A best city in Ukraine Poltava has a first documentary record about the city named Ltava is mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle in 1174. According to the Chronicle, Prince Ihor Svyatoslavovych Siverskyi in 1174, pursuing hordes of Kobyak and Konchak, Polovets khans, crossed Ltava river, and moved in the direction of Pereyaslov, where prince’s armed forces defeated Polovets warriors.
This date had been decided to be the date of Poltava foundation until 1999. In 1974 it was the 1st time when Ukrainian people celebrated 800 years of Poltava. But the city was founded much earlier than it had been mentioned in the Chronicle. Further archaeological researches proved constant people’s residence in Poltava since VIII-IX centuries.
Poltava Ukrainian Medical & Stomatological Academy (UMDA),is one of the largest and best medical universities of the former USSR. Since then, over 40,000 highly skilled doctors, well known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, other European countries, Asian, African and American countries have graduated from UMDA.
By studying at UMDA, students gain their professional experience at 26 specialized bases-multifield medical and preventive organizations and research institutes and 28 specially equipped clinical bases-leading city hospitals, under the supervision of experienced specialists.
There are two scientific research institutes:the Institute of Medical Family Problems and Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Modern treatment methods such as kidney transplantation, open-heart surgeries with artificial blood circulation, extracorporal blood purification, biochemoabsorbtion and many others are applied in most of the clinics almost every day. Due to the high level of specialists training, UMDA or UMDA is one of the most attractive Ukrainian Medical Universities for foreign students.
More than 4,200 students from USA, India, Russia, Germany, Poland, Greece, Israel, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Peru, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Pakistan and many other countries study at UMDA.
In total more than 52,000 highly qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, other CIS countries and as well as from 96 countries of the world from Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas have graduated from the POLTAVA STATE NATIONAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY.