Dagestan State Medical University

Dagestan State Medical University was founded in the year 1932. This University is situated in the Makhachkala City which is the capital of Dagestan Republic. Makhachkala City is very well-built and picturesque modern city.

Since the University has started, it has trained over 25,000 specialists, 100 doctors of Sciences and 350 candidates of Science. The students who got graduated from here are now scientists, organizers of health protection and are working in the different countries.

At present, there are 5200 students in Dagestan State Medical University out of which 170 students are international students from 12 countries. There are 6 specialization courses in the University. The students are provided with both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Over 83 years, this medical University has become a real school of medicine. The University has served over 27,000 successful doctors have been graduated from the University which includes 700 foreign students from different countries. This University is known for its strong educational background obtained at this higher educational institution.


2017 marks the 85th anniversary of the Dagestan State Medical University. This century is considered the century of maturity and wisdom, the realization of the hidden path and its further progress. Those people who were at the forefront of our wonderful institution should have had so many problems and experience! However, they experienced all the difficulties and succeeded in opening the Dagestan Medical Institute. Here are some of them: Muslim Yusupovich Nakhibashev, Omar Alievich Bairashevsky, Hadji Omarovich Bulach, Georgy Pavlovich Rudnev, Yakov Grigoryevich Savitsky, Peter Aristarkhovich Mavrodiadi, Anatoly Viktorovich Rossov and others.

In 1932, the Council of People’s Commissars adopted a historic decision to establish the Dagestan State Medical Institute with the aim of training medical personnel for Dagestan itself and other North Caucasian republics. Particular attention was paid to the training of medical personnel of indigenous peoples. Initially, the Dagestan State Medical Institute had a limited theoretical and clinical base and the only department of general medicine.

Each year, about 150 people are admitted to the first course at Dagestan State Medical University. The departments of the institute were mainly headed by candidates of science.

Over the years of its activity, our Medical Institute has experienced a period of the onset of hardship and deprivation, epidemic riots, famine and destruction brought by the Great Patriotic War, difficult years of post-war reconstruction and a period of severe reorganization. Dagestan State Medical University not only survived, but all this time the medical institute worked with exceptional dedication, strengthening its position and increasing its fame.

The peak of the development of the Medical Institute was in the 1970-1980s. In Dagestan State Medical University, a morphological building, educational laboratory facilities and a number of auxiliary institutions were built. The Republican Clinical Hospital has expanded significantly, and dental and pediatric departments began to work. All this allowed to open dental and pediatric departments. Qualified teaching staff of the Dagestan State Medical University has undergone a qualitative change. Almost all the departments were headed by doctors of science, professors, mainly those who were graduates of our institute.

Initially, the medical institute, and now the Dagestan State Medical University, previously participated, and is currently still involved in industry research, predicted by leading scientific institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.