The Crimean State Medical University is of the oldest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine and the former USSR; it was founded in 1931. The University is situated in Simferopol, the geographical and administrative center of the Crimean peninsula. For 70 years it was changed in to one of the leading medical Universities in Ukraine. In 1996 it got the status of Medical University. Now it is one of the leading state assisted institutions in Ukraine. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Health Ministry of Ukraine and Ministry of Education. This accreditation requires periodic review in accord with the Health Ministry’s policies and international standards.
The University has become the major hub of training medical specialists for Ukraine and foreign countries. Over 25 thousand medical doctors of various specialities have been trained, including about 2.5 thousand for 60 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. 1600 thesis’s for the degrees of Doctors and Candidates of medical sciences in different fields of medicine of various specialties were defended during this period.