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Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University
Երեվանի Մխիթար Հերացու անվան Պետական Բժշկական Համալսարան
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Type Public
Established 1922
Rector Mikayel 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
Yerevan State Medical University

Officially Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University (YSMU, Armenian: Երեվանի Մխիթար Հերացու անվան Պետական Բժշկական Համալսարան), is the leading medical university in Armenia, located in the capital Yerevan.

History[edit]

On 31 January 1920, during the days of the First Republic of Armenia, the People's University of Armenia was opened in Alexandropol, with the presence of prime minister Alexander Khatisian and minister of culture and public education Nikol Aghbalian. In October of the same year, a decision was passed by then-minister of education Gevorg Ghazarian to establish the faculty of medicine within the university. However, due to political circumstances, the plan was never fulfilled and Armenia became a republic in December 1920.

In 1922, the medical faculty of Yerevan was founded by the government of Armenia.

On 25 May 1989, the Yerevan State Medical University was named after the 12th-century renowned Armenian physician Mkhitar Heratsi.[1]

Faculties[edit]

As of 2016, the university has 5 faculties:[2]

  • Faculty of General Medicine.
  • Faculty of Public Health.
  • Faculty of Stomatolgy.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Military Medicine.

The section of International Students' Education of the YSMU offers classes to foreign students in Armenian, Russian and English languages at the following faculties: General Medicine, Stomatology, and Pharmacy.[3]

The university is also home to the Postgraduate and Continuing Education section.[4]

Ranking and 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 worldwide. This university is famous all over the world. The alumni are 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 has 27 full-fledged hospitals associated with it. Different faculty have full-fledged 5-6 floor hospital. Arabkir and Muratsan Hospitals are multi speciality Paediatric Hospitals with various superspecialities like pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gynecology, Pediatric Neurology, Genetic centre, Neonatology, Adolescent care enter.Teaching methodology is modern and one to one teaching with regular feedback.This university is part of Bologna Treaty for European union. First Hospital for state of art Radiology centre. Norqmash Hospital and Erubuni for Orthopedics and Traumatology.

In 2013, the Yerevan State Medical University was 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.

Co-organized scientific meetings[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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