Bukovinian State Medical University

Bukovinian State Medical University

Bukovinian State Medical University (BSMU) is 73 years old Government University and one of the largest higher educational establishments of Chernivtsi. It has recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of its foundation. Bukovinian State Medical University is a modern multistructural educational institution of the highest level of accreditation with ancient traditions – It was founded in October 1944.

Bukovinian State Medical University (abbreviated as BSMU or БДМУ) is one of the largest higher educational establishment in Chernivtsi. It is a modern multiprofile educational institution of the IV accreditation level, included into the general register of the WHOMagna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italy), the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities that provides qualified training according to the grade system of education. The University includes a medical lyceum, Chernivtsi, Vashkivtsi, Novoselytsia and Kovel’ (Volyn’) Medical Colleges, 4 medical faculties, stomatological and pharmaceutical faculties, the department of post-graduate education, preparatory department for foreign students.

Post-graduate education of doctors is realized at the Internship and Mastership, and the Doctoring Departments, in Clinical Residency, at the post-residence courses, as well as via pre-attestation course, the course of improvement of medical knowledge, specialization and professional courses.

Bukovinian State Medical University (BSMU) is one of the largest higher educational establishments of chernivtsi. It has recently celebrated the 65th Anniversary of its foundation. It is a modern multispectral educational institutations of the IV accreditation level, include into the register of the WHO.

The University consists of 47 Departments within 7 faculties; four medical faculties, stomatological, pharmaceutical, and the faculty if post graduate training. The university is one of the highest accreditation levels of Ukraine.

 Over the years of existence (1944 – 2012) the university has trained about 25,000 specialist including the following specialties: “General Medicine” – 19141, “Pediatrics” – 469, “Medical Psychology” – 202, “Stomatology” – 200, “Clinical Pharmacy” –  392, “Pharmacy” – 41, as well as about 900 Bachelors.

The foundation and development of BSMU are connected with the names of well-known scientists and organizers. The University graduates fulfill themselves in the medical, pharmaceutical, economical, educational, scientific, social and cultural spheres. BSMU is proud of its graduates who have achieved in professional and public life. There are many famous artists, state and public figures among the University graduates: the Deputy Minister of Public Health of Ukraine V.G.Bidny; the Director of L.I.Medvid Ukrainian Institute of Ecology and Hygiene, a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Science M.G.Prodanchuk; the Director of the Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the National Academy of Medical Science, a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine G.V.Gayko; the Director of O.S.Kolomiychenko Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine D.I.Zabolotny; Academicians of the National Academy of Medical Science D.D.Zerbino and Yu.P.Spizhenko. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in India (1992-1999), Professor G.I.Khodorovsky was elected a deputy to the Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine. Two University graduates became T.G.Shevchenko State Prize-Winners: the prominent Ukrainian poet, People’s Artist of Ukraine Mykhaylo Tkach, and the famous composer, the Hero of Ukraine, Volodymyr Ivasiuk.

Directions of training and specialties

The University provides a continuity of higher medical education: Junior Specialist – Bachelor – Medical Specialist – Master – Post graduate – Doctor (PhD).

Graduates Programs offered at Bukovinian State Medical Universities

General Medicine (Master, specialist)

Pediatrics (Master, specialist)

Stomatology (Master, specialist)

Medical Psychology (specialist)

Nursing (Master, Bachelor, junior specialist)

Laboratory Diagnostics (Bachelor) The University owns 5 hostels where all the conditions for living and learning of the students are created, as well as 2 cafes and 6 snack bars. The University Library funds number about a million of volumes of educational, scientific, medical literature and fiction.

University teaching staff:

The University teaching staff is unique, as real professionals work and are proficient in pedagogical skills: 78 Doctors of Science, 324 Candidates of Science, including 1 corresponding member of the Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine, 2 Honored Workers of Science and Technique of Ukraine, 2 Honored Workers of Education and Higher School of Ukraine, 13 Honored Physicians of Ukraine, 66 Professors, 193 Associate Professors. 166 employees have higher attestation medical category, 56 – the first one, 42 – the second one. 32 staff workers of Clinical Departments are regional out-of-staff members and consultants of the Main Public Health Board in the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration.

Students’ leisure time:

The students’ campus consists of 5 comfortable hostels connected to Internet with high conditions of life with reading rooms and sports gymnasia – everything necessary for studying and rest. For the development of creative abilities and rest of the students the Palace “Academichny” is functioning actively. On its basis various clubs and studios are organized: in particular, an art studio, decorative and applied arts and photo studios, the amateur ensemble of folk dance and song “Trembita”, drama and choreographic studios, etc.
Sports clubs in volleyball, basketball, wrestling, table tennis, chess, athletics, mini-football are available for the students. Students get a real pleasure at the University summer sports and fitness camp “Health” located on the bank of the Dniester River.

Medical work:​

Clinical Departments of BSMU are located in 27 clinical centers: 17 therapeutic establishments of a regional subordination and 10 – of a municipal one. According to their schedules, Professors and Associate Professors make clinical ward rounds, consulting visits at polyclinics, examinations of patients at the inpatient departments of therapeutic-prophylactic establishments. A great deal of methodological organizing work is carried out: a visit of district therapeutic-prophylactic establishments, a review of the patients’ histories, participation in the boards of experts and qualifying committee, holding conferences etc. Considerable therapeutic-prophylactic work is carried out by the staff members of the Clinical   

Departments during summer practice. Various and manifold therapeutic consulting activity in the system of Bukovyna practical health service is carried out by the assistants of clinical departments. Except consultations this activity includes the arrangement of all qualifying means for physicians of practical health service in the following spheres – subject mastering, reevaluating courses, lectures on urgent topics, arrangement and holding of scientific-practical conferences, working out methodological recommendations, and expert evaluation of patients’ management. The important part in cooperation of the University clinical workers and physicians of practical health service is devoted to consulting and scientific-methodological work at therapeutic-prophylactic establishments of health service. This cooperation is carried out on a regular basis at all the basic and out-patient establishments, at the polyclinics of the town and region. Recently 173006 consultations have been held by the staff of the University Departments including 119716 consultations – at basic establishments, 18611consultations – at polyclinics, 25668 consultations– at out-basic establishments, 9011consultations – in the district areas. 9869 patients were treated, 11627 diagnostic examinations were conducted (invasive manipulations), 7363 surgeries including 5102 of them performed by surgeons and 2261 – by assistants. Clinical Department staff workers collaborate with medical societies (associations) on the questions of holding congresses and conferences, educational and scientific seminars, workshops etc. The University together with associations and societies elaborates and improves the existing standards of diagnostics and treatment, protocols of giving medical aid.

International activity:​

The University ranks high on the European scene as a recognized member of the International University Association, the World Health Organization, the University Association of the Carpathian Region and the European University Association “The Magna Charta”. Bukovinian State Medical University collaborates with: USA Utah Valley State University, the University of Lubeck (Germany), Gelderzee – Vallei Clinic (the Netherlands), the Association “Druzi” (France), International Fund “Concern for People” (Great Britain) etc.

Bukovinian State Medical University is ranked among one of the top university in East Europe. The reason behind this is a daily report generator system which gives the student and parents daily and classwise report to analyze the performance of the students by the student and the parents. And it also help parent to control the student seating at home. Because BSMU is the most popular university among Indian students more than 95% students pass the screening test in 1st attempt and allow them practice in India.


BSMU has its five hostels. Mostly foreign students are living in Hostel No.5. Hostels are multistoried with central heating system, continuous hot & cold water supply, canteen, recreation room, students’ club, library etc. There are three type of rooms- single/double and triple bedded with toilet/ bathroom and kitchen (continuous gas supply). All rooms are fully furnished.


Every year more than 500 physician graduates from Bukovinian State Medical University and feel proud holding the degree to practice as a physician in any part of world Hippocratic oath is taken by all the doctors
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:…
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death? Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings that sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.

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