First Moscow Medical University

The full name of the university is Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of higher Education/ IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Officially the short name of the university is Sechenov University.

It is one of the comparatively old Private medical universities of Russia. With respect to the field of medicine and healthcare, the institute provides training (covering full range of specialties).

Currently the university has 7 faculties, 144 departments, 5 research institutes, 22 multi-field hospitals and 25 educational clinical centers. For internships/clerkships in international clinics, the university has established friendships with many foreign universities and organizations.

Molecular Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Pharmacy and translational medicine are the main areas of research.

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It is well known as a model of medical education associated with an effective and professional continuity in healthcare. The university offers a platform for the students who are done with their 10th and 11th grade and are looking to merge their studies with the profession-oriented classes.

The students also have access to the “step into medicine” program which uses Plastic bodies and simulated circumstances to give practice to the students. The main priority of the university is to provide first and immediate help in the form of first aid emergency exercises.

Sechenov University implements higher education programs for all of its existing levels (ranging from undergraduate, specialist, master programs to clinical residency programs and CME).

The university provides up-to-date training facilities which include teaching hospitals and pharmaceutical labs. Also, 90% of its lecturers hold skilled professional postgraduate degrees.


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About The City Of Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation. The city area is about 30 km in diameter and the population reaches almost 10 million people.

Nowadays, Moscow is the most important political and financial center of Russia and is home to the government and the parliament.

It is one of the richest cities in Russia holding the third biggest budget in the world. It's where all Russia's tensions and inequalities come to an end, producing a unique feeling.

The climate of the city is quite continental with hot summers and cold winters. The hottest months are July and August where temperature varies from +30 to -30 Celsius.

The last warm days of the year usually occurs in the end of the month. The autumn season starts from October where temperature can reach even zero by the end of the month.

Admission Process & Course Details

The Duration of MBBS is 6 Years.

Documents Needed

  • Identity – Confirmation of citizenship & its notarized translation
  • Original Educational Certificate & its notarized translation
  • 6 photos 3X4 cm
  • Original copy of Medical Certificate from Russia
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Preparatory Program

All Foreign Students need to go through the Preparatory Program that starts October 1 and ends June 30. After this, the student sits for a Final Exam in Russian Language, Chemistry & Biology and gets ‘Certificate of Completion of Preparatory Department for International Students.’

Entrance Exam

All Foreign Students must keep in mind that they will have to appear in an Entrance Exam based on Chemistry and Russian language.

Comparison With Other Russian Universities

Crimea Medical University Govt. 1508000 70% No English
Pirogov Russia National Medical University Govt. 3873000 50% No English
Smolensk State Medical University Govt. 2145000 55% No Bilingual
IP Pavlov Ryazan Medical University Govt. 2073000 65% No English
Dagestan state Medical University Govt. 1829000 50% No English
Rostov state Medical University Govt. 1663000 50% No English
I M Sechonov First Moscow Medical University Private 2280000 NA Yes Bilingual


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