Yerevan State Medical University
Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi (YSMU, Armenian: Մխիթար Հերացու անվան Երեվանի Պետական Բժշկական Համալսարան) is a leading medical school in Yerevan, Armenia. YSMU was founded in 1920. The highest administrative organ is the University Council, which convenes at least twice a year. The Council makes decisions about the main activities of the University. The Rectorate of the University controls the way the decisions are realized during the intervals between the University Council sessions. The hospitals, clinics and centers are involved in the University Council of Clinics. The Rector of YSMU carries out the direct control of the University Council, the Rectorate and the Board of Clinics.
The faculties or the departments are the structures organizing the academic process. These faculties are: General Medicine, Stomatology, Pharmacy and Military medicine. After graduating from the University the students enter Internship or Residency. The main units in the academic process are the chairs, where students, interns and residents get their education. Almost all the theoretical chairs are located in the 3 blocks of the University. The Clinical Chairs are located in the University Hospital, and different hospitals and clinics of Yerevan. 661 representatives of the teaching staff, including 8 academicians, 122 doctors of medical science and 375 candidates to doctor of medical science work at different chairs.
The training is carried out in Armenian, Russian and English languages. Students study the theoretical and clinical disciplines according to the academic curriculum of the faculty.
The department of International Affairs, International Students' Dean's office and premedical Department organize the study of foreign students.