Admission Requirements

In order to apply to the program, a secondary school diploma or equivalent is required.

Entrance Examinations:

Chemistry, Biology, Russian language

Program Description

Medical biochemistry studies the changes in biological molecules that underlie various diseases. The main tasks of fundamental medical biochemistry are the study of molecular mechanisms of human diseases and the development of new methods of diagnosis and treatment based on the obtained data.

Students who study this program, in addition to general subjects of the medical education (Latin, anatomy and histology, physiology, general pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, etc.), conduct in-depth study of general and medical biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, genetics and bioinformatics, as well as advanced mathematics, physics, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and general biology. In addition, special courses have been developed for students in a number of clinical disciplines (internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, neurology, etc.).

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University has accumulated vast experience in training specialists in the field of medical biochemistry. Many of our graduates work in the leading biomedical laboratories of Russia, Europe and the USA, teach at the best universities of the world.


Career Prospects

Awareness in the field of practical medicine and fundamental Sciences allow our graduates to become desirable specialists in leading biomedical institutions, private companies and clinics. Graduates can engage in research work in scientific laboratories, teach at universities, work in clinical diagnostic laboratories. They have the right to work in the following medical specialties: doctor-biochemist, doctor-geneticist, doctor of clinical laboratory diagnostics, doctor of forensic medical expertise.

A specialist in medical biochemistry does not need to pass exams and obtain additional certificates to work as a researcher or teacher in USA or Europe.

Graduates can also continue education in graduate school in the groups of specialties "Biological sciences" and "Fundamental medicine" and in residency in the areas of "Clinical laboratory diagnostics", "Forensic medical examination", and "Genetics".