UMSA-Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy

Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy (UMSA) is the leading state higher educational institution in training for both Physicians and Dentists. The Academy started its activity in 1921 as the Odontologic Faculty of the Kharkiv Medical Academy. In 1967 the Institute was transferred to the city of Poltava and renamed as the Poltava Medical Stomatological Institute, which in 1994 was granted the highest (IV) accreditation level and the status of the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. Its accreditation level IV was confirmed in 2004.


3,615 students study at the Academy today, including 938 international students from 42 different countries. There are Stomatological and Medical Faculties, the Preparatory Faculty for international students training, the Postgraduate Faculty and the Preparatory Training course Department. A medical college, training bachelors and junior specialists, has been founded based on the UMSA. 

56 chairs, including 9 leading ones, function at the Academy. Clinical and consulting work is carried out at 35 clinical chairs of the Academy, located at the best regional and city medical establishments of Poltava. 

The academy qualifies specialists in 
1. Stomatology (DENTISTRY) - duration of studies is 5 years
2. General Medicine - duration of studies is 6 years
3. Pediatrics duration of studies is 6 years)
4. Medical Nursing - duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education) 
5. Orthopaedic Stomatology - duration of studies is 2 years on the basis of the complete secondary education 
6. Pharmacy 

The scientific potential of the UMSA is represented by 82 Doctors of Medical Science, 316 Candidates of Science, 75 professors, 174 assistant professors, 2 winners of the Ukrainian State Prize, 8 Honoured Science and Technology Workers of Ukraine, 6 Honoured physicians of Ukraine.

There have been a number of considerable changes at the Academy for the last decades having raised our higher institution on a new competitive level of specialist training and implemented the latest modern technologies of education.

A great reputation of the Academy was confirmed by two Silver and one Bronze Medals received at the International Exhibition of Educational Institutions “Modern education in Ukraine- 2001, 2002, 2004”.In June 2003 the Academy participated in the rating of the higher educational institutions of Ukraine “Sophia Kyivska”. For the active operation in increasing quality of modern education the UkrainianStomatological Academy was rewarded a Diploma of Rating of Higher Educational institutions. In the nomination “The Third Millennium Quality” the Academy was awarded a Silver Medal and the Diploma of the International Academic Rating of popularity “Golden Fortune”. 

From 1999 to 2009 the Academy published over 710 educational and methodical textbooks in various scientific spheres. 106 patents were obtained in Ukraine and in Russia last year. 7 scientific schools have been founded here which function nowadays: operative surgery; topographic anatomy; normal physiology; oral surgery; biological chemistry; pathological anatomy; conservative dentistry; clinical and experimental pharmacology. 

Being a member of the UNO and UNESCO Ukraine takes an active part in fulfillment international programs of high education. The UMSA provides assistance to foreign states in training their national medical specialists.

A Faculty for international students was founded in 1992 in order to improve the quality of Medical training for foreign citizens. 938 international students from 42 different countries including Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Pakistan, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan etc., study at the Academy today. They areguaranteed all the rights and freedoms stipulated by the current legislation of Ukraine. The training of foreign citizens is carried out in accordance with syllabuses and curricula of the Ministry of Education and Science and the MHS of Ukraine. International and Ukrainian students have rights of equal access to lecture rooms, classrooms, reading halls and libraries, sports gyms. The students are also provided with some premises for organizing cultural, religious events and association meetings. The training process is provided by our scholars and educators who have a specialized education and rich experience in working with foreign citizens at the primary stages of their training. Having graduated from the Academy foreign students obtain an international standard Degree. 

In 1997 the Dean's Office organized a preparatory Department for international citizens. The students study Russian language, Science Language, the Basics of Maths, Physics, Biology, Informatics, and Ethnology. Overall, the work of the preparatory Department is aimed to adapt the foreign citizens to the lifestyle and training in Ukraine and introduce the culture and traditions of the Ukrainians. Further post diploma education is getting more and more popular among the postgraduates of the Academy. They study at the clinical postgraduate (residency) and postgraduate courses. 32 foreigners graduates of the medical and stomatological Faculties undertake residency at different chairs. More and more foreigners having completed the clinical postgraduate course would like to continue their studies at the postgraduates courses.

Faculty of Dentistry

The UMSA has one of the foremost dental academies in Europe with a long history of dental training to prepare specialists in the various fields of Dentistry. 

History of Dentistry Faculty

Faculty of Dentistry began from September 30, 1921 with the opening of odontology department of the Kharkiv State Medical Academy. Faculty became the first academic institution of higher education specialized training for dentists, a leading center of dental education in Ukraine. The decision of the commission and cross-accreditation by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine of 13 July 1994 № 229 faculty, as a structural unit of the Academy, received the right to train in specialty "Dentistry" for the fourth level of accreditation, with a licensed capacity of reception 350 persons (with the right for training foreign students). Faculty of Dentistry Ukrainian  Medical Dental Academy qualified scientific and teaching staff who have practical experience and educational work, and generally provide the needs of the educational process. The Department employed 193 teachers, including 31 Doctor of Medicine (16.06%), 120 Candidates of Medical Sciences (62.18%). 

The main focus of the faculty is to train highly qualified specialists, who perfectly know their business, with strong basic and professional training.  The main strategic task of the dental faculty - a new generation of specialist training to work in a competitive environment of modern society.




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Clinical and technical base of faculty

Clinical Faculty are located in all provincial and municipal hospitals in Poltava. In the educational process is used about 200 dental chairs that provide practical training of students at the appropriate level. Number of dental chairs in Poltava, in which the training of students - 311. Preparation of providing inpatient care is in the maxillofacial department regional hospital (30 beds) and urban children's hospital (8 beds). Department of Clinical and therapeutic base equipped with modern diagnostic and medical equipment that allows to date to diagnosis and treatment using modern achievements of science. The faculty developed a computer-based training and successfully operates two modern computer labs and Internet-class, with the possibility of free access to the Internet. 

The faculty uses modern multimedia technology. The work of the dental department stipulates the introduction in the educational process modern educational technologies, the latest pedagogical advances, new technologies and treatments. 

One of the main challenges for the future is the specialist level of his professional training in a competitive labor market.This encourages teachers to find intensive teaching methods, improving the monitoring of student preparation and educational documents, including the development of guidelines, manuals, teaching development, complex programs for self workshops.Team of students and teachers conducting effective job of creating training manuals in accordance with modern educational programs and requirements issued by the national language. The Academy Library provides students full academic, reference and technical literature and manuals.

 

Structure of the educational process  

Training in the field of Dentistry carried out in accordance with the schedule of the educational process, which provides length of the training sessions, dates of production practices, public examinations and certification, vacation. Faculty in close cooperation with the administration and management bodies of the Academy created the objective conditions for a proper quality level educational work by optimizing the method and content of training, increasing complexity and objectivity in the assessment of knowledge, improve the financial support of the educational process, its individualization, enhance education in the learning process. The main bases for clinical practice is a hospital and Poltava Region, and regional centers of Ukraine. In general conformity with the clinical, logistical and methodological support for all manufacturing practice courses at the appropriate level. 

Training & Studying at the Academy



From 1960 Academy trains doctors from among foreign nationals. In 1992, the Department of training foreign students, which trained 589 doctors to 38 countries.








Since 2002, the Academy is "The faculty and cycles methodical commission to prepare foreign students. Its main functions is to develop methodological bases of teaching foreign students




and control its quality directly to departments.






Since 2003, with a concentration in Dentistry "and" medicine "is preparing students in English.





In October 2009, the department head of training foreign students, PhD, associate professor Ischeykin Konstantin E., born in 1975 in Poltava, and after graduating with honors in 1998, the Ukrainian Medical Dental Academy, specializing in Medicine was recommended by the Scientific Council of the Academy for Scientific Research at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology. In this chair Ischeykin KE completed internship and master's degree (with honors), and then entered graduate school full-time. After finishing graduate school in 2003 he successfully defended his thesis: "Personalisation treatment of children suffering from atopic dermatitis based on clinical and pathogenetic variants of its course. Etiopathogenesis alerhodermatoziv depth study and development of new improved methods of treatment reflected in the writing of scientific work for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, which currently submitted for consideration by the Academic Council. In 2005 Ischeykin KE elected assistant professor of Dermatology and Venereology. From 2006 to 2008 the deputy dean of the medical faculty, was responsible for the introduction of credit-modular system of study. Ischeykin Konstantin E. PhD is the author of over 60 scientific works, including two monographs, one manual, three declarative patents for utility model .

Currently working as Vice-Dean:

Starchenko Ivan - assistant professor of pathologic section rate;

Sergei Belokon - assistant professor of pediatric surgery dentistry;

Prilutsky Alexei Konstantinovich - lecturer in human anatomy.



To address the social and domestic problems of foreign students at the dean's office established a separate household and social department, headed by Igor L. Ulyanchenko.



Inspectors working in the dean's office:

1. Hello Larissa S. - Senior Inspector (4, 5, 6-course "Medicine" and 4-course "Procedures").

2. Medvedeva Victoria M. - Senior Inspector (program "quota")

3. Kravchuk, Oksana Ivanovna - senior inspector (1, 2, 3-course "Procedures").

4. Ivasyuk Elena - Senior Inspector (1, 2, 3-course "Medicine" and students learning English).

5. Lyudmila G. Ischenko - inspector (5-course "Procedures").

6. Lutsenko Nadezhda - Senior Inspector (Passport and Visa).

7. Sokol Catherine G. - Inspector (Passport and Visa).

8. Skorik Julia Y. - Dean's secretary.

9. yuft Natalia - Dean's secretary.



For faculty, the existence of it based schools, led by Professors Shepitko VI, Kostenko VA, Neporada KS, Tarasenko LM, Dubinin SI, Dubinska GM, Kaidashev IP, Kuznetsov AY, Rubanenko VV Datsenko VI

The main focus of the faculty is to train highly skilled, internationally competitive medical services professionals, who perfectly know their business, have a high fundamental and training targeted at high end results of the health care of their country the best educated in the spirit and achievements achievements of world science and culture.


 

Material and technical base 

The Faculty of Foreign Students create appropriate logistics, which fully supports the training of professionals in the field "medicine" and "Procedures". The developed computer-based training of basic computer classes, each of which mounted profile of the department. Various types of training as being on a separate computer chairs. Entered into in the modern computer classes and Internet-class, with the possibility of free high-speed access to the Internet. The faculty uses modern multimedia technology training that can maximize the perception of how the information closer conditions created in the lecture halls to the conditions of future medical daily activities. 

 

The work of faculty stipulates the methods of teaching.Teachers to introduce in the educational process modern educational technologies, the latest pedagogical advances, new technologies and treatments. 

 

Clinical Department, which is to train foreign students, are located in all provincial and municipal hospitals in Poltava, bed fund which is 6095 beds and about 200 dental chairs used in the learning process and allows for the practical training of students at the appropriate level. Department of Clinical and therapeutic base equipped with modern diagnostic and medical equipment that allows to date to the diagnosis and treatment using modern achievements of science. 

 

One of the main challenges for the future is the level of his specialist training in a competitive labor market. This encourages teachers to find intensive teaching methods, improving the monitoring of student preparation and educational documents, including the development of guidelines, manuals, teaching development, complex programs for self workshops. Teaching faculty is to create productive work manuals in accordance with modern educational programs and requirements. Widespread use in the study of special and general subjects find tutorials, created by teachers of Ukrainian medical stomatological academy for medical schools IV level of accreditation. Great and fruitful work has been done better teacher methodologist to create new programs in basic disciplines and adapting existing programs to the curriculum. Lectures and workshops are conducted using multimedia software, training videos, slides, kodohram, visual aids and content involving patients. The organization of teaching work of a significant role to play Academy Library, which provides students full academic, reference and technical literature. Library fund of 361,922 copies, including 12,767 copies of textbooks. 

 

Structure of the educational process 

Training in "Medicine" and "Procedures" is in accordance with the schedule of the educational process, which provides time period classes, dates of production practices, examinations and state certification, vacation. Faculty in close cooperation with the administration and management bodies of the Academy created the objective conditions for a proper quality level educational work by optimizing the method and content of training, increasing complexity and objectivity in the evaluation of knowledge, strengthening the support of the educational process, its individualization, enhance education in the learning process.  he main bases for clinical practice is hospital Poltava. At the request of foreign students have to undergo practical training at home. Overall clinical conforms to the logistical and methodological support of all manufacturing practice courses at the appropriate level.

 

Leisure Students

Dorms for foreign students are equipped with satellite television, and since 2007 they have high-speed broadband. The students also have access to - a modern laundry room, dining room, buffet, library, training and sporting facilities. To ensure the safety of foreign citizens in each dormitory are deployed round the clock security guards of "Antares-2000, which is authorized and licensed MIA of Ukraine.

 

 

Constant attention is paid to the holding of cultural and festive activities that promote self-expression and allow foreigners to develop the friendly relations between Ukraine and other countries at the regional level. One such activity is very important to celebrate the ancient Iranian Yalda feast, which marks the longest night and the beginning of winter. Provided support Muslim religious organization "Glow" in Arabic language courses for Ukrainian citizens on the basis of secondary school number 27.

 

Within ten years working at the Academy club Meridian, whose activity contributes to the deep study of foreign nationals traditions and culture of Ukraine and countries whose representatives are trained in UMSA, which facilitates the adaptation of foreign students to the conditions of another country, promotes mutual understanding between citizens of different countries and warns conflicts of national and religious grounds.

 

Foreign students are actively encouraged to participate in artistic performances and sports life of the academy. 

Foreign students are members of the academy teams in football, athletics, swimming, volleyball, Greco-Roman wrestling, sambo, judo and chess. Teams of faculty training foreign students in volleyball and football for the past five years, took prizes in competitions for the cup Rector. 

 

Effective cooperation with law enforcement officials, including OGIRFL Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Poltava region takes place regularly with explanatory meetings regularly held with foreigners. This reduces the number of violations of non-compliance of current legislation that govern the stay of foreigners in Ukraine and also strengthens the role of student government and national groups of foreign students, ensuring strict compliance with internal regulations and security staff accommodation. The dean of the Faculty of Foreign Students also held meetings with heads of foreign national groups and students enjoy respect during their stay.

 

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