TSMU-Ternopil State Medical University

I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University 
) ranks third in Ukraine among the higher medical schools of the IVth accreditation level according to the rating list of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Ternopil, an ancient picturesque city, lies on the banks of the quiet river Seret. It is one of the administrative, economic and cultural centres of Halychyna and it is called the capital of Halytske Podillya.

Ternopil is called the Garden City & is famous for its cultural traditions. Ternopil is also a student city. Some tens of thousands of students study at its universities, academies, technical schools, colleges. Tidy and elegant buidings of the I.Y.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University are located in the city centre.


The pedagogical staff amounts 408 teachers, with 71 Doctors of Sciences, 59 professors, 124 Ass. Professors, 261 Candidates of Sciences. The pedagogical staff amounts 1 Corresponding member of AMS of Ukraine, 8 Honored Workers of Science and Technology of Ukraine, 3 Honoured Inventors of Ukraine, 4 Honoured Physicians of Ukraine.

The teaching staff develops the most modern technologies, methodics, performs numerous scientific elaborations, provides the effective educational and treatment processes. Every department has made its own optimal plan of lectures, practical classes and seminars according to the general typical curricula, this being coordinated by the cyclic methodical commission.

Since 2005 students study according to the credit-module system, which will mean recognition of the degree in all countries of the European Union. Since 2006 at the University the ‘one-day’ methodic and Z-system of training have been introduced. According to the latter the students during the first years learn clinical aspects together with the theoretical subjects.


Bookings now open 
for Under-Graduate Medical Degree, 
Pre-Medical Foundation course 
Post-Graduate Specializations
for 2012 academic year


The Medical Faculty at TSMU consists of the following departments

Department of Internal Medicine, Propedeutics and Phthisiology
Department of Internal Medicine with Clinical Immunology and Allergology
Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology and Dermatovenerology
Department of Neurology, Psychiatry, Narcology, and Medical Psychology
Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
Department of General and Operative Surgery with Topographic Anatomy, Traumatology and Orthopaedics
Department of Surgery with Urology and Anaesthesiology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Neurosurgery
Department of Oncology, Radiology Diagnostics and Therapy and Radiation Medicine
Department of Ambulatory Care and Family Medicine with Medical Equipment
Department of Medical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Department of Pharmacology with Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, and Pharmacotherapy
Department of Pathological Anatomy with Dissection Course and Forensic Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of FPE
Department of Surgery, Traumatology, and Orthopaedics of FPE
Department of Pediatrics of FPE
Department of Therapeutics and Family Medicine of FPE
Department of Medical Diagnostics and Emergency Care of FPE

The International relations department was formed in 2000 for improving and widening the partnering contacts with European and American schools. Therefore, the department was reorganized into separate independent unit of the university in 2005.

International relations department contributed in the creating of cooperational agreements between Ternopil State Medical University and its partners: University of South Carolina Upstate (USA) Vienna Medical University (Austria) Greenville Technical College (USA) Medical University of Silesia (Poland) Charles University (Czech republic) Slovak Medical University (Slovak republic) Moscow Medical Stomatological University (Russia) Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

The Teaching staff of TSMU takes part in international medical conferences, congresses, symposia, congresses in 18 countries of the world. International relations department contributed in the meeting at TSMU official delegations from such countries as India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sudan, Vietnam, China.

The clinical departments of TSMU are specialized centers which provide the population with highly specialized medical aid. Such centers include: regional and city gastroenterological departments, regional and city cardiologic departments, regional immunological department, regional thoracic department, regional vascular department, regional and city neurosurgical department, department of minimally invasive surgery, regional center of eye microsurgery, regional otolaryngological department, regional neurologic and psychiatric center, regional oncology dispensary, and regional TB dispensary. Students and doctors attend clinical training and practice in the 540 patient’s bed hospitials in the vicinity of the University.