The Kursk State Medical University (KSMU), Russia has been one of the 47 government medical universities in Russia offering medical degree courses recognized by the Malaysian government (MMC-Malaysian Medical Council and JPA- Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam) under the Medical Act 1971 since 2001. It was established in 1935. In 1995, its international students department was established with English being the medium of instruction to enable students from foreign countries to pursue their studies here.
The university’s teaching program is based on the credit hours system. There are a total of 12,528 credit hours divided into four main cycles. The first cycle comprises humanities and socio-economic subjects for a total of 1,868 credit hours to be completed in the first academic year. The second cycle comprises natural, mathematical and medicobiological subjects for 3,533 hours to be completed in the first three academic years. The third cycle comprises 4,899 credit hours of professional studies to be completed in the fourth and fifth years. A final 1,580 credit hours are to be completed in the sixth year on specialty subjects.
Undergraduates will also have to complete a total of 849 hours for elective subjects besides the main credit hours. Apart from this, undergraduates are also required to undergo clinical training during semester breaks. Undergraduates at KSMU are trained by a team of professors. Some are corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Honored Scientist of Russian Federation.
KSMU has trained around 1,500 Malaysians in its International Students’ Department and to date, approximately 600 Malaysians have graduated from the university and are practicing all over Malaysia. Malaysians seeking admissions to KSMU’s medical faculty must have a credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English at the SPM level and a minimum of 3.00 CGPA at the STPM level or a B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics in the A-Level Cambridge, CPU, CIMP (Canadian International Matriculation Programme), SAM or Matriculation courses.
SPM leavers may seek admission to the university’s medical faculty by completing a Science Foundation course and Canadian pre-University course in one of the local colleges affiliated with the university’s local representative in Malaysia. The university has two intakes a year- February and September. Applicants must submit their applications for the Sept intake by July 31.
Application forms and details can be obtained from the local representative’s office at: Maggaram Sdn Bhd, C-19-02, Dataran 3 Two, No.2, Jalan 19/1, Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. For details, contact 03-7956 8006 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org