Пам᾿ятка першокурснику / First-year student᾿s guide

I.                  Bukovinian State Medical University. General information.

        Bukovinian State Medical University is a modern higher medical University (certificate of accreditation issued by the Ministry of Educational and Science of Ukraine on April 21, 2021, series УД №25012679). Now there are 7 faculties at the University: 3 medical faculties, pharmaceutical, stomatological, the faculty of junior medical and pharmaceutical specialists, the faculty of post-graduate education, and preparatory department for foreign students. Chernivtsi, Vashkivtsi and Novoselytsia medical colleges are affiliated to the University. Bukovinian State Medical University on the grounds of the Licence of the Ministry of Educational and Science of Ukraine (№1683-л dated July 03, 2015) trains Masters of Medicine in General Medicine, Pediatrics, professionals specialized in: “General Medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Medical Psychology”, “Clinical Pharmacy”, Bachelors specialized in “General Nursing”, “Laboratory diagnostics”, “Pharmacy”, and junior specialists – nurses, laboratory assistants and pharmacists.

        The University was reorganized from Bukovinian State Medical Academy by the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated March 02, 2005 № 46p and the Order of the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine dated March 15, 2005 № 110 “Concerning Reorganization of Bukovinian State Medical Academy”. The Academy was organized by the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated April 04, 1997 № 312 on the basis of Chernivtsi State Medical Institute which had been founded in 1944 and had functioned till 1997. The University is the property of the state and is subordinated to the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine. The University follows the direcitons of the Regulations approved by the Ministry of Educaiton and Science of Ukraine and adopted by the Order of the Ministry of  Public Health of Ukraine on March 15, 2005 № 111.

         The educational process at the University is ensured at 50 Departments by 665 teachers including 111 Doctors of Science, 83 Professors, 414 Candidates of Science, and 263 Associate Professors.

         Clinical Departments are located on the basis of the 27 municipal and regional medical–prophylactic establishments. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with modern technical aids, apparatus and computers. The library has 5 reading halls and the collection of the library numbers about 1 million of copies including about 6500 copies of English educational and methodical literature.

         Bukovinian State Medical University collaborates with Weber State University (the USA, Utah), Gelderse Vallei Clinic (Netherlands), the Association “Druzi” (France), International Fund “Care about a Man” (Great Britain) and others.

         The University performs primary post – graduate specializaiton of graduates (internhsip, residenship) and as well as professional improvement, specializaiton and retraining of doctors (including foreign citizens specialized in clinical training) in medical and pediatrician profiles. The University has 7 hostels with all the conveniences for living and studies of students, several cafes, canteens in the educational buildings. A big sport complex, summer camp on the bank of the Dniester River, the palace of culture and rest “Academichny” are at the disposal of students.



II.               The University Authority (2, Teatralna suqare)

Acting Rector

Doctor of Medical Science,  Professor, Oksana Andriets

Tel. (0372) 55-37-54


Prorectors (Vice-rectors):

Prorector for Academic Affairs – Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Igor Vasyliovych Gerush

Tel. (0372) 52-65-59


Prorector for Research and International Affairs  Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, Mariana Ivanivna Grytsiuk

Tel. (0372) 55-17-39


Prorector for Educational and Pedagogical Work – Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor, Nina Ivanivna Zoriy

Tel. (0372) 55-09-51


Deans' Offices:

Dean of Medical Faculty No.1 – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Olexandr Hryhorovich Buriak

Tel. (0372) 52-44-24


Deputy Deans – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professors, Mykola Grygorovych Ginguliak


Dean of Medical Faculty No.2 – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor Volodymyr Grygorovych Glubochenko

Tel. (0372) 52-70-09


Deputy Dean – Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Anatoliy Yevgenovych Petriuk


Dean of Medical Faculty No. 3 - Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Ivan Grygorovych Savka

Tel. (0372) 55-82-96


Deputy Dean - Associate Professor Petryshen Olexandr Ivanovych (1-4 year study)Associate Professor Garas Mykola Nesterovych (5-6 year study).


Dean of Pharmaceutical Faculty - Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Nadiia Michailivna Palibroda

Tel. (o372) 55-93-20


Deputy Dean - Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Alina Mykolajivna Grozav


Dean of Stomatological Faculty - Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Viacheslav Vasyliovych Bilooky

Tel. (0372) 52-30-72



Dean of Medical Faculty No. 4 – Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, Tamila Vasylivna Sorokman

Tel. (0372) 52-30-72


Deputy Dean - Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Sergij Ipolitovych Sazhin





During the period of education at the University students enjoy the following rights:

       to make use of the academic lecture halls, laboratories, reading halls, library and other subsidiary establishments as well as sports centres and facilities;

       to take part in the students’ self – government;

       to take part in the research work of the departments and scientific societies, conferences, symposia, exhibitions, competitions, in submission of scientific papers for publication;

       to take part in a discussion and solving the problems of improving the teaching and educational process, research work, in granting scholarships, in organizing leasure time activity of students, their mode of life, sanitary measures;

       to get scholarship, granted by juridical and physical persons, who directed them for studies according to legislation;

       to be provided with lodging in the students’ dormitories according to the regulations established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.


The students of the University are obliged:

       to adhere to the Constitution and laws of the Ukraine, to the statute and to the regulations of the University;

       to keep to the academic schedule and fulfil the requirements of the curriculum;

       to obtain their first – year individual curriculum at the Dean’s office of the faculty;

       during the period of education to master the subjects according to their individual curriculum;

       to attend classes according to the time – table and to fulfil all kinds of educational practical tasks stipulated by the curriculum and the programme of teaching by the time fixed;

       to inform the Dean’s office not later than the next day in case of invalid absence from classes and on the first day of reporting to the educational institution one should submit data concerning to the reasons of missing  classes; in case of illness, a student hands in a certificate of adopted form which is issued and certified by Chernivtsy Municipal Medical Establishment (by the students’ policlinic № 5);

       to be disciplined and neat in the lecture rooms of the University, in clinics, streets and public places;

       to handle the University property carefully (the stock, educational literature, devices etc. );

       not to smoke and not to drink alcoholic drinks in the educational lecture rooms, hostels, on the University territory;


Students are encouraged by gratitude, diplomas, cash prize and so on for their excellent progress, good results in their practical training and for taking active part in the social life of the University.


         Students who study at the University on the contract basis at the expense of juridical and physical persons money should pay tuition fees in the fixed time stipulated by the Contract. Failure to pay for the education is a reason for sending down from the University.


         Students get students’ certificates cards and students’ record books in which the results of term control the results of practical training and final state attestation are registered.


         Only those students who completed the curriculum successfully passed the final control in all the subjects stipulated by the curriculum, Ministry examination “Step 1. General medical training” are allowed to take the final Ministry attestation “Step 2. General medical training” and OSCE-2.


         Such disciplinary measures as a reproof, reprimand, deprivation, eviction, expulsion from the University may be applied to students for a violation of higher school discipline, missing classes without any valid reason nonfulfillment of the schedule of the educational process and the curriculum, non–fulfilment of the Contract terms, violation of the rules of the University regulations and rules staying in its hostels.




IV.            Basic Propositions Concerning the Organization of the Educational Process in Credit – Transfer System of Training Specialists


Dear first – year students, You are lucky to study at the University at the time of integrating higher medical education of Ukraine into the all – European educational domain. In 2005 on behalf of the Government of Ukraine the Minister of Education and Science Nikolayenko S.M. signed the Bologna Declaration. Thus, Ukraine assumed an obligation to follow the all – European principles of the organization of the educational process, educational standards, estimation criteria of students’ theoretical and practical training. The unification of the curricula will enable our students to get an education or go through a probationary period abroad, whereas foreign citizens can get an education in Ukrainian Universities. All mentioned above creates preconditions to acknowledge diplomas issued by Ukrainian Universities. The introduction of a new model of organizing the educational process at higher schools (HS) – the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) – founded on the combination of educational module technologies and testing credits of estimation, underlines the conception of reforming the system of doctors’ training in Ukraine as a component of the reform of the Health Service Organization which envisages a raising of the quality of medical specialists training and competetiveness of higher medical education diplomas in the European and World Labour Market.

The credit – module system of setting up the educational process incorporates:

       studying subjects (doing practical work) structured on the module as a documented logically accomplished part of the syllabus that are realized through corresponding forms of the organization of the educational process and terminated with a concluding module control;

       the introduction of testing credits ECTS as units of measurement of a student’s educational load neccessary for mastering an educational subject;

        the absence of examination sessions in the shedule since control is exercised over students’ assimilation of every module of a subject;

       the use of the scale of estimation ECTS which is converted into a traditionally used 4-points system of Ukraine while evaluating students’ knowledge, skills and habits in order to include it into the diploma of international standard.

Thus, a module is a logacally accomplished part of a subject, educational and practical training of students, state attestation effectuated by the corresponding forms of the educational process and which is terminated by a concluding testing.

         The principle lies in the fact that the syllabus of every subject consists of relatively small in extent content-united parts – content modules. A content module is a complex of content-based teaching elements of a syllabus. It includes separate themes and sections which must be assimilated and learnt by a student. To master a module a certain number of credits is assigned.

         A credit includes all types of students’ activities envisaged in a student’s approved individual plan: class-room activity, individual work, preparation to state attestation, taking Ministry examinations “Step I” and “Step II”, a practically oriented Objective Structure Clinical Examenation (OSCE), practical training, writing course papers, etc. An ECTS credit equals 30 academic hours.




From September, 1 2005 in higher medical educational institutions of Ukraine the training of students in specialty “General Medicine ” is implemented according to the new curriculum (the Order of the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine dated 31.01.2005, 52), which is structured according to the European Credit-Transfer System (ECTS), which is oriented to a possibility to acknowledge students’ educational achievements irrespective of the place of training.

The curriculum is made on the principles of a new methodology of organizing the educational process – a credit module system.

The term of training lasts 6 years or 360 credits ECTS. The academic year lasts 40 weeks and includes 60 credits (one week – 1.5 credits of the ECTS). One ECTS credit constitutes 30 academic periods. The academic year has 1800 academic periods. The total educational loading includes time for delivering lectures, practical classes, seminars and laboratory classes, consultations, practical training, independent and individual work and control measures.

Weekly auditorial loading constitute on average 27 – 28,5 academic periods for a student. Individual work constitute on the average 40% from the total amount of the educational student’s load.

The schedule of the educational process for 1­–6 year students consists of two terms of training. An additional term for completing the study of individual modules – 2 weeks after terminating the spring term is envisaged by the schedule.


Study Schedule


The Ist double class – 8.30 – 10.00
The IInd double class – 10.30 – 12.00

The IIIrd double class – 12.30 – 14.00

The IVth double class – 14.30 – 16.00




VI. University Departments, which ensure mastering educational subjects by the first-year students:

1.     Department of Human Anatomy

Address: 3, Ryzka Str., the ground floor

Subject: Human Anatomy

Chief: Doctor of Medical Science, Prof. Kryvezkij Viktor Vasylovych


2.     Department of Foreign Languages:

Address: 2, Teatralna sq., the fourth floor

Subject: English, German, French, Latin and medical terminology.

Chief: Candidate of Philological Science, Associate Prof. Rak Olexander Mykhaylovych


3.     Department of Medical Biology and Genetics

Address: 15, Fedkovych Str.

Subjects: Medical Biology, Genetics, Botany

Chief: Doctor of Medical Science, Prof. Bulyk Roman Yevgenovich.


4.     Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology

Address: 42, Kobylianska Str., the first floor

Chief: Doctor of Medical Science, Prof. Zyhykalo Olexandr Vitalijovych


5.     Department of Medical and Biological Physics and Informatics

 Address: 42, Kobylianska Str., the ground floor.

Subject: Medical and Biological Physics, Informatics

Chief: Doctor of Medical Sciences, Prof. Fediv Volodymyr Ivanovych


6.     Department of Biological and Bioorganic Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry

Address: 2, Bogomolets Str., the first floor

Subject: Medical Chemistry, Bioorganic and Biologic Chemistry

Chief: Candidate of Medical Science, Associate Prof. Grygorjeva Nadija Pylypivna


7.     Department of Psychology and Sociology

Address: 3, Chervonoarmiyska, the first floor

Subjects: Sociology and Medical Sociology. Fundamentals of Psychology, Philosophy”

Chief: Doctor of Psychology Sciences, Prof. Borysjuk Alla Stepanivna


8.     Department of Social Science and Ukrainian Language

Address: 3, Chervonoarmiyska Str., the second floor

Subjects: Ukrainian Language, History of Ukraine, History of Medicine

     Chief:  Doctor of Medical Sciences, Prof. Moisey Antoniy Arkadijovich


9.     Department of Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Address: 2, Bogomolets Str., the second floor

Subjects: Medical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Chief: Doctor of Chemical Science, Prof. Bratenko Mykhaylo Kalynkovych




         The library is an educational–research, scientific, informative and cultural-educational subunit of the University. The library includes the central building and two branches at the hostel. The central library consists of Reception Department, Reference – Bibliographical Department, reading hall for the professors and tutors, Universal Lending Department (including foreign literature) and two reading halls for students. The branches of the library include Lending Department of educational literature, Universal Lending Department and reading hall for  students. The total area of the library is over 1200 m2, reading halls number 200 seats. The fund of the library is constantly renewing. Substantial means are spent every year to buy educational and scientific literature.

         Student may join the library at the Lending Department of educational literature by the address: 2, Bogomolets Str., the ground floor, tel. 3 – 52 – 13.

         Director of the library is Kyselytsa Hanna Hryhorivna.

To join the library you’ll need the following:


       2 photos 3x4.

At the Lending Department you may borrow educational literature for the period of studying certain subjects or for the whole term. At the end of the term all the books are returned to the library. Otherwise a student will be deprived of the right to use the library.

Lost books must be restored ONLY by identical ones.

Students who have not received books at the Lending Department may attend reading halls by the address: 2, Bogomolets Str. Working  hours: 09.00 – 21.00, Sunday is a day-off.

First-year students receive books at the student’s hostel №3 in13,Chornomorska Str. according to the schedule (see the notice – board of the first course), tel.53-86-14.