Semey State Medical University- Semey was founded as “Semipalatinsk State Medical Institute” by the order (Order No. 22611-P, dated 2 September 1952) of the USSR Board of ministers and the USSR Ministry of Health Services in 1952. By the order (order No. 20-L, dated March 03-1997) of the Health Services Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it was transformed into “Semipaltinsk (Semey) Government (State) Medical University” in 1997.
The University during the period of its existence for more than 55 years has prepared more than forty thousand highly qualified doctors- specialists, who offer their services not only in Kazakhstan and CIS countries but in the foreign countries like USA, Germany, Australia, India, Pakistan, Israel & many other countries and wherever they may not work, they introduce themselves as the graduates from the University with great pride.
The first group of students was admitted in General Medicine faculty in 1953. Thereafter, was opened the pediatrics in 1963, stomatology faculty in 1991, Medico-prophylactics, pharmaceutical faculty and General Medicine faculty in Pavlodor city was opened in 2003, which was afterward transformed into a full Medical institution as a branch of the Medical University. Taking in view the importance of the post-diploma education, the faulty of raising the qualification of doctor’s was opened in Pavlodor city in 1984 under the State Medical University- Semey, where annually an average of more than 1000 doctors go through raise of their qualification from East Kazakhstan region as well as from the whole Republic.
A clinical study of the students is carried out in the clinics and hospitals of Semipalatinsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Pavlodor cities. Besides the University has its own clinical base including multi-profile 530-bed hospital, stomatological polyclinic and family doctor’s training dispensary.
Clinical study center- SSMA, the East-Kazakhstan regional center for rehabilitation of the population is one of the biggest multi-profile treatment and prophylactic scientific- a pedagogic organization of the East Kazakhstan region. The composition of the Center includes 530-bed hospital out of which 220 are pediatric; consultation polyclinic for 250 visits per shift. About 800 workers are working in 15 clinical sections and the clinic is equipped with the modern Medical diagnostic and treatment equipment’s. Satellite connection was established with the Medical University of Hiroshima (Japan) for the active collaboration of our workers with their colleagues in Japan.
High-quality Medical facilities are being provided to the local population on the basis of the clinical study center. Amongst docents and professors of the University, Medical teams are being set up, which go to the different regions of the oblast for providing the consultation and treatment facility.
Computerization has been introduced in various sections, services, and departments of the University. Computer classes have been equipped and organized with internet connections and advanced technology introduced for the studies and examination of the students in the University. Conduction of the “regional competition on biology” becomes one of the traditions of the University, where the students from different schools and colleges, who aim to be the doctors in future, participate.
More than twenty-five thousand of professionals graduated from the University since it was founded. At present, 4341 students are enrolled in different educational programs, of whom 300 are international students.