Omsk State Medical Academy, Russia
The Omsk State Medical Academy, also referred to as OSMA, is a school of medicine in Omsk, Russia. Founded as the Medical Faculty of the Siberian Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Zoology in 1920, it was later reorganized as the West Siberian State Medical Institute in 1921. Further in 1925, it was renamed the Omsk State Medical Institute in 1925, and finally in 1994 it was called Omsk State Medical Academy.
Student Count & Streams of Medicine
With more than 4,500 students studying in five streams, that are, medicine, paediatrics, preventive medicine, stomatology and pharmaceutics, over 40,000 OSMA graduates are based out in Russia and abroad.
- The medical faculty was founded in 1920 and is thus the oldest of the school.
- Its maternity and child-protection faculty was established in 1931 and restructured into the paediatric faculty in 1934.
- The sanitary and hygienic faculty was founded in 1938 and retitled the preventive-medicine faculty in 1989.
- The dentistry faculty was established in 1957.
- The pharmaceutical faculty was founded in 2002.
Clinical Departments and Chairpersons of the University are situated in the largest municipal hospitals that are equipped with modern diagnostic facilities. Moreover, the clinics are led by the leading scholars of the University.
Faculties in the Institute
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Paediatrics
- Faculty ofPreventive Medicine
- Faculty of Stomatology
- Faculty of Pharmaceutics
Scientists associated with OSMA
The scientists include – Raymond Achrem-Achremovich, Valentine Bisyarina, Peter Gorizontov, Vladimir Eliseev, Vladimir Pulkis, Leonid Maslov, Constantine Romodanovsky and Olga Sokolova-Ponomareva.
The staff at OSMA has members of the Honoured Scientific Workers of the Russian Federation, Honoured Staff Workers of the Higher School of the Russian Federation, Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, and other honorary professors.
OSMA’s relationships with educational institutions
OSMA has relations with several educational institutions in Western Europe, the United States, Japan etc. The school itself comprises 59 departments with 73 percent of its staff carrying an academic degree and has more than 100 MD-PhD professors and 300 MD-PhD associate professors.
The professors follow continuous education, for they believe it is essential for professionals to survive in the rapidly changing field of medicine which is closely linked to the well-being of society.To add on, OSMA offers an extensive set of programs which assist health professionals to study. It is significant to keep themselves updated becausemedical profession involves ethical issues.
OSMA Medical Campus
The campus includes six buildings with three hostels. These dorms are supposed to provide accommodation to out-of-town students. The educational process uses up-to-date technology. Its library is the largest of all Russia’s medical schools for it has above 600,000 volumes from several publications. Also, the library has a fully equipped computer room with internet access.
Since physical training is an integral part of the curriculum, this institution has well-equipped gyms, ski-centre, a sport and recreation centres for the students.