Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University is recognized as the basic educational institution in the Western part of Ukraine. The university actively works with different medical organizations in Western Europe, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Middle East countries and others. The scientists of the university implement their research works at the leading educational and scientific medical institutions in Poland, Germany, France, Hungary, USA, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Belgium. Nowadays about 5150 students are receiving higher education at the Lviv National Medical University. The teaching of international students started in 1960. Since then, more than 2,000 citizens of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America have been educated at LNMU and successfully work in medical sphere in many countries. 330 of foreigners have graduated from the postgraduate department of the university and 70 became professors. The university’s graduates who now live and work abroad, demonstrate a high level of knowledge and of professional training they received in Lviv and as a result, it leads to the growth of interest to the university from international applicants. Improvement of the hostel's conditions and good infrastructure of the city contribute to it as well.
The university is staffed by about 1,200 researchers and teachers, including 108 professors. 27 academicians, 7 members of the Academy of the different levels and specializations are the real pride of LNMU. The youngest generation of scientists of the university includes about 300 competitors for scientific degrees candidate and doctor of sciences, about 550 members of the Scientific Society of Students. There are the following faculties at the university: medical, dental, pharmaceutical, preparatory, postgraduate. Except that there is an Institute of Clinical Pathology, Central Research Laboratory and the Laboratory of Industrial Toxicology, Research Center for testing of new anticancer medicines, Scientific and Research center of biological psychiatry. In order to make the medical services to the patients on the level of Western Europe and the North America standards, it was established the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy and Medical Standardization at the University.
The teaching of the main specialties like medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy for international students is carried out in Ukrainian, English and Russian languages. Teaching English was implemented in 1998 and from then reached a very good level. Students who start from the preparatory department learn the Ukrainian language and the basic subjects for further education like biology, chemistry, and physics. After graduation from the preparatory department students receive state certificates and can continue studying in the first year in Ukrainian or in English languages at the Lviv National Medical University or at any other medical university in Ukraine.