The university was founded in 1921 by the dental faculty of Kharkiv Medical Academy. In 1967, it moved to the city of Poltava and was renamed the Poltava Ukrainian Medical Stomatological (oral medicine) Academy (PUMSA).In 1992, a Faculty for international students was founded in order to improve the quality of Medical training for foreign citizens. 938 international students from 42 different countries including India, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Pakistan, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan etc. In 1994, the university received the sixth-highest accreditation level because of its low death rate during surgery and was renamed Poltava State Medical University (PSMU). As of 2004, PSMU had a level-IV accreditation. Poltava State Medical and Dental University is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), I-MED School, Medical Council of India (MCI), Medical Council of Nepal, PMDC, European Universities Association and lot of other countries.
It takes almost 5.8 years to complete MBBS in Ukraine including the clinical part of the course. Once you successfully accomplish the degree, you can come down to India and apply for the immediate screening test. Also, some exams such as USMLE or PLAB can also be pursued!