Clinical bases 0f the universities are the majority of city clinics containing necessary modern medical-diagnostics equipment. Total bed fund of clinical department is 4200 beds. The main clinical bases of the university the Regional clinical hospital, Regional Oncological Health Centre, Hospital of Emergency Medical Health, Regional Children Clinical Hospital, VSMU Clinic and others.
There is perfect library at the University, available to each student and having a large number of books in all branches of knowledge in Russian and foreign languages. The majority of books are educational and scientific-methodical literature, unique editions of lectures, recommendation, monographs, scientific works and materials of conferences issued by various chairs.
The unique electronic library in the republic of Belarus was founded in VSMU in 2003.The center is equipped with new computer equipment high internet speed connections. Teaching staff and student are given access to materials of scientific medical department, data bases “Medicines’’(Russia), “Medline” (The USA) “international Pharmaceutical Abstracts” (the USA)etc.
There are 14 scientific-pedagogical schools in medical-biological, clinical, pharmaceuticals disciplines at VSMU which make a valuable contribution in to contemporary medical and pharmaceutical science and practice development in the republic of Belarus and CIS countries .Students scientific society has rich tradition and wide experience in the field of young scientist preparation.
The scientific activity of VSMU is carried out in the following perspective scientific directions: field and extreme medicine, surgical diseases, prophylaxis of alcoholism, drug addiction and psychosomatic diseases, internal diseases; organization management and economy of health care system.
The university edits scientific practical magazines “News of surgery”, “Bulletin of pharmacy”, “immunology, Allergology, Infect logy”, “Bulletin of VSMU”, “Maternity and Childhood Protection”, published in large addition newspaper “Medvuzovets.
In the field of education and scientific exchange Vitebsk State Medical University cooperates with higher school in Nepal, India, the Lebanon, Poland, Germany, the USA, etc.Nowadays the University scientists perform researches on 40 perspective medical projects. There are 45 scientific study groups of students. This society of young scientists is one of the famous in Belarus and the nearest countries.
Republic centres “Infection in Surgery”, “Minimal Invasive Surgery”, “Lipid Centre”, “Central Scientific Research Laboratory” of the University are well known abroad.
The University enjoys an international reputation as a center of teaching and research. International Scientific Conferences are held at regular intervals at VSMU. The Council of Student Scientific Society and the Council of Young Scientists of VSMU invite students, clinical interns, competitors, post-graduates of the higher educational institution from all over the world to take part in the conferences.