St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov

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January 24, 2022

St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov is a higher educational institution of St. Petersburg, founded in 1907 and existed until 2011, when it merged with the St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education and formed a new university on their basis - North-Western State Medical University. I. I. Mechnikov. Full name: State budgetary educational institution of higher professional education "St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov".

History

In 1920, the medical faculty of the 2nd Petrograd State University, which was an educational unit created in 1907 by V. M. Bekhterev of the Psychoneurological Institute, was transformed into an independent university - the State Institute of Medical Knowledge (GIMZ). Ludwig Martynovich Puusepp became the first rector of the institute. In 1930, the institute was renamed the 2nd Leningrad Medical Institute (2nd LMI), later a sanitary and hygienic faculty was formed in it. In 1930, the 2nd LMI was merged with the medical university-hospital named after I. I. Mechnikov. During the Great Patriotic War, hospital No. 2222 worked at the institute, training continued and doctors for the front were graduating. In 1947, the institute was again renamed the Leningrad Sanitary and Hygienic Medical Institute (LSGMI, colloquially known as Sangig). In 1994 the institute received the status of an academy. In 1995, the Academy was named after I. I. Mechnikov in honor of the 150th anniversary of the scientist. In 2011, the academy ceased to exist, becoming an integral part of the newly formed North-Western State Medical University. I. I. Mechnikov.

Disbandment

In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Health and Social Development No. 609 dated 06/23/2011, after the merger with the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, it was reorganized into the North-Western State Medical University. I. I. Mechnikov. From one academy, the joint institution got the name of the Nobel laureate Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, from the other - the rector. At the joint recto held on July 6, 2011

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