Semey State Medical University is taken into account to be one amongst the most effective universities of Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1952. The university was at first named as Semipalatinsk State Medical Institute. After over four decades, the name of the university was changed to Semey State Medical University by the orders of the Health Services Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The very 1st batch of scholars got admission beneath the medication school of SSMU within the year 1953. Gradually, other faculties were also started in the university. These faculties include the pediatrics which began in 1963, stomatology faculty in 1991, Medico-prophylactical, pharmaceutical faculty and General Medicine faulty was started in 2003. In the year 1984, SSMU started the post- diploma education in Pavlodor city. Every year around a thousand doctors pursue their post- certification education here.