The P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) is a higher education institute in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Through decades, the institute has established itself as a higher educational, methodological and research centre.
The Kiev Institute of Advanced Training of Physicians, nowadays the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) named after P.L. Shupyk, one of the first academic and research institutions of Ukraine, was founded in 1918, in the period of the Ukrainian State system, in the time of revival of Ukrainian education, science and technology.
The institute got a new qualitative status in the year of the fifth anniversary of Ukrainian independence after the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine had issued the Resolution “On the formation of Kiev Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education” (13 May 1996), according to which the Academy was considered to be an educational institution of a new type and a higher IV level of accreditation.
In 1998, according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the Academy was given the name of an outstanding statesman and scientist, professorPlaton L. Shupyk who twice was the Minister of Health of Ukraine. He contributed greatly to the development of the academy material, educational and scientific base.
In 2006, the academy acquired a national institution status according to a decree of the president of Ukraine.
Through its existence the NMAPE has become a leading institution of postgraduate medical education as well as a great research centre with 6 faculties of general practice /family medicine, surgery, therapy, pediatrics, medico-prophylactic and pharmaceutical faculty, a faculty teaching staff’s advanced training and the Institute of Dentistry; there are 71 Departments where nearly 650 faculty Members work, including 2 Heroes of Ukraine, 20 Academicians and Associate Members of the NAS of Ukraine, the AMS of Ukraine, 225 Professors and Doctors of Sciences and Associate Professors; over 80 Scientists of the Academy have been given the titles of Honoured Science and Technology Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Physician of Ukraine, Honoured National Education Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Public Health Worker of Ukraine, Honoured Inventor and Rationalizer.
NMAPE is a leading centre of academic and methodological work in postgraduate fields which is authorized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to develop the majority of standard programs of the courses of precertification training, traineeship as computer attestation programs, applied by all medical institutions and faculties of postgraduate education.
Up to 60–70 curricula and programs of topical advanced training are developed and updated annually. Among them these are the original programs: “Digital technology in radiology”, “ Topical questions of quality maintenance and prevention of medicines adulteration”, “ Chemists’ work at the market”, “Untraditional methods of dental diseases treatment”, “Financing and management in health care in Ukraine”, “ Modern technologies in interventional cardiology”, “Ultrasound diagnosis of close defects of cardial septa”, etc.
The Department of Medical Information Technology, in particular, is an initiator, organizer and founder of one of the progressive modern form of distance education. Since 2006 the academic and methodological centre of distance education has been working at the Academy.
Physicians’ post-graduate education is composed of internship, master’s course and specialization, topical advanced training and precertification courses.
Over 20,000 physicians and pharmacists are trained at the NMAPE annually.
Scientific and research work at the academy is an integral part in training highly qualified specialists and is performed in accordance with the generalized plan of scientific and research activity. The plan includes the scientific and research activity in foreground trends that have purpose investment (funding scientific and technical programs, government orders, fundamental and applied scientific and research activity in the field of preventive and clinical medicine), initiative and competitive (department) extrabudget (state contractual) dissertations (doctor’s and candidate’s).
Scientific developments of the academy’s scientists have won 90 Medals of Exhibition of Economic Achievements, 22 of which are Gold Medals.
Of 74 departments, 61 are clinical ones. They are based in medical establishments subordinated to the boards of public health and medical maintenance of Kiev Municipal and Kiev Regional State Administration, the Ministry of Health and other boards. It is very important that 20 departments cooperate with 16 institutes of the AMS of Ukraine where medical scientific potential is concentrated.
The number of clinical bases of all property forms is 125; their potential amounts over 11,000 hospital beds.
Annually, over 20,000 surgical interventions are performed, 190,000 consultations are delivered and 100,000 patients are treated at clinical bases. NMAPE staff members implement up-dated methods of diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases.
Within the framework of Ukrainian Emergency Medical Care Station, NMAPE staff members constantly go to regions of Ukraine to deliver consultations and medical care for patients suffering from the most severe pathology.