Semey State Medical University is one of the most oldest medical Universities of Kazakhstan, as it was established long back in the year of 1952. In the present scenario, it is the leading medical University which offers several kinds of medical education both to the native as well as the foreign students. The University was earlier known by the name of Semipalatinsk State Medical Institute and offered the medical education under the same name for almost 40 years. The University is located at Semey formerly known as ‘Semipalatinsk’, which is the second largest city of the east Kazakhstan in the Western region and it is located on the banks of the Irtysh river. It covers an area of 27,500 km which includes rural districts also.
The first faculty at the university was the medicine faculty which started in the year 1953. The university introduced more faculties gradually which includes Paediatrics which started in 1963, Somatology which started in 1991, Medico Prophylactic, Pharmaceutical faculty and general medicine faculty started in 2003.Currently there are 3500 students and 450 teachers at the university.
The Semey State Medical University has recognition from Medical Council of India (MCI), World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Semey University proposes an especial MBBS education to the students compared to other universities in Kazakhstan. MBBS education in Semey State Medical University is a 7-year time period course, in which five years of educational study & two years of the internship period, which emphasise more on practical knowledge than theoretical study.