Sumy State University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry
Ryms Koho-Korsakova Street #2
Sumy Ukraine 40000

From 2015 in the picturesque corner of the city on the territory of the park "Basovsky" and the architectural complex, the dental faculty of the medical institute of SSU hospitably opened its doors. The licensed volume of admission to specialty is 75 places. The newly created unit includes training rooms, a student stomatology clinic for 20 armchairs, a modern dental laboratory, computer and phantom classes, equipped with the latest scientific and technical level.

SumDU Medical Institute Invites You for Study!

Sumy Medical Institute was founded in 1992 as the Medical Faculty of Sumy State University. Such scholars and teachers, as Prof. Markevych V.E., Prof. Ataman A.V., and Prof. Sykora V.Z. were at the source of the Institute.Medical Institute provides training on such specialties as "General Medicine," "Prophylactic Medicine" and "Stomatology." Postgraduate education is provided on such specialties as "Therapy," "Surgery," "General practice," "Family Medicine," "Obstetrics and Gynecology," "Infectious Disease," and "Pediatrics."Students and the academic staff have an opportunity to enter Ph.D. programmes of 9 specialties. Nowadays, 50 graduate students and 3 doctoral students are studying for receiving an academic degree. Currently work is done by one research grant of the President of Ukraine.The specialty "General Medicine" appeared at the Medical Faculty of Sumy State University in 1 September 1992. To accommodate Faculty resolution of the Regional Council was allocated academic building and two dormitories that consisted of 235 places. Faculty of Medicine was situated in such picturesque location as Basy Park near the Psel River.Since 1992, the preparation of international students for today contingent of foreign nationals numbering about 800 people from 56 countries began. In autumn 2005 Medical Institute of Sumy State University was founded, which consisted of such 2 departments as Medical Education and Postgraduate Medical Education.The first Dean of the Medical Faculty (then director of the Institute) was M.D., Professor Vitalii E. Markevych, who led the school for almost 20 years. Since 2012, Medical Institute teaching and research staff is headed by Associate Professor Vladyslav A. Smiianov.In 2009, SumDU Medical Institute was included to the list of universities database of the World Health Organization ( Medical Institute is registered in the list of universities of International Medical Educational Dictionary, and its graduate degrees are accredited by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (USA). Since 2012 the list of specialties was expanded, which was provided in Medical Institute after opening of the specialty "Medical and Preventive Care." According to the Resolution of the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, SumDU Medical Institute received the right to prepare specialists of the major "Dentistry" from 27 December 2012. During 20 years, the medical research institution appeared, and the Institute has got its achievements and traditions. The Institute graduated 2,000 physicians, 1,500 of which work in hospitals mainly in Sumy Oblast.In Medical Institute provide all conditions for getting and mastering knowledge of the latest medical science, methods of diagnosis and treatment. The students have got the possibility to practice in the Museum of Normal and Pathological Anatomy, as well as attend computer labs, library, dining room, gym, stadium, swimming pool and dormitories.

Departments of SumDU Medical Institute:

• Department of Human Anatomy• Department of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Biomolecular Engineering• Department of Hygiene and Ecology of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology• Department of Infection Disease with Epidemiology• Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Emergency Conditions• Department of Pathomorphology• Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology• Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology• Department of General Surgery, Radiation Medicine, and Phtisiology• Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology• Department of Pediatrics with Medical Genetic• Department of Surgery with Children Surgery and Urology.

The Great Opportunity to Study in Sumy!

Medical Institute of Sumy State University is represented by 16 theoretical and clinical departments, 187 highly educated researchers, 21 M.D., professors and more than 100 Ph.D.

Theoretical departments of the Institute are located in a separate building, which consist of the following research laboratories:

1. Center for morphological Research (light and electron microscopy, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, Laboratory of Biomechanics);2. Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory;3. Microbiology Laboratory;4. Biochemistry Laboratory;5. Research Center of Molecular Genetic Research;6. Laboratory of biomaterials.

Theoretical research departments involve the following areas:

1. Medical and biological aspects of water and salt and electrolyte metabolism of the body in health and disease (Prof. Sikora V.Z., Prof. Romaniuk A.N., prof. Bumeister V.I., M.D. Pohorelov M.V.);2. The role of the allelic polymorphism in the development of pathological processes and diseases (Prof. A. Ataman);3. Creating biocompatible nanocomposite materials for orthopedic and surgery (Prof. Sukhodub L.F., M.D. Pohorelov M.V., Prof. Sikora V.Z.);4. Microelementhoses study (Prof. Sikora V.Z., M.D. Tkach H.F., Prof. Markievych V.E.).

The educational process at the University is provided in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages. Studying in English was applied in 2004 for students of the Medical Institute and it was the first at the University. Since 2006 Medical Institute turned to educational process organization according to the credit-module system with appraisal plan ESTC (European Credit Transfer System), which means one of the main stages of integration into European educational process, which allow graduates of higher education institutions to be competitive at the labour-market. In 2012, the list of specialties for the major "Medical and Preventive Care" has been expanded. In 27 December 2012, according to the resolution of the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, SumDU Medical Institute received the right to train specialists in the major "Dentistry." In 20 years the medical research institution appeared where the Institute received its achievements and investigations. During this time, the institution prepared nearly 2,000 Doctors, 1,500 of them work in hospitals of Sumy Oblast and other. Clinical departments are located mostly at Sumy hospitals, which are fitted out with modern diagnostic equipment. SumDU Medical Institute students can also participate in multi-center international studies.

The main directions of clinical research:

1. Cardiology, Rheumatology (Prof. Pristupa L.N., Prof. Orlovsky V.F.);2. Problems of Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS (Prof. Chemich N.D.);3. Pediatrics (Prof. Markievich V.E., Prof. Smiyan A.I.);4. Surgery and Oncology (Prof. Kononenko N.G., Prof. Leonov V.V., Prof. Duzhiy I.D., Associate Professor. Vinnichenko I.A.);5. Neurosurgery (Prof. Potanov A.A.);6. Gynecology (Prof. Boyko A.I.);7. Orthopedics (Prof. Shischuk V.D.).

Medical Institute carries out research in the following areas:

1. Medical and biological aspects of water and salt and electrolyte metabolism of the body in health and disease;2. The role of the allelic polymorphism in the development of pathological processes and disease;3. Creating a biocompatible nanocomposite materials;4. Ðœicroelementhoses study.

Medical Institute has the following laboratories:

1. Scientific Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Studies;2. Pathology Research Center;3. Center for Morphological Studies;4. Regional Centre for Environmental, Сhemical and Toxicological Monitoring and Biomedical Research;5. Laboratory of Biomaterials.

Education and Qualification Degrees of SumDU Medical Institute

Sumy Medical Institute is attested according to the top educational level of accreditation. Among 200 teachers there are 25 Doctors of Sciences, 150 Candidates of Sciences, including Honored educational workers of Ukraine, laureates of State Prize of Ukraine perform educational, scientific, as well as clinical and upbringing work at 17 medical departments and 7 general departments of Sumy State University.Medical Institute provides the high quality education to foreign students, who are looking for a quality education at an affordable course fees. Medical Institute prepares specialists according to the following education and qualification degrees as specialists for the following specialties: "General medicine," "Preventive medicine" and "Dentistry," as well as different postgraduate educational specialties.

General Medicine

During the six years of study undergraduate educational programme, students study different fundamental and clinical disciplines. Studying encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of diseases. Modern medicine applies the health science, biomedical and genetic research and medical technology to diagnose and treat disease, through medication, surgery, or some other forms of treatment. Medical Institute is widely known for its multiform innovative teaching, practical training and research programmes of international cooperation.Admission to the Medical Institute of Sumy State University takes place after the conclusion of a contract. Students study in groups that consist of 8-10 students due to selected language. The second year students attend their clinical studies, where they can gain an experience in caring for the patients. At the beginning of the third year of study clinical disciplines are observed. Students can study any topic they are interested in and to improve their knowledge in the departments of students research communities. The programme must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate. Student life includes: academic mobility programmes, international conferences, summer international practice, operate student initiative, sports, health and lifestyle volunteering.

Preventive Medicine

From 2012, Medical Institute prepares specialists in the sphere of medical prophylaxis ("Preventive Medicine"). There are modern sanitary-hygienic laboratories, where students can practice their skills are created to improve educational process. Among the new opportunities for graduates are the status of a civil servant, work in expert laboratories, inspection bodies. After the studying at the specialty "Preventive Medicine" a possibility to be the physician in the spheres of virologist, genetics, hygienists, nutritionists, epidemiologists, immunologists, a specialist in the organization and management of health care and others is provided.


Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures, and their impact on the human body. To the layman, dentistry tends to be perceived as being focused primarily on human teeth, though it is not limited strictly to this. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health.The course of "Dentistry" in Medical Institute aims at preparing students for the industry by equipping them with all the necessary theoretical and clinical knowledge, practical skills. The students train the basic subjects of medical and biological disciplines, as well as various clinical subjects, which are so important for future work.The structure of the newly formed entity of Sumy Medical Institute includes classrooms, students' ambulatory, modern dental clinic, as well as computer and phantom classes, equipped with the modern scientific and technical requirements.

All clinical departments are located in the leading institutions of the regional center. They took the status of clinical department according to order of the Ministry of Health and the order of the Regional Administration. The status of clinical has: regional hospital for adults, hospital for children, Infection hospital, Clinic of Radiation protection, Hospital for Invalids of Great patriotic war, Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction, Oncology Center, Antiphthisic dispensary, venereology dispensary, neuropsychiatric dispensary, medical and sports clinic, City hospital â„– 1, â„– 4, â„– 5, Clinical Hospital for children. The total number of bedspaces is about 4,000 beds.Clinical facilities are equipped with such modern equipment as CT, stationary pressure chamber, biochemistry analyzer, apparatus for extracorporeal detoxification, mechanical ventilation of lungs, cardiomonitors, radiological and endoscopic equipment, Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, vehicle of artificial kidney and other. The teaching staff of the Institute uses the latest ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, encephalograph, Doppler, biochemical, clinical and ELISA cardiotocograph analyzers and many other devices.Collectives of the clinical developed and enforced a number of regional programmes. The aim of these is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, to prevent the disease and to reduce their harm. Among the regional programs are: "Antihepatitis," which help to make better the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis of viral etiology. "Prevention of Cerebrovascular diseases," according to the etiology and risk factors is studying, measures for prevention of stroke and rehabilitation patients are developing. Teachers take part in the implementation of state and regional programs, such as "Health," "Children of Ukraine," "Oncology," "Diabetes," "The Programme of Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Ukraine," etc.At the clinic or work plans to open regional diagnostic and treatment centers: hematological (clinical infectious diseases), pancreohepatobiliar (clinical surgery), cerebrovascular disease (Neurology Clinic), gastrointestinal bleeding and diabetic foot (surgery and hospital care), psychosomatic disorders (Clinic of Psychiatry) and others.Professors and associate professors conduct the clinical rounds of patients, counseling techniques in clinics and review of patients in hospitals almost all hospitals of Sumy. Assistant and clinical residents are treating patients of departments and make night duty.Surgeons performed complex and sometimes unique surgery in surgical and oncological diseases. In Sumy for the first time region were put into practice such complex surgeries as: disemboweling of pelvic, pancreas-duodenal resection for cancer of the pancreas, lymph drainage of the thoracic duct and umbilical vein for chemotherapy, removing tumors of the anterior abdominal wall defect with plastic skin-muscle on the vascular pedicle flap, resection of the lower lip with resection of the mandible and skin-grafting of the defect in the muscle flap vascular pedicle, shoulder-blade amputation, removal of tumors of the mediastinum sternal access lung removal and hemipericardium removal, parasternal limfadenektomia about breast cancer, removal extra-abdominal desmoids of the neck, flap and the plastic arts of autodermal layer and alloplasty nylon wall on the complex recurrent post-operative ventral hernias, organkeeping surgery for splenic injuries, right-side and left-side hemihepatektomia, in intestinal-mesentery applique for acute and chronic adhesive disease with syndrome of acute intestinal obstruction.The use of sodium hypochlorite solution of various concentrations in patients with purulent infection was introduced in the clinic. Reasonable medical and diagnostic tactics in patients with perforated gastro-duodenal ulcer. For the first time in the region at the Otolaryngology Clinic introduced endoscopic methods of diagnosis and manipulation of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.Methodologies of treatment of patients are improved on the disease of thyroid depending on immune status and other.The level of emergency and urgent care to patients of Sumy oblast significantly increased which involve of professors and associate professors become better. The question of visits the patient by doctors and consultants staff departments of the Medical institute is under constant control of the management of health care.Every year over 100 new methodologies are inculcated in medical diagnostic process and help to improve the effective of treatment and diagnostics.The great deal of work is making: visits to regional health care facilities, review of medical records, working in consulting and appraisal committees, conferences, taking part in the work of college of Health Department, and etc.Such work of scientific and medical societies becomes more effective and interesting: infectious disease specialists, pediatricians, surgeons, internists, neurologists, obstetricians, where the heads are teachers of the institute. More often regional research and practice conferences began to be conducted with edition of theses.Reading of lectures is entered by the students of senior courses for students and students of middle educational establishments.The faculty of Clinical departments executes a large amount of health care during the summer practical training. Each year over 20 teachers involved in this work. Sumy clinical hospitals are the base summer practical training. The highly skilled specialists are managers of these bases. The programmes of practices for students of all courses in all disciplines, uniform diary of practices, and continuous application of practical skills are developed. The students show during the practice the reveal qualitative theory, deontological knowledge, skills for their practical implementation.Making a great part of health care and treatment work, faculty Medical Institute does not stop there, not complacency, but rather trying to find new forms to improve efficiency of treatment, diagnosis and prevention.

Postgraduate Education in SumDU Medical Institute

The main purpose of Medical Postgraduate Education Faculty is delivering the requirements of the regional health care institutions, improving professionals skilled in various specialties based on the formation of continuous postgraduate education, continuous improvement of qualification of doctors, which is based on a system of State standards. Training of health professionals at postgraduate stage began in Sumy Medical Institute in September 2003. Graduates of medical schools Ukraine, received his medical degree, started training in the following specialties: obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, general practice, family medicine, infectious diseases, pediatrics, radiology and surgery. Study on full-time cycles provides by departments of Medical Institute, distance education is made on the bases of approved regional, district and city hospitals.Departments of Postgraduate Education:• Internal Medicine of Postgraduate Education;• Family Medicine and Propaedeutic to Internal Medicine;• Pediatrics of Postgraduate Education;• Social Medicine, Organization and Economics of Health Protection.Along with the introduction of internship Medical Institute of Sumy State University was entitled to train masters of these disciplines. Masters held during their internship full-cycle, extended for 3 months by reducing the distance cycle. Introduction to the Master's happening on a competition for specialty internship. Clinical residencies is a contract following specialties: obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, internal medicine, dermatovenereology, general practice, family medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, orthopedics and traumatology, oncology, ophthalmology, pathological anatomy, phthisiology, surgery.The faculty established the publication of guidelines, manuals, newsletters for medical students, interns and masters. To all doctors, who need accommodation in the lodging during their training, places in the dormitories are completely provided. Since 2009, the training of medical specialists in courses of thematic improvement in regional science-training Center of Endoscopic Diagnostic and Minimally Invasive Surgery began.

Medical Institute provides

• Close cooperation with leading medical educational institutions and hospitals of Ukraine (P.L. Shupik National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Institute of Children and Adolescents Health Care of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, etc.);• Immutably high level of knowledge of students and interns (according to State licensed qualifying test "Step-3");• First working place for graduates is ensured;• Schooling professionals at Master academic programmes, clinical studies and postgraduate courses.

Dormitories of SumDU Medical Institute

Sumy State University Students' City consists of 5 dormitories, where more than 800 students are living. All students, who want to live in a dormitory, as well as student families, are ensured with dormitories. The University Residence provided an excellent service, which has met the living needs of thousands of long term and short term stay clients. This facility built an enviable reputation for its services and is recognized for its exceptional value-for-money. Recently the University has opened a dormitory, which provides excellent residential facilities. Each room in the dormitory is provided with kitchen, where students can cook everything they want. Students need to supply their own kitchen utensils. Foodstuff may be bought in various food shops. All the kitchens are provided with heaters. Our dormitories feature 24-hour access to security and emergency services, simplifying their needs. The University Residence provides students with modern, fully serviced and comfortable accommodation. Continuous investment is made to ensure that the facilities serve the student within the context of a modern academic residence.

Students Health and Medical Care

In September 2013, SumDU Rector Professor A. Vasylyev under the patronage of a regional government opened the sanatorium-dispensary, which located at the natural district Basy. It has been created to provide diagnostic and treatment services for society, especially for students and staff. The sanatorium-dispensary is equipped with the latest technology of modern medicine in accordance with the modern criteria of European standards. In particular, the sanatorium-dispensary has all facilities for modern functional research methods elektrokardio- and electroencephalography, phonocardiography, complex stress tests aimed to detect latent coronary heart disease, hypertension, neurocirculatory dystonia and other disorders. Also the sanatorium dispensary provide such medical services as electrophoresis, electroplating, amplipuls, diadynamometriya, dorsonvaltherapy, KVCH- and UHF wave therapy, electro and ultrasound therapy, phonophoresis, magnetic therapy, laser therapy, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, massage, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. On the clinical base of Medical Institute professors and teachers provide consultations and treatment work. During 2014—2015 academic years, more than 200 students of Medical Institute was treated and rehabilitated in Basy sanatorium. We are really taking care about the health of our students!


Library as the cultural center of the medical institute is an important structural unit, which provides the educational, scientific and research processes. An important role of providing students and University staff with the materials belongs to the library. The scientific and research library of the Medical Institute is an auxiliary for teaching, scientific and research, informational and cultural enlightening division.The work of library is purposed for building and protecting of book stocks and meeting the readers' needs and the tasks of teaching and research processes with most possible effectiveness. One of the main tasks of the library is supporting the teaching process and the independent work of the students, which requires an effective interaction with the Teaching division, dean's offices and departments. The stock formation sector and the textbook loan system keep the catalogue reflecting the extent to which the teaching process is provided with books. There are a lot of reading halls, connected with the University data bank information and the Internet. The references and information facilities are open to the society.

Career Opportunities

Medicine offers a career that allows making choice over 50 specialties and subspecialties. Everybody needs to start career planning in order to be able to choose a suitable specialty. Career planning should be regarded as an integral part of the personal development.So start your career planning and become qualified in the specialty you prefer most of all!

SumDU Medical Institute as the one of premiere academic medical centers in Ukraine offers exceptional employment opportunities for students in a variety of specialties. Medical Institute provides training on such specialties as "General Medicine," "Prophylactic Medicine" and "Stomatology." Postgraduate internship is provided on such specialties as "Therapy," "Surgery," "General practice," "Family Medicine," "Obstetrics and Gynecology," "Infectious Disease," "Pediatrics," according to specialization. Students and academic staff have an opportunity to enter Ph.D. programmes of 9 specialties. At present time, 50 graduate students and 5 doctoral students are studying to receive the education degree.

Map of Sumy State University School of Dentistry School of Dentistry, Ryms Koho-Korsakova Street #2, Sumy Ukraine 40000

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