The University in Pleven medical ( Bulgarian : Medical University – Pleven , Meditsinski Universitet – in Pleven ) is a one of the-five The Medical Institutions of Higher Education the in Bulgaria . The-EUR only is it University the in in Pleven and WAS Founded the in 1974 on the basis of the former regional hospital established in 1865.
The university unifies a large modern preclinical base, a hospital with specialised clinics, and research sections. It has two faculties, the Faculty of Medicine covering the subjects of medicine and rehabilitation and occupational therapy, and the Faculty of Public Health covering health care, as well as a college. There are also two hostels with a total of 315 beds in two- and three-bed rooms.
In 1997 the university added an English language Medicine programme designed for international students. This was the first English language medicine programme in Bulgaria. As of the 2000s, Medical University Pleven has had 4081 Bulgarian and 582 foreign students from 45 countries, and has about 750 students a year, of which half are Bulgarians and the rest foreigners, 50-60% of whom are from India. Since Bulgaria’s ascension to the European Union in 2007, most international students originate from other EU member states.
The instruction courses in the university are carried out in two faculties and one college:
- Faculty of Medicine with the speciality of Medicine;
- Faculty of Public Health with the following specialities:
- Management of Health Care;
- Medicinal Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy;
- Health Management;
- Medical College Pleven with the following specialities:
- Medical Laboratory Assistant;
- Radiology Laboratory Assistant;
- Social Worker.