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History of ATSMU
State Educational institution (SEI) “ATSMU” began its activity in 1939 in Stalinabad (now – Dushanbe). As the only higher medical institution in the country, for 80 years the university has been training medical personnel for medical and preventive institutions of the Republic. Full information on ATSMU is available at http://www.atsmu.tj. The time of its existence has trained more than 43,000 doctors who work successfully not only in the Republic, but also abroad, in more than 40 countries of the world. The Rector carries out the general management of the university with the assistance of the Academic Council of the University. At present, 12 departments, 11 centers and 27 laboratories operate successfully within ATSMU, which operate both
based on various departments and based on the central research laboratory.
In 5 faculties - Medical, Pediatric, Dental, Pharmaceutical and Public health - there are 10 thousand 491 students. At the postgraduate level (internship, clinical residency, master’s degree, postgraduate studies) 920 students continue their education in ATSMU, and at the preparatory department - 580.Total - 11 thousand 991 students.
Internationalization is one of the priorities of the University’s development Strategy. ATSMU plays a prominent role in the implementation of the "Program of innovative development of the Republic of Tajikistan on 2011 - 2020," Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of science and technology on 2015 - 2020, "Programs of training of scientific personnel of the Republic of Tajikistan on 2009 - 2015."
Of the total number of students at the pre-graduate and post-graduate levels, more than 1,500 are foreign nationals from 15 countries such as India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Canada, Latvia, Germany, Finland, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Armenia. At the Faculty of Higher Education, which has been in operation from 1949.
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For persons from far abroad, in order to facilitate their studies at the university, classes are organized on the study of State, Russian and English languages and disciplines of general education. In 2003, with the support of the Branch of the International Organization of the Open Society Institute - the Fund for Assistance in Tajikistan in the ATSMU, the project "Establishment of the School" Organization of Public Health "in the Republic ofTajikistan." The aim of the project was to create a master’s training program "Public Health Organization." The project was implemented in several stages. More than 20 teachers from the faculty of the ATSMU, as well as employees of the Tajik Institute of Postgraduate Training of Medical Personnel have undergone advanced training in the issues "Organization of Public Health" at the School "Organization of Public Health" of the KMU, Summer School "Organization of Public Health" in Moscow, at the flagship Courses. At the same time, under the existing law of the educational system of the Republic of Tajikistan, it was not possible to open a master’s degree in the specialty "Organization of public health" because there was no faculty "Organization of public health."
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In this regard, the task of the project included the establishment of such a faculty based on the ATSMU. With the support and assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science , Ministry of Health the Republic of Tajikistan and the management of the ATSMU, the faculty was transformed into the Faculty of Public Health Organization. As a result, in September 2006, a master’s degree in Public Health Organization was opened under the ATSMU. The WHO Regional Office for Europe provides assistance and support in the implementation of the reform of medical and pharmaceutical education, which're presents 3-level education with training of masters of medicine. Contacts have been established to exchange experience in training medical and pharmaceutical personnel with Colorado State University(USA) and Xinjiang (PRC). University teachers have internships in the United States and European countries on family medicine teaching. From 1998, an agreement has been concluded between the MD Republic of Tajikistan and the MD Russian Federation on the approval of scientists of the titles of professor and associate professor. Scientists of degrees approve the HCC Russian Federation. In recent years, ATSMU contacts with CIS scientific centers: Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have been strengthened. From 2001, in accordance with the Government Decision on the Concept of Reform of Higher Medical and Pharmaceutical Education in Tajikistan, training has been initiated for specialists in 3-year training of masters of medicine in various specialties. The training is conducted in 3 languages: state, Russian and English. From 2010, the University has initiated a reform of higher medical education to bring it into line with the requirements of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). ATSMU is included in the FAIMER International Catalogue of Medical Education, the Directory of the Educational Commission of Graduates of Foreign Medical Universities (ECFMG) and the Directory of Medical Universities of the World Health Organization.
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As of 01.09.2019, the University employs 942 teachers, including 750 fulltime employees, including academics, corresponding members of the Academy of Science of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, doctors and candidates of sciences, which make up 43.6% of the teaching staff. From the regular professional and teaching staff (PTS) 4 academician, 2 corresponding members of the Academy of Science of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, 85 professors,236 assistant professor, 423 senior teachers and assistants. Teachers with qualification categories teach clinical disciplines. 79.8% of full-time clinical profile PTS have qualification categories, including 88%(553) the highest category. The university is staffed by professional and teaching staff in all specialties and languages of study. This task is carried out through doctoral studies, postgraduate studies, PhD doctoral studies, research, master’s degrees and clinical residency. The number of doctoral students is -7, postgraduate students, PhD doctoral students, masters - 93, applicants - 72, clinical residents - 277 (including 12 foreigners) in 21 specialties. At present, ATSMU is trained in the following faculties: medical - since 1996, dental since 1977, pharmaceutical since 1981, pediatric since 2014, public health 1992. There are 10,491 students in 61 departments.