I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is the first and the oldest medical school in Russia tracing its history from the medical faculty of Moscow Imperial University founded in 1758.
The University today is the biggest educational, scientific and medical complex in Russia for training, certification and continuing professional development of medical and pharmaceutical workers that contributes significantly to the domestic and global medicine.
More than 2,500 academic staff members at 8 faculties with about 150 chairs provide training in 14 specialties for more than 14,000 students at graduate and more than 15,000 specialists at postgraduate level with full-time, part-time and evening attendance, as well as distant learning. About 30 doctoral and 100 PhD theses are defended annually.
85% of the University lecturers have academic degree. 4 actual members and 3 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 64 actual members and 38 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS), 3 actual members and 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, about 70 honored science workers of the Russian Federation, more than 100 laureates of the State Prize, the Russian President & Government Prize work at the University.