THE PAVLOV FIRST SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE Medical University
The Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University was founded in September 14 (26) 1897 as the Medical Institute for Women. It was the first institution both in Russia and Europe that provided an opportunity for women to acquire higher medical education. Academy has become one of the leading medical center in the country. Since the inception, it has adopted, as its main principle, a unique teaching methodology, which is based on combination of the best Russian medical educational traditions with methods of Western Education System. The present name, St Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University, was given to our University in 1994 by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation. The University contributes considerably to development of Medical Sciences and Health Care Services in Russia and it is recognized in the World as a big center for training specialists in various medical areas. Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University is the only higher medical school in the city that has a polyclinic attached to the University. Year 2010 saw the 175th anniversary of the founding of the polyclinic.