I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is the first and the oldest medical school in Russia tracing its history from the medical faculty of Moscow Imperial University founded in 1758.
Having passed the path of glory I.M. Sechenov First MSMU enriched national and world science with many distinguished scientists and significant discoveries, and brought up thousands of physicians devoted to their work.
Many of the University alumni have been recognized internationally for their outstanding contribution to global medicine and other spheres. Botkin S.P., Korsakoff S.S., Pirogov N.N., Sechenov I.M., Sklifosovsky N.V., and Chekhov A.P. are the most renowned.
The history of First MSMU is tightly connected with the history of medical education and healthcare in Russia. The University is a cradle of most national medical schools and scientific medical societies, first medical journals, guidebooks and manuals.
Inauguration of the Imperial Moscow University (Moscow State University since 1917)
First lectures at the IMU medical faculty
Beginning of continuous lecturing at the medical faculty
S.G. Zybelin and P.D. Veniaminov, first Russian professors at the medical faculty
Imperial Moscow University was granted a right of conferring a Doctor of Medicine degree
F.I. Barsuk-Moiseev was the first to be conferred with a Doctor of Medicine degree after defending the thesis entitled About Breathing
Opening of the first teaching hospitals at Nikitskaya street
Publication of the first issue of the Medical and Physical Journal
Professors, lecturers, and students of the IMU medical faculty took part in the Patriotic War of 1812. The buildings, books and manuals of the faculty were burnt away
Completion of restoration of the faculty buildings burnt in fire of 1812. Opening of the Clinic Institute
Beginning of practical studies for students at the Old Ekaterinian Hospital
V.A. Basov was the first to perform an operation for artificial fistula in animals
Construction of the University Campus on Devichye Pole comprising 15 teaching hospitals and institutes
Ivan M. Sechenov was elected professor of the Chair of Physiology
The 12th International Congress of Physicians was held at the IMU medical faculty
Scientists of the medical faculty took part in the First Congress on the Higher Medical Education Reform
Establishment of a postgraduate course at the medical faculty
Beginning of practice for fourth-year students
Reorganization of the medical faculty of Moscow State University into First Moscow Medical Institute (First MMI), an independent higher medical institution with two faculties, the therapeutic prophylactic faculty and the sanitary and prophylactic (sanitary and hygienic since 1935) faculty
Foundation of the Central Research Laboratory
Decree of the USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium on awarding First MMI with an Order of Lenin. Changing the First MMI abbreviation into First MOLMI
Professors, lecturers, and students of First MOLMI took part in the Great Patriotic War
First MOLMI was named after I.M. Sechenov
Moscow Pharmaceutical Institute was transformed into the Faculty of Pharmacy of I.M. Sechenov First MOLMI
Organization of the evening faculty of medicine (2nd faculty of medicine since 1969)
Dr. B. Egorov, I.M. Sechenov First MOLMI graduate, became a member of the Voskhod spacecraft crew
Organization of the Faculty of Advanced Training for Physicians (nowadays Postgraduate Professional Training of Physicians)
Establishment of the Faculty of Training of Research and Teaching Staff.
On the Resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute was raised to I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy of the USSR Ministry of Public Health
Establishment of the Faculty of Higher Nursing Training
Establishment of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine for Postgraduate Professional Training
Establishment of the Faculty of Health Care Management
The 1st and the 2nd faculties of medicine were united into a single Faculty of Medicine
Establishment of the Faculty of Dentistry
Celebration of the 250-year history. The University is awarded a Platinum Uncia 2008
I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy was granted a status of the University and has changed its name into I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Nobel Prize winner Barry J. Marshall has been entitled the Professor Emeritus of I.M. Sechenov First MSMU
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University entered the all-Russian academic excellence project 5-100 aimed at enhancing competitiveness of leading Russian universities among the global research and education centers.
Science and Technology Park of Biomedicine was founded.
Sechenov University is the only medical University in Russia, listed in “best-1000” and ranks 13th out of 24 Russian universities-participants of the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.
Sechenov University celebrates its 260th Anniversary.