From a global perspective, Russia has a very refined higher education system. The country boasts more than 17,000 doctors of science and has roughly 900,000 candidates of science. While there are a number of areas of study that Russian schools excel in, their medical schools have garnered some of the most attention. According to UNESCO international rankings, 30 of the top 100 medical schools in the world are in Russia. Of those, 10 are highly regarded for employing the best teaching methods.

Moscow Medical Academy (MMA)

Of all the higher education medical institutions in Russia, MMA is the oldest and largest. The school plays a key role in the training and development of scientific practitioners on all fronts.

Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry (MSUMD)

MSUMD is made up of five faculties including General Medicine, Nursery, Dentistry, Further Training of Dentists, and Postgraduate Education. The school is noted for training medical specialists in the Russian Federation.

Russian State Medical University (RSMU)

Located in Moscow, RSMU is a very old and much respected institution. The school educates roughly 7,000 students in the areas of medicine, bio-medicine, and pediatric care.

St. Petersburg State Medical Academy (SPSMA)

With over 100 years of educational history, SPSMA is best known for training specialists in clinical and preventive medicine.

Siberian State Medical University

Located in Tomsk, the Siberian State Medical University is one of the most honored medical institutions after MMA.

Ryazan State Medical University

Ryazan State Medical University has developed international recognition for offering full medical training in three different languages. Students attending the school have the option of learning in Russian, English, or French.

Volgograd State Medical University

Headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Vladimir I. Petrov, Volgograd State Medical University is known for its highly qualified staff of experienced physicians and advanced researchers.

Novosibirsk State Medical Academy (NSMA)

NSMA is known for housing a number of institutions including the institute of medicine, the central certifying commission in SFO, the medical advisory center, the institute of cosmetology, and a publishing house.

Bashkir State Medical Institute

Bashkir State Medical Institute currently trains personnel in medicine, pediatric care, pharmacy, high nursery, and stomatological studies.

Kuban State Medical University

Located in Krasnodar, Kuban State Medical University boasts an academic staff of 600. The staff is composed of 65 medical doctors, and over 300 candidates of science. The school is very foreign friendly as well, with roughly 15 percent of students coming from outside Russia.