The academy is also known as the Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine “Ukrainian Medical Dentistry Academy”. It is one of the oldest leading universities/medical institutions of Ukraine.
The history of the academy is parted in four periods with the prominent developments at every stage. It emerged with the faculty of odontology which was established at Kharkiv Medical Academy in 1921. The faculty became the first academic functional Institution of Higher Education for the training of Doctors/Dentists. In 1931, the faculty was reassembled into the Kharkiv Dental Institute, which was then transferred to the city of Poltava in 1967.
The Inter-departmental Accreditation Commission and the Ministry of Education of Ukraine strongly stimulated the highest fourth level accreditation of the academy. The Ukrainian Medical Dentistry Academy was established on the basis of a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. There are 55 departments in the academy; among them 12 are graduating departments.
The Academy participated in the rating of higher educational institutions of Ukraine in 2016 and ranked in "Top 200 Ukraine" and ranked 50th among the 200 best universities of Ukraine.
Breaking new ground, the academy encompasses No. 1, 2, dental faculty of foreign students medical training, medical college, department of pre-university training, preparatory department for international citizens, educational scientific institute of postgraduate education, etc.
The Academy is an absolutely famous among the international students due to the quality education offered in a number of departments, affordable tuition fee and the other facilities necessary for the holistic development of the enrolled students.
International cooperation is one of the dominant activities of the academy, aimed at building healthy relationships for cooperation with foreign higher education institutions of Austria, Belarus, Armenia, UK, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, and Tajikistan.
The academy accommodates its students in five academic buildings. The arrangement for housing of the International students is 100% guaranteed. Campus, hostels/rooms are fully-equipped with all basic and modern amenities that are required for studying and living. UMDA also have a sport & recreation complex, a dining room, a household building, a vivarium and a hangar.
Sports and Health camps are organized for the students, staff and teachers at the academy in every summer.
The management does not constrain the curriculum only to the academic development of the students, but also it takes care of their physical and extra-curricular development.
The campus houses facilities for basketball, badminton, squash and table tennis, a gymnasium and an outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool. Thus the management of the Academy wants the students to grow in a study-conducive environment, and encourage them to enhance their personality to serve the humanity.