Kursk state medical university was established in 1935 by order of the Council of People’s Commissars No 89 dated 9 February.
The order of people’s commissar health service dated 7 May, 1935 read “Proceed to organize medical institute in Kursk with admission for the ﬁrst year of 250 people and establish beginning of classes on the 1st of September, 1935”.
The ﬁrst director of the medical institute was appointed physician V.I. Deshevoi.
On the 20th of May, 1935 the general committee of Kursk regional board of the deputies Soviet arrived at a decision, which obliged the directorate of the medical institute and public health administration to implement the order of the People’s Commissariat of the RSFSR immediately.
Some buildings, belonging to a college, were given to the institute for allocation of the main university’s elements. These buildings required big job in their reconstruction, equipment and additional construction.
The completion of the university’s construction had to be in 1940, but by the beginning of the ﬁrst academic year everything necessary has been prepared. The main theoretical departments — anatomy, biology, general chemistry and physics — are located in buildings next to the main building. The auditorium with 300 seats and anatomical museum were also there. The ﬁrst heads of the departments were candidates of medical sciences L.A. Shangina, A.D. Bernshteyn, M.F. Mihaylov, V.I. Popov. Lecturers of the medical college and experienced medical practitioners were involved as assistants.
The ﬁrst clinical departments were placed in the regional clinical and railway hospitals, the municipal hospital named after N.A. Semashko, the Republican psychiatric hospital and maternity homes. The experienced specialists were involved to guide clinical departments: N.S. Smirnov, I.A. Chernogorov, A.G. Butylin, H.N. Levitan, F.A. Rachevsky, N.D. Nikolaev, N.I. Golik, I.Ya. Deyneka, V.V. Shostakovich, A.V. Shteyn and others.
On the 30th of June, 1940 there was held the ﬁrst graduation ceremony of 186 young physicians.
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