ensuring the quality of medical education of the highest standards. With respect to the great demands on higher education worldwide CSMU is convinced that IES certification must contribute to the growth in the international rating of the CSMU graduates.


CSMU has more than 890 highly qualified academic staff, which include…

• 405 : Candidates of Science (Ph.D.)
• 100+ : Doctors of Medicine
• 5 : Academiciary of NAS of Russia
• 20 : Honorable Workers of Science & Technique of Russia
• 50 : Honorable Doctors of Ukraine & Crimea
• 25 : Awarded the title Honorable Education Workers of Russia and Crimea
• 22 : Lectures are Academiciary and Corresponding Members of National and International Academies.
• 21 : Laurates of different Prizes of Crimea
• 300+ : Professors who works as visiting faculty in world famous more than 32 Medical Universities
• 100+ : Professors received the Gold Meddles in different departments
• 500+ : Professors are certified to teach in English Medium, which is increased every year. Professors of CSMU have to clear the English exam every year.
• Professors of CSMU are the members of ‘The New York Academy of Science’ and ‘National Academy of Pedagogical Science of Russia’.

Medical Faculty of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
• The Natural History Museum (London, England)
• The Natural History Museum (Washington, USA)
• American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (USA)
• Tiroler Landes Museum Ferdinandeum (Innsbruck, Austria)
• Institute of Zoology (Sofia, Bulgary)
• Medical University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
• Erasmus University Rottrdam (Utrecht, Netherlands)
• Ludwig-Maximillians University (Munich, Germany)
• Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School (Hannover, Germany)
• Coordination Centre for Effect (Netherlands)
• National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)
• Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (London, England)
• Federal Environmental Agency (Germany) etc.

Altogether, the University, co-operator with more than 32 Institutions and constantly expending & improving…

Practical Clinical Training

University clinic (total area around 6 thousand sq. m.) was opened and launched in 2005. This is a modern complex and medical education, scientific experiments and medical service having its own laboratories supplied with up to date high tech equipments for carrying out biochemical diagnostics including CT scanner, digital X-ray diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasound apparatuses of the latest generation.3
• CSMU is the only Medical University in Russia which has the Central Research Centre in campus which is joined with world famous more than 32 Medical Institutes for research.
• The senior students are trained in the CSMU clinic and leading clinics of the city. There are 11 large and modern regional multi specialist hospitals and other 23 municipal hospitals which has total 10027 patients bed capacity, where students get acquainted with advanced diagnostic equipment, examination techniques and research methods, attend operations, participate in daily hospital rounds and discussion of cases. This help to medical students to become the perfect doctor.

Education System in CSMU

CSMU operated modular credit system that meets the Bologna & ECTS requirements. Which help students to move in any European countries without any medical entrance exam.
• Junior students are trained in groups of 10-12 and senior students in groups of 6-7 so, professor can put personal attendance to each students in class and students can get solution if they have any query related to study.4
• Medium of instruction would be 100% in English for MBBS students in CSMU.
• In CSMU 100% attendance is require to get eligible to appear in semester exam so, students will attend each class which boost their knowledge in Medical.
• All students have to do Internship every year from 1st year to 6th year in Summer holidays. Which can be done in Russia, Ukraine, Europe or in India.
• From 1st year students will go for clinical training in different hospital in Crimea.
• Student will learn Russian language from 1st year to 3rd year so, student can communicate with patients in their local language but total study would be in English medium only.
• According to the results of the state licensed examinations ‘KROK’, CSMU takes a stable high position among al higher medical schools and faculties in Russia & Ukraine testifying to high level of training in Crimea State Medical University.

Hostel Facility in CSMU

All foreign students are accommodated in the hostels located in the park zone of the campus near the educational buildings. Which saves time and money during 6 years of study.5
• The hostels with the total area of over 34,000 sq. m. accommodate 2400 students.
• There 5 hostel buildings with rooms for 2-3-4 students with the facilities of hot & cold water, centrally heating system and attached latrine-bathroom.
• On each floor there are 2 kitchens where students can make food for themselves. Stove will be provided in each kitchens by university without any extra payment.
• University has appointed the tutors for each hostels who are responsible for security matters.
• CSMU is the only medical university in Russia which has hostel facility in campus for all the international students.

Food Facility for Students


• There is Indian mess in campus where students can enjoy Indian food.
• There are other 13 catering points in campus where students can enjoy different cuisines.6
• There are 5 cafeteria in the campus.
• There are many restaurants in Simferopol where students can go in week ends to have some change.
• Students can also visit the nearest ‘ISCON’ temple where they can take ‘PARSAD’
• Kitchen facility is also there in each floor of hostel who want to cook by themselves.
• Food cost would be approx. 80-150 US$ per month which depends where you take your food.

Library

• University has large and modern Library where students can have more than 10 Lac books in different languages.
• CSMU has their own publishing house which publish scientific newspapers, scientific generals and text books.
• There are 3 large reading rooms in library.7
• The best library management of CSMU provides modern and updated materials to students which is totally free of charge for CSMU students.
• Students can also get benefit of E-Library where students can access all the details related to medical study.
• Students will provided all the text books for 6 year without any extra charges.
• Students can also get e-copy of book in pen drive from the library.

Computer Lab

There are more than 1300 computers are available with internet access.
• 25 networked computer classrooms with internet access with a capacity of 350 seats which is joined with more than 32 world famous medical institutes.
• 4 electronic reading halls are there for students
• Internal university website with open information resources for independent out of class work of students
• A computer testing centre with over 6 thousand licensed tests in different disciplines allows students to control effectively their level of knowledge and to prepare systematically for the state test examinations like KROK, MCI, USMLE, PLAB, AMC, NZREX, MCCQE, MCCEE etc.

Museum

Museums play very important role in medical education. CSMU has 4 historical medical museums. That’s why CSMU is also known as ‘College of Museums’. Following are the museums where students can take the benefit of medical knowledge.

1. Biochemistry Museum
2. Medical Biology Museum
3. Anatomic Museum
4. Pathological Museum

Sports Facility

• CSMU sports complex has the place for swimming pool, 7 sports halls, tennis court, badminton, health club, mini football, basketball, athletics, kick boxing etc.
• Every year CSMU organise the tournaments which gives refreshment to students.
• CSMU has their own teams for cricket, football, basketball, volleyball & tennis which participate in national level. Indian students being always champion in badminton.9

Cultural Activities

• CSMU has Cultural Palace with 1011 cultural halls where students from more than 45 countries organised their cultural programs which help Indian students to know the culture of different countries.
• As Indian students are the biggest group in CSMU, all Indian students are celebrating Diwali, Navratri, Holi, Idd, Onam & Baisakhi in campus.

Surrounding Campus

• Simferopol International Airport is just 20 minutes far from the university where student can find direct flight from Mumbai & Delhi
• Bus station, tram station & railway station are available just out side of campus
• There is biggest park next to campus which covers 3 km. area
• All the super malls and main markets are available in walking distance.
• Black Sea is located just 40 minutes away from the CSMU which is consider as one of the best tourist place in Europe.