State educational institution of higher professional education "Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy of Federal Agency of Health Care and Social Development" was founded on July 1, 1944 on the basis of reevacuated Kiev Medical Institute (in accordance with the Order of the People's Commissariat of the USSR on June 29, 1944).
This is a large higher education institution under federal authority, one of the prestigious medical academies of the Russian Federation with a powerful system of profound and clinical medical education. The university is implementing a multi-level, continuous training system of specialists with higher medical, pharmaceutical and liberal arts education from comprehensive secondary schools to doctorate.

ChelSMA trains personnel for practical public health of the Southern Urals, Trans-Urals, the Republic of Tyva, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. More than 4,000 students study at the academy. ChelSMA graduates work successfully in many cities in the Urals Federal District and Russia, near and far abroad countries.

The academy has trained over 23,000 health professionals for the 66 years period.