Nizhny Novgorod is located in the European part of Russia upon the conflux of the Volga and the Oka rivers; it's often referred to as the third capital of Russia. Nizhny Novgorod is ranked among first five Russian cities for its population and the industrial potential; the city is the capital of the Volga Federal District. There are more than 600 unique historic, architectural and cultural monuments in the city and it's on the list of 100 cities worldwide that are most valuable in terms of history and culture. Developed infrastructure and great opportunities for study, all these make the city especially attractive for students including those who come from other countries.
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy was founded in 1920. The majority of medical science branches appeared here as well as scientific-teaching and clinical schools known worldwide outside Russia have been created here. The combination of high level research activities together with advanced clinical practice assures the high level of students' preparation and graduation with a prestigious Degree. Instruction in such popular specialities as General Medicine and Dentistry is conducted in Russian and English Medium. The Academy closely collaborates with medical scientific research institutes, clinics and medical centers; it helps students to apply their theoretical knowledge in the practice and to discover nuances of their future work from the very first years of study. The students have got all essential theoretical resources due to the free access to the study literature and international information resources, the data base of Oxford publishing house, for example. The practical skills of the students are worked through the base of Practical Skills Center equipped with simulators and educational materials that help to acquire the basics of medical and predoctor care as well as monitor regularly the students' knowledge. The students are accommodated in comfortable student hostel situated close to the study buildings of the Academy.
Theoretical and clinical research activities are made in Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, topical questions of healthcare are resolved here, treatment methods and new medical technologies that are successfully applied in medical institutions are improved too. The Academy has got the reputation of one of the most prestigious medical higher education establishments of the Central part of Russia due to the active position of its administration and the constant improvement of educational base; its students work successfully in the largest clinics of Russia and of the world. The Academy is the center of medical and scientific research activities; it's one of the most important educational and cultural centers of the central part of Russia. The Academy prepares doctors able to make considerable contribution in the science and work successfully in the medical field.
The Academy monitors constantly the quality of education; new educational programs with the focus on the demands of the modern healthcare and perspective branches of science development are introduced every year. The main aim of the Academy is to prepare highly qualified specialists - experts in individual scientific and practical activities at the highest professional level. Study at the Academy contributes to the formation of the community-minded and harmonically developed personality due to the careful attitude to the student's leisure facilities, creating big number of students clubs and scientific societies. The students of the Academy take part in professional competitions and bursarial programs every year, they receive grants from the leading pharmaceutical companies for scientific and research activities. Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy provides students with large opportunities for postgraduate studies and prepares specialists of the high qualification for the Ph.D. and the Doctorate. The Academy actively collaborates with scientific centers of Russian Academy of Science and Russian Academy of Medical Science as well as with the most prestigious and competent Universities of Europe and the USA. Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy pays special attention to its integration into the system of the continuous medical instruction and participation in the drawing up educational systems of European countries using advanced achievements of Russian and foreign specialists. Due to its brilliant reputation and high educational standards, the Academy is popular among undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. Instruction is made according to international requirements and standards of the medical education; during the period of studies students participate at international scientific seminars and academic exchange programs conducted in English.