Yerevan State Medical University is one of the leading government medical universities in Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1920 as a faculty and established as an independent Institution in 1930.
The University Hostel established for Foreign students is composed of two buildings. The Hostel provides adequate facilities necessary for residing, studying and recreation activities. Separate hostels wings are provided for boys and girls on sharing basis. International hostels are furnished with basic amenities and are centrally heated. The Hostel Cafeteria presents itself as a non-commercial dining facility with cheap prices.
Expenses for these services are covered by the University. The second floor of the Hostel Building No.1 is structured in a way to resemble a guest house having a separate entrance with 23 rooms specifically designed for the University guests. Hostel Security officers and necessary equipment ensure (fire safety devices, cameras) the safety and security of students. First-Aid Unit at the Hostel provides first aid and medical care on a 24-hour basis. The hostels are conveniently located at walking distance of 2-3 min from the bus stop where students can catch comfortable buses and mini-buses to the University. Popular supermarket offering wide range of products (food, groceries, toiletries, etc) at affordable cost is situated across the street.
Medical University’s Food Services provides distinct on-campus catering services, which are also available at the University Hostel. There are 4 cafeterias in the University campus and one in the Hostel. These dining facilities are affiliated to the Medical University and operate on a non-commercial basis. This is the reason accounting for significant drop in price of meals served at these cafeterias; namely, the prices are half or a third of the market price of meals at other catering facilities in the city.
Armenian Medical Students’ Parliament of the Yerevan State Medical University (AMSP) was founded in 1992. It is an independent self-governing organization of students, which aims to protect the rights of students and promote their interests. 80 % of YSMU students participate in the activities of AMSP.
At least 25% of members of the University’s Scientific and Academic Councils are represented by students who hold the right t vote. They act as initiators and promoters of many positive innovations.
AMSP periodically organizes scientific conferences, symposiums and seminars. It has established close contacts with students’ scientific societies of medical institutions of many countries throughout the world. AMSP promotes and encourages international visits and exchanges.
AMSP also has its own Rock and Pop groups, ensemble of national dances and songs, theatre studio and fashion club. It organizes numerous concerts, festivals and sports competitions. Every year summer and winter sport health camps are organized in the University’s resorts, which are located in picturesque parts of the country. Hundreds of students spend their holidays at University’s resorts.
The University has the Council of Young Scientists, the major goal of which is to provide, support and stimulate efficient scientific, creative and educational process of undergraduates, postgraduates, residents and interns. Young faculty and residents, who display interest and engage in scientific activities, are brought together within the Council of Young Scientists. Students carry out their scientific activities under the coordination of the Students Scientific Council, which has a scientific supervisor.