Saratov State Medical University was founded in 1909. The University provides training in the following specialties: therapy, pediatrics, dentistry, pharmacy, therapy-prophylaxis and nursing education. The main form of training is full-time and in the nursing school there is also an evening department. Course in therapy, pediatrics and therapy-prophylaxis run for 6 years. Coursework in dentistry runs for 5 years and training in the nursing school lasts for 4 years.