Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University was established in 1945. The university is situated in Ivano-Frankivsk city in the northwest of Ukraine and is a leading higher education establishment in the region, with a higher accreditation level.
The university is one of the few Medical Universities in Ukraine to be designated as a “National Medical University” by the government of Ukraine. There are 12 hospitals and clinics in the university compound.
The university provides continuity of higher medical education: Junior Specialist – a Bachelor – a Medical Specialist – a Master – a post graduate. It is a member of the association of universities, the European association of universities, World Health Organization, and other international organizations. Around 4000 foreign students attend from all over the world, including the US, Western Europe, Australia, Africa, India and parts of Asia.
The university contains 48 departments. The IFNMU Library received the prize (2nd-degree diploma) for “Library of the year 2009” in the All Ukrainian Contest. In recent years, many scientific developments and innovations in medical diagnostics made at the university have found practical use in public health. The university holds a number of patents for devices, including one that uses bioindicators to test for radioactive contamination in the environment.
The university provides medical care to patients throughout the city and wider region across 40 specialities and also serves as a national database of anatomy.