North - Ossetian State Medical Academy is located in the town Vladikavkaz one of the most beautiful towns of the Large Caucasian Mountains. The nature of the North – Ossetia is picturesque and original. Here we can see magnificent mountains, capped with snow and glaciers, green alpine meadows and impetious rivers. The climate of North – Ossetia is temporally continental. The winter here is mild, but summer sometimes is dry due to the influence of the hot middle east desert’s air. Vladikavkaz is a large densely populated town with multinational population. Various cultures are integrated here. There are many possibilities for sport and cultural rest with convenience transport communication. NOSMA is one of the best ones in the North Caucasus. International activity was put in use from 1991, for these period about 350 specialists have been prepared for foreign countries such as Germany, Canada, Syria, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Dzhibuti, Greece, Egypt, Baltic States, etc.
NOSMA was founded in 1939. For the period of its existence, over 21 000 highly qualified specialists have graduated from it. The graduates of NOSMA successfully work not only in the republic but in all regions of Russian Federation and abroad too. At the 40 chairs of the academy work 346 professors and teachers: 53 Doctors of Medical Sciences, 30 Professors, 202 Candidates of Medical Sciences, and 69 Assistant Doctors. There are 6 faculties in the academy: medical, pediatric, stomatological, pharmaceutical, medico - preventive and the faculty of post-graduate education (residency, post graduate course). The faculty of post-graduate education is preparing to graduate in 14 specialities, clinical residency in 29 specialities. Annually specialization and advanced training in 36 specialities is conducted in academy. In NOSMA operates department of pre-university training and further education for foreigners. NOSMA has its own clinic and stomatological polyclinic with modern equipment. Clinical chairs of the academy are based in large healthcare institutions of the republic, the bedspace of which is more than 6300 locations. Along with the professional training we have all the conditions for research work. There is research laboratory in the Academy and Institute of biomedical research of Vladikavkaz scientific center of Russian Academy of Sciences and of RNO-Alania Government. In the Academy operates Students’ Scientific Society and association of young scientists. Students of the Academy take part in the international conferences and workshops. Students have access to a library with rich fund of special literature and fiction numbering more than 428000 copies of publications. In the library operates an electronic reading room equipped with computers with Internet access. In the Academy is opened the Testing center, the centre of the practical training, which is designed for classroom and extracurricular self-study and is equipped with modern equipment: dummies, phantoms, clinical examination of the patient simulators. There was created multimedia class designed to showcare educational films, video collection and presentation. On the territory of the Academy there is a canteen with a varied diet. Accommodation is available in the hostel a 5-minute walk from the Academy building. All conditions for the maximum development of creative and sports activities of the person: work collectives of amateur performances, sports clubs operate here. The Academy has four sports and fitness centers: shooting gallery, a sports ground. There are museums: of Health Organization of North-Alania, biological and anatomical museums at the territory of the Academy.