Zaporizhzhia State Medical University takes one the first places in the system of higher medical education of Ukraine with the number of foreign students being trained there. Training of foreign citizens has been carried out at ZSMU since 1973. Over 10500 foreign students completed training in different specialties and got diplomas. Thirty-six foreign graduates undertook post-graduate courses and successfully defended theses. Since 2002 foreign students have been taught in English.
The system of training at Zaporizhzhia State Medical University includes pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate periods of study. The premedical education is provided at the International Faculty No.1 and then foreign students continue studies at the International Faculty No.2.
The training of foreign students and their specializations is carried out in the following specialties:
· Medicine. MD. (General Medicine for those who receive qualification “Specialist”) . Period of study is 6 years.
· Pediatrics. MD. Period of study is 6 years.
· Dentistry. MD. Period of study is 5 years.
· Pharmacy. Master of Pharmacy. Period of study is 5 years.
· Technology of Perfume-Cosmetic Preparations. Master of Pharmacy. Period of study is 5 years.
Junior students are trained at the theoretical departments in the academic buildings situated on the territory of the campus. Senior students are trained at the clinical departments in clinics situated near the University.
Zaporizhzhia State Medical University is one of the few medical universities in the system of higher medical education in Ukraine that has its own training-scientific centre “University Clinic” in which practical classes are conducted and medical aid is delivered. The University has the unique equipment: computer tomographs, devices for ultrasonic diagnosis, angiographic and endoscopic tests, radioisotope diagnosis and many others to conduct fundamental and applied scientific investigations.
Post-diploma education includes training in the internship, training for Master's degree, clinical studies, postgraduate courses in 28 medical specialties and refresher courses for doctors and pharmacists.