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Ternopil state medical university

Ternopil State Medical University


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History of Ternopil State Medical University

Training at Ternopil State medical Institute was inaugurated on September 1, 1957 by the resolution of the Ukrainian government of April 12, 1957. In the city that had been almost completely destroyed during the World War II and just began raising from the ruins, it was the first higher educational establishment. Three days after the government resolution, the appointed Director (Rector) of the Medical Institute, Candidate of Medical Sciences, surgeon P.O. Ogiy (later on M.D., Professor) and prof. Martynyuk A.H., the vice-rector, arrived to Ternopil. By the decision of the Regional Council, two educational buildings and two hostels were allotted to the Institute. The clinical base  was provided by the City Hospital that had been functioning then as the Regional Hospital. Morphological building, Regional Hospital and a new hostel were under construction. 19 departments began functioning at the Institute, 66 teachers were working there (including 1 M.D., and 17 Candidates of Med. Sc.).

Standing at the starting line were young teachers-scientists, later on professors, honoured scientists K.V.Kovanov, Yu.T.Komorovsky, A.I. Lokay, I.O.Sytnyk, M.P.Skakun. Among the founders was Ye.H. Honcharuk, an assistant teacher of General Hygiene Department, later on Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and many international academies, Rector of the Kyiv National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets.

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Mission and Vision

TSMU’s mission is:

  • To train the next generation of highly-skilled professionals for the public health system of Ukraine and other countries by providing quality academic services and adherence to high standards in education, research and training.
  • To advance fundamental and applied research in biomedical and pharmacological sciences, to provide leading-edge clinical help and to develop new diagnostic and treatment techniques for the needs of the national system of public health
  • To support our students in their pursuit of intellectual, spiritual and professional goals allowing them to become accomplished independent and socially aware individuals.

TSMU is a tertiary medical school at the forefront medical education and exploration. It continually grows and develops, aiming to become a preeminent and enduring academic research institution for training of highly-skilled and competitive professionals that are recognized by their peers worldwide and are confident that their training is in demand in today society.