Psychologico-Social faculty was formed in 2001 in accordance with health treatment growing demands and medical help system improvements, that considered not only biological health basis but also treating a human being as a complex multipolar system with inner psychology within social relationships. At present there are two faculty departments where studies are being held: «clinical psychology» and «social work». There are 217 students studying at the faculty. Fundamental theoretical training connected with vast sphere for practice, over 80 university’s clinical bases encourage the graduates to become highly qualified specialists able to fulfill themselves working at big clinics as well as in private practice.
The main difference in the training of the students in the specialties “Clinical Psychology” and “Social Work” in Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University are professional orientation to health care and practical training.
Training of the students of both specialties is conducted in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education and is provided by the relevant departments of the University. Educational and practical training is carried out on clinical bases of RSMU.