YSMU is the Organizer of Nobel Days in Yerevan
The roots of medical sciences date back to unknown times throughout the glorious history of Armenia and its nation. Higher medical schools in Armenia existed since untold times where medical sciences were taught together with the Philosophy and Natural Sciences.
Hence, the Armenian nation, having medical institutions and schools in Middle Ages, would think of establishing new ones if not renovating those remaining. Such opportunity was granted to Armenians during the period of the first Armenian Republic. After the disastrous and devastating calamities at the beginning of the 20thcentury there was urgency for qualified medical specialists and physicians as well as paramedical staff in Armenia.
Currently, there are about 5.500 students enrolled in the studies at seven faculties of Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi; 1140 of them coming from different countries of the world. There are over 100 academic departments in the university structure, where academic and scientific activities are conducted – these workings are as well conducted in leading clinical facilities and research centers in Yerevan.
Currently, over 162 doctors of sciences and 481 PhD degree holders constitute the university faculty of 1100 professors. 264 members of the university faculty hold scientific degrees, seven academicians of RA National Academy of Sciences conduct scientific and academic workings in the University. 80 professors of medicine, 171 associate professors and 6 senior research officers are enrolled in the university teaching, scientific and clinical activities.
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