Smolensk State Medical University

About Smolensk State Medical University

The SSMU (Smolensk State Medical University) is counted as one of the most favorite medical universities in Russia among Indian Students. The University was founded in the year 1920 now continuing its 10-year medical program record. The University consists 850 Indian students studying medical course at this university. The university is very large with 1500 Medical seats approved by the Ministry of Education of Russia at the federal level. Out of these large number of low-cost medical seats, 150 seats are reserved for international students. Students from around 15 different countries come to study Medicine at this top-notch medical university accordingly, the seats for Indians get further down.

Faculties at Smolensk State Medical University

There are 31 hospitals under Smolensk State Medical University out of which around 8 hospitals with accumulated hospital beds of 6000 are utilized for educational purpose for the students. The Smolensk State Medical University has various faculty expertise in:

  • Faculty of General Medicine.
  • Faculty of Dentistry.
  • Faculty of Pediatrics.
  • Faculty of Clinical Psychology and Social work.
  • Faculty of higher Nursing.
  • Faculty of Pharmaceuticals.
  • Medical Program in Smolensk state medical university

    Smolensk state medical university is one of the popular medical universities in Russia leading to an MD degree. MD degree allotted by the Smolensk medical university is equivalent to an MBBS degree in India. There are more than 400 medical practitioners currently returning from the university and working in various hospitals. SSMU offers various programs in medical (Clinical) and Dental studies at Bachelor, Master, and Ph. D level. The university also conducts 6 Months and intensive Russian language programs for the international students including Indians at the same campus.

    Recognition and Ranking Smolensk State Medical University 2023

  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

    World Ranking 5507
    Country Ranking 258

    Advantages of MBBS in Smolensk State Medical University

  • Smolensk State University is counted as one of the oldest medical university in Russia with legacy of more than 100 Years.
  • More than 850 Indian students are studying in Smolensk State University
  • Students can have an Indian Food in the hostel 
  • The medium of teaching at Smolensk State University is in English.
  • Distance is just 5 Hours from Capital Moscow
  • Disadvantages in Smolensk State Medical University

  • Many of times, students expelled from the University for minor mistakes
  • All the Russian University allows to pay the tuition fee sem wise, in Smolensk you are forced to pay it yearly.
  • As Smolensk city is a small city, you may lack Clinical Exposure
  • University is not among the Top Medical University of Russia
  • Cost of Study at Smolensk State Medical University

    Total Tuition fee in 26-27 Lacs for the complete 6 years course.

    Cost(USD) Yr-1 Yr-2 Yr-3 Yr-4 Yr-5 Yr-6
    Tuition Fee 5500 5500 5500 5500 5500 5500

    Hostel or Accommodation Cost in Smolensk State Medical University

    There are 4 hostels, which can accommodate more than 2000 students. All the hostels are flat type i.e. with attached bathroom, toilet and kitchen. The hostels are centrally heated. The hostels are fully furnished. The basic system is two or four students in one room. 

    Total Hostels 4
    Hostels for Indian students 2
    Separate Hostel for Girls Yes
    Hostel Fee/Year 350 USD

    Indian Food in Smolensk State Medical University:

    Smolensk State Medical University provides an Indian canteen with Indian Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food to around 800 Indian students on the campus. The Lunch and Dinner cost may vary on your Meal taken. Food is served two times a day i.e. Lunch and Dinner. Cost Approx. 125 to 150 per month

    You can cook your own meals in the common kitchen, that is provided on every floor. The kitchen has gas-cooking ranges, sinks and tables, but you will need your own utensils. You can purchase grocery in shops, which are situated in and around the campus.

    Climate in Smolensk City

    Climate in Smolensk City

    Above is Temperature graph for entire year. Smolensk is cold area where nights are way to cold. Students must be protective while they are moving out. 

    Syllabus of MBBS in Smolensk State Medical University

    In Smolensk State Medical University students study Pre, Para and Clinical subjects during their 6 Years of MBBS/MD program. If you look at syllabus closely, you will find that many subjects last for 3-4 Years especially Clinical subjects for better understanding of subject

    Syllabus of MBBS in Smolensk State Medical University

    Year Subjects
    1st First aid in pre-hospital phase, Medical Physics,Maths, Chemistry & Biology, Basic Bioorganic Chemistry, Latin Language, Anatomy,Latin Language, Care of Therapy and Surgical Patients
    2nd Anatomy Histophysiology,Bio-chemistry,Physiology, Life safety and disaster medicine, Psychology & Pedagogy,Histology, Embryology & Cytology
    3rd Pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology,General Surgery, Radiodiagnosis,Microbiology & Virology, ,Propaedeutics of internal Diseases Basics of Plastic Surgery,Prosthetics of Joints, Immunology, Clinical Immunology in Human Pathology
    4th Clinical Pathological Anatomy,Clinical Pathological Physiology,Medical Rehabilitation,E.N.T.,Neurology, Medical Genetics & Neurosurgery,Facultative Therapy & Professional Diseases,Facultative Surgery & Urology,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Topographical Anatomy & Operative Surgery
    5th Dermatology & Venereology,Psychiatry & Medical Psychology,Stomatology,Infectious Diseases,Hospital Surgery & Pediatric Surgery,Hospital Therapy & Endocrinology,Pediatrics
    6th Epidemiology,Clinical Pharmacology,Forensic Medicine,Anesthesiology, Resuscitation & Intensive Therapy,Orthopedics & Traumatology

    PG Option after MBBS in Smolensk State Medical University

    Medical PG in India or NExT

    During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

    Total Applicants NEET PG 2022 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
    Seats Success Ratio Seats
    2.06 Lacs
    MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
    MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
    Total 23K 11.4% 15K

    Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

    The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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    Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

    We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


    MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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    Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

    Due to the close proximity of Moldova  to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK. 

    In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

    The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking). 

    After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

    By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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    Medical PG in Germany


    PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa. 

    Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
    This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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    Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

    The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

    Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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