The Tyumen State Medical Academy was established in 1963
as the Tyumen State Medical Institute. A prerequisite for setting up the
medical institution was intensive development of Tyumen region in the 1960s, discovering
large oil and gas fields. Infrastructure was forming; crowds of new people were
arriving to work, the first movers of the Tyumen North. Population growth gave rise
to the demand in setting up a medical higher education establishment in Tyumen as
well as development o
f medical science.
Rotation shifts and expeditions were the only possible ways of work under “northern conditions”. 1960s-1980s Tyumen medical scientists participated in over 20 expeditions together with geologists, oil and gas workers. The Laboratory of Medical and Biological Issues and Occupational Physiology was established and successfully operated at the Tyumen Medical Institute.
Unique were the publications on chronomedicine and chronobiology of the scientist and teacher of the Tyumen State Medical Institute Gennadiy Gubin. In 1970s he managed to assemble the like-minded group and establish the school of sciences. The scientists were studying the problems of health protection of people living and working in extreme conditions of oil and gas recovery areas.
In 1995 the Tyumen State Medical Academy obtained the status of the Academy.
In 2013 the Tyumen State Medical Academy celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Nearly 30 thousand specialists, namely doctors, pharmacists, managers for the healthcare system of Tyumen region and other areas have been trained over this period.
At present there are five faculties at the Tyumen State Medical Academy as follows: the General Medicine Faculty, Pediatric Faculty, Pharmaceutical Faculty, Stomatological Faculty and Nursing Faculty. Each year higher education programs are provided to approximately 3500 students.
Continuous professional education of doctors and pharmacists is ensured by the Advanced Training Faculty.
There are 72 departments at the Academy. Most of the chairs are clinical. The Academy disposes of five teaching buildings. The clinical training of the Academy’s students is provided at the premises of 23 leading medical and preventive treatment facilities of Tyumen.
The Academy is comprised of the Academic Multidisciplinary Clinic, the Central Research and Development Laboratory, the Research library, the Practical Skills Center, the Simulation Center, the Phantom Rooms and the Remote Technologies Center, the Museum of Anatomy, the Museum of History, the Publishing Center, the Sports and Students Clubs. The Academy has three student residences.
Academic and teaching staff is trained at the postgraduate center of the Tyumen State Medical Academy in 37 scientific special fields. At present at the Academy one Dissertation Council works, where the Academy’s teaching staff and practical healthcare workers defend their doctoral and candidate theses on specialties «Pediatry», «Cardiology», «Internal Diseases».
Research schools headed by scientists who are well-known both in Russia and abroad have been established and are successfully developed at the Academy. The Tyumen State Medical Academy successfully cooperates with educational and research institutions of France, Kazakhstan, Germany and the USA, as well as with the leading Russian scientific institutes and medical higher education institutions.
The Tyumen State Medical Academy has a number of Agreements of Cooperation. Among international partners of the Academy there are the following higher education institutions: the University of Strasbourg (France), the Medical University of Astana (Kazakhstan), the South-Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy (Kazakhstan), the University of Debrecen (Hungary). Since 2012 the Tyumen State Medical Academy has been participating in the implementation of the international educational TEMPUS project, financed by European Union.
In 2013 the front of the main building of the Tyumen State Medical Academy was decorated with the monument to a territorial doctor, a symbol of service to people and loyalty to avocation. A bronze statue, 2.5 meters high, represents a generalized character of the XIXth century doctor with a medical kitbag, who races to rescue to patients (the sculptor is the member of the Union of Russian Artists, V. Sharapov). The monument has been totally built at the expense of donations. The design was developed by joint efforts of the Academy’s staff, students, graduates of various years of studying, medical institutions of the region and grateful health care consumers.