Danylo Halitsky Lviv National Medical University


Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University has started counting of its age since 1784. At first it existed as medical faculty of Lviv University. In 1939 Medical Faculty of Lviv University was rearranged into Lviv State Medical University with the faculties of general medicine and pharmacy. On October 17, 1996 by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 1262 a higher educational institution of the IV level of accreditation – Lviv State Medical University – was established on the basis of Lviv State Medical Institute.

On October 21, 1998 the University was granted the name of Danylo Halytsky, the first king of Halychyna-Ukraine. On October 21, 2003 according to the decree of the President of Ukraine the University confered a degree of National.


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About National Status Granting for State Medical University named after Danylo Halytsky
Taking into consideration State Signification and International Recognition of the activity results of Lviv State Medical University named after Danylo Halytsky, its great investment
of National education and science, I make the decision:
To grant for Lviv State Medical University named after Danylo Halytsky National Status and from now name it – Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Halytsky. (President of Ukraine, Kyiv, August 21, 2003, № 872/2003)

Nowadays Lviv National Medical University includes following faculties:

  • two faculties of general medicine
  • faculty of dentistry
  • faculty of pharmacy
  • faculty of foreign students
  • faculty of postgraduate education
  • Currently the University provides instruction to about 5150 graduate students (including 887 foreign citizens). Since 1961 the University is providing medical and pharmaceutical education to foreign citizens from Europe, Asia and America. Since 1997 the teaching of foreign students in English has been launched and is rapidly developing..
  • At 79 departments are occupied about 1169 scientists: 111 full professors, 359 associate professors, 690 assistant professors, including 117 DSci and 611 PhD degree holders. University scientists carry out about 50 research programs in different fields of medicine.
  • University library contains 522 000 volumes of textbooks, manuals and other relevant medical literature. Among these books – around 2000 volumes of textbooks for English-medium students.
  • University has been included into the directory of the World Health Organization, into the directory of the Central European Universities, admitted to the European Association of International Education in 2000. At the International Exhibitions “Modern education in Ukraine” in1999-2009 the University was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of
    Education and Science of Ukraine for active introduction of innovations into medical education.
  • At the International Exhibition “Modern Educational Institutions - 2010” the University was awarded by the Golden Medal of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in the nomination “The Competent Approach in Educational Activity of Higher School” and also University was awarded by the Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for essential contribution into modernization of national system of education.


? The international activity of the University is directed to further integration into European and world medical structures. It is intended to study and apply the leading experience in the field of higher medical education, to develop research, to promote University achievements in the world.
? In this context the following agreements on cooperation were signed between LNMU and Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), LNMU and Lublin Medical University (Poland), LNMU and Wroclaw Medical Academy (Poland), LNMU and Silesian Medical University (Poland), LNMU and Poznan Medical University (Poland), LNMU and Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria), LNMU and Istanbul University (Turkey), LNMU and Cleveland Key Western Reserve University (USA).
? Lviv National Medical University is listed in World Health Organization (WHO), World Directory of Medical Schools, is certified by ECFMG of USA.
? University Diploma is recognized all over the world (in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, India, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other countries).
? With the purpose of expansion the opportunity of recruiting foreign candidates to study University signed the Contracts with following organizations, which have been granted rights of representation of the University: “Ukrainian State Centre of the International Education of Ukraine”, “Drishti Educational Foundation” (India), “Drishti International” (Ukraine), “Middle East Education” (Lebanon), “Everest” (Syria). In 2009 University began cooperation with Egyptian Company “El-Yamany Establishment for Scientific & Educational Services”.
? Also University has close contacts with different organizations and companies in Poland, Jordan, Malaysia, Greece, Cyprus and other countries. The scientists of University support close relations with scientific and educational institutions of Germany, Hungary, USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Poland, Belgium.
? Factors that favor the growth of foreign students’ number are high academic standards of the University as well as the gradual improvement of every day life conditions and of the city infrastructure. The growth of the number of foreign students can be considered a sign of stability at the University, the high opinion in the world of the professional knowledge received here.
? In 2009-2010 academic year 887 foreign citizens from 45 countries of the world are studying at the Faculties of General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or pass Postgraduate training. The range of countries from which foreigners come to study at the University is very wide


The following specialization available for postgraduate students

? Obstetrics and Gynecology
? Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
? Internal Diseases
? General Hygiene
? General Practice – Family Medicine
? Epidemiology
? Infectious Diseases
? Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
? Clinical Oncology
? Emergency Medicine
? Neurology
? Orthopaedics and Traumatology
? Pathological Anatomy
? Pediatrics
? Psychiatry
? Pulmonology and Phtisiatry
? Radiology
? Dentistry
? Forensic medicine
? Pharmacy
? Clinical Pharmacy
? Surgery



? Today the medical faculty is one of the numerous faculties of the medical university. About 2746 students are studying at 38 departments here. 484 foreigners are studying at the faculty as well. The teaching process is carried out by 500 teachers – academicians, professors, assistant professors, senior teachers and assistants. There are scientific schools, which are well-known in Ukraine as well as abroad. Among them – Pathoanatomy scientific school of acad. D.Zerbino, Hygiene scientific schools of acad. I.Datsenko and prof. B.Shtabskiy, Surgery scientific school of acad. M.Pavlovskiy, Obstetrics and Gynecology scientific schools of acad. V. Besedin and acad. L. Markin.

? Taking care of the high level of specialist’ preparation faculty teachers have prepared a series of textbooks: Hygiene – acad. I.Datsenko, Phthisiatry – acad. I.Ilnytskyi, prof. O. Ladniy, Histology – prof. O. Lutsyk, Eye Diseases – assoc. prof. I. Novytskiy, Social Medicine – assoc. prof. V. Ruden, Psychology – acad. I.Vloh. Students get fundamental knowledge from monographs and manuals of Departments of the Human Anatomy, Physiology, Therapy, Infectious Diseases, Polyclinic Affair, Pediatrics and other subjects.

? The teachers of the medical faculty have done translations of a number of manuals from various languages into Ukrainian. A huge work was done according to the translations of textbooks from the following subjects: eye diseases, obstetrics, embryology, etc. into English language. And these materials are widely used by students of the leading medical universities of Europe and world on the whole. At the faculty departments, the actual trends of scientific investigations are in the process of elaborating, introducing and improving. At the affiliated hospitals of departments, 10 specialized centers of treatment are created.

? The Students’ Scientific Society of the faculty is working progressively here. According to their choice students can join up with scientific research from even the first course. There students can acquire the professional skills of work with scientific literature. Beginning from the 2nd and 3rd years of study, at the departments of basic medical disciplines, students master the major principles of making experiments. And at the clinical departments they practice new methods of examination of patients, using the modern diagnostic equipment.

? As a result of students-scientists’ effective work, 186 articles were published in periodicals independently as well as together with supervisors.

? The good tradition of the Students’ Scientific Society is the yearly holding of scientific student conferences. There students-scientists can present their research works. Every year university, faculty conferences, Olympiads take place. Students’ Scientific Society takes also part in the organization of the international scientific conferences of students and young doctors. Scientific sessions are held in English. More than four hundred students from Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Byelorussia, Lebanon and Yemen and almost of all higher medical institutions of Ukraine have a great wish to participate in these conferences.

? Basic medical and humanitarian disciplines are studied in the first and the second years. From the third year starts the study of clinical disciplines. After the second and the third years students have the clinical practice fulfilling duties of the junior and medium medical personal; after the fourth and the fifth years students work as doctor’s assistants. Medical faculty graduates get diplomas of the unified sample.

? After graduating from the University junior specialists continue postgraduate study in the internship at the faculty of the postgraduate education. Students who display interest in scientific work can get the department’s recommendation and can be directed by the Scientific Council of the University for further study in Postgraduate Training (Master’s Program, Residency, PhD Program).

? The medical staff of the department is looking forward for proper young generation, who will continue reach traditions of the oldest medical university of Ukraine and Europe.

? Medical speciality:

? From the first to the fifth year faculty students study according to unified schedules and programs with the specialization in the sixth year. Specialization includes the profound study of Internal Diseases, Surgical Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical  Pharmacology and Immunology, Anaesthesiology, Infectious Diseases.

? After graduating from the university specialists can choose the following specialities: Surgery, Therapy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology, X-ray Diagnostics and Therapy, Ultra-sound Diagnostics and others.

? Beginning from 2005/2006 Academic year our University has started participation in the so-called Bologna’ process. Below, you’ll find the general information which will help prospective students to prepare their study period in this institution. Proposed Program is pilot scheme.



? The faculty has existed since 1958 though already in 1894 the teaching of dentistry to students of the medical faculty of Lviv University began.

? At present the dental faculty includes 10 departments, 4 of them profile ones. The potential of dental departments includes of 13 professors, 10 Doctors of Medical Sciences, 53 associate professors, 84 Candidates of Science, 45 assistant professors. For 44 years more than 6 000 students-dentists have obtained their diplomas here. Students from 44 countries of the world have studied here. Today more than 1123 students are studying at the Dental Faculty, including about 255 foreigners. The faculty trains doctors-
dentists of the general qualification and has the necessary clinical basis for it.

Students obtain the basic knowledge at theoretical and clinical departments during the first two years. Practical skills and knowledge are obtained by students during the study at four profile departments during the following three years. After graduate state exams in the fifth year graduates can continue their study at the internship in a chosen Speciailty: Therapeutic Dentistry, Surgical Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry (Orthodontics, Pediatric Therapeutic Dentistry, Pediatric Surgical Dentistry).

Best students according to the recommendation of the Scientific Council of the University are directed for further improvement of professional skills to Postgraduate Training (Master’s Program, Residency, PhD Program).



? Pharmacy as a University specialty has been developing since the middle of the 19th century. In 1853 the department of pharmacy attached to the philosophy faculty of Lviv University was opened. This department made the basis of the faculty of pharmacy of the Medical Institute, founded in 1940 (since 1996 - the faculty of the Medical University).

? Today the faculty of pharmacy consists of 11 departments: philosophy and economics, Ukrainian studies, biophysics, general, biononorganic and physical and colloidal chemistry, toxicological and analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical, organic and bioorganic chemistry, drugs technology with the course of industrial pharmacy, organization and economics of pharmacy and pharmacognosy and botany. The faculty structure also includes the teaching drugstore and the botanical garden. In 1998 the department of distance learning was founded at the faculty reorganized later on into a separate subunit.

? Specialists’ training at the faculty is carried out in the Speciality “Pharmacy”, licensed, certified and accredited according to the IV accreditation level. 200 applicants are selected annually. Having completed a five-year course of studies at the faculty the graduates receive the qualification of pharmacists. The postgraduate training in the form of one-year internship is obligatory. Today almost 650 students and among them 97 foreigners are the students of the faculty. The first foreign students appeared at the faculty in 1961. Since 1998 the English speaking department has been functioning. Since 2000 the faculty departments have been training young specialists in the Speciality “Pharmacy”.



The faculty of the postgraduate education was organized in 1955. It includes three sub departments: the internship (of the primary specialization), the sub department of the professional development and retraining of specialists and the sell-accounting department.
The main tasks of the faculty in the sphere of educational activity are:
? primary specialization of graduates of higher educational medical (pharmaceutic) institutions of the III and IV accreditation levels during the internship;
? diving to doctors or pharmaceutists of the educational-qualification level of specialist the Master’s degree of medicine (pharmaceutics) during the internship in a certain specialty;
? retraining of doctors (pharmaceutists) with awarding the title of doctor (pharmaceutist) – specialist having the second specialty (secondary specialization);
? professional development of doctors’ (pharmaceutists’) cycles of the thematic training and pre attestation cycles;
? probation of doctors (pharmaceutists) who had a break in their practical activity who didn’t go through the attestation on time;
? giving help to institutions of health protection in their efforts to provide a continuous postgraduate education.

33 professors and Doctors of Sciences and 163 Candidates of Sciences including 80 assistant professors are working at the faculty.

Faculty departments combine 17 scientific directions and specialties of medicine and pharmaceutics. 14 of them have their own scientific-educational schools that have prepared 52 Doctors and 229 Candidates of Sciences.

The department staff is working upon scientific developments together with foreign partners. 8 scientific-educational faculty workers are members of international associations and societies and their executive committees, 14 – of European ones. Seven scientific workers are full members of New-York academy of sciences.