Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi ( YSMU ) in Armenia is a highly reputed medical university in the world and is one of the best in Eastern Europe .
It was founded in 1919 as a medical faculty of Yerevan State University and established as an independent Institution in 1930. Since then it has trained about 30000 physicians and pharmacists from 40 countries
YSMU is widely recognized all over the world including the Medical Council of India , IMC Act of 1956 (Gazette of India, Part II, Sec. 1, Extra, S. No. 83, dt. 31.12.1956); GMC (General Medical Council) of U.K.
The University is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization ( WHO ).
According to "Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2001" all the Indian foreign medical graduates have to qualify the FMGE 'Screening Test' conducted by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
The last Indian batch of YSMU has given 97.8% as passing result of the Screening Test.
Around 650 Indian students are currently pursuing their graduate and post-graduate studies. Regular Indian batches since 1987 .
Vice-President of India Hon'ble Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was awarded Honorary Title of Doctor of Philosophy of YSMU when he visited Armenia in October 2005 during the 75th anniversary celebrations of the university (see Recommendations).
YSMU has recently introduced 'Guest Lectureship Program' inviting eminent doctors through the Ministry of Health from AIIMS, Maulana Azad Medical College , Safdarjung Hospital , Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital , Lady Hardinge Medical College ( Delhi ), JIPMER ( Pondicherry ), KGMC ( Lucknow ), LLRM Medical College ( Meerut ), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College ( Indore ) and other reputed medical colleges and hospitals.
Many graduates are working successfully in various prestigious hospitals in India , UK , USA and European countries. Only in California , USA more than 500 university graduates carry out practical work.
According to the National Education Standards of the USA in the list of rating of medical schools, the YSMU is the 35 th in the rank order among the 80 leading international universities.
NIS Research Fund has published the rating of the most prestigious institutions, where the YSMU is mentioned among the best 10 Universities .
The University employs 2000 people on a full or part-time basis. Of those 750 are teaching staff and 200 involved in research. There are 700 professors , 300 associate professors and 7 academicians.
According to the European educational program, the University has four faculties: General Medicine, Stomatology, Pharmacy and Military Medicine. The University has a three degree educational system: Preparing specialists for general practice, preparing narrow specialists through residency programs, preparing scientific instructors through Ph.D. and Doctorate courses.
The structure of the University is that of a traditional European university. The governing bodies of the University are the University Council, the Rector, the Senate and the Student Council. Yerevan State Medical University is a state non-commercial organization. The University is under the Ministry of Education & Science and is financed by the government.
Yerevan State Medical University is a member of the International Association of Universities, which gives great opportunity in the sphere of development of international relations, students exchange, probation period abroad, participation in grant programs under the aegis of UNESCO joint research work and conferences.
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