Vinnitsa National Medical University was founded in 1921. In 1960, the educational institution was named after M.I.Pirogov, in 1984 he was awarded the Order of Honor. Since 1994, the Vinnytsia Medical Institute has been certified and accredited to the IV level of accreditation and has been granted the status of the University. The national status of the university was acquired in 2002, in the same year it was awarded the diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The university has a high level of availability for teachers with academic degrees and titles. Almost every sixth university professor is a doctor of sciences, a professor. Students are taught by 115 Doctors of Sciences and 600 Ph.D. There are 25 Honored Scientists and Technicians of Ukraine, Honored Workers of Higher Education and Education of Ukraine, 3 academicians of the Academy of Higher Education of Ukraine, 12 Honored Doctors of Ukraine, 5 Winners of the State Prize of Ukraine.
In the educational process and management of the university, computer technologies are widely implemented. There are 26 computer classes, 4 channels of the Internet network, access to which students, postgraduate students and teachers are free.
The University has 12 scientific schools. The University supports creative contacts and co-operates with medical faculties of universities of 19 foreign countries (including the USA, Germany, France, England, Russia, etc.), there are close connections with clinical departments with 28 foreign pharmaceutical companies. Teachers of departments are involved in the implementation of 62 international projects.
Rector of the University is Vasil Maksimovich Moroz, MD, Professor, Full Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Association of the Rectors of the Medical Universities of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine. Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.