Kharkov National Medical University

Kharkov National Medical University

The Kharkov National Medical University offers post graduate studies in all medical fields. The duration of the study is 2-3 years.

The faculty of postgraduate education offers the study in 50 medical specialties at internship, mastership and clinical internship. At the department of Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU), along with the traditional ways of teaching, there is also a module study, and a through out program of students’ practice. Constantly developing base of computerized equipment gives the possibility to use modern PC know-how and world informative networks in the process of study.

Postgraduates at Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) are taught in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages according to the programs and curricula approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. We take into consideration and peculiarities of public health services of the state trainees come from.

Listing Details

Acronym – KhMAPE
Accreditation – IV
Status – State
Established – 1923
Departments – 6

Institutes and faculties


Departments are merged into 5 faculties: Therapy, Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Medical Prophylaxis. Training of foreign students is performed at postgraduate courses, clinical ordinatura, probation courses and preparation department. Foreign students from more than 30 countries are studying at the academy now. Volume of admittance is 450 specialists according to the Licence АВ №585783 and for college it is 30 persons according to the licence АВ № 552226.

Academy has unique conditions for realization of training on the highest level in all the types of postgraduate education. On the 5 faculties of the academy foreign students study at clinical ordinatura, postgraduate courses and probation courses in following specialties: obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, gastroenterology, dermatovenereology, endocrinology, oncology, cardiology, clinical laboratory diagnostics, orthodontics, orthopedic stomatology, orptopedics and traumatology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychotherapy, radiology, preventive dentistry, therapy, urology, surgery, operative dentistry, ultrasound diagnostics and others.

Faculty of Post Graduate Education:


  • Radiology
  • Therapy
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Child Gynecology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Hygiene of Children and Teenagers
  • General Hygiene
  • Cardiology
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Epidemiology
  • Therapeutic Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthopedic Dentistry
  • Surgical Dentistry

The main objective of the postgraduate training is to allow the students of medical institutions to continue their education and general practitioners to improve their skills for further certification and faculty is directed at the training and improvement of qualification and skills of specialists to master not only up-to date medical information but new modern technologies of today and tomorrow.

The Medical faculty of Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU), together with its teaching hospitals and other health organizations in Ukraine and abroad, will provide the necessary physical and human resources to create a scholarly environment appropriate for the training of medical graduates so that they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become accomplished physicians and surgeons with the highest moral and ethical standards.

The individual form of training is based on qualification characteristics, professional and position requirements, principles of realized perspective and doctor’s pretensions. Detailed theoretical training is combined with learning practical skills, operative technique, and typical and complex operations.

To maintain its international role, the Medical Faculty of Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) intends by means of contractual arrangements with foreign countries, universities, and hospitals to train residents from other countries in its postgraduate training programs who will return to their home country upon completion of their training.

Department of International Relations


The department of international relations provides various activities with foreign specialists which are being trained in Academy.

The Academy trains the foreign experts for more than 40 years in clinical ORDINATURA (specialized training in medicine) – term of the course 2-7 years, ASPIRANTURA (postgraduate course) 3-4 years, probation (3 months – 4 years), improvement of qualification (1 month and more).

The department cooperates constantly with Embassies of foreign countries from which are the specialists being trained or who intend to be trained in KhMAPE.

Recently the relations of the Academy with many foreign countries are in progress. The international relations are realized in 2 main aspects:

  • Training of the foreign specialists at the departments of KhMAPE;
  • International scientific contacts, scientific projects.

At present 120 foreigners are being trained in KhMAPE.

The significant scientific potential, high professionalism, international authority attracts foreigners to the Academy.

The most representatives are from Lebanon , Jordan , Palestine , Morocco , Syria , and India . Totally, they are from 28 countries.

The principal experts of the KhMAPE are invited to participate in international congresses, symposia; every year the scholars read abroad the lectures, reports or are on business trip in the foreign academic centers.

The department of International Relations organizes the admittance of the foreigners to the training courses in KhMAPE, gives legal assistance and visa support, prepares and issues the invitations for the training in KhMAPE.

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