In 1840, His Highness Emperor Mykola I, signed the Highest Rescript about opening the medical Course at St. Volodymyr University which is the beginning of National Medical University n.a. O.O.Bogomolets. Council of St. Volodymyr University approved the decision about opening the 1st medical Course in September 1841.
Kiev Institute of Health Care was renamed into Kiev State Medical Academy, which later became Kiev medical institute in 1921. In 1946 Kiev Medical Institute was given the name of the President of Academy of Sciences of UkrSSR O.O. Bogomolets. In 1992 The institute was reorganized into Ukrainian O.O. Bogomolets state medical university which in the year 1995 By the Decree from the President of Ukraine the university received the status of O.O. Bogomolets National medical university.
The University is now one of European’s most highly ranked medical universities which offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The university has Medical technologies of highest standards, purpose-designed, modern, interdisciplinary campus facilities. Kiev National Medical University n.a. O.O. Bogomolets is the only Ukrainian Medical University, cooperating with numerous European universities.
Over 13,000 students, doctors-interns, masters, residents, post-graduates, and persons, working for doctor’s degree, among which about 1,200 foreign citizens. The University has agreements with 43 international and foreign organizations and institutions, co-founder of the Inter-university center of science and cooperation in countries in South and South-Eastern Europe, East European chain of universities, a participant in 27 educational and 49 scientific international projects.