A brief history

The internationalization of higher education, including the training of students from other countries, is one of the priority directions of the IP Nicolae Testemitanu SUMPh Development Strategy for 2011-2020. Foreign citizens have been studying at the University since 1991. And in 1992 the Foreign Students Section has been created, renamed later in the International Students‘ Admission, Documentation and Evidence Department.

Internationalization, including the training of students from other countries, is one of the priority directions of the Strategy. At present, 2400 international students from 38 countries are studying in the University, of which 2055 – on the faculty of Medicine (including 1785 – with English as the language of study, 257 – with Romanian as the language of study and 13 – with Russian as the language as of study). Between 1994 and 2018, 3003 international students from more than 30 countries graduated from the University who were licensed to practice medicine in Israel, India, the European Union, the US, Russia, etc.

Over the years, the training of international students has been led by Vice-Rectors for International Relations – prof. V. Hotineanu, P. Galeţchi, V. Chicu. At present, the Prorector for international students is prof. Mihail Gavriliuc. Dean prof. V. Vovc, prof. I. Moldovanu and M. Lupu were responsible for the training of students from abroad during the period 1991-1999.  Later, for more than 10 years, the International Students’ department was led by prof. V. Gonciar and deputies M. Lupu, A. Vişnevschi and L. Globa.

In 2010, the Faculty of Medicine n.2 was founded for organizing training in groups of English-speaking students and documenting citizens from abroad. The first dean of the respective faculty was prof. Mihail Gavriliuc and the vice-deans Dr. Ludmila Perciuleac and Dr. Dumitru Casian. Starting with 2013, the Faculty of Medicine no. 2 is being led by Dr. Mircea Betiu and vice-deans Dr. Stela Cojocaru, Dr. Angela Babuci.

Faculty of Medicine no. 2 is composed of the Department of Pediatrics, 17 chairs, 2 laboratories and the Pre-university Training Center, where 2 academics and 1 corresponding member of the ASM, 41 doctors habilitated in medicine, 30 university professors, 133 doctors in medicine, 105 university lecturers work.

The primary objectives of the Faculty are the training of medical specialists in accordance with the European standards and the strengthening of the internationalization process in the University.

The teaching staff of the Faculty of Medicine no. 2 work together with world-class experts to optimize analytical programs.

Currently, the University is involved in a comprehensive modernization and internationalization process designed to ensure institutional accreditation in line with the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards.