The Northern State Medical University was founded in the year 1936 and it is situated in Arkhangelsk. The University is the center of the Medical education in North of Russia. NSMU is authorized by World Health Organization (WHO), ECFMG (USA), and Medical Council of India (MCI). The students are eligible for MCI, USMLE (USA) or PLAB (UK) exams after completing their studies from NSMU.
Presently, there are around 5500 students studying in North State Medical University. The University has up-to-date equipments such as computers, films and video aids, and other modern appliances. At NSMU, there are 55 departments. Out of these 55 departments, 27 of them are clinical based and are known to be the best clinics of the city.
Since NSMU has good international relations, it takes an active part in the work of the medico-ecological program of Barents Region brings on swapping of specialists with the leading educational institutions all across the globe.