Best Educational Programs: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE


Faculty of Preventive Medicine

Specialist’s program


POZDEEVA, Tatiana Vasilevna



Awards and achievements of the educational program. The program was top ranked in the project Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia (2011-2016). Initiators: the Guild of Experts in the Sphere of Professional Education, the National Centre of Public Accreditation and the Accreditation in Education Journal.

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Teaching staff. The Faculty of Preventive Medicine (earlier, the Sanitary and Hygiene Faculty) has been part of the academy for more than 50 years. Lecturers are highly qualified professionals: 93 are Doctors of Sciences (20%), 261 are Candidates of Sciences (55%), 69 staff members have the academic title of Professor (16%), and 148 are Associate Professors (31%).

Academy partners within the educational program. The academy cooperates with the leading specialized institutions such as I.N. Blokhina Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, institutions of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, the Federal Hygiene and EpidemiologyCenter, sanitary, hygienic, diagnostic and treatment laboratories, making over 35 institutions in total.

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. It’s already a tradition to participate in subject-oriented Olympiads and take winning places (the first place in the all-Russian olympiad in Epidemiology, Moscow, 2016). Students do summer internship as assistant hygienists and assistant epidemiologists in the institutions of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing. The best students get personal scholarships (presidential and Russian government scholarships, and those named after outstanding scientists of the academy). There are many prominent scientists, public persons and heads of health authorities among the alumni including Academy President V.V. Shkarin, Chief State Medical Officer of the Nizhny Novgorod Region N.S. Kucherenko.

Facilities and resources. The bacteriological and PCR-laboratories of the Research Institute for Preventive Medicine are the clinical site of the Epidemiology Department of Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, and consequently, a site for the whole range of large-scale medical research activities. The students and members of Student Research Associations take part in the clinical development and testing of devices, tools, materials, apparatuses, and technologies.

Opportunities for students. Graduates can continue their education taking medical residency and postgraduate studies, and within continuous professional training. There is a students’ club, sports and spiritual educational centers.

Employment prospects. Alumni work as hospital epidemiologists, deputy chief doctors, heads of subdivisions, methodologists, medical statisticians and clinical laboratory doctors. They are in demand in regulatory and supervisory organizations in the sphere of sanitary and epidemiological welfare.

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