About Tver State Medical Academy
For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Institutions according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Institutions. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services.
The Tver State Medical Academy is a public educational institution and operates under supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
The TSMA has 6 faculties:
- Faculty of General Medicine
- Faculty of Dental Medicine
- Faculty of Pediatrics
- Pharmaceutical Faculty
- Faculty of Advanced Nursing Education
- Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
Rector of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. M. N. Kalinkin. President of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. B. N. Davidov.
The Tver State Medical Academy is a home for 4700 students simultaneously. Every third student in the Academy is a foreign national. The Academy consists of 63 theoretical and clinical departments. It occupies 6000 beds in 10 various hospitals, including specialized hospitals for oncology, tuberculosis, infectious, skin and sexual transmitted diseases. The Academy owns dental clinic of more than 200 chairs, the clinic considers being one of the best and advanced in the country.
The Academy provides training of specialists not only for Тver and Tver Oblast but also for other regions of Russia — Tula, Bryansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vladimir, Murmansk, Vologda, Karelia.
The Tver State Medical Academy is officially recognized by the UN agencies for health care and education. For more than 47 years (since 1962) it has been training specialists for 57 countries of the world. Today teaching in the Academy is conducted in Russian or English.
One of the main aspects of work of the Academy is its clinical activity. Clinical departments of the Academy are integrated to the structure of municipal and regional health care institutions. Main surgical, therapeutic and dental departments in Tver are headed by the Academy professors and associate professors.
A room is for three students. There are two 6-cabin shower rooms and two 5-cabin toilets on every floor. There are two equipped kitchens on every floor. Bed linens are changed every week. The hostel has laundry rooms, a cafeteria and a first-aid room. There is a self-learning room provided with the Internet.
When someone asks if you’ve ever been to Tver, Russia, you might think they’re talking about a street in Moscow with a similar name. In fact, Tver is a separate (albeit somewhat small) city about two hours northwest of the capital. Although far smaller than any of Russia’s major cities, Tver is an interesting place to spend a day or two. If you’re on the lookout for things to do in Tver, Russia, start your search here.
From the outside, the palace of Putevoy Dvorets might not seem not much, particularly if you’ve previously had a chance to visit some of the opulent royal complexes in Moscow and St. Petersburg. However, Tver’s most famous structure has an impressive backstory. Namely, that it served as a resting point for famed Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great on her journeys between Russia’s two largest cities during the 18th century. These days, an art gallery resides within the Palace, which makes it even more worth a visit on your trip to Tver.
Of course, it’s not just history and nature that’s appealing about the prospect of a trip to Tver. The city has a rich religious heritage as well, connectedly mostly to the Russian Orthodox branch of Christianity. Visit the humble Church of St. Michael of Tver, for example, to admire an understated and relatively traditional example of this sort of architecture, or the Orshin Voznesenskiy Monastery to walk through a slightly larger and more ornate structure.
Tea might not be a beverage you typically associate with Russia, but the Muzey Tverskogo Byta museum helps dispel that notion. Though the exhibits here are particular to the practices of tea making and drinking in Tver, there’s also information about the consumption of tea in Russia as a whole (including details on the traditional Samovar used to brew tea leaves). After you finish enjoying the exhibition, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some tea (though you’ll have to head to the flea markets of Trekhsvyatskaya Street if you want to purchase your very own Samovar to take home).