Omsk State Medical University Review

The Omsk State Medical Academy is a school of medicine in Omsk, Russia that was founded as the Medical Faculty of the Siberian Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Zoology in 1920. It was later in 1921 that it got reorganized as the West Siberian State Medical Institute and christened as the Omsk State Medical Institute in 1925. Further in 1994, it became the Omsk State Medical Academy.

OSMA has relationships with educational institutions in Western Europe, the United States, Japan and other countries.

Founded

Omsk State Medical Academy was founded in 1921 and as of today, over 30000 students have been trained at four faculties of the Academy: medical, paediatric, and medico-prophylactic and stomatological.

Department & Infrastructure

Out of the 30000 students trained at the academy, more than 139 having become Professors and over 800 are candidates of medical sciences. The school consists of 59 departments.

73 percent of the staff carries an academic degree and over 100 MD-PhD full professors and 300 MD-PhD associate professors are employed in this medical university.

Clinical Departments and Chairpersons of the University are employed at the largest municipal hospitals that are equipped with modern diagnostic facilities. Moreover, the leading scholars of the university head various clinics. The methods to impart training are regularly updated and technology is improved to be fair to the education system.

The University’s library is the largest one among the medical institutions of Russia as it a home to over 600000 volumes in its collection and a lot many unique publications too, are among them. Besides this, the library has a fully equipped computer lab with Internet access.

Situated

This university is located in the large city of Omsk, Omsk Oblast in Russia,with population ranging from 1,000,000-5,000,000.

Nearest Airport

Omsk airport “Tsentralny” is based 5 km southwest of the city centre. Flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Surgut, Astana (Kazakhstan) can be boarded from here. It is an important gateway to the Russian regions located in Siberia and the Far East.

Nearest Metropolitan City

Petropavl, a city on the Ishim River in northern Kazakhstan close to the border with Russia. It is the capital of the North Kazakhstan Regionand located about 261 km west of Omsk along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Physical Location

Based in the southern part of the West Siberian Plain, in the centre of the southern part of the Omsk region on the banks of the Irtysh River at the confluence with the Om River. The rivers connect the city with a number of coal and other mineral mining cities and towns of Kazakhstan and with oil, natural gas and lumber rich regions of Siberia.

City’s Development

Omsk is the second largest city in Siberia and the eighth in Russia. It is a large industrial centre with light, food, printing, chemical, petrochemical and aerospace industries.

Temperature

The climate is continental with frosty winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January goes to minus 16.3 Degrees Celsius, in summer months, that’s July, it goes over 19 Degrees Celsius.

Hostel

Omsk State Medical University occupies six buildings and has three hostels providing accommodation for all out-of-town students. Since physical training is an integral part of the curriculum, the campus has well-equipped gyms, ski-centre, a sport and recreation centres for the students.

Food

Students can get nutritious Indian food at the canteen of the hostel. Besides, there are many good restaurants around university campus that can be tried.

Medium of Study

Russian universities have English as a medium of study. However, many universities have bilingual education program so as to train you in both the languages. This makes students eligible to practice in any part of Russia or anywhere else in the world.