Omsk State Medical University (OSMU) was founded as the Medical Faculty of Siberian Institute of Veterinary and Zoology in 1920; the faculty was reorganized into the West-Siberian State Medical Institute in 1921. It was renamed into Omsk State Medical Institute in 1925 and into Omsk State Medical University in 1994.
Teaching process is being constantly improved exploiting up-to-date information technologies. Students Scientific Society is the pride of the University.
The University library is the largest one among the medical institutions of Russia. It has over 600 000 volumes in its collection and many unique publications are among them.
Today more than 40,000 OSMA graduates in Russia and abroad, and there are more than 4,500 students are studying in five faculties: medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, stomatology and pharmaceutics.
The University occupies six buildings and has three hostels providing accommodation for all out-of-town students. All the rooms have fully furnished with TV and Internet in every room. All the hostels buildings are under into 24/7 Police Security.