Our History

The history of the Tver State Medical Academy opens up in 1902 when courses for dental students were arranged. In 1936 the Leningrad Dental Institute was founded. In 1954 by decision of the Soviet government the Institute was transferred from Leningrad to the city of Kalinin.


In 1986 the Institute was awarded the prestigious Nations Friendship National Award for outstanding contribution to international education, collaboration and development. In 1994 after renaming of Kalinin to Tver, the Institute was also renamed and got the status of the Academy.

  • 1902 – Dental School was founded in St. Petersburg by I. A. Pashutin

  • 1919 – the Institute of Public Dentistry was founded and led by E. N. Anderson

  • 1924 – the 1st Dental Laboratory was founded and led by Z. B. Pirjatinsky

  • 1926 – St. Petersburg Scientific Dental Polyclinic was founded

  • 1927 – St. Petersburg Scientific Dental Institute was founded

  • 1933 – Leningrad Dental Institute was founded

  • 1936 – Leningrad State Dental Institute was founded

  • 1954 – Kalinin State Medical Institute was formed

  • 1957 – first graduation at the Dental Faculty

  • 1958 – first graduation at the Faculty of General Medicine

  • 1962 – the Institute started to train doctors for foreign countries

  • 1989 – the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies was founded

  • 1990 – the Faculty of Pediatrics was founded

  • 1994 – Tver State Medical Academy was formed

  • 2001 – the Pharmaceutical Faculty was founded

  • 2003 – the Faculty of the Advanced Nursing Education was founded


For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Institutions according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Institutions. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services.

The Tver State Medical Academy is a public educational institution and operates under supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

The TSMA has 6 faculties:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Faculty of Advanced Nursing Education
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Studies

Rector of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. M. N. Kalinkin. President of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. B. N. Davidov.

The Tver State Medical Academy is a home for 4700 students simultaneously. Every third student in the Academy is a foreign national. The Academy consists of 63 theoretical and clinical departments. It occupies 6000 beds in 10 various hospitals, including specialized hospitals for oncology, tuberculosis, infectious, skin and sexual transmitted diseases. The Academy owns dental clinic of more than 200 chairs, the clinic considers being one of the best and advanced in the country.

The Academy provides training of specialists not only for Тver and Tver Oblast but also for other regions of Russia — Tula, Bryansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vladimir, Murmansk, Vologda, Karelia.

The Tver State Medical Academy is officially recognized by the UN agencies for health care and education. For more than 47 years (since 1962) it has been training specialists for 57 countries of the world. Today teaching in the Academy is conducted in Russian or English.

One of the main aspects of work of the Academy is its clinical activity. Clinical departments of the Academy are integrated to the structure of municipal and regional health care institutions. Main surgical, therapeutic and dental departments in Tver are headed by the Academy professors and associate professors.


International Friendship Club of Tver State Medical University and teachers of the Department of Russian language organized and conducted a bus tour to the ancient Russian city of Staritsa and the City of Military Glory of Rzhev for foreign students of our university on September 21, 2022.

During the tour, the children got acquainted with significant corners of the Tver land, learned many interesting and important facts related to the history and culture of our region.

First, the students went to Rzhev, where, after tour around the city center, they visited a branch of the Victory Museum – a memorial complex in memory of all the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, erected on the site of the bloody battles near Rzhev 1942-1943. During the tour, the children heard a story about one of the most terrible pages of the Second World War, and also visited the museum pavilion with multimedia the exposition, where they looked at documentary photographs, got acquainted with letters from front–line and memories of soldiers participating in battles. Sri Lankan student Malavara Upeksha from group 424 tells about her impressions like this: “I have already seen a monument to a Soviet soldier during a concert dedicated to Victory Day, but in reality it is even more grandiose and majestic. I especially liked the birds that hold the statue of a soldier in the air. They are very symbolic.” Sandipa Himire, a student of group 225 from Nepal, says: Russian soldiers’ names were stamped on the walls of the memorial, and I was amazed. There are so many of them that you can not even read them all. Moreover, all these people died fighting for their land. It’s very impressive.”