Faculty of Pediatrics
The Faculty of Pediatrics of Saratov State Medical University, founded in 1930 as a Faculty for Maternity and Infancy Care, is one of the oldest in Russia. Over the years, more than 12 000 students have graduated from the Faculty of Pediatrics; now working as pediatricians not only in Russia, but also abroad. More than 1 200 students are currently studying at the Faculty.
The Pediatrics program is taught at 50 departments housed by Saratov State Medical University Clinics and large medical institutions of the city. Faculty departments of Hospital Pediatrics and Neonatology, of Faculty Pediatrics, Propaedeutics of Child Diseases, Child Endocrinology and Diabetology, Child Infectious Diseases, Polyclinic Pediatrics, and Pediatric Surgery — are the centers determining the priorities of providing medical and preventive care to children at the regional and interregional level.
The main clinical base of the Faculty is Block 4 of S.R. Mirotvortsev Clinical Hospital; all departments have educational units consisting of training and computer rooms. The Faculty Center for practical training is equipped with modern machines and training equipment. Students are provided with electronic textbooks, have free access to educational and tutorial resources in the SSMU educational portal.
One benefit of pursuing a degree at the Faculty of Pediatrics is that, apart from the general courses taught at all faculties, the Pediatrics program includes the study of children in health and disease; and the program graduates are qualified to work in any area of healthcare.
Expansion of professional competences obtained by students through innovative forms and methods of teaching, rapid response to changing customer requirements and continuous advance training of the teaching staff are the core factors increasing the competitiveness of the Faculty of Pediatrics graduates in current conditions.
The most important condition for professional development of students is to do active scientific research. Their research findings have been repeatedly awarded diplomas at interregional, all-Russian, and international forums.
Students of the Faculty are the winners of international pediatric competitions of CIS countries and the All-Russia Olympiad in Pediatrics. The student scientific club of the Pediatric Surgery Department is a permanent winner of All-Russia contests.
Dean of the faculty: A.P. Averyanov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor.