People's Friendship University

People's Friendship University

The University was founded on 5th February, 1960 by the USSR Government. On 22nd February, 1961, the RUDN University was named after Patrice Lumumba — one of the symbols of the African peoples’ fight for independence. Students and academics could be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at , without being subject to political context, but firmly directed to the grand principles of friendship and mutual support.On February 5, 1992, by the decision of the Government of Russia, the University was renamed to Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

General Medicine

General Medicine is one of the most popular healthcare specialties. Medicine has been moving ahead rapidly with every phase in the history of humankind. What can be more intriguing than revealing the mysteries of biological processes within the human body, learning mechanisms preventing certain diseases, or learning skills and techniques of attending the patient!

The students master skills in such fields as therapy, diagnosis, preventive care and health education.

Educational process:

The Specialist Program features both core compulsory subjects and elective disciplines. The compulsory cycle includes humanitarian subjects (Philosophy, Bioethics, History of Medicine, Jurisprudence) as well as biomedical disciplines (Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology). From the fourth year on, special emphasis is put on professional disciplines (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Surgery, Anesthesiology, etc.)

Apart from lectures and seminars the curriculum offers practical training either on simulating equipment or through attending the patients directly during clinical instructions and externships at university clinical facilities and designated hospitals.

Throughout the entire period of training, the students are required to develop their aptitudes for abstract thinking, causation analysis, processing and synthesis of massive amounts of information.


"Physics", "Medical Informatics", "Chemistry", "Biochemistry", "Biology", "Anatomy", "Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery", "Histology, Embryology, Cytology", "Normal Physiology", "Microbiology, Virology", "Immunology", "Pharmacology", "Pathological Anatomy", "Pathophysiology", "Economics", "Latin Language", "Psychology and Pedagogy", "Methods of Studying Human Genetic Heredity", "Telemedicine", "Fundamentals of Surgical Techniques", "Modern Diagnostics of Tumor Growth", "Adaptive Physiology and  Physiology of Ageing", "Hygiene", "Public Health and Healthcare, Public Health Economy", "Epidemiology", "Medical Rehabilitation", "Clinical Pharmacology", "Dermatovenereology", "Neurology", "Medical Genetics", "Neurosurgery", "Psychiatry", "Medical Psychology", "Otorhinolaryngology", "Ophthalmology", "Forensic Medicine", "Life Safety, Disaster Medicine", "Propedeutics of Internal Medicine", "Faculty Therapy, Occupational Diseases", "Hospital Therapy, Endocrinology", "Infectious Diseases", "Phthisiology", "Polyclinic Therapy ","General Surgery", "Radiation Diagnostics", "Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Intensive Care", "Faculty Surgery", "Urology ","Hospital Surgery, Pediatric Surgery", "Dental Care", "Oncology, Radiation Therapy", "Traumatology, Orthopedics", "Obstetrics and Gynecology", "Pediatrics", "Reproductive Health", "Endoscopic Urology", "Maxillofacial Surgery".

Practical training:

Practical training is an important aspect of medical education; it constitutes an integral part of the Program. From the first year on the curriculum includes practical trainings and externships. Externships are aimed to give medical students practical knowledge and skills in diagnostics and providing care and treatment, to introduce them to organization of work and labour conditions for care personnel and doctors in hospitals and medical centers.

Level of study :
Specialist Degree

Direction of preparation :
General Medicine

Institute of Medicine


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