Medical Faculty 1

The first medical faculty


Dean of the first medical faculty –

Kompaniets Volodymyr Mykhailovych, Candidate of Medical Sciences,

Associate Professor of Hospital Pediatrics ZSMU.


Term of study – 6 years with further internship in medical specialties of primary specialization: “General practice – family medicine”, “Obstetrics and gynecology”, “Anesthesiology and intensive care”, “Internal medicine”, “Infectious diseases”, “Clinical oncology” , “Emergency Medicine”, “Neurology”, “Neurosurgery”, “Orthopedics and Traumatology”, “Otolaryngology”, “Ophthalmology”, “Pathological Anatomy”, “Psychiatry”, “Pulmonology and Phthisiology”, “Forensic Experts” , “Urology”, “Surgery”, etc.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confers the rank of reserve medical service on graduates of the faculty who have successfully studied special military disciplines. Students have the opportunity to undergo internships not only within Ukraine but also in hospitals in other countries.


History of the faculty

According to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of October 23, 1964 №1081 by the order of the Ministry of Health of the USSR of October 27, 1964 №484 based on the Zaporizhzhia Pharmaceutical Institute a medical faculty was opened. The admission of students to study in Zaporizhzhia was conducted by six medical universities of Ukraine: Kharkiv, Simferopol, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Luhansk medical institutes. The first semester students studied at these institutes, and in the second semester – at the medical faculty of the Zaporizhzhia Pharmaceutical Institute. In the 1965–1966 academic year, the Zaporizhzhya Pharmaceutical Institute conducted the first enrollment for the first year (220 students) and formed the third year of students from other universities, who expressed a desire to continue their studies at the Faculty of Medicine.

By 1968, 22 departments were organized at the Faculty of Medicine, which employed 130 teachers, including 12 professors and doctors of sciences, 82 associate professors, and candidates of sciences.

On January 29, 1968, the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR №61 on the renaming of the Zaporizhzhya Pharmaceutical Institute to the Zaporizhzhya Medical Institute was issued, and in 1969 the first graduation of doctors took place.

The first dean of the medical faculty from 1965 to 1967 was associate professor SK Gordienko. After him, associate professors D.F. Ivanov (1967–1968), associate professor AA Shulga (1968–1972), Professor G.E. Lutsenko (1972–1974). For more than 20 years, the faculty was headed by Associate Professor RS Лисенко.

In 1996 the dean’s office of the medical faculty was organized. Associate Professor SP is appointed Dean. Kovalev (1997–2001). Since 2001, the dean’s office of the medical faculty is headed by associate professor V.M. Companion.

Since 2010, the first and second medical faculties have been established based on the medical faculty.


The teaching staff of the faculty

279 teachers are working at the departments of the faculty, among them: Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member. NAS of Ukraine, 5 Honored Workers of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Higher Education, three laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine, five laureates of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, laureate of the President of Ukraine, laureate of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, three honored doctors of Ukraine, 48 professors, 187 candidates of sciences.

The Research Institute of Ecological Problems is operating successfully.


Faculty students

About 2600 students study at the faculty. Among them: 5 nominal scholarship holders, more than 10% – excellent students. Every fifth conducts research work as part of the student scientific society. They present their reports at the final scientific conferences of the university, in other universities of the country and at international scientific conferences in other countries. More than 30 students were awarded diplomas of I, II, and III degrees.

The faculty has all the conditions for students’ leisure. The sports club of the university has sections for classes in almost all sports.

There are 3 dormitories assigned to the faculty. They create all the conditions for preparation for classes and recreation of students. There is an Internet network, a library, and a reading room. There is a cooking room and a personal hygiene room.

Student self-government, trade union organization of students, student councils of dormitories successfully operate at the faculty.

Powerful human resources of the faculty, modern information, and logistical support of the educational process, scientific and clinical activities allow to achieve a high level of training of students, masters, graduate students, and doctoral students, to introduce innovative pedagogical and medical technologies.


The faculty consists of the following departments:

Department of Human Anatomy, Operative Surgery, and Topographic Anatomy

Department of General Hygiene and Ecology

Department of Health Care, Social Medicine and Medical and Labor Examination

Department of Pathological Physiology

Department of Pharmacology and Medical Prescription

Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Medicine, Radiation Diagnostics and Radiation Therapy and Propaedeutics

Department of Internal Medicine №1

Department of Internal Medicine №2

Department of Internal Medicine №3

Department of Tuberculosis and Pulmonology

Department of Oncology and Oncosurgery

Department of Hospital Surgery

Department of Urology

Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Hospital Pediatrics

Department of Nervous Diseases

Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, General and Medical Psychology, Addiction and Sexology

Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology with a course of dermatovenereology of aesthetic medicine FPO

Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Disaster Medicine and Military Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care