Donetsk National Medical University of Maxim Gorky “DonNMU” is the best and the largest medical university of the former USSR. DonNMU is counted as one of the best medical school in Ukraine.The University is known as DonNMU and it’s the abbreviated name of Donetsk National Medical University.
Donetsk National Medical University was established in 1930 as M. Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute. In 1994 DSNMU was given the status of University and in 2007 DonNMU has got the status of National Medical University .

Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU” is listed in the medical directories of World Health Organization (WHO) and I-Med Schools.

Due to the high quality of students training and comparatively low tuition fees DonNMU is one of the most attractive Ukrainian Medical Universities for foreigners Today more than 15000 students are studying at eight faculties of Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU”. Among them there are about 4200 foreign students from Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, USA, UK, Germany, Poland, Greece, Israel, Turkey, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Peru, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, Lebanon and from other countries studying at the DonNMU at the moment.

More than 45,000 highly qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health care providers from Ukraine, Russia, other ex-soviet republics and 89 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas have graduated during the 81 years of existence.

Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU” has been recognized the best[citation needed] training-methodical centre among Ukrainian medical universities in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 and was awarded[citation needed] with certificates from Ukrainian Health Ministry and Ministry of Education. At the M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU” there are eight faculties including preparatory faculty for foreign students. The Donetsk National Medical University (DonNMU) trains specialists along the following education / qualification levels: Junior specialists, specialists, Masters for the following specialties:
*Public Health
*Post-Graduate Education
*Preparatory Department

Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU” provide training in English, Russian and in Ukrainian language in all faculties. According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry Order N°148 of March 22, 2004 DonNMU has been appointed as Regional Centre of Bologna Process managing in Ukraine. In 2005/06 academic year, DonNMU has started teaching its students in accordance with the Bologna Agreement on specialists training using the credit-modular system makes it possible to obtain the European Diploma at the end of the study.

Students of Donetsk National Medical University can make transfers of their credits to any other European medical university any time after completing their first year of education at DonNMU. Donetsk National Medical University “DonNMU” is the regional centre for Bologna process managing in Ukraine. Transfer to other European universities are made under bologna process and to the universities of Canada and USA on the basis of the agreements of DonNMU with this Universities. M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University has signed for cooperation and for students transfer with almost 160 different Universities of the different countries among them are the universities of CIS, Europe, Canada, USA and with some Arabic countries.

Donetsk National Medical University www.donnmu.com.ua ranks first among Ukrainian medical universities constantly since 2001 till 2011 according to the rating of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of Ukraine.