Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute (SPbMSI)
Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute (SPbMSI) was created to supply a chance to urge higher medical education at reasonable prices to residents of Russia and neighbouring countries. Education at the Institute is administered consistent with the Federal state educational standards of the Russia . The Institute was established in 2004 (first licensed in 2010, from October 14, 2015, indefinite; accredited by the enlarged group of specialties Clinical medicine in August 2015). SPbMSI holds a special place within the structure of upper education in St. Petersburg and therefore the entire North-Western region, being the sole non-state education institution of medical orientation. Institute has the fabric and technical base, which provides all types of laboratory, disciplinary and interdisciplinary training. All conditions for practical and research work of scholars provided by the curriculum are created.
Facilities for our University: Separate Classrooms for 80 and 40 people, Biology Lab, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Pathological anatomy, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Normal physiology, Chemistry; anatomical hall, anatomical museum; specially equipped classrooms and auditoriums for the study of humanitarian and social and economic disciplines. Institute has sports gym, stadium; rooms equipped for the reception and demonstration of patients; medical offices with the required equipment.
Classrooms and Auditoriums are well equipped with computers, Multimedia devices, Technical Training Facilities. In specialized laboratories and classrooms are trained using medical imitators and phantoms. Students and teachers of the Institute have access to the required scientific and medical literature. Institute features a library, contracts with two electronic library systems. Clinical bases of departments are the most important medical institutions of St. Petersburg and modern dental centers with which SPbMSI has the required contracts for the sensible training of medical workers.
The educational process involved quite 10% of teachers from among the prevailing managers and employees of specialised organizations, enterprises and institutions.
Our students are participating regularly in cultural activities, professional competitions and conferences among the leading universities of the country and abroad.
We are actively engaged in doctor’s postgraduate training, social workers and specialists working on physical disabled people. Training cycles are conducted with students of St.-Petersburg, Leningrad region and other regions of the Russia and neighbouring countries. Teachers of the Institute are invited to the on-site cycles of coaching and retraining altogether corners of the Russia and CIS countries.
Some programs of additional professional education are unique – for instance, the program Ergotherapy in social rehabilitation developed and implemented only in Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute, and is in high demand among the scholars. SPbMSI is that the only University in Russia, providing training of Ergotherapy and physiotherapy.
Employees of the Institute take part in various international educational and scientific programs. Currently, SPbMSI involved in the project Development of social rehabilitation through education in the framework program of the European Commission Erasmus+. Our partners in the project are European (Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal) and Russian (Arkhangelsk, Perm) universities.