Irkutsk State Medical University Historical background

Federal state budgetary educational institution of higher education "Irkutsk state medical university" of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – ISMU) is the first-born higher medical education in the East of Russia and one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Siberia. It was opened on August 26, 1919 as a medical Department at the faculty of physics and mathematics of Irkutsk state medical university. January 20, 1920 the medical Department became an independent educational and administrative unit – the medical faculty of Irkutsk state University for Mbbs and M.D. studies in Russia.

At the origins of ISMU stood the elite of the Kazan medical school: Professor N. D. Bushmakin – the largest anatomist and organizer, the University's rector; Professor N. T. Shevyakov-a world-famous biologist; Professor N. T. Sinakevich – a first-hand surgeon; Professor V. A. Donskoy-the founder of the Museum of pathology and others. In the first year of the faculty's opening, the departments of normal anatomy with a Museum and histology with a laboratory, pathological anatomy, bacteriology, operative surgery and topographic anatomy with a Museum, General pathology, medical diagnostics (propaedeutics of internal diseases) began to function, and the organization of the Department of hospital surgery with a clinic was initiated. In 1921 departments with clinics are beginning to function: obstetric and gynecological, faculty therapeutic and surgical with x-ray room, propaedeutical and surgical with laboratory, skin and venereal, eye diseases, nervous and mental diseases with x-ray room, laboratory and library, physiological (now biological) chemistry with laboratory. Opened in 1922-1923 the Department of pharmacology and parthenii, forensic medicine, odontology, infectious diseases, etc.

Faculty of medicine

In 1921, a scientific medical Society was organized at the faculty of medicine, in which, in addition to the faculty members, practical doctors of the city and region took part. In 1922, the I. I. Mechnikov Student scientific society was established under the leadership of professors A. A. Melkikh, V. G. Shipachev and O. I. Bronstein. Since 1923, the Irkutsk medical journal has been published.

In 1925, the post-graduate school was established. The first graduate students began S. N. Sinkevich, T. A. Larionov, and E. L. Michelson. A major event in the life of the faculty was the organization and holding in Irkutsk of the first Congress of doctors of Eastern Siberia (1924).

The medical faculty of the University held a large share in personnel potential, scientific products and training. In 1928, the faculty had 24 professors, 46 associate professors and assistants, 21 residents and 11 postgraduates. Of the 163 scientific papers published by the University – 40 works on medical topics.

In 1929, the country began to carry out a radical restructuring of higher education. Medical universities of the people's Commissariat for education were transferred to the sectoral Commissariats. By this time, the internal need to transform into an independent unit had also matured at the medical faculty. For this reason, in the spring of 1930, the medical faculty of Irkutsk University was separated into an independent Institute and transferred to the Narkomzdrav.

Dentistry , Pharmacy and pediatric faculties

In 1930, the medical faculty of Irkutsk state University became an independent Institute. After formation, the Institute began to expand in different years were opened sanitary (now preventive) - 1930, pharmaceutical - 1941, dental - 1952, pediatric faculty - 1982

Candidate of medical and biological science

In 1936, the Institute was granted the right to defend dissertations for the degree of candidate of medical and biological Sciences, which contributed to the accelerated training of certified personnel to ensure the educational process and the development of science.

The great Patriotic war set the Institute's staff the most difficult tasks. Scientists of the Institute already in the first months of the war did a lot of work on the organization and methodological management of evacuation hospitals. The chief doctor of faculty clinics A. A. Popov headed the Department of evacuation hospitals of the regional health Department. The main specialists of this Department were scientists of the Institute: Professor A. I. Sorkina (chief surgeon), Professor N. Z. Mochalin (chief therapist), H. G. Khodos headed the psychoneurological center, Professor I. M. Krukover-otorhinolaryngological, Professor Z. G. Frank-Kamenetsky-ophthalmological. Professors V. G. Shipachev, I. A. Sinakevich, and associate Professor E. I. Melnikova worked in the Department of evacuation hospitals. Methodological guidance of hospital pathologists was provided by Professor V. A. Donskov, dentists-associate Professor S. N. Levenson, radiologists-associate Professor V. Kogan. Evakogospitals were headed by teachers of the Institute, associate professors N. V. Kositsin, G. and Feoktistov, assistants V. N. Kapustin, E. A. Monzhievsky, and others. In various hospitals in Irkutsk worked in those years A. I. Dubovik, A. I. Saveleva, A. p. Misharin, S. S. Pozdnov, Z. S. Kobelevskaya, A. K. Oborin, Z. T. Senchillo-Yaverbaum, et al. In General, during the war years, more than 100 thousand wounded were treated in Irkutsk hospitals.

In the post-war period, Eastern Siberia became a giant construction site, which required the participation of medical scientists in the assessment of working conditions and the impact of production factors on the health of workers. The construction of the Baikal-Amur mainline set new tasks for the Institute's staff to study medical and biological problems and provide specialized medical care. These tasks were brilliantly solved by the staff of the Irkutsk state medical Institute under the guidance of academician of the USSR Academy of medical Sciences K. R. Sedov.

In 1992 Irkutsk state medical Institute has passed the state certification for evaluating the quality of training conducted by the state inspection for certification of educational institutions of the state Committee of the Russian Federation for higher education. According to the conclusion of the educational and methodological Association for medical education, the Institute implements the University principle of education. Thus, the whole complex of qualities and characteristics made it possible to transfer the medical Institute (in may 1995) to a new status – "University".

In 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017, Irkutsk state medical university passed regular comprehensive performance evaluations and certification. As a result of state accreditation of ISMU (2012)for medical studies in Russia, the status of the University was confirmed, and the certificate of state accreditation was issued by the Federal service for supervision of education and science. The Federal service for supervision of education and science has issued a license to carry out educational activities for the right to provide educational services for the implementation of educational programs by type of education, by level of education, by professions, specialties, areas of training (for professional education), by subspecies of additional education.

According to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 23.03.2010 No. 395-R, the University was reorganized by joining the Federal state institution of secondary vocational education "Irkutsk medical school (technical school)", with subsequent education on the basis of the attached separate structural unit Institute of nursing education.

Irkutsk state medical university has implemented and effectively operates a quality management system. In November 2011 Igmu successfully passed the certification check of the quality management system for compliance with the international quality standard ISO 9001: 2008 and the national standard GOST ISO 9001-2011. As a result of this inspection, Irkutsk medical university received quality certificates from the Russian Register certification Association.

Structural support and quality management control is carried out through:

  • collegial Advisory body quality Council (Chairman-rector of Irkutsk state medical university);
  • annual educational and methodological conference " quality management System: experience and prospects;
  • training seminars for ISMU employees;
  • conducting internal audits;
  • rating assessment of the departments ' activities;
  • service of quality commissioners in each structural division of ISMU

Irkutsk state medical university activities are regulated by the Charter. The University implements the right to conduct educational activities in the field of higher education in 7 specialties:

  • 31.05.01 Medical business (specialty level);
  • 31.05.02 Pediatrics (specialty level);
  • 32.05.01 Medical and preventive medicine (specialty level);
  • 31.05.03 Dentistry (specialty level);
  • 33.05.01 pharmacy (specialty level);
  • 30.05.01 Medical biochemistry (specialist's degree level);
  • 34.03.01 Nursing (bachelor's level).

In the field of secondary vocational education in 2 specialties:

  • 34.02.01 Nursing;
  • 31.02.03 Laboratory diagnostics.

In the field of postgraduate and additional professional education in 119 programs, including:

  • 50 specialties in residency;
  • 34 specialties in graduate school.

Over the years, Irkutsk state medical university specialized in medical studies in Russia has trained more than 45,000 doctors and pharmacists, created human and scientific potential not only for the University, institutions and bodies of practical health in the region, but also for the vssc SB RAMS, IGAPO, regional research institutes of medical profile and others.