History of Poltava State Medical and Dental University
Ukrainian Medical and Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) is one of the oldest and leading medical and dental higher educational institutions of Ukraine and former USSR. Ukrainian Medical Dental/Stomatological Academy (UMSA) 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 State Medical and Dental University.
In 1992, a Faculty for international students was founded in order to improve the quality of Medical training for foreign citizens. 938 international students from 42 different countries including India, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Pakistan, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan etc., study at the Poltava State Medical and Dental University today.
In 1994, Poltava State Medical and Dental University was granted the highest (IV) accreditation level and the status of the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. Its accreditation level IV was confirmed in 2004.
According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry Order on March 22, 2004 Poltava State Medical and Dental University was appointed as Regional Centre of Bologna Process managing in Ukraine. From 2005/06 academic year, UMDA started teaching its students in accordance with the Bologna Agreement on specialists training using the credit-modular system. On completion of their education the students obtained the Specialist Degree of European standard. Transfer to other European universities is also made under bologna process and to the universities of Canada and USA on the basis of the agreements of Poltava State Medical and Dental University with their respective Universities.
Poltava State Medical and Dental University has been recognized as the best training-methodical centre among Ukrainian medical universities in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and was awarded with certificates from Ukrainian Health Ministry and Ministry of Education
From 1999 to 2009 the Academy published over 710 educational and methodical textbooks in various scientific spheres and numerous patents have been registered.
In year 2013/2014 Poltava State Medical and Dental University was awarded a gold medal, three Grand Prix and diplomas for regular participation in international exhibitions of prestigious educational which characterised the university towards the achievement of the educational process, scientific and methodological innovations, modern information etc.
For more than 80 years, Ukrainian Medical Stomatological/Dental Academy (UMSA) has prepared more than 52,000 highly qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, and other CIS countries as well as international students from 96 countries across the world from Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
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