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Yerevan State Medical University
Երեվանի Պետական Բժշկական Համալսարան
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Established 1920
Type Public
Rector Mikayel Z. Narimanyan
Students 3,000
Location Yerevan, Armenia
40°11′16.02″N 44°31′31.15″E / 40.1877833°N 44.5253194°E / 40.1877833; 44.5253194Coordinates: 40°11′16.02″N 44°31′31.15″E / 40.1877833°N 44.5253194°E / 40.1877833; 44.5253194
Nickname YSMU
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Yerevan State Medical University named after Mkhitar Heratsi (YSMU, Armenian: Մխիթար Հերացու անվան Երեվանի Պետական Բժշկական Համալսարան) is a leading medical school in Yerevan, Armenia.


YSMU was founded in 1920. The highest administrative organ is the University Council, which convenes at least twice a year. The Council makes decisions about the main activities of the University. The Rectorate of the University controls the way the decisions are realized during the intervals between the University Council sessions. The hospitals, clinics and centers are involved in the University Council of Clinics. The Rector of YSMU carries out the direct control of the University Council, the Rectorate and the Board of Clinics.

Ranking & Reputation[edit]

Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) is a highly reputed University in the world, which occupies its honorable place in WHO (World Health Organization) directory of medical schools. This is state run Nonprofit organisation of best repute made for advancement of best healthcare facility and training in country and worldover.This university is famous all over the world.The alumni is spread all over world including USA,Britain,Germany,Maldives, Malaysia,Singapore,Australia,Canada,India,Iran etc. It is a leading government medical University in Armenia.This university is about a century old.This is the only university in world which have 27 full fledged hospital associated with it.Different faculty have fullfledged 5-6 floor hospital.Arabkir and Muratsan Hospital is multi speciality Pediatric Hospital with various superspecialities like pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology,Pediatric Endocrinology,Pediatric Gynecology,Pediatric Neurology, Genetic centre,Neonatology,Adolescent care centre. First Hospital for state of art Radiology centre.Normash Hospital and Yerubuni for Orthopedics and Traumatology.

In 2013,the Yerevan State Medical University is ranked 27 in the world by 4icu World University ranking. YSMU established direct partnership in the form of cooperation agreements with about 20 universities around the globe, including a number of leading universities such as Boston University, Columbia University, Philadelphia University, etc. In the framework of these cooperation agreements, various academic programs, student exchange and joint research activities are implemented.

Faculties & Departments[edit]

The faculties or the departments are the structures organizing the academic process. These faculties are: General Medicine, Pediatrics,Radio diagnosis, Psychiatry,Orthopedics,Cardiology, Stomatology, Pharmacy and Military medicine. After graduating from the University the students enter Residency. The main units in the academic process are the chairs, where students, interns and residents get their education. Almost all the theoretical chairs are located in the 3 blocks of the University. The Clinical Chairs are located in the University Hospitals, and 27 different hospitals and clinics of Yerevan. 661 representatives of the teaching staff, including 8 academicians, 122 doctors of medical science and 375 candidates to doctor of medical science work at different chairs. The radiology department have state of art machine for radiological diagnosis including MR I, Computerised Tomography, Ultrasonography,Mammography, Bone scan,Contrast study centre andEndoscopy centre.Ultrasound centre was established by Jefferson institute USA.Visiting Professor from all over the world come for teaching on the YSMU.

The training is carried out in Armenian, Russian and English languages. Students study the theoretical and clinical disciplines according to the academic curriculum of the faculty.This university had signed the bologna process.Strict discipline, High standard of teaching,research and learning process is excellent.Every postgraduate is assigned to one senior faculty member of department as mentor.

The department of International Affairs, International Students' Dean's office and premedical Department organize the study of foreign students.

The educational process is carried on in the Armenian, Russian and English languages, and the medical students learn theoretical and clinical subjects according to the curriculum and the duration of the academic course of studies. The education is both paid and free of charge.

The educational process of foreign students is organized by the Department of International Relations, the Dean's Office for Foreigners and Preparatory Department. Foreign students are provided with hostels equipped with good facilities.

Health resorts, camps and rest homes in picturesque regions of Armenia provide adequate rest for our teaching staff and students. For foreign students hostels are provided. The University has two hostels. The first is located on 23 Koryun str., not far from the University: it is for the students of the premedical department, the other one is located in the district Nor Zeytun of Yerevan, in the students' town.

A medical college functions in the University. It prepares paramedical personnel and has a 3-year curriculum. Students with the best achievements may be transferred to the University. The library, which is equipped with modern technique, enables in the academic and research processes.

Various entertainments organized by the Students' Parliament, Students' Scientific Society and numerous sport and culture clubs play an undoubtedly important role in the students' life. The newspapers Apaga Bzhishk (Future Doctor) and Medicus, with sections in the Armenian, Russian and English languages are published.

Rector, Prof. Mikayel Z. Narimanyan

Co-organized scientific meetings[edit]

Scholarships - Fellowships[edit]

Students of YSMU have an exclusive chance of acquiring various nominal scholarships. Nominees for grants are chosen based on demonstrated excellence in academics as well as proven interest and participation in both scientific and social activities.

  • The most prominent students of YSMU are awarded with "Mkhitar Heratsi scholarship" (generally 2 scholarships each year), named after Mkhitar Heratsi.

Mkhitar Heratsi was the great Armenian scientist and doctor of the 12th century is the founder of Armenian classical medicine. Included in his work were the study of feverish and infectious diseases, their etiology, pathogenesis, clinic prophylactics and treatment. He also studied the anatomy of the eye, the urinary tract and many other diseases. Since 1989 Yerevan State Medical University has been named after Mkhitar Heratsi.

The following nominal scholarships are also available:

  • Named after Hakob Hovhannisian (1875–1937)

Biochemist, professor, founder of Biochemistry department, first rector of the Yerevan State Medical University.

  • Named after Grigor Areshyan (1881–1957)

Honored scientist of ASSR, obstetrician-gynecologist, professor, founder of the Obstetrics/Gynecology department at the Yerevan State Medical University.

  • Named after Vahan Artsruni (1857–1977)

Honored scientist of ASSR, anatomist, hygienist, ophthalmologist, professor.

  • Named after Levon Orbeli (1882–1958)

Physiologist, professor, academician of AS USSR, AMS USSR and AS ASSR, general-colonel of medical service.

  • Named after Levon Hovhannisyan (1885–1970)

Therapist, cardiologist, medical historian, professor, academician of AS ASSR, honored scientist of USSR

  • Named after Rouben Yelyan (1894–1955)

Professor, Head of department of faculty Surgery, correspondent member of AMS USSR, honored scientist of Armenian SSR.

  • Named after Varfalamey Fanardjian

Professor, academician of AMS USSR, honored scientist of USSR, founder of X-Ray in Armenia.

There are also special nominal scholarships specifically rewarding the progress of the foreign students of YSMU. Those students receiving these nominal scholarships also possess privileges in the further choice of clinical specialization.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

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