Lugansk is one of the largest cities in Ukraine, an important scientific and cultural center. Lugansk State Medical University ( LSMU) is modern institution of higher education with rich traditions. From the moment of its establishment in 1956 till 2001 14737 doctors and 116 nurses-bachelors were prepared at the university. Among them there were 723 doctors for 52 foreign countries. High level of qualification allows graduates of the University to work successfully in many countries of the world, to achieve great success in science and practical public health services. Among them are scientists, heads of public health services, honoured doctors.

The names of rectors who headed Lugansk State Medical University during these years are well known in Ukraine and abroad.

I.D. Vashenko ( 1956- 1957)
U.P.Palchevsky (1957-1960)
F.D.Pavelitsa (1960-1963)
D.G.Korchikov (1963 - 1967)
I.I.Tshaikovskaya (1967- 1975)
F.R.Faddeev (1976-1984)

At present our rector is Professor Ivchenko Valery Constantinovich Doctor of medical sciences, Professor chief of traumatology,orthopedics and military surgery department.

Lugansk State Medical University is attested according to the highest (the fourth) level of accrediation. It prepares specialists in 172 medical specialities. Good facilities, high qualification level of the teaching staff., scientific and methodical provision led Lugansk State Medical University to one of the leading places in the country.

365 teachers, among them 63 doctors of sciences, including five honoured science and technique workers of Ukraine. One honoured worker of public education of Ukraine, two honoured doctors of Ukraine, two laureates of state prize of Ukraine carry out pedagogical, scientific, medical and educational work at 48 departments.

University has very good facilities. There are five buildings for theorotical classes and a wide net of clinical bases of medical institutions of Lugansk which are equiped at the level corresponding to world standards. A modern library with the fund which exceeds five thousand specimen includes electronic mail with internet. The University has everything necessary for the organization of welfare and leisure of students, including modern hostels, a sports complex, a club for free time activities.

The university is in constant dynamic development.