Dear first-year students, You have proved that you can study at our University. We are glad to welcome you here and we consider it to be one of the most important events in your life. You have decided to devote your life to people. That’s why you should not only gain knowledge but also you should study to be merciful and delicate because being a doctor means to follow the vocation first of all. Our University is one of the oldest medical schools of our country and it has been one of the 10th best schools of Russia for many years. It was created in 1935. You are sure to get acquainted with the heroic life of Stalingrad Medical Institute, to get to know why we are so proud of research schools of the University. You will visit our museum, see the portrait gallery of our professors. Students’ life is so interesting and bright. Our medical students write poems, participate in different contests, sport competitions, etc, but first of all they study, study and study. We welcome you in our big university family.