Nowadays, Sechenov University is the major medical educational and scientific institution in Russia aimed at training, certification and postgraduate studies of physicians and pharmacists promoting thus further advance of medical science and healthcare domestically and on a global scale.
Over 2,500 of academic headcount at 8 faculties encompassing 150 chairs implement training in 14 specialties covering more than 14,000 students and about 15,000 postgraduates practicing full-time, part-time and evening attendance, as well as extramural educational solutions. Hundreds of higher degree theses are defended annually.
85% of the University tutors have higher degrees. The staff includes 4 fellows and 3 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 64 fellows and 38 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS), 3 fellows and 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, about 70 Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation and over 100 State Prize winners.
The University incorporates 69 educational venues, 19 hospitals with over 3,000 beds, 7 research institutes and 5 RAMS R&D units, more than 30 laboratories, the greatest medical library in Europe, botanic garden, and many other facilities ensuring academic excellence resulting in powerful research and innovation advances along with cutting-edge medical care practices.
Since 2010 the Sechenov University has been headed by Prof. Petr V. Glybochko, MD, Corresponding Member of the RAMS, Member of the European Association of Urology, Vice-President of the Russian Association of Urologists, Chairman of the Education and Methodics Association of Medical and Pharmaceutical HEIs, owning 17 patents, the author of over 450 scientific studies, etc.
The full official name of the University is State Federal-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
Official short name is I.M. Sechenov First MSMU.
The University is also known as First Med or Sechenov University.