“The diagnosis should be made very carefully.

 Ungrounded, premature adoption of this or that

decision brings the doctor bad fame”

Andrei Krupynskyi


     Andrei Krupynskyi Lviv Medical Academy is one of the oldest higher educational institutions not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe. Its 246th anniversary was celebrated on October 1, 2019.

     The foundation of this institution is closely connected with Andrei Krupynskyi’s activity, the first protomedicus in Halychyna. The well-known scientist, doctor of medicine, he founded Lviv Collegium of Obstetrics (nowadays Andrei Krupynskyi Lviv Medical Academy). The inauguration of the Lviv Collegium of Obstetrics took place on October 1, 1773. This is the day of establishing of medical education in Western Ukrainian Lands. During 1773 – 1784 more than 60 doctors of general profile had been trained at that educational institution. Among the alumnus were representatives of different nationalities, as evidenced by the fact that the Collegium has gained a good reputation far beyond Halychyna.  

     During the period of existence of the Imperial-Royal Midwifery School, 3 460 midwives with high moral, spiritual and professional qualities had graduated.

     In 1919 the Imperial-Royal Midwifery School in Lviv was renamed to the State Midwifery School in Lviv. The graduates had received a diploma with the right to practice throughout Poland. During that period, 1 000 midwives had graduated.

    In August 1939 Western Ukraine was incorporated into the Bolshevik Empire under the guise of reunification with Ukraine. The educational institutions of Lviv were reorganized. At that time fascists came to our land and the activity of the School was interrupted by the war.

    In August 1944 the School renovated its activity. Aikui Dubashydze, Armenian by nationality, major in medical service, headed the Lviv Midwifery School in 1945. It continued to work until 1967, when it was renamed to Lviv Medical School.

    Due to its great contribution to medical education and health care in Ukraine, the Interbranch Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine adopted the decision of March 24, 1993 granting the status of College with two educational levels of training.  

    In 1998 for the first time in Ukraine the enrolling of students with hearing disabilities was carried out at this educational institution for the specialty 224 Technologies of medical diagnostics and treatment (specialization Laboratory diagnostics). Thus far 73 such specialists have already graduated from the Academy.

    In 2007 the first enrollment of visually impaired students was carried out in specialty 223 Nursing (specialization Nursing, qualification “nurse massager”). At present 41 such specialists have graduated.

    On September 30, 2015 the Medical College was renamed to Andrei Krupunskyi Lviv Institute of Nursing and Laboratory Medicine by the order of the Lviv Regional Council, and in 2017 the first enrollment of Masters in Nursing was carried out.

    On August 19, 2019 Andrei Krupynskyi Lviv Institute of Nursing and Laboratory Medicine was renamed to Andrei Krupynskyi Lviv Medical Academy by the order of Lviv Regional Council.