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Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University [IFNMU] is a modern institution of a higher education with rich traditions. Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University (IFNMU) is situated in Ivano city in North-West of Ukraine and it is a leading higher education establishment of the region of a classical type with a higher accreditation level
 Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University was founded in the year of 1945. Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University is one of the oldest and leading medical University of Ukraine from last 68 years and former USSR. High level of qualification allows graduates of the University to work successfully in many countries of the world, to achieve great success in science and practical public health services. Among them are scientists, heads of public health service, honored doctors.

Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University provides high quality education to students who are looking for quality education at an affordable course fees. There are Thirteen faculties and a preparatory department. The Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University trains specialists along the following education / qualification levels: Under graduate, Junior specialists, specialists, Masters for the following specialties:


One of the few Medical Universities in Ukraine to be conferred the Honor of being designated as a“National Medical University” by the Government of Ukraine.

Established                         1945

Abbreviated Name               IVFNMU

Address                               Galyskastr 2, 76018 Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Subordination                     Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine

Accreditation level               IVth level. (Highest in Ukraine) Conferred by State                                                              Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, as perRecord no. 10

                                           of April 24, 1994

Hospital Beds                      Over 2600+

Associated Hospitals            12 Hospitals and Clinics

Teaching Staff                     443 (77 PhDs, 264 Candidate for PhD and 19 Academicians)

International Students        5000 in April 2011 from over 40 countries

Students Trained                 17,000+ since inception.

Listed In                             World Directory of Medical Schools, authored by the World                                                  Health Organization (WHO), Geneva 

International Activities


IFNMU is a member of International Association of Universities, European Association of Universities, World Health Organization and other international organizations. 

About 5000 foreign students from 40 countries, including the USA, Western Europe, Australia, all regions of Africa and Asia, are studying in IFNMU.

The university has highly technology library: the university library is highly equipped with powerful electron library. IFNMU library won a prize in 2009 as the library of the year in Ukraine.


Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is listed in the following Directories:



World Health Organization (WHO): Directory of World Medical Colleges

International Medical Education Directory (IMED): IMED acaccreditation is recognized by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for eligibility of graduates to obtain certification & Licensure

Ukrainian State Centre of International Education (USCIE): Directory of Recognized Educational Institutes in Ukraine


Students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to apply for certification and license in over 150 countries in the world including: US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and etc.

USA: Students and graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to participate in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) & receive ECFMG certification. ECFMG certification requires all graduates to have passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 (both sections), submit a final transcript and provide a copy of the graduate's diploma for verification. Once ECFMG certification is granted; graduates are eligible for Postgraduate Medical education (Residency Training) in the United States of America. Prospective & current students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University wishing to practice in the USA are encouraged to educate themselves on the licensure policies in respective states. Information can be obtained by going to the Federation of State Medical Boards of United States (FSMB) website and from related sources 

India: Students from India are eligible to sit for the National Board of Examination (NBE) and to register with the Medical Council of India (MCI); after obtaining an “Eligibility Certificate” from the MCI prior to sitting for the Competency test conducted by the NBE and complying with any other guide-lines of the certification authority. 

Similarly, students /graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to sit for the licensure & certification examinations of many other countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore etc. All students & graduates should educate themselves on the licensure policies in their respective home countries and countries where they propose to practise and prepare accordingly - in terms of: Education, documents, attestation immigration, subject competency exam, language competency examination and residency and work permit laws.


Ivano-Frankivsk city, Ukraine (Ivano-Frankovsk)

The capital city of Ivano-Frankivsk oblast.

Ivano-Frankivsk (also spelled Ivano-Frankovsk), formerly called stanislav until 1962 , is a city and administrative center in Ivano-Frankivsk region located in the western part of Ukraine.

The city lies along the Bystritsa River just above its confluence with the Dniester River. It is a railway and highway junction of the region. There is also an airport in the city.

Population - 244,000 (2013).

Area code - +380 342; postal codes - 76000-76030.

 Time : Ukraine is two hours ahead of Nigeria from march to October  But from October the time will change and Ukraine will one hour ahead of Nigeria , that is from October to march.

Weather in Ivano-Frankivsk city: there are four different types of weather conditions in ivano frankivsk.

  1. Winter: during winter the weather is very cold. The temperature can be -20 degree census. Winter start from November till February but the peak of winter is December. Students are advised to cover themselves with thick winter jacket , winter shoes , hand gloves , head warmer etc.

  2. Spring: this is a raining weather that starts from mid February to April. During spring there is showers of rain and weather is cold but not as cold as winter.

  3. Summer: start from May to July. During summer, the temperature is very high. The temperature can rise up to 35 degree census. The weather is hot during summer. Summer is the best weather for most students.

  4. Autumn: during autumn there is a cold wind. This weather is very similar to Nigeria harmattan. But in autumn the wind is wet and cold while in harmattan the wind is dry. Autumn starts from august to October.      

Ivano-Frankivsk history : It was founded in 1662 as a town of Stanislawow. After the first partition of Poland (1772), the town was held by Austria till 1919. It occupied an important position on the northern approach to the Yablonitsa Pass over the Carpathians. From 1919 till 1939, the city was a part of Poland.

In 1939, together with all the western Ukraine, it became the part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1945, it was ceded to the Soviet Union and named Stanislav.

In 1962, the city turned 300 years old. It was renamed and, since that time, it bears the name of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko who often visited the town, wrote and read his works there.

In the early 1990s, Ivano-Frankivsk was one of the centers of Ukrainian independence movement.

The mayor : the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk  is RUSLAN MARTSINKIV of svoboda.

Ivano-Frankivsk sights


Parish Church (the Art Museum). This former Catholic church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most valuable architectural monuments in the city. In Soviet times, the church was closed, and the building was used as an art museum. Today, the art museum can still be found there. Sheptytsky Square, 8. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00, day off - Monday.

The City Hall (Local History Museum). This constructivist building standing on the Rynok (Market) Square is the most recognizable symbol of Ivano-Frankivsk (the height is 49.5 meters). In its current form the building was constructed in the first half of the 20th century.

The building hosts several exhibitions of a local history museum: nature, history, folk art, and archaeology. Several collections of weapons and books, as well as antique furniture are also presented. The total number of exhibits is about 120 thousand items. Galitskaya Street, 4-a. Opening hours: 9:00-17:30, day off - Monday.


Resurrection Cathedral. The building of the Austrian-Bavarian architecture school with clear features of classicism. The tops of the towers are made in the style of Gutsulskaya wooden architecture. Sheptytsky Square, 22.

Armenian Church. This building with two towers in Baroque style located near the market square was built in the 18th century. Two restorations made in the 19th and the 20th centuries significantly changed the building.

The interiors are fully preserved because in Soviet times the building was a museum of religion and atheism. Armenian Street, 6.

Other places of interest

One Hundred Meters. “One hundred meters” or simply “hundred” (“sotka”) is the name of the pedestrian part of Nezavisimosty Street. Its real length is about half a kilometer. This is the most popular walking area in Ivano-Frankivsk.

There are many outdoor cafes and restaurants, bookstores and boutiques. Every year new forged sculptures are placed on this street and the streets located nearby.

Fortifications (Bastion). This fragment of a defensive wall with a bastion is all that remains of the old fortifications of Stanislav fortress. Currently, the renovated complex hosts “Bastion” gallery - a shopping and entertainment complex with a terrace for walks, souvenir shops and boutiques. Fortechny (Krepostnoy) Lane, 1.

The City Lake. The lake that appeared in 1955 was called “Stanislavsky Sea”. The lake is one of the main recreational areas of Ivano-Frankivsk. The most romantic place is a bridge to the “Island of Love”. There is also a boathouse. Mazepa StreetMore Places…

Ivano-Frankivsk hotels : We have checked Ivano-Frankivsk hotels and, according to some reviews of visitors, the following hotels offer the best level of service.

Hotel “Nadia”. This hotel is located in the heart of Ivano-Frankivsk. It is the biggest hotel of the city. There are 244 rooms with all the comforts, including a phone, TV, fridge, Wi-Fi.

There is a restaurant (European and Ukrainian cuisine). Additional services: parking, barber, laundry, currency exchange, tours, translation services. Nezalezhnosti Street, 40. Phones: +380 342 72 70 77, +380 342 72 70 76.

Hotel “Reikartz Park Hotel”. This hotel is situated in the picturesque and quiet part of Ivano-Frankivsk, next to the city park and the lake.

38 cozy and modern rooms of different categories with individual style of decoration. Each room has a satellite TV, individually controlled climate, mini- bar, Wi-Fi.

The restaurant “Alpine Meadow” with views of the lake and the park - European cuisine combined with Ukrainian dishes. The bar and grill “Ranch” - European and American cuisine, grilled dishes.

Additional services include a sauna, conference room, meeting room, business center, translation services, children’s playground, laundry, transfer and parking. Mazepa Street, 146. Phone: +380 342 59 55 95.

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