The Faculty of Medicine was established as part of the P. Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University upon the decision of the Government of the USSR in Moscow on February 5, 1960. Classes at the faculty began on September 1, 1961. In July 1991, upon the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation, the University received the status of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).
The Faculty of Medicine is a structural academic subdivision of the University that has carried out pre-diploma training of specialists majoring in "Medical care" since 1961 to the present, training of interns, clinical residents, postgraduate students and doctoral students.
The standard period of mastering the basic educational programme of training on the specialty 31.05.01 "Medical care" on a full-time basis is six years or 360 credit units.
The structure of the specialist’s programme includes a compulsory (basic) part and a part formed by the participants in the educational relations (optional part).
Disciplines (modules) related to the basic part of the programme (philosophy, bioethics, history, history of medicine, jurisprudence, foreign languages, Latin language, physics, mathematics, medical informatics, chemistry, biology, human anatomy, histology, normal physiology, biochemistry, general pathology and pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, faculty therapy, neurological diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, hospital surgery and therapy, oncology, etc.);
disciplines (modules) related to its optional part (bioorganic chemistry, molecular biology and physiology, medical elementology, reproductive health, evidence medicine, telemedicine, maxillofacial surgery, endoscopic urology, etc.).
Theoretical training of students is carried out in the structural subdivisions of the Institute of Medicine of RUDN University (classrooms and lecture halls, the Simulation Training Center, university clinics, with typical sets of professional models and the results of laboratory and instrumental research in the amount that allows learners to master the skills and abilities provided for by the professional activity, individually).
Medical students study foreign languages (English, French, German, Chinese).
Medical students are actively engaged in research work, including within the framework of scientific student societies, participate in scientific and research-to-practice conferences.
Educational and on-the-job internships are held in the Simulation Training Center, University clinics and multi-speciality departments of Moscow city clinical hospitals equipped with modern medical equipment where students acquire and consolidate basic practical skills.
RUDN students have the opportunity to undertake internships abroad. There is an experience of internship in Hungary.
After graduating from the University on the specialty 31.05.01 "Medical care", a graduate receives a diploma of General Practitioner and can work as a doctor in the primary health care in an outpatient clinic.
Starting with the position of a general practitioner or an assistant at the department, a RUDN graduate has the opportunity to become a head of a hospital department, a chief physician or a head of the department.
Graduates can continue postgraduate studies upon residency, postgraduate and doctoral programme with subsequent appointment to higher positions.
Graduates majoring in "Medical care" of the Institute of Medicine of RUDN University are in demand and work in Russia, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, the USA, England, France, Germany, Canada, etc.