The Irkutsk State Medical University is closely connected to practical health care. The health education process at ISMU involves engagement of university academic staff and students in providing health care at clinics and medical offices in Irkutsk. Teaching staff, interns, residents, graduate and postgraduate students assist in operations, examine and treat patients and provide emergency help.
In these hospitals the future doctors practice their skills under the supervision of experienced specialists.
Clinical departments, which organized training in all specialties located at the bases of specialized departments and centers of more than 20 medical institutions of regional, urban and other subordination in Russian Federation. In the educational and medical diagnostic process the university uses 90% of hospital beds of clinical databases. Departments of urban and regional hospitals, clinics, specialized centers equipped with modern laboratory and treatment diagnostic equipment including MRI, CT scans. In these hospitals the future doctors practice their skills under the supervision of experienced specialists.
The teaching staff of clinical departments at the Educational Institution “Irkutsk State Medical University” is engaged along with instruction and research in diagnostic and treatment work.