In 2017, there comes the 85th anniversary of Dagestan State Medical University. This age is considered to be the age of maturity and wisdom, of the covered way realization and its further progress. Those people, who were at the forefront of our wonderful institution, should have had so much trouble and experiences! However, they endured all the difficulties and succeeded in the opening of Dagestan Medical Institute. Here are some names of them: Muslim Yusupovich Nakhibashev, Omar Aliyevich Bairashevsky, Khadzhi Omarovich Bulach, Georgy Pavlovich Rudnev, Yakov Grigorievich Savitsky, Petr Aristarkhovich Mavrodiadi, Anatoly Viktorovich Rossov and others.
In 1932, the Council of People’s Commissars adopted a historic resolution of Dagestan State Medical Institute foundation in order to prepare the medical staff for Dagestan itself and other North Caucasus republics. Special attention was paid to the medical staff training of the indigenous republic nationalities. Initially, Dagestan State Medical Institute had the limited theoretical and clinical base and the only department of general medicine.
Annually, there were accepted about 150 people for the first course in Dagestan State Medical University. The Institute departments were mainly headed by the Candidates of Sciences.
Over the years of its activity, our Medical Institute experienced formation period of severity and hardships, epidemic trouble, famine and devastation brought by the Great Patriotic War, the difficult years of post-war reconstruction and the hard reorganization period. Dagestan State Medical University has not only survived but also all this time the Medical Institute has been working with extraordinary dedication, strengthening its positions and increasing its glory.