The implementation of advanced educational programmes began with the creation of the Faculty of Professional Advancement in 1981. The Faculty later was reorganized into the Center for Professional Advancement and Retraining of Specialists and united the Faculty of Professional Advancement with the Faculty of Internship and the Department of Residency.
The Center for Professional Advancement and Retraining of Specialists conducts activities in two areas: additional training (advanced studies and professional retraining) and postgraduate education (internship and residency).
At the courses of Advanced Professional Training there are more than 80 specialties for training of doctors. The training in internship is carried out in 28 specialties, in residency – in 50 specialties. Thirty OSMU Departments take part in the implementation of postgraduate educational programmes.
In 2012, Republican Medical College became a part of OSMU. Due to the fact, the following programmes of advanced professional training are implemented: Pharmacy, Nursing, Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical Massage, and Nursing in Cosmetology.
There is a simulation center to polish up practical skills. Thematic series according to high technology methods of diagnosis and treatment (endoscopic diagnostic and medicinal manipulations in Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, etc.) are conducted. The implementation of distance learning forms using on-line technologies is being continued.
The training of residents is conducted in specialties of postgraduate medical education that are defined by the Nomenclature of specialties with higher and postgraduate medical and pharmaceutical education and by Order N 707н of 8 October 2015 of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation “On the approval of qualification requirements to medical and pharmaceutical specialists with higher education in the field of “Public Health and Medical Sciences”).
The training of residents is carried out according to the individual plan developed on the basis of the Federal State Educational Standards in specialties/fields of studies implemented by OSMU.