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For International applicants

Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute (SPbMSI) was created to provide an opportunity to get higher medical education at reasonable prices to residents of Russia and neighboring countries. Education at the Institute is carried out according to the Federal state educational standards of the Russian Federation.

SPbMSI holds a special place in the structure of higher education in St. Petersburg and the entire North-Western region, being the only non-state higher education institution of medical orientation.

The Institute was established in 2004 (first licensed in 2010, the current license for the right to conduct educational activities №1696 from October 14, 2015, indefinite; accredited by the enlarged group of specialties «Clinical medicine» in August 2015).

Rector of the Institute is honored scientist of the Russian Federation, member of the board of the Russian and St.-Petersburg societies of therapists, cardiologists and nephrologists, doctor of medicine, Professor Boris Ilyich Shulutko. B. I. Shulutko has more than 50 years of work experience in educational institutions of higher professional education, is the author of more than 400 scientific works, more than 30 of them are monographs.

The Institute trains highly qualified doctors for St. Petersburg, Leningrad region and  North-West region in the specialties of «Medical business» and «dentistry», as well as additional education in the specialty of health care. Careful selection of teachers allowed to form a highly qualified teaching staff, including 42% are doctors of Sciences and 57% are candidates of Sciences.

Institute has the material and technical base, which provides all kinds of laboratory, disciplinary and interdisciplinary training. All conditions for practical and research work of students provided by the curriculum are created. Material and technical base of the Institute includes: classrooms for 80 and 40 people; classrooms for 16-20 people; laboratory of biology, biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Pathological anatomy, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Normal physiology, Chemistry; anatomical hall, anatomical museum; specially equipped classrooms and auditoriums for the study of humanitarian and social and economic disciplines. Institute has sports gym, stadium; rooms equipped for the reception and demonstration of patients; medical offices with the necessary equipment

All classrooms and auditoriums are equipped with computers, office equipment, technical training facilities (multimedia devices, TV, etc.). In specialized laboratories and classrooms are trained using medical imitators and phantoms. There are necessary medical instruments and consumables used for educational purposes. Specialized laboratories are equipped with physical and chemical devices, microscopes, reagents and laboratory glassware. The Institute has a rich archive of micro and macro anatomical, histological and biological preparations. The anatomical Museum presents preparations for osteology, arthrology, myology, splanchology and angioneurology. The exposition is based on preparations created using the latest technology of polymer embalming (laminates).

The Institute has a computer class for 30 machines.

Students and teachers of the Institute have access to the necessary scientific and medical literature.Institute has a library, contracts with two electronic library systems («Student Advisor» and «IPRbooks»).

Clinical bases of departments (Department of clinical medicine and geriatrics, Department of internal diseases, Department of surgical diseases, Department of obstetrics and gynecology, dental departments – Department of clinical dentistry, orthopedic dentistry, surgical dentistry) are the largest medical institutions of St. Petersburg and modern dental centers with which SPbMSI has the necessary contracts for the practical training of medical workers.

Share of scientific and pedagogical staff with education corresponding to the profile of the taught discipline (module) in the total number of scientific and pedagogical staff  implementing the specialty program is 93%.

The educational process involved more than 10% of teachers from among the existing managers and employees of specialized organizations, enterprises and institutions.

Today about 900 students study at the Institute on 6 courses. Institute provides many students with tuition benefits. Students of the Institute are trained and practical training in various medical institutions of St.-Petersburg, where they provide real assistance in the care of the sick and the elderly, take part in medical and diagnostic procedures, for which Institute regularly receives thankful letters from these institutions in his address.

About 30% of students are foreign citizens (CIS countries, Brazil, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Nigeria, Syria, etc.). Some groups are taught in English for the first 2 years. Concurrently, students learn Russian language and culture of speech, and from the third year of study are conducted entirely in Russian. In 2016, the Institute is included in the list of international educational institutions of the world health organization.

The Institute is actively engaged in volunteer work for people with disabilities, is implementing projects to raise awareness among young people of healthy lifestyles. Students of the Institute regularly participate and win in professional competitions and conferences among the leading universities of the country and abroad.

Since 2016, Institute has been successfully carrying out primary accreditation of young doctors-graduates of medical institutions, which is carried out by the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation.

The Institute is actively engaged in postgraduate training of doctors, social workers and specialists working with people with disabilities. Training cycles are conducted with students of St.-Petersburg, Leningrad region and other regions of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries. Teachers of the Institute are invited to the on-site cycles of training and retraining in all corners of the Russian Federation and CIS countries.

Some programs of additional professional education are unique – for example, the program «Ergotherapy in social rehabilitation» developed and implemented only in Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute, and is in high demand among the students.

SPbMSI is the only University in Russia, providing training of Ergotherapy and physical therapy. In this direction Institute has been working since 2011, we train students from all regions of the Russian Federation and some foreign countries. Leading foreign experts are invited to conduct some seminars. Institute is a member of the ENOTHE – European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE), teachers of the Institute are members of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Employees of the Institute take part in various international educational and scientific programs. Currently, SPbMSI involved in the project «Development of social rehabilitation through education» in the framework program of the European Commission Erasmus+. Our partners in the project are European (Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal) and Russian (Arkhangelsk, Perm) universities.

Our rector


At the origins of the Institute was Boris Ilyich Shulutko, doctor of medicine, Professor, honored scientist of the Russian Federation, currently occupying the position of the rector of the Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute.

Boris Ilyich is actively engaged in the development of SPbMSI, to share his great clinical and pedagogical experience to students and young doctors.

Boris I. Shulutko graduated from The First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg (now – Academician I.P. Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University) in 1953. From 1953 to 1956 he worked in Karelia, from 1956 to 1967 he was a intern at the hospital named after V. I. Lenin in Leningrad (now – the Pokrovskaya Municipal Hospital). Since 1967 he is an assistant of The Leningrad sanitary and hygienic medical Institute (now- North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov), since April 1971 – docent, since March 1979 – Professor of the Department of hospital therapy. Since November 1983 he headed the Department of faculty therapy of the named Institute. From 1996 to 2006-Professor of the Department of naval and hospital therapy of the Military medical Academy named after S. M. Kirov.

  1. I. Shulutko began to be engaged in scientific work during study at Institute. In 1965 he defended his candidate thesis on the effectiveness of domestic anticholinergics of Arenal and mespinel in bronchial asthma and in experimental bronchoconstriction. In 1971 he defended his doctoral thesis on functional and morphological relations in liver and kidney diseases, and in 1976 published a monograph «Hepatorenal syndrome» (based on the thesis). The accumulated large material was published in the fundamental works «Kidney pathology» (1983) and» Secondary nephropathy» (1987). Since 1983 scientific interests of B. I. Shulutko are connected with problems of arterial hypertension and kidney pathology on which priority researches are executed.
  2. I. Shulutko became one of the first nephrologists in the country, who introduced the method of clinical and morphological diagnosis of liver and kidney diseases in a wide clinical practice. Boris Ilyich mastered the technique of biopsy of the liver and kidneys, has personally performed thousands of nephro and hepatobiopsy.

He published 368 publications, including 36 monographs. Among the most significant «Arterial hypertension» (with Y.L. Perov), «Diseases of the liver and kidneys», textbook «Internal medicine» (1999). In 2001 the fundamental book «Arterial hypertension–2000» was published, in 2002 – the monograph «Nephrology-2002». In 2003, «Standards of diagnostics and treatment of internal diseases» (along with S. V. Makarenko), in 2004, 2005 and 2007, the book was reissued with additions. In 2009, an expanded and expanded 5th edition was published.

  1. I. Shulutko created a school of therapists-nephrologists. Under his leadership, 4 doctoral and more than 30 candidate thesis were completed. In 1995 he was awarded the title «Honored scientist of the Russian Federation».

Shulutko B. I., member of the board of the Russian and St.-Petersburg societies of therapists, cardiologists and nephrologists, full membership of the International Society of Nephrology, noted by the international organizations, Who’s Who in the World and The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK for contributions to the development of Nephrology and medicine. His name is included in the biographical dictionary «Famous people of St.-Petersburg». Shulutko B. I. is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He was awarded medals «for the defense of Leningrad», «Veteran of labor», «in honor of the 60th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade», «60 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War», «65 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War», Dictionary of International Biography medal. His name is included in the list of outstanding therapists of the twentieth century (2010).

Shulutko B. I. is now actively engaged in the development, SPbMSI. He gathered at the Institute a team of like-minded scientists, providing the highest level of teaching.  It was succeeded to unite both young, perspective shots, and the skilled professionals working since the foundation of Institute. Boris Ilyich conveys his great clinical and pedagogical experience to the students of the Institute and young doctors.

B.I. Shulutko is a world-renowned scientist, he is deservedly the pride of Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute.