The Pediatrics Faculty was opened because of the necessity of further improvement of medical care rendered for children and teenagers, the development of special care in accordance with modern requirements.

A well-planned structure of the Faculty with all its departments helps to use a multidisciplinary approach towards a child’s health formation.

Today the Pediatrics Faculty of the Academy is:

  • An integrated coordination resource center of retraining and professional development for all specialists in pediatrics;
  • Center of organizational-methodological guidance and treatment-and-consultation care for children’s population, further improvement of treatment and prophylactic work, development of special medical care for children and teenagers;
  • The teaching staff of the Pediatrics Faculty provides teaching and treatment and consultation care from the perspective of the defense of the child’s rights from the moment of impregnation and within the whole period of life.

The course of study comprises six academic years. The syllabuses of fundamental sciences are very close to those of the “General Medicine”, however much attention is paid to the peculiarities of the vitality of the infantile organism. Of the multitude of clinical subjects, students study pediatrics and surgery of a child’s age. Those, who successfully complete their education, acquire the diploma of a pediatrician and can be engaged in treating patients at children’s hospitals, continue their study, and be involved in research work.

A doctor-peadiatrists must be a high-educated person, possess wide knowledge in the field of biological, medical, and special sciences and be not only a doctor but also an educator.

The intensive education of students-paediatrists at theoretical and clinical classes allows training skilled doctors-paediatrists. Besides studies by an educational program, many students conduct scientific work in groups; work in laboratories, that’s why one can assert boldly that readiness of students to practical activity is quite high in establishments of health protection.

After passing state exams all the students with diplomas of doctors-paediatrists go to children’s medical and prophylactic establishments for passing the internship for one year. The internship allows specializing in the earlier chosen pediatric profession.

Graduates of the pediatric faculty work in all parts of our country. Some of them became scientists, others – practical doctors.

Foreign scientists are invited for teaching and research. Citizens of other countries are taught on basic of interstate and bilateral agreements

International activities: training specialists and science workers, realizing international projects, services, etc.

Assistance is provided in establishing and supporting direct contacts of educational institutions of Ukraine with other states

International science conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, presentations are organized and participated by the University

The University carries on these activities in compliance with the acting legislation and the Rules of the University. Wide international cooperation helps in raising the organizational standard and improving the teaching/studying process.