Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

On the eve of the 95th anniversary





The medical community represented by professional guild of Kyiv physicians with its leaders - graduates of medical faculty of St. Volodymyr University (M. A. Levyts’kyi, O. Z. Lazariev, Ye. L. Sklovs’kyi, H. B. Bykhovs’kyi, I. I. Frumin and others) laid the foundation of the Clinical Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians (1918). In spite of the adversity and difficulties of those times they considered organization of advanced training for physicians to be an overriding objective and became one of the founders of the new institution and its first professors.

A steering committee elected by the Guild of Physicians became the core for the Institute formation. The committee carried out considerable work “to design sections of the Institute, equip and arrange medical offices, invite consulting physicians, lecturers, tutors, out-patient department physicians for involvement in the activity of the Institute … on 2 August, 1918 the committee took a chance to open a demonstrative clinical out-patient department (13 Shevchenko boulevard)  in all specialities as well as day and night out-patient departments for domiciliary aid” (the Central State Archive of the Superior Authorities and Administration of Ukraine. Fund 166, case № 421, p.90, 1921-1922).

In that way 95 years ago the Clinical Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians, whose very name reflected its clinical orientation, started its activity. The major objectives were defined by the first Chairman of the Board Full Professor Levyts’kyi as follows: “training of physicians in theoretical and applied medicine, knowledge acquisition and refreshment. To achieve those objectives periodic repetitive courses in all specialties are arranged which at the same time contribute to professional medical care of the vast masses of population in Kyiv and its outskirts…” (the Central State Archive of the Superior Authorities and Administration of Ukraine. Fund 166, case № 421, p.90, 1921-1922).

It is necessary to give the founder's of the Institute due as they posed such objectives having at their disposal only one polyclinic for domiciliary aid and an out-patient department where in 1918 were opened a chemist's and a chemical and bacteriological laboratory. In those conditions the Institute initiated origin of the system of postgraduate training of physicians in Ukraine.

In the beginning the educational work at the Institute comprised practical activity of the trainees at medical institutions and lecture attendance in the evenings; regular studies at the Institute started at the autumn term of 1920 when first 117 physicians became the trainees of “the new repetitive courses”. That period concurred with the beginning of higher school reconstruction in Ukraine, consequently in February 1921 the Institute was passed from the People’s Commissariat for Health into the authority of Ukrainian Central Department of Education, in particular Kyiv Hubernia (Governmental) Department of Education, and it was directly presided by the newly-elected Board of administration and Council which were the first to develop the general plan of academic activity of the Institute.

 In late twenties the Institute included such departments as otorhinolaryngology (1921, Full Professor S. Ye. Stavraki), dermatovenereology (1921, Full Professor O. H. Lur’ie), internal diseases (1921, Full Professor O. B. Bernstein), surgery (1922, Full Professor H. B. Bykhovs’kyi), pathological anatomy (1922, Full Professor I. T. Titov), nervous diseases (1923, Full Professor B. M. Man’kovs’kyi), orthopedics and traumatology (1926, Full Professor I. Yo. Frumin), psychiatry (1927, Candidate of Medical Sciences I. O. Zalkind), urology (1929, Full Professor A. A. Chaika). Educational and scientific activity of the Institute was financed by the People’s Commissariat for Education, whereas medical work – by the People’s Commissariat for Health i.e. there was a definite diarchy.

In 1928 summing up the achievements of the Institute for the first 10 years of its existence, defining its role and place in the system of health care and drawing the prospect, its director Full Professor O. B. Bernstein emphasized that “ …During the first days of the revolutionary epoch in the environment of ruin, famine, epidemics it was created that cultural centre - one of the stages of Soviet medicine development. Its existence was a demand of the life, the country with the increasing cultural objectives required knowledge armed public health care; despite being limited by its material resources the state was aimed at the utmost support to Kyiv Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians development ….. For 10 years the Institute turned into a large scientific and educational institution that provided knowledge to over 2500 physicians, more than ¼ of all Ukrainian physicians” … (Proceedings of the Clinic of Nervous diseases of Kyiv State Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians. Volume 1. Dedicated to the 10thanniversary of the Institute. K., 1928. p.3-4).

The beginning of thirties was marked by fundamental reorganization of higher medical school in Ukraine. On 12 July 1930 the Council of People’s Commissars of Ukrainian Soviet Social Republic issued the resolution “About reorganization of higher academic institutions and higher technical academic institutions and their placement under the authority of corresponding people’s commissariats” according to which the authority of higher medical and pharmaceutical education was passed from the system of the People’s Commissariat for Education to the People’s Commissariat for Health of Ukraine. Concentration of the authority in one institution became a turning-point in the history of medical higher schools in Ukraine and amended considerably activity of the Institute first of all regarding the subjects to upgrading qualification and its terms. All mentioned above was initially regulated only by the first Statute of the Institute, whereas the People’s Commissariat for Health and the Party and Government regulations of early thirties in particular “About medical personnel” (1931) and “About training of physicians” (1934) made clear state demands towards their base training and upgrading the qualifications.

According to the new Statute (1931), the Institute was divided into two sections: 1) administrative and managerial, 2) scientific and academic. The latter one comprised medical and prophylactic, sanitary and hygienic, field work departments and mother and child care (OkhMatDyt) which laid the foundation of the future faculties. In its turn the department of field work was divided into three bureaus: scientific and methodological, scientific and consultative and lecturer’s.

Increasing needs of practical health care, especially of the rural system, as well as the initiation of specialization required further broadening of the system of knowledge development for doctors both in fundamental subjects and narrow specialities. Precisely these factors predetermined the specialization of the departments created (chronologically) at the Institute in the 30-s: (Directors – O. B. Bernstein, 1922-1934; L. M. Cherniak, 1934-1941) Maxillofacial Surgery Department (1931, Full Prof. S. N. Vaisblat), Oncology Department (1932, Full Prof. H. B. Bykhovs’kyi), Microbiology Department (1932, Full Prof. M. H. Ben’iash), Infectious Diseases Department (1934, Full Prof. A. M. Ziukov), Social Hygiene and Public Health Organization Department (1935, K. F. Duplenko), Phthisiology Department (1935, Full Prof. M. S. Morozovs’kyi), Epidemiology Department (1935, Full Prof. S. N. Ruchkovs’kyi), Obstetrics and Gynecology Department (1935, Full Prof. V. L. Lozyns’kyi), Roentgenology Department (1936, Ass. Prof. M. Yo. Shor), Surgery Department (1936 Full, Prof. M. S. Kolomiichenko), Forensic Medicine Department (1938, Full Prof. A. M. Hamburg), Food Hygiene Department (1936, Ass. Prof. B. L. Hordin), Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department (1939, Full Prof. Ya. A. Fialkov), Drugs Production Technology and Clinical Pharmacy Department (1939, Full Prof. H. A. Vaisman).

 The pre-war period was characterized by substantial contribution of the Institute’s scientists to the treasury of national science. The scientists of the Institute were initiators in creating new types of medical establishments. Thus, Full Prof. Ye. L. Sklovs’kyi was one of founders of children’s medical and prophylactic establishments in Kyiv, and public movement “A drop of milk”, Full Prof H. B. Bykhovs’kyi organized an oncology dispensary within Kyiv Radiological Institute as well as the first oncologic clinic in Kyiv (1934), Full Prof H. F. Pysems’kyi became one of the organizers of kolkhoz maternities (1934), which were recognized in the USSR.

Thus, before the war there were 24 departments at the Institute, but its activities were not limited only by retraining doctors in the institution. Growing needs in developing professional skills conditioned the creation of a new type of obtaining knowledge by approaching of postgraduate education directly to medical facilities. For this purpose some centres for advanced training of physicians, as branches of departments, headed by the specialists who had been trained at the Institute, were organized in powerful for that time medical facilities in Bila Tserkva, Zhytomyr, Korosten’, Cherkasy and Chernihiv. Broadening educational and material basis as well as the range of specialties and retraining of physicians enabled the Institute, where more than 1.000 specialists were trained annually, to become one of the most powerful medical educational and research institutions of this country in the pre-war time.

Within the period of World War II the Institute stopped its activity; its academic and material bases were destroyed during temporary occupation of Kyiv. The scientists of the Institute made their considerable contribution to the achievements of medicine during the war period, and some of them proved to be talented organizers of military medicine. The war history memorialized the names of Full Prof. V. Kh. Vasylenko, Head of Internal Medicine Department, chief therapist of the North-Caucasian and 1st Ukranian Fronts; Full Prof. A. A. Chaika, Head of Urology Department, major-general of medical service and many others.

The Institute renewed its activities in conformity with the Resolution of Ukrainian Government from November 18, 1943 on its renewal which was adopted two weeks after Kyiv had been liberated. In 1944 the first Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology started their activities on the basis of the 408th district military hospital and some medical institutions of the city. The specialists of evacuation hospitals of the Ministry of Health became their first trainees.

The first directors of the Institute of the post-war years (Ya. A. Okhrymenko, 1943-1944; V. P. Komisarenko, 1944; I. I. Kal’chenko, 1944-1957) sustained all the difficulties of the restoration period. They had to create academic and material basis in order to recommence the activities of the pre-war departments and organize new ones. Considerable assistance was rendered to the Institute by Kyiv Region Hospital which, in 1944, according to the Decree of People`s Commissariat of Health Care of the USSR was approved its training base, where the majority of clinical departments and some theoretical ones were located.

According to the Order of the People`s Commissariat of Health Care of the USSR from March 21, 1944 medical and sanitary-hygiene faculties resumed their activities. In 1945 planned training of specialists of the Ministry of Health started.

 During the post-war years, the following departments were organized at the Institute: Military-Medical Training (1945, major-general L. F. Maslov), Physiotherapy and Resort Therapy (1945, Full Prof. A. R. Kyrychyns’kyi), Neurosurgery (1945, Full Prof. O. I. Arutiunov), Sports Medicine and Medication Control (1946; Associate Prof. S. M. Ivanov), Thoracic and Abdominal Surgery (1955, Full Prof. M. M. Amosov). In 1953 the qualitative and quantitative structure of the departments was enlarged. Kyiv Institute for Advanced Training of Pharmacists, which had existed since 1939, was joined to the Institute including the following departments: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Full Prof. Ya. A. Fialkov), Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology (Associate Prof. M. Z. Mindlin), Pharmaceutics (Full Prof. H. A. Vaisman).The creation of new departments and enlargement of specialities for retraining doctors resulted in the increased work volume of the Institute: in 1944, 486 trainees were trained, but the plan for 1953 exceeded 1600 trainees. Between 1957 and 1959 (Director - Associate Prof. V. D. Bratus’) the Department of Medical Radiology (1957, Full Prof. O. O. Horodets’kyi), Internal Diseases №2 (1958, Full Prof. I. P. Lerner) and that of Pediatrics №2 (1959, Full Prof. Ye. H. Horodets`ka) were organized.

At the end of the 50-s Full Professor M. N. Umovist was appointed the head of the Institute and he had held the position for the following 25 years (1950-1984). That period was marked by important events in the life of the Institute which influenced all its further activity. They are related, first of all, to a considerable increase in the number of departments, which was conditioned by needs of practical public health that at the beginning of the 60-s was aimed at improving the quality of specialized medical care. Secondly, since 1965 and for a quarter of century (up to 1991) the Institute had been subordinated to the Ministry of Health of the USSR and it obtained a new «international» status as representatives of all CIS countries became its trainees, although Ukrainian doctors always made up almost a half of all the trainees.

The needs of practical public health determined the types of specialization at the departments that were organized in the Institute during the period of 1960-1984: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics (1960, Full Prof. I. F. Fiodorov), Nervous diseases №2 (1962, Full Prof. P. A. Perfilov), Foreign Languages (1962, V. A. Zinkevych), Orthopedic Dentistry (1964, Full Prof. N. O. Kodola), General and Communal Hygiene (1965, Full Prof. D. M. Kaliuzhyi), Gastroenterology and Dietology (1965, Full Prof. M. S. Hovorova), Radiation Hygiene (1966, Full Prof. M. F. Lipkan), Anesthesiology and Rheumatology (1967, Full Prof. A. I. Trischyns’kyi), Civil Defense (1968, Ass. Prof. M. D. Davyhora), Toxicology Hygiene and Pesticide Intoxication (1968, Full Prof. L. I. Medvid’), Children’s Psychoneurology (1969, Full Prof. P. I. Kovalenko), Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (1969, Full Prof. H. P. Sarnyts’kyi), Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Manual Therapy (1969, Full Prof. L. Ye. Pelekh), Cardiology (1969, Full Prof. A. L. Mikhniov), Children’s Otorhinolaryngology (1969, Full Prof. O. A. Yevdoshchenko), Gerontology and Geriatrics (1970, Full Prof. D. F. Chebotariov),Central Scientific Research Laboratory (1972, Full Prof. V. T. Antonenko), Traumatology, Orthopedics and Burn Traumata (1974, Full Prof. V. M. Levenets’), Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonology (1975, Full Prof. O. M. Avilova), Children`s Dentistry (1977, Full Prof. O. V. Udovyts’ka), Neonatolology (1977, Full Prof. S. P. Katonina), Children’s Dermatovenereology (1978, Full Prof. I. V. Shchuts’kyi), Organization and Economics of Pharmaceutics (1978, Ass. Prof. I. M. Hubs’kyi), Functional Diagnosis (1978, Full Prof. M. K. Furkalo), Preventive Dentistry №2 (1980, Full Prof. H. M. Vyshniak), Obstetrics and Gynecology №3 (1980, Full Prof. Ye. V. Kokhanevych), Nervous Diseases №3 (1980, Full Prof. Yu. I. Holovchenko), Internal Medicine №3 (1980, Full Prof. D. D. Drozdov), Pediatrics №3 (1980, Full Prof. Zh. P. Hudzenko), Children Surgery (1981, Full Prof. D. Yu. Kryvchenia).

By the beginning of the 90-s the Institute had become one of the biggest in the USSR and the most powerful educational institution of such a type in Ukraine. If in the first post-war year (1945) only 68 teachers worked at the Academy, including 19 professors, 20 associate professors and 29 assistants, in the jubilee 2013 there are more than 1600 employees including over 820 scientific and pedagogical workers, among them 220 doctors of sciences and 496 candidates of sciences.

Within the period of 1985-1991 (Full Prof. V. M. Hyrin had been Rector since 1984), when the Institute was subordinated to the Ministry of Health of the USSR, the following departments were organized: Virology (1985, Full Prof. V. M. Hyrin), Clinical Immunology and Allergology (1985, Full Prof. Ye. V. Hiulling), Medical Informatics and Computer Engineering Techniques (1986, Full Prof. O. P. Mintser), First Aid and Emergency Medical Care (1987, Full Prof. Ya. V. Hoer), Medico-Social Problems of Mother and Child Health Care (1988, Full Prof. Z. A. Shkyriak), Neurology and Reflexology (1988, Full Prof. Ye. L. Macheret), Children`s Anesthesiology and Reanimatology (1989, Full Prof. H. I. Belebez’iev), Medical Genetics (1989, Full Prof. T. I. Buzhievs’ka), Clinical Pharmacology and Phytotherapy (1990, Full Prof. H. M. Voitenko).

A new period in the activity of the Institute started in October 1991 after it had become a structural unit of the Ministry of Health (MH) in the independent Ukraine. It led to new qualitative changes of its status. Under new conditions which coincided with the beginning of reformation of medical education in Ukraine, the Institute took place of priority in the field of post-diploma training and turned into an educational and methodological centre of the MH of Ukraine. Some departments, for instance the Department of Public Health Management as well as the Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering Techniques are determined by the MH as leading departments on appropriate problems.

According to the concept of the reformation orientated to achieving the level of training doctors corresponding to the most developed world countries, in 1992 new types of postgraduate training for doctors and pharmacists were introduced, in particular: pre-certification training courses, full-time and distant learning for medical interns, training courses in specialties designed for administrators and teachers of medical institutions, faculties for advanced training of doctors. In independent Ukraine new national curricula and syllabi have been worked out as well as assessment computer programmes for the institutions of similar type have been developed and implemented.

After returning the Institute to the system of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, a number of new departments were created: Cardiovascular Surgery (1992, Full Prof. H. V. Knyshov, Sports Medicine and Sanology (1992, Full Prof. H. L. Apanasenko), Endocrinology (1992, Full Prof. A. S. Yefimov), Children’s Infectious Diseases (1993, Full Prof. L. I. Chernyshova), Nephrology (1995, Full Prof. L. A. Pyrih), Pedagogics and Psychology (1995, Full Prof. M. V. Cherpyns’kyi).

New requirements advanced by the Concept of reformation of medical higher and postgraduate education, practical health care needs and new scientific trends in activities of the departments have substantially promoted the arrangement of their quantitative and qualitative structure. The Institute got a new qualitative status in 1996, in the year of the 5-th anniversary of Ukrainian independence. On the 13-th of May in 1996 the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers «On the formation of Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education» was issued, according to it the Academy was considered to be an educational Institution of a new type and higher (IV) level of accreditation. It was the only Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education at that time in Ukraine.

The 80-th anniversary of the Academy was marked by naming it after Platon Lukych Shupyk (1907-1986), an outstanding statesman and scientist, according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine №513 from April 20, 1998 «On the perpetuation of P. L. Shupyk`s memory». Full Professor P. L. Shupyk headed the Ministry of Health of Ukraine twice (1952-1954, 1956-1969). He made a great contribution into the development of academic, scientific and material basis of the Academy. For 14 years (1965-1979) he had been the head of the Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Health Care (now - the Department of Public Health Management).

The Academy celebrates its 95-th anniversary in National status conferred by the Decree of the President of Ukraine V. A. Yushchenko «On Awarding Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P. L. Shupyk the National Status» from March 27, 2006, №236/2006.

Within the period of 1997-2014 the following departments were organized: Industrial Pharmacy (1997, Full Prof. V. A. Zahorii), Dentistry (2001, Full Prof. O. V. Pavlenko), Medical Statistics (2001, Full Prof. M. V. Holubchykov), Children’s Neurology and Medical and Social Rehabilitation (2003, Associate Prof. V. Yu. Martyniuk, since 2013 - Associate Professor R. O. Moiseienko), Surgery and Vascular Surgery (2005, Full Prof. O. Ye. Bobrov), Philosophy (2005, Full Prof. V. L. Kulinichenko), Foreign Languages (2005, Associate Prof. L. Yu. Lichman), Combustiology and Plastic Surgery (2007, Full Prof. H. P. Kozynets’), Orthodontics (2008, Associate Prof. M. S. Drohomyrets’ka), and the new subdivisions – International State Medical School of Classic Homeopathy (2001, Associate Prof. O. P. Moshchych), International Genetic Centre (2002, Full Prof. N. H. Horovenko), Institute of Dentistry (after dentistry departments and dentistry polyclinic being joined (2003, director, Full Prof. O. V. Pavlenko)), Internet Centre and Web-site (2003), State Academic and Methodological Geriatric Centre (2005, Full Prof. L. A. Stadniuk), Research Academic and Methodological Centre of Distance Education (2006, Full Prof. O. P. Mintser), Ukrainian State Institute of Reproductology (2006, Full Prof. V. V. Kamins’kyi), Institute of Family Medicine (by reorganization of the Faculty of General Practice – Family Medicine (2009, Full Prof. H. I. Lysenko)), Diabetology (2009, Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. B. M. Man’kovs’kyi), Palliative and Hospice Care (2009, Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. I. Hubs’kyi), Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fetal Medicine (2010, Full Prof. S. I. Zhuk), Children’s Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (2011, Full Prof. N. M. Rudenko); Family Medicine and Outpatient Care (2012, Full Prof. L. F. Matiuha), Occupational Medicine, Psychophysiology and Medical Ecology (2012, Full Prof. A. I. Yena, since 2013 – Full Prof. D. V. Varyvonchyk), Medical Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine (2013, Full Prof. O. A. Vladymyrov), Cardiology (2014, Full Professor M. M. Dolzhenko), Functional Diagnosis (2014, Full Professor O. J. Zharinov).

NMAPE is a leading centre of academic and methodological work in the field of postgraduate medical education of physicians and pharmacists, which is authorized by Ministry of Health of Ukraine to develop the majority of standard curricula and programs of the courses of pre-certification training, specialization, internship as well as computer attestation programs, applied by all medical institutions and faculties of postgraduate education.

Annually, more than 100 curricula and programs of advanced training courses are developed and updated, over 60 items of academic and methodological literature (textbooks, tutorials, teaching aids, manuals) for educational process are published. 

Annually, the Academy provides over 1.5 thousand courses; more than 2.5 thousand interns and 23 thousand physicians and pharmacists take training.

Joint work with practical care bodies and institutions is an old tradition of the Academy. It is sufficient to cite that annually about 200 thousand patients are given consultations and over 20 thousand complex surgical interventions are performed by its staff members in base and extra-base medical establishments. Over 30 leading scientists are head experts of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine who work at improving the quality of medical care for the population. Summarizing the way proceeded from Clinical Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians to the first one in Ukraine Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, it should be emphasized that it has always been proud of scientific personnel. At different periods prominent scientists - academicians, corresponding members of Academies of Sciences - worked and work at the Academy: M. M. Amosov, O. I. Arutiunov, F. Yu. Bohdanov, V. D. Bratus’, V. Kh. Vasylenko, Yu. V. Voronenko (Rector of the Academy since 2002), O. S. Yefimov, D. M. Kaliuzhnyi, V. P. Komisarenko, B. M. Man’kovs’kyi, O. M. Marzieiev, L. I. Medvid’, L. V. Tymoshenko, D. F. Chebotariov, M. H. Shandala, O. O. Shalimov et al.

Nowadays 2 heroes of Ukraine, 1 academician of the NAS of Ukraine, 6 academicians of the NAMS of Ukraine , 3 academicians of the ASHS of Ukraine, 15 corresponding members of the NAMS of Ukraine, 3 corresponding members of the NAS of Ukraine, 33 honoured scientists and technologists of Ukraine, 33 winners of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, 71 honoured doctors of Ukraine, 5 honoured education workers of Ukraine, 3 honoured inventors and rationalisers of Ukraine, 5 honoured public health workers, 2 honoured pharmaceutical workers of Ukraine, 1 honoured lawyer of Ukraine work at the Academy.

New Ukrainian scientific schools were founded by the Academy’s scientists: M. M. Amosov, Yu. P. Vdovychenko, I. M. Hanzha, O. A. Yevdoshchenko, Ye. V. Kokhanevych, Ye. L. Macheret, O. P. Mintser, M. Ye. Polishchuk, M. M. Serhienko, L. V. Tymoshenko, A. I. Trishchyns’kyi, O. O. Shalimov.

Training young scientists is one of the greatest tasks of the Academy. Being an Institute, for the first time it obtained the right to defend theses for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences (1963) and in 1967 – for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences. Nowadays there are 11 specialized Boards for defence of Doctor’s and Candidate’s theses in 15 specialties, including internal diseases, nervous diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, traumatology and orthopaedics, forensic medicine, pharmaceutics and organization of pharmacy and forensic pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy, eye diseases, radiodiagnostics and radiotherapy, general practice – family medicine, social medicine, dentistry, medical and biological informatics and cybernetics. 59 doctoral and 295 candidate’s theses have been defended within the period from 2008 to 2012; 220 postgraduate students, 480 residents, 70 masters have been trained.

At all stages of the Academy formation and development its scientists represented advanced scientific achievements in Ukrainian and world science. Scientific inventions are well known not only in Ukraine and CIS countries but also far abroad. The results of scientific and research works of the Academy’s scientists for the last 20 years have been published in 500 monographs, 130 textbooks, 600 educational manuals, 190 reference books, 950 guidelines and information letters, 640 patents.

Over the last 35 years the Academy’s scientists have obtained more than 560 Copyright Certificates on inventions, some of them are licensed in the USA, Italy and other countries.

NMAPE is a founder of 29 periodical scientific publications recognized by medical community:  “Medychna Osvita” (Medical Education) (editor-in-chief Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. P. Vdovychenko), “Ukraiins’kyi Medychnyi Chasopys” (Ukrainian Medical Bulletin) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. L. V. Khimion), “Simeina Medytsyna” (Family Medicine) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. H. I. Lysenko), “Ukrayins’kyi Zhurnal Hematolohii i Transfuziolohii” (Ukrainian Journal of Haematology and Transfusion) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. S. O. Husieva), “Khirurkhiia Ukraiiny” (Surgery of Ukraine) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. I. Mamchych), “Zbirnyk Naukovykh Prats’ Spivrobitnykiv NMAPO imeni P. L. Shupyka” (Collected Scientific Works of the Staff Members of NMAPE) (editor-in-chief Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko, scientific editor Full Prof. I. S. Zozulia), “Zbirnyk Naukovykh Prats’ Spivrobitnykiv NMAPO imeni P. L. Shupyka” (Collected Scientific Works of the Staff Members of NMAPE) (editor-in-chief Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko, scientific editor Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. P. Vdovychenko), “Medychna Informatyka ta Inzheneriya” (Medical Informatics and Engineering) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. O. P. Mintser), “Mystetstvo Likuvannia” (Art of Healing) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. N. H. Hoida), “Promeneva Diahnostyka, Promeneva Terapiia” (Radiodiagnostics and Radiotherapy) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V.  Ye. Medvediev, Full Prof. D. S. Mechev), “Sudovo-medychna Ekspertyza” (Forensic Medical Analysis) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. D. Mishalov), “Sovremennaia Stomatologiia” (Up-to-date Dentistry) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. O. O. Tymofieiev), “Zdorov’ia Zhinky” (Woman’s Health) (editor-in-chief Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. P. Vdovychenko), “Khirurhiia Dytiachoho Viku” (Child Surgery) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. O. A. Danylov), “Sovremennaia Pediatriia” (Up-to-date Paediatrics) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. V. Berezhnoi), “Psykhichne Zdorov’ia” (Mental Health) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. N. Kuznetsov), “Radiolohichnyi Visnyk” (Radiological Bulletin) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. A. Rohozhyn, Full Prof. D. S. Mechev), “Liky Ukraiiny” (Drugs of Ukraine) (editor-in-chief Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko, Full Prof. N. H. Hoida), “Sotsial’na Pediatriia ta Reabilitolohiia” (Social Paediatrics and Rehabilitology) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. V. I. Koziavkin, Full Prof. Fon Foss X, MD, PhD Yu. Martyniuk), “Pochki”, “Nyrky” (Kidneys) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. D. D. Ivanov), “Diabet, Ozhyrinnia, Metabolichnyi Syndrom” (Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome) (editor-in-chief Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. B. M. Man’kovs’kyi), “Ekstrenna Medytsyna: vid Nauky do Praktyky” (Emergency Medicine: from Science to Practice) (editor-in-chief V. D. Yurchenko, scientific editor-in-chief Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko, scientific editor Full Prof. I. S. Zozulia), “Detskaia Otorynolarynholohia” (Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. A. L. Kosakovs’kyi), “Endovaskuliarna Neirorenthenokhirurhiia” (Endovascular Neuroradiosurgery) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. D. V. Shchehlov), “Innovatsiini Tekhnolohii v Medytsyni” (Innovative Technologies in Medicine) (editor-in-chief Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko, Corresponding Member of NAS of Belorus, Full Prof. Yu. E. Demydchyk), “Kardiokhirurhiia ta Interventsiina Kardiolohiia” (Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. B. M. Tudorov), “Laboratorna Diahnostyka. Skhidna Yevropa” (Laboratory Diagnostics. Eastern Europe) (editor-in-chief from Ukraine Full Prof. H. H. Lunova, editor-in-chief from Belarus Full Prof. V. S. Kamyshnikov), “Pediatriia. Skhidna Yevropa” (Paediatrics. Eastern Europe) (editor-in-chief from Ukraine Full Prof. H. V. Beketova, editor-in-chief from Belarus Full Prof. O. V. Sukalo), “Plastychna, Rekonstruktyvna i Estetychna Khirurhiia” (Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. H. E. Timen), “Shpytalna Khirurhiia” (Hospital Surgery) (editor-in-chief Full Prof. L. Ya. Kovalchuk).

The sovereignty of Ukraine led the international cooperation of the Academy to its new phase. The international cooperation is realised by the Department of International Relations and Scientific and Pedagogical Work with Foreign Nationals, founded in 1993 as a structural unit, not financed by the governmental budget. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education successfully cooperates with foreign partners, in particular: with Slovak Medical University; Lublin Medical Academy and Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland); Jagiellonian University; Medical University of Silesia; Illinois University (the USA); Saint Petersburg State I. P. Pavlov Medical University and University of Orebro (Sweden); A. Schweitzer International Medical Academy (Poland); University of Bari (Italy), Interuniversity Centre for Research and Cooperation in Eastern and South-Eastern European countries (CIRCEOS); Iowa and Alabama Universities (the USA); Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Iran), Zurich University (Switzerland); International Academy of Classic Homeopathy (Greece) et al.

Awarding honorary degrees (Doctor Honoris Causa and Professor Honoris Causa) to the well-known scientists from the foreign countries is one of the Academy’s traditions. The Honorary Doctors of the Academy became Full Professor Theodore Helbryugge (Germany), Full Professor Albert Schinzel (Switzerland), Honorary Professors - Alternative Nobel Prize winner George Vithoulkas (Greece), Full Professor Hubertus von Voss (Germany), Full Professor Ktibor Weiss (Austria), Trevor Gіbbs (Great Britain). The Academy is a co-organizer of the Association of Medical Informatics having its offices in Canada, the USA, Germany, Vietnam, China, and Bulgaria. 

In 2006 the Academy was included to the registers of the four organizations in the USA: System of Industry Classification (SIC), Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S), Employer Identification Number (EIN), code registration of NATO (NATO CAGE) and Central Contractor Registration (CCR). This allows the Academy to receive the grants of the USA Congress and the National Institute of Health, USA.

 Annually, more than 70 scientists of the Academy visit foreign countries to be trained at the leading clinics of the West, to exchange the experience and perform joint scientific investigations, negotiate, participate in the congresses, symposia, exhibitions. Most often, they go to Germany, the USA, Poland, France, Switzerland, Austria.

 More and more delegations attend the Academy every year. Annually, the Academy trains more than 400 foreign nationals from 54 countries, including the USA, Germany, Poland, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Greece, India, China and other countries. The Academy’s graduates successfully work as at home, so in the clinics of UK, Germany, France, the USA, Canada.

Since 2001 the Academy, being the first from medical higher educational establishments of Ukraine, has become a full collective member of the International Personnel Academy (UNESCO). The Resource Centre for training HIV/AIDS infections specialists under the protection of WHO was founded at the Academy combined with the American International Health Association. The Public Health School was founded in combination with Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Training lawyers and economists is conducted in cooperation with International Solomon University. International Genetic Research Center was founded with the support of Zurich University; International Classic Homeopathy School was formed with the support of George Vithoulkas (Greece), Winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize.

Annually, about 400 foreign nationals from 50 countries of the world take clinical residency and postgraduate courses at NMAPE.

The research work on studying the effect of the drugs used in agriculture and everyday life is conducted with a number of the firms of the USA, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Japan, Israel and Croatia. Such organizations as International Development Agency (the USA), Vidrodzhennia Fund, Osvita Medical project and Health Care Partners (Canada) are the active partners of the Academy.

Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education is the largest and leading institution of postgraduate medical education, the powerful research centre which includes 235 MD, Drs. Sc. and 175 Full Professors, 488 MD, PhDs, 282 associate professors. NMAPE has 3 institutes (Institute of Dentistry (Director – Full Prof. O. V. Pavlenko), Ukrainian State Institute of Reproductology (Director – Full Prof. L. V. Suslikova), Institute of Family Medicine (Director – Full Prof. O. H. Shekera), 5 faculties (surgery (Dean – Full Prof. V. I. Palamarchuk), therapeutic (Dean – Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. N. V. Kharchenko), paediatric (Dean – Full Prof. Ye. Ye. Shun’ko), medical and prophylactic, pharmaceutical (Dean – Full Prof. N. O. Vetiutneva), teaching staff’s advanced training (Dean – Full Prof. S. V. Vydyborets’), 80 departments: Ophthalmology (Full Prof. S. O. Rykov), Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. P. Vdovychenko), Pediatrics No 1 (Full Prof. O. M. Okhotnikova), Dermatovenereology (Full Prof. L. D. Kaliuzhna), Family Medicine (Full Prof. L. V. Khimion), Otorhinolaryngology (Full Prof. R. A. Abyzov), Surgery and Proctology (Full Prof. Ya. P. Feleshtyns’kyi), Pathologic and Topographic Anatomy (Full Prof. V. P. Sil’chenko), Neurology and Reflexotherapy (Full Prof. N. K. Murashko), Orthopedics and Traumatology No 2 (Full Prof. M. L. Ankin), Psychiatry (Full Prof. V. M. Kuznietsov), Urology (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. S. O. Vozianov), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Full Prof. O. O. Tymofieiev), Oncology (Full Prof. S. D. Miasoiedov), Microbiology and Epidemiology (Full Prof. V. V. Havura), Infectious Diseases (Full Prof. A. K. Duda), Public Health Management (Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Academician of ASHS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. V. Voronenko), Obstetrics and Gynecology No 1 (Full Prof. O. V. Holianovs’kyi), Radiology (Full Prof. D. S. Mechev), Radiodiagnostics (Full Prof. T. M. Babkina), General and Emergency Surgery (Full Prof. A. P. Radzikhovs’kyi), Forensic Medicine (Full Prof. V. D. Mishalov), Quality Control and Standardization of Drugs (Full Prof. N. O. Vetiutneva), Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy (Full Prof. L. L. Davtian), Nutrition Hygiene and Hygiene of Children and Adolescents (Full Prof. I. P. Koziarin), Neurosurgery (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. M. Ye. Polishchuk), Surgery and Transplantology (Full Prof. Yu. V. Poliachenko), Phthisiology and Pulmonology (Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. I. Feshchenko), Internal Diseases (Full Prof. N. I. Shvets’), Pediatrics No 2 (Full Prof. V. V. Berezhnyi), Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (Full Prof. G. G. Lunova), Neurology No 2 (Full Prof. Ye. V. Tkachenko), Foreign Languages (Associate Prof. L. Yu. Lichman), Preventive Dentistry (Full Prof. H. F. Biloklyts’ka), Prosthodontics (Full Prof. V. I. Bida), Human Hygiene and Ecology (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. M. H. Prodanchuk), Gastroenterology, Dietology and Endoscopy (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. N. V. Kharchenko), Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (Full Prof. I. P. Shlapak), Disaster Medicine (Full Professor H. H. Roshchin), Department of Paediatric, Social and Forensic Psychiatry (Full Prof. V. D. Mishyiev), Children’s Neurology, Medical and Social Rehabilitation (Full Prof. R. O. Moiseienko), Haematology and Transfusiology (Full Prof. S. V. Vydyborets’), Cardiology (Full Prof. M. M. Dolzhenko), Functional Diagnosis (Full Prof. Zharinov O. J.), Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics (Full Prof. A. L. Kosakovskyi), Internal Diseases and Geriatrics (Full Prof. L. A. Stadniuk), Orthopedics and Traumatology No1 (Full Prof. H. I. Hertsen), Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonology (Full Prof. V. H. Hetman), Neonatology (Full Prof. Ye. Ye. Shun’ko), Children's Dentistry (Full Prof. N. O. Savychuk), Organization and Economics of Pharmacy (Full Prof. M. S. Ponomarenko), Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. V. V. Kamins’kyi), Neurology No 1 (Full Prof. Yu. I. Holovchenko), Internal Diseases and Rheumatology (Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. V. M. Kovalenko), Paediatric and Adolescent Diseases (Full Prof. H. V. Beketova), Children’s Surgery (Full Prof. O. A. Danylov), Virology (Full Prof. I. V. Dziublyk), Clinical Laboratory Immunology and Allergology (Full Prof. L. V. Kuznetsova), Medical Informatics (Full Prof. O. P. Mintser), Emergency Medical Conditions (Academician of ASHS of Ukraine, Full Prof. I. S. Zozulia), Children’s Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (Full Prof. A. V. Biliaiev), Philosophy (Full Prof. V. L. Kulinichenko), Medical and Laboratory Genetics (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. N. G. Gorovenko), Heart and Great Vessels Surgery (Academician of NAS of Ukraine, Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. H. V. Knyshov), Medical Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine (Full Prof. O. A. Vladymyrov), Endocrinology (Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine, Full Prof. M. D. Tron’ko), Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Paediatric Immunology (Full Prof. L. I. Chernyshova), Nephrology (Full Prof. D. D. Ivanov), Industrial, Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology (Full Prof. V. A. Zahorii), Medical Statistics (Full Prof. M. V. Holubchykov), Dentistry (Full Prof. O. V. Pavlenko), Surgery and Vascular Surgery (Full Prof. V. I. Palamarchuk), Combustiology and Plastic Surgery (Full Prof. H. P. Kozynets), Orthodontics (Full Prof. M. S. Drohomyretska), Diabetology (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. B. M. Mankovskyi), Palliative and Hospice Medicine (Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Prof. Yu. I. Hubskyi), Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fetal Medicine (Full Prof. S. I. Zhuk), Children’s Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (Full Prof. N. M. Rudenko), Family Medicine and Outpatient Care (Full Prof. L. F. Matiukha), Occupational Medicine, Psychophysiology and Medical Ecology (Full Prof. D. V. Varyvonchyk) and Central Research Laboratory (MD, Dr. Sc. K. M. Ihrunova), 5 centres: Research Academic and Methodological Centre of Distance Education; Scientific and Research Centre; State Academic and Methodological Geriatric Centre; State Academic, Research and Methodological Centre of Palliative and Hospice Care; Dentistry Practical and Educational Centre, 3 units: Advanced Training of Junior Dentists, Advanced Training of Dental Mechanics, Training of Junior Medical and Pharmaceutical Specialists.

The Academy has got administration and morphologic offices with an area of about 8.000 m2and it comprises almost 11.000 hospital beds in modern medical establishments and scientific-research institutes in Kyiv.

The staff of the Academy has contributed a lot to the treasury of Ukrainian medicine by promoting the reform of health care in Ukraine in general and the reform of higher medical education in particular.