Yerevan State Medical University

The Mkhitar Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University is the leading medical university in Armenia. It is located in the capital Yerevan.

On 31 January 1920, during the First Republic of Armenia, the People’s University of Armenia opened in Alexandropol, with the presence of prime minister Alexander Khatisian and minister of culture and public education Nikol Aghbalian. In October of the same year, a decision was passed by then-minister of education Gevorg Ghazarian to establish the faculty of medicine in the university. However, due to political circumstances, the plan was never fulfilled. Armenia became a republic in December 1920.

In 1920, the medical faculty of Yerevan was founded by the government of Armenia.

On 25 May 1989 Yerevan State Medical University was named after the 12th-century Armenian physician Mkhitar Heratsi.

The Medical University’s campus is located in the center of the city on Koryun street. It is home to the following buildings:

  • Main university building
  • Administrative building
  • Laboratory building
  • Anatomical building
  • Dental clinics building

Two hospitals operate under the jurisdiction of the Yerevan Medical University, where students complete practical experience. The Heratsi Hospital Complex No.1 is located near the university complex, while the Muratsan Hospital Complex is located in the Erebuni District of Yerevan.

The management of the Yerevan State Medical University is carried out according to legislation of the Republic of Armenia and the Charter of the University, on the basis of self-governance, in conjunction with the principles of sole management and collegiality.

The university’s governing bodies are the Council, the Rector, the Scientific Council, and the Rectorate. The council is composed of 32 members and is drawn from the University professoriate, students, representatives of the Armenian government, the Ministry of Education and Science. The primary objectives of the University Council are the selection of the university rector, the university’s development as well as the major directions of international cooperation, with the rector’s presentation. The Board also debates and approves the University budget.

Currently, YSMU has seven faculties:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty Stomatology
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Military Medicine
  • Professional and Continuing Education Centre
  • Dean’s Office of International Student’s Education

The duration of the continuous and integrated educational program for bachelor’s degree is six years in general medicine and military medical faculties and five years in the dental faculty. The duration of the Bachelor’s Qualification Education Program is four years in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

YSMU University Library is one of the most extensive libraries in Armenia and comprises over 65,000 textbooks and professional literature. There is a collection of research and academic materials of the medical library. The textbooks and professional literature are replenished by works authored by the university faculty and manuals, which are obtained from different countries.There is also an online library comprising study materials, tests, and questionnaire, which are available to both students and interested people.

More than 7000 future doctors currently study in the University. 24% of these students are international students from 26 countries all over the world. These countries include the United States, Russia, Germany, India, Israel, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Syria, Singapore, Australia, Poland, Sweden, China, France, Jordan, Cyprus, Lebanon and Sri Lanka.

Address – 2 Koryun St, Yerevan 0025, Armenia