September 1, 1900 The old style in Odessa’s life was a significant event, which left a remarkable track in the history of medical education in Ukraine and for many years determined its prospect – the medical faculty of the Novorossiysk University was opened.

The faculty had brilliant prospects, as the prominent, world-renowned scholars worked in the New World. Until the opening of the faculty, the construction of the main buildings and clinics, built on the last word of building and architectural art, was completed. Admittedly, this faculty was the most prestigious and most equipped medical educational institution in Russia of those times.

However, this successful start was suspended by the war between Russia and Japan, the revolutionary events of 1905-1907, the First World War of 1914-1918, the October Revolution of 1917, and the Civil War. It was time for the elite to begin to slowly rise after the destruction of the old system of higher education. However, the positive that was laid in pre-revolutionary times, soon began to bear fruit.

1922 The medical faculty of Novorossiysk University was reformed into an independent higher educational institution – a medical institute, which again turned into a leading university of the south of the country.

In the 20s of the last century, the main scientific schools that brought the world-famous glory to the Odessa Medical Institute are actively developing and developing. This is the Odessa therapeutic school, founded by the students S.P.Botkin – professors SVLevashov and P.O.Valter, their successors were L.P.Dmitrenko, M.D. Strazhesko, F.G. Yanovsky, M.O. Yasinovsky At this time, the Odessa ophthalmologic school is developing successfully, one of the founders of which was Professor SS Galovin. Its further formation and the world record are connected with the name of Academician V.P. Filatov.

Even in pre-revolutionary times, the world-known school of pathologists emerged, the founder of which was the first dean of the Medical Faculty VVPidvysotsky. His closest assistants and students were OO Bogomolets and DK Zabolotny, who later headed the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. At the same time a large scientific school of the scientist – pathologist VV Voronin is formed. His ideas formed the future prominent scientists VP Filatov, LP Dmitrenko, SI Vinokurov, L.O.Cherkes, M.O.Yasinovsky, V.K.Gzenthi, and others. One can not but mention the cohort of famous morphologists – professors MK Lisonkov, MS Kondratyev, F. A. Volinsky, V. I. Bushkovich and others. Their original works have been recognized throughout the world.

Over the years of the independent Ukraine, our university has turned into one of the leading medical universities of the IV level of accreditation. He is a member of the International and European Association of Universities. Due to this, the level of training of students and training specialists is close to world standards. Today, about 6 thousand students and cadets study at six departments and 58 departments of the university, 1300 of them are citizens of 52 foreign countries. Students of foreign students are trained in Russian, Ukrainian and English. Postgraduate education is provided by 250 postgraduate students, apprentices, masters and clinicians.

The teaching staff consists of 106 doctors of sciences – professors and 410 candidates of sciences – associate professors. Among them are 20 academicians of state and branch academies, 42 members of foreign academies, 39 honored scientists and technicians, honored doctors and public education workers, 10 laureates of state and other prestigious international awards.

The university has a modern material and technical base for educational, scientific and medical diagnostic work. It promotes the introduction into the educational process and medical practice of the latest advances in medical science, including endoscopic, laparoscopic, transplantology, tissue therapy, genetic medicine, and others.

In recent years, the unique scientific and medical units of the University have been created: own dental and multi-disciplinary university clinics, research institute of molecular genetic and cellular medicine, research institute of clinical biophysics. Successfully functioning health and diagnostic centers, established jointly with health authorities: cardio-rheumatology, eye microsurgery, osteosynthesis, endoscopic and laser surgery, pediatric cardiology, toxicology, etc.

The creation of a modern publishing and printing complex at the university has allowed publishing four scientific journals licensed by the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine, textbooks and manuals, sponsored by university scientists. The educational literature of the “Library of the student-doctor” series is published in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Over the years of publishing, the world has seen 170 titles of educational literature with a total circulation of 205 thousand copies.

In December 2008 Will receive first readers a new student library of the university, which will have subscriptions for students of junior and senior courses, a reading room for 140 people, a computer room, an electronic library.

The computer park at the university has 480 computers, 300 of them are connected to the Internet.

Educational work is a priority at the university. It is carried out according to curricula adapted to the Bologna system. It provides a balanced basic, special and humanitarian training of specialists at the junction of various branches of medical science. In the educational process, testing is implemented, a credit module system, a distance learning method, an independent system of expert assessment of students’ knowledge.

The University has 12 educational buildings with a total area of ​​27.7 thousand square meters, 608 classrooms, offices, laboratories. In the six dormitories there are about 3,000 students. The library’s library of the university is 800 thousand books.

For 108 years of existence, the Odessa National Medical University of ONMedU has prepared 74 thousand doctors, 590 doctors and about 4 thousand candidates of sciences. Of these, 9,000 doctors and more than 100 PhDs are citizens of foreign countries.