Odessa National Medical University

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About Odessa National Medical University

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Founding Members:

In year 2000 Odessa National Medical University has completed its 100 years of existence. It is a government university with the rights of self governing. The world known scientists and the founders of numerous scientific medical schools which brought glory to the world science worked at Odessa National Medical University. Some of them are Prof. Pidvysotsky V.V. , Prof. Lisionkov M.K., Prof. Voronin V.V. , Prof. Batuev M.O., Prof. Verigo B.F., Prof. Boggomolets O.O., Prof. Zabolotny D.K., Prof. Strajesko M.D., Reznik B.Y. and others.

The Noble prize winner, Director of Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland) Prof. Rolth Zinker Nagel, Nobel Prize winner Director of Russian Cardiological Scientific – Production Complex (Russia). Prof. Evgene Ivanovich Chazov, Director of American International Union of health protection (U.S.A.)

James Smith, President of George Washington University (U.S.A.) Prof. Stephen Doel Trachtenberg, President of Polish medical Academy (Poland) Prof. Kasimir Imielinsky, President of International Hippocrates Fund (Greece)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Dr.Spiros Marketos & Prof. Juliano Di Bernardo (Italy) are among the Honored & Visiting Professors of the university.Recognized/Listed by World Health Organization, International Association of Universities, European University Association, Medical Councils of almost all major countries, including USA, UK, Europe, India & others. ONMU is a member of Bologne Process (Single European area of higher education).


Odessa National Medical University is the only university of Ukraine, which is a member of MEDICINE (Medical Education in Europe). The Thematic Network on MEDICINE addresses educational, institutional and quality issues in European medical education within the framework of European initiatives. This project is being carried out with the support of the European Community.

First to start English medium education:

Odessa National Medical University is the first university of Ukraine which started medical education in English medium in 1996. In 2005, ONMU was awarded with a medal for the development of modern model for teaching the English speaking students by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Only university of Ukraine which provides post-graduation courses in English medium.

University is one of the largest higher medical universities, a member of European and International Association of Universities, the leader of reformation of medical education in the country. Odessa State Medical University is an higher education institution of the IV (the top level) accreditation level conferred by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine (Record No. 12 of June 30, 1994). The University trains specialists of the following qualification levels: Junior Specialist, Specialist, Master (Foreign students included) for the following specialties:

  • Medical
  • Stomatological (Dental)
  • Pediatric
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Post graduate


The University comprises 56 departments, a medical college, preparatory faculty and post-graduation faculty.The University enrolls around 4000 students, including 1200 foreign students from 52 countries of the world. The training of students is given in Russian, English & French. ONMU is the only university of Ukraine & other CIS countries which provides complete education in English medium and has already produced 7 batches of complete English medium.

Foreign Students :

Foreign students have been studying since 1946. Over 6000 students from Europe, Asia, Africa, America have got education from this university and are working successfully as doctors in 87 countries of the world. 240 have done specialization and 109 super specialization from ONMU.

The studies are carried out by 800 teachers, 18 academicians, 105 professors and doctors of Medical Science, 407 docents and candidates of medical science. During the course students master all modern medical technologies which are available today in the world.


The university has 18 blocks with general area of 20,000 sq.m., 6 hostels (Fully furnished with all essential facilities), a library with total stock of 1 million books, publishing-printing complex, scientific medical computer center, Students Polyclinic providing medical aid to students free of cost, 3 Museums (Historical Museum, Anatomic Museum & The Museum of Pathological Anatomy), sport complex with indoor & outdoor sports facilities, Students’ Club/Cultural and Scientific Societies, modern recreation centers on the coast of Black Sea where up to 500 students can rest at a time.

Clinical Base :

The clinical centers of the University have 9648 patient beds. These clinical centers, which include well equipped 35 hospitals, have all conditions & facilities for practice & training for its doctors and students.

Scientific Research Establishments of the University :

Central Scientific – Research Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Biophysics, Health Family Center

Vivarium, Scientific – Research Institute of Eyes Diseases and Tissue Therapy

Institute of Health Resortology and Medical Rehabilitation, Stomatology

Virusology are some other specialized clinical bases and bases of practical training.