Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «Amur State Medical Academy» of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
Legal and actual addresses: 95 Gorky Street, Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region, Russian Federation, 675006
Phone: 8 (4162) 319-009
Email: AmurSMA@AmurSMA.su .
Date of foundation: August 1, 1952.
History in brief. The Amur State Medical Academy is one of the oldest medical institutions of higher education in the Russian Far East. The decision to establish the Blagoveshchensk State Medical Institute (BSMI) was made by the USSR Council of Ministers on June 23, 1952. BSMI was opened on August 1, 1952. The first classes of the medical department began on October 1, 1952. The first graduation of doctors was in June, 1958. The postgraduate study was opened in August, 1960. The Central Scientific Research Laboratory (CSRL) was founded in 1974 that is a scientific subdivision of the university. The clinical department of CSRL was opened in 2011 to conduct preclinical and clinical research of new medicinal substances.
The problem laboratory of auxiliary blood circulation was opened on March 6, 1975. The Academy is the only medical university in the Far East, which has a cardiosurgical clinic as a structural unit. Today the clinic provides specialized cardiosurgical assistance including high-tech assistance for adults and children; that’s a specialized institution on the territory of the Amur Region to provide cardiosurgical assistance provision not only to residents of the region, but also to patients from other regions.
The second department in the structure of the BSMI was founded in 1988– Pediatric department that was reopened in 2003.
BSMI was transformed into the Amur State Medical Academy (the Amur SMA) in 1995. The Academy was admitted to the Association of medical schools of Europe in 1996. It allowed unifying the doctors’ training with All-European standards.
The department of advanced training and professional retraining of specialists was opened in 1997. It was transformed into the department of postgraduate education in 2012.
The Scientific and Practical Treatment Center "Family Doctor" started to work on June 20, 2000. The leading specialists of the Amur State Medical Academy and highly qualified practical doctors are the main staff of the Center. The Center has modern diagnostic and treatment equipment.
The opening of the Specialized Council for defense of candidate theses in the specialties of Pulmonology and Internal Medicine that happened in September 1993 was an important stage in the development of the university. The Council for the defense of doctor and candidate theses: D 208.003.01 in the specialties of Pulmonology and Internal Medicine that started on April 20, 2001 also was an important stage for the university. A joint council for the defense of doctoral and master's theses: DM 208.003.01, specializing in Pulmonology and Internal Medicine was opened on July 18, 2008. The joint council for the defense of candidate and doctor theses of medical sciences in scientific specialties 14.01.25- Pulmonology (medical sciences) and 03.14.03 - Pathological physiology (biological sciences, medical sciences) was created in conjunction with Far Eastern Scientific Center of Physiology and Respiratory Pathology was created on October 16, 2017, on the base of the Amur State Medical Academy. The Simulation and accreditation center was created in 2014. It was transformed into the Accreditation and simulation center (ASC) in 2018. The ASC of the Academy was awarded the III (highest) level by the "Russian Society for Simulation Education in Medicine" in 2020.
The Amur State Medical Academy has a modern material and technical base, which is necessary for conducting educational activities. There are 6 lecture rooms, 2 assembly halls, classrooms for practical classes, computer classes, laboratories, library, sports and recreation center, canteen, buffets, and administrative premises in academic buildings of the Academy. There are 3 gyms, 2 sports grounds, sports camp and the recreation center "Medic" for physical culture and sports classes. Today, the Academy includes cardiosurgical clinic, the Central Scientific Research Laboratory, the Scientific and Practical Treatment Center "Family Doctor", the Accreditation and Simulation Center, library, museums and other departments that provide educational, scientific and medical activities.
Higher education programs – 2 programs of specialist-degree level: 31.05.01 Medical Care; - 31.05.02. Pediatrics.
Higher education programs - 23 programs of residency-degree level: - 31.08.01 Obstetrics and gynecology, 31.08.02 Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, 31.08.07 Pathology, 31.08.10 Forensic Medicine, 31.08.16 Pediatric surgery, 31.08.19 Pediatrics, 31.08.20 Psychiatry, 31.08.32 Dermatovenereology, 31.08.35 Infectious disease, 31.08.36 Cardiology, 31.08.42 Neuroscience, 31.08.49 Therapy, 31.08.51 Phthisiology, 31.08.53 Endocrinlogy, 31.08.54 General Medicine (Family Medicine), 31.08.57 Oncology, 31.08.58 Ororhinolaryngology, 31.08.59 Oculistics, 31.08.63 Cardiovascular surgery, 31.08.66 Trauma care and Orthopedics, 31.08.67 Surgery, 31.08.68 Urinology, 31.08.71 Healthcare Systems and Public Health.
Higher education programs – 4 programs of postgraduate studies: 06.06.01 Life Science, 30.06.01 Fundamental Medicine, 31.06.01 Clinical Medicine, 32.06.01 Medical and Preventative Care.
Education of foreign students. There are foreign students from the CIS and other foreign countries (China, Afghanistan, Colombia) studying at the Amur State Medical Academy. The language of training in the Amur SMA is Russian. The admission rules for foreign students correspond to the rules of admission to the Amur State Medical Academy for Russian citizens. The information about admission for applicants, who wants to study under the educational programs of Specialist degree, is posted on the official website of the Academy in tab “For applicants. Admissions Committee" (https://amursma.ru/abitur/special/), which is updated within the time frame established by the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science. English version of the site was created to attract foreign students (https://amursma.ru/en/), it contains basic information about the Academy and the admission rules for foreign citizens.
Cardiac Surgery Clinic of the FSBEI of HE «Amur State Medical Academy» of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Legal and actual addresses: Gorky street 95 and 97, Blagoveshchensk, Amur region,
Phone: + 7 (4162) 77-06-07 office of the chief physician; +7 (4162)77-06-02 registry
Date of foundation: 1975
History in brieaf. The beginning of heart surgery in the Amur region is associated with the name of Yaroslav Petrovich Kulik - the heart surgeon, scientist, inventor and a talented teacher. The results of his activities in the Far East for 21 years became known not only in the Soviet Union, but also in many countries.
Y.P. Kulik opened the first experimental operating room in Blagoveshchensk, and for the first time introduced operations for congenital and acquired heart defects into the practice of the Amur healthcare due to his extensive experience in the surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases, outstanding leadership qualities and an innovative approach to solving clinical problems.
The group organized by the scientist was engaged in the development of a new method of AC with natural blood oxygenation. At the same time, the scientists worked over the development of their own AC device. In 1969, in the Amur region the first operation with AC was performed in a patient with an interatrial septum defect.
In 1975, according to the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers for Science and Technology, Y. P. Kulik headed the AC Problem Laboratory with a 60 – bed Clinic established in Blagoveshchensk (now - the Heart Surgery Clinic of the Amur State Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Russia), the subject of its scientific research was included in the plan of cooperation with US scientists.
Types of medical care provided. In accordance with license № FS-28-01-000625 from December 8, 2016 types of medical care are provided for the implementation of medical activities:
- When providing primary, including pre-medical, medical and specialized health care, the following works (services) are organized and performed: in the provision of primary pre-medical health care in outpatient conditions in: anesthesiology and resuscitation, laboratory diagnostics, surgery, radiology, nursing, nursing in pediatrics, functional diagnostics; in the provision of primary medical health care in outpatient conditions in: health organization and public health, pediatrics, therapy; in the provision of primary specialized health care in out-patient conditions in: anesthesiology and resuscitation, cardiology, clinical laboratory diagnostics, clinical pharmacology, neurology, health organization and public health, radiology, cardiovascular surgery, ultrasound diagnostics, functional diagnostics, endocrinology, epidemiology.
- When providing specialized, including high-technology medical care, the following types of work (services) are organized and performed: in the provision of specialized medical care in in-patient conditions in: anesthesiology and resuscitation, dietetics, cardiology, clinical laboratory diagnostics, clinical pharmacology, laboratory diagnostics, medical statistics, surgery, health and public health organizations, nursing organizations, resuscitation, radiology, X-ray endovascular diagnostics and treatment, cardiovascular surgery, nursing, therapy, transfusiology, ultrasound diagnostics, functional diagnostics, epidemiology; in the provision of high-technology medical care in in-patient conditions for: cardiovascular surgery.
- When conducting medical examinations, medical surveys and medical expertise, the following works (services) are organized and performed: when conducting medical examinations for: medical examinations (pre-trip, post-trip); when conducting medical examinations for: examination of temporary disability.
The profiles of the medical care provided.
The following departments are located on the basis of the clinic:
- The Cardiac Surgery Department with 70 beds, consisting of:
a) profile - cardiovascular surgery (cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, X-ray endovascular surgery, arrhythmology);
b) profile - cardiology.
The staff of the cardiac surgery department is represented by employees of the highest professional level — cardiac surgeons, arrhythmologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, transfusiologists, etc.
- The Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care with 5 beds
The department is equipped with modern anaesthetic and respiratory devices, monitors, syringe dispensers, defibrillators, pacemakers, etc., and the department also provides anaesthetic aids in the operating rooms of the clinic.
The patients are assisted by highly qualified medical and secondary medical personnel.
Each employee is proficient in emergency care methods and skills for the care of seriously ill patients.
- The Department of Diagnostics serves all departments of the clinic.
The department employs highly qualified specialists of ultrasound diagnostics, radiation and functional diagnostics, as well as clinical and diagnostic laboratory.
The department includes:
a) functional diagnostics room (bicycle ergometry, treadmill test, various types of Holter monitoring and ECG, transesophageal electrophysiological examination, testing of pacemakers)
b) ultrasound diagnostics rooms (ultrasound of all organs and systems, including transesophageal and transthoracic examination of the heart, various types of vascular examination)
c) clinical and diagnostic laboratory (general clinical, hematological, isoserological, biochemical, hormonal studies; tests for hepatitis B and C, AIDS, syphilis, including the express method);
d) digital radiography room (radiography of all organs and systems, including excretory urography);
e) multispiral computed tomography room (MSCT of all organs and systems, as well as various types of angiography with bolus contrast enhancement and MSCT coronarography with ECG synchronization).