The history of the emergence of the tradition of training foreign citizens dates back to 1961, when the Kuban State Medical Institute in the name of Red Army the first and only foreign citizen at that time arrived to study at the university through the state line – a citizen of Yemen, MOHAMED MAHDI AL MUZWANI, who received a medical degree in 1967.
On a voluntary basis, the first dean for foreign students in 1967-1968 was Oleg Vasilyevich Dubinkin , who at that time worked as an associate professor of the Department of Operative Surgery with Topographic Anatomy, his deputies were Evfaliya Nikandrovna Khristoforova – assistant at the department of pathological anatomy and Nina Romanovna Dontsova – head of the Russian department language.
As the number of foreign students increased, the staff of the Department of Foreign Languages was among the first to supervise their stay. They took into account the individual characteristics of students from different countries, who had no idea of the life, history, culture, and everyday life of Russia. Largely thanks to the efforts of teachers and curators of foreign students, among the graduates of the university there are heads of national health systems, large hospitals, medical schools, scientists and doctors-scientists who work for the benefit of people all over the world.
In 1967-1973, work with foreign students was headed by Nikolai Ivanovich Muratov , in those years the head of the department of ENT diseases.
In 1973-1976 Nikolay Ivanovich Repetun – Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine.
The staff dean’s office for work with foreign students at the Kuban Medical Institute was organized in 1976, when the number of foreign students exceeded 100, and its first dean (from 1976 to 1978) was the head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Yuri Terentyevich Orekhov. From 1978 to 1981 – Associate Professor of the Department of Faculty Surgery, Candidate of Medical Sciences Vladimir Mikhailovich Novikov.
By the time the number of foreign students became 300 people, in 1981, the post of vice–rector for international relations was introduced at the university. Grigory Kuzmich Sokushev, professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, worked in this position from 1981 to 1983. Then the work with foreign students at the university was headed by Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy Igor Nikolayevich Remizov (from 1984 to 1985), Associate Professor of the Department of Biology Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Sysoev (1986-1991). From 1991 to 2008, the duties of the vice-rector for educational work with foreign students and international relations were performed by the head of the department of public health and health care of the FAT (faculty of advanced training) and PTS (professional training of specialists), professor Boris Viktorovich Kazarin, who made a huge contribution to the development of this direction of the university’s activities. From 2008 to 2009, the international sector was headed by the head of the Department of Public Health and Healthcare and the History of Medicine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Andrei Nikolayevich Redko. In the future, the post of vice-rector for international relations was reduced, and in the future, the work of the dean’s office on work with foreign students is directly subordinate to the rector and vice-rectors in the relevant areas of activity.
The dean’s office of the faculty for work with foreign students from their time was headed by: