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ASMA is one of the oldest medical institutions in Russia. It’s been more than 90 years since ASMA came into inception. The foregone golden years has seen ASMA train more than 23000 physicians. Radiance of eminent scientists who worked at the Medical Academy has generously contributed to its rapid development as one of the booming scientific, medical and educational center at Lower Volga.

At present the physicians with ASMA diplomas are working in different parts of Russia and abroad. Wide recognition of the Academy, high qualification of its graduates is directly related to the brilliant constellation of scientists who worked at the Academy and had a large number of the followers: Professors N.I. Fyodorov, V.A. Gambursev, I.N. Alamdarov, V.B. Suchkov, V.M. Bahl and others to name a few.

Several scientific schools have been founded at the Academy: embryology (prof. N.V. Popova-Latkina, A.S. Rudan, M.B. Novikov), cancero-embryonal antigens (prof. Ju.S. Tatarinov, A.V. Afanasyeva), stomach surgery (prof. V.G. Valter), therapy (Ya.A. Makarevich, P.P. Proshina, B.N. Levitan, A.A. Panov, T.N. Panova), urology (D.D. Murvanidze, N.M. Antonov, V.M. Miroshnikov). etc.

The Academy's research efforts are focused on the problems pertaining to the mother-and-child health, oncology, gastroenterology, infectious pathology, medical ecology as well as morphofunctional organization of the living system in normal, pathological and individual development.

All clinics are equipped with modern facilities to train students at a higher scientific and professional level. In particular, all types of US-diagnostics, thermovision, angiography, endoscopic technique and extremely effective means of treatment by hyperbaric oxygenation, laser therapy, modern efferent methods of de-toxication and many others are widely used here.

At present there are 9 faculties at the Academy: the curative faculty, the pediatric faculty, the pharmaceutic faculty, the foreign students' faculty, the Doctor's Advanced Training faculty, the faculty for post-diploma training, management and marketing in Health service, faculty of pre-diploma training, medico-biological faculty (sanitary-hygienic).

ASMA has a good reputation of grooming the foreign students beyond excellence. In the last two decades around 2500 students from more than 50 countries graduated from the Academy. At present many students from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America study at the Faculty of Foreign Students.

Climate in Astrakhan is pleasantly warm. Astrakhan is connected with Moscow by rail, air and river routes. It stands near the Caspian Sea, on the Banks of the Volga river to the south of Moscow.