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Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University

Ivano Frankivsk Medical University

Ivano -Frankivsk National Medical University


Established: 1945
Abbreviated Name: IFNMU
Address: Galyskastr 2, 76018 Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Subordination: Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine
Accreditation level: IVth level. (Highest in Ukraine) Conferred by State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, as per Record no. 10 of April 24, 1994
Hospital Beds: Over 2600+
Associated Hospitals: 12 Hospitals and Clinics
Teaching Staff: 443 (77 PhDs, 264 Candidate for PhD and 19 Academicians)
International Students: 796 in April 2009 from over 24 countries
Students Trained: 14,000+ since inception.
Listed In: World Directory of Medical Schools, authored by the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
  International Medical Education Directory (IMED)


One of the few Medical Universities in Ukraine to be conferred the Honor of being designated as a “National Medical University” by the Government of Ukraine.



  • General Medicine (Doctor of Medicine degree) – 6 years course
  • Dentistry (Doctor of Dentistry degree) – 5 year course
  • Pediatrics (Doctor of Medicine degree) – 6 year course
  • Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy degree) – 5 year course
  • Nursing (RN) – 3 / 4 year course
  • Prosthodontics (MDS / Clinical Residency) – 2 year course



Educational and Qualification levels:

  • Specialist (MD, MDD)
  • Master of Medicine (Pharmacy)
  • Phd



Postgraduate Training:

  • Internship
  • Clinical Residentura
  • Master and PhD courses
  • Specialization and Post-DiplomaTraining for Doctors





Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is one of the oldest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine and former USSR. The University was founded in 1945. In April 2009 about 796 foreign students were enrolled from 24 countries

All the educational programs of the University are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education & Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Degrees and diplomas issued to International students by the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are legalized by the Ministry of heath of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is listed in the following Directories:

•   World Health Organization (WHO): Directory of World Medical Colleges
•   International Medical Education Directory (IMED): IMED acaccreditation is recognized by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for eligibility of graduates to obtain certification & Licensure
•   Ukrainian State Centre of International Education (USCIE): Directory of Recognized Educational Institutes in Ukraine


Students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to apply for certification and licensure in over 150 countries in the world including: US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and etc.


USA: Students and graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to participate in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) & receive ECFMG certification. ECFMG certification requires all graduates to have passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 (both sections), submit a final transcript and provide a copy of the graduate’s diploma for verification. Once ECFMG certification is granted; graduates are eligible for Postgraduate Medical education (Residency Training) in the United States of America. Prospective & current students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University wishing to practice in the USA are encouraged to educate themselves on the licensure policies in respective states. Information can be obtained by going to the Federation of State Medical Boards of United States (FSMB) website and from related sources


India: Students from India are eligible to sit for the National Board of Examination (NBE) and to register with the Medical Council of India (MCI); after obtaining an “Eligibility Certificate” from the MCI prior to sitting for the Competency test conducted by the NBE and complying with any other guide-lines of the certification authority.
Similarly, students /graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to sit for the licensure & certification examinations of many other countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore etc. All students & graduates should educate themselves on the licensure policies in their respective home countries and countries where they propose to practise and prepare accordingly – in terms of: Education, documents, attestation immigration, subject competency exam, language competency examination and residency and work permit laws.


 Course DetailsFoundation Course: This course is specially designed for the foreign students who do not have the necessary requirements for the undergraduate programs and also it helps to enable students to bridge the gap between school and University. The duration of the foundation course is one year.

Pre-Medical Course: This is a Russian intensive program for students wishing to continue their studies at the :Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University or any other University in Ukraine. The duration of the preparatory course is one year. Upon successful completion a diploma is awarded.

Medicine: Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers medical course in English and Russian language. The duration of the medical course is 6 years. The degree awarded is Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).

Dentistry (Stomatology): Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers dental course in English and Russian language. The duration of the dental course is 5 years. The degree awarded is Bachelor of dentistry (BDS).

Pediatrics: Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers pediatrics course in English and Russian language. The duration of the course is 6 years. The degree awarded is Doctor of Medicine (paediatrician).

Nursing: Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers nursing course in Russian language. The duration of the course is 3 years. The degree awarded is bachelor of nursing. The students who desire to study in English Medium we arrange in a partner Medical university affiliated with American Nursing School.


Studying Nursing at American Nursing School

Medium of instruction:  English,


ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing): 2 year (Junior Nurse)

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing): 4 year (Senior Nurse)


Classes Start: 1st September to November anytime, once student arrives


Tuition fee: 5300$US including Invitation letter, Accommodation, Visa Support Letter cost, Registration, Health Insurance in Ukraine, Medical checkups, Airport pickup, Transport to University


ADN Tuition fee year Two: 4300 USD including accommodation and all miscellaneous charges

BSN Tuition fee from year Two to Fourth: 4300 USD per year including accommodation and all miscellaneous charges

Dental Orthopedic: Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers dental orthopedic course  Russian language. The duration of the course is 3 years. The degree awarded is bachelor of dental orthopaedic.

Post Graduate Studies: Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University offers post graduate studies in all medical fields. The duration of the study is 2-3 years.

Graduate Education
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University offers the following courses to students leading to a Bachelors Degree, after high school.

  • General Medicine (Doctor of Medicine Degree) – 6 years course
  • Dentistry (Doctor of Dentistry Degree) – 5 year course
  • Pediatrics (Doctor of Medicine Degree) – 6 year course
  • Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree) – 5 year course
  • Nursing (RN) – 3 / 4 year course

The University follows the Bologna process for Education.

General Medicine:
Six year course leading to Degree of “Doctor of Medicine” or “MD”. This is equivalent to “Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery” or “MBBS” degree awarded by commonwealth countries such as UK, Australia, India etc. Admission to the course is after a contract is signed between the Student and University. Fees for international students are denominated in US $ and remain constant over the contract’s duration.

The Medium of instruction is English for all six years for International students. The course is offered in Russian /Ukranian for local candidates. Candidates studying in English medium for all six years are given language classes for the first two years so they may be proficient in the local language for conversing with patients and everyday use.

The Curriculum taught in the University is approved by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine.

Candidates are formed in small groups of 6 to 10 students for teaching. Due to the small size of the student group – individual attention is possible for each student. For the first two years the students are taught in class. From 2nd year onwards, students are also taught clinical subjects and given clinical training in Hospitals for practical experience.

A student needs to read the text and do self preparation before attending class. Notes are provided for this. Students can borrow books from the library or purchase their own books for this. Students need 100% class attendance: If absent; they have to rework the class in the weekend, after due permission from the course teacher.

Each class session is graded. There are internal examinations to be passed. Each year of education is important and must be passed before the student is permitted to graduate. In addition to the University’s internal examination, the Student has to pass State Test (external examination) before graduation in the 3rd and 6th year of education. In the year of graduation; the student is tested on practical proficiency on clinical discipline at the patient’s bed (Practical Test) and on scientific and theoretical proficiency (Theoretical Test) both have to be passed before graduation is possible.

After graduation, the student can practice or enroll in over 20 specializations offered by the University such as cardiology, clinical medicine, oncology, radiology, public health etc.

Dentistry (Stomatology):
Five year course. Offered in Russian and Ukranian language. Students are taught basic medical and biological profile and the clinical disciplines for dentistry. On completion of study the graduates are awarded the Diploma of a Doctor – dentist or the degree of BDS. Students are taught theoretical and clinical disciplines such as therapeutic and orthopaedic stomatology. The department is well equipped in terms of premises, equipment, teaching aids and apparatus; a teaching hospital in the center of the city which is overflowing with patients. Students study the principal problems of dentistry: caries, parodonthosis; diseases of the mucous membrane in the mouth cavity. The principal task of the faculty is perfection of higher dentistry education. The faculty optimizes the educational process aimed at activating the cognitive ability of students, developing a habit for educational & research and incorporating a creative approach for professional activity. The faculty helps students to obtain excellent knowledge in the dental field. It grows and develops, absorbing all the best from the experience of the University’s work. The University also offers post graduate course and clinical training in Dentistry.

This is a six year course leading to the degree of Doctor of Pediatrics. It is offered in Russian and Ukranian language only. The course is similar to “General Medicine” but emphasis is paid to the infantile organism with clinical focus on the infant, surgery of the infant etc. Those who complete this course acquire the diploma of a Pediatrician. The student receives general biological and medical education in first two years. Pediatric education starts from the third to sixth year, Students master knowledge of children’s anatomy, physiology, pathology and hygiene; diseases, treatment of inborn defects, hip and hip-joint development and others. Post graduate courses and clinical training is offered.

Five year course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy. Course is offered in Russian and Ukranian language only. Student are taught fundamentals of medicine and biology and some clinical ones. On completion the diploma of pharmacist I awarded. They are trained to work in companies and / or for research, A methodical is created for training highly qualified specialists. The prime departments are: pharmacology, Biology, Genetics, botany, Inorganic chemistry, Analytical, physical and organic chemistry. Post graduate and master courses are also offered in Pharmacy.

The course offered is Bachelors of Nursing. A three year and a four year course are offered. Students first study fundamental medical and biological disciplines; then clinical subjects and nursing in different situations. Practical and theoretical training is given in class and in hospitals.

The Bologna Process:
Courses offered by Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University follow the “Bologna Process” with the objective of establishing a European Higher Education Area by 2010. A process driven by the 46 participating countries and the Council of Europe. The primary goals are as follows:
Easy to move from one country to the other within the European Higher Education Area – for the purpose of further study or employment;
Increase attractiveness of European higher education so many people from non-European countries also come to study and/or work in Europe;
Provide Europe with a broad, high quality and advanced knowledge base, and ensure the development of Europe as a stable, peaceful and tolerant community.

Fees for Session in 2011-2012
Tuition fee in  US $ 

Language Medium
Ukrainian Russian English
General Medicine 2,300 2,500 3,700 $
Preparatory Department 1,500 1,500
Nursing 2,300 2,300 3,700 $
Dentistry Orthopedic 1,500
Dentistry 2,500 3,200 3,700 $
Pharmacy 2,300 2,500 3,700 $
Pharmacy (correspondence) 2,200 2,300
Clinical Residency 
PhD Courses
3,000 3,000 3,900 $
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