History of the University


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Established in the year 1992, by Dr. Pokanevich Valeriy (1950-2012), Kyiv medical university of UAFM is one of the best institutes for medical education in Ukraine.

Dr. Pokanevich Valeriy ,the General director of Ukrainian Medical Association of folk medicines was born on May 05, 1950 in the village Yabluvnika, Popilnyansky district , Zhytomyr region and was a famous Honored doctor of Ukraine. In 1973, he graduated from Chernivtsi State Medical Institute with General Medicine as his major. He has been awarded with the “Badge of Honor” for his excellence in the field of education.

With an idea to inculcate the principles of alternate medicine in the conventional medical world the university was established and has been outperforming many other institutes located in the country. The university also holds a special department of Research and Innovation with a simple goal of implementing all the modern training methods into the conventional medical education system to reach the aspired goal of training excellent clinicians.

Since its establishment in 1992 the university has made admirable progress and has trained several thousands of health personals specifically in the field of General Medicine. With over 200 health care specialists and scientists training each and every student dedicatedly, and use of principles of alternative medicine with the conventional medicine, the university has become one of the most preferred destination for studying medicine by not only students from Ukraine but from various parts of the world.

As per the global statistics about 30% patients in the world refer to doctors with a qualification in methods of alternative and traditional medicine as Phytotherapy, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Reflexology, Iridology etc. Universities offering specialized course in these disciplines can be found today all around the world particularly in USA and the CIS nations and China as well. The Kyiv medical university trains specialists in clinical medicine with a focus on these alternate disciplines and thus enabling them to provide better health care with knowledge from both the disciplines. Attributing to our continuous innovation and specialized training program our university received on Sep, 02, 2011 the level IV i.e highest level of Accreditation by the Ministry of health of Ukraine.