The Medical University After Saint Tereza was founded in Yerevan in 1992 by Larisa Hambartsumyan and has been the first and the only one in its kind in Armenia. In 1996 the university received a letter of blessing from Mother Teresa. Rector of the University, Larisa Hambartsumyan is a member of the International Orem Society (IOS) for Nursing Science and Scholarship. The foundation of this educational institution became the basis for creation of highly qualified medical workers in Armenia, whose compassion and humaneness as well as sympathy for the seek people serve as the bases for their moral-ethical activities. In the Medical University of St. Theresa, besides the principles of medical education, the students acquire practical skills and psychological-pedagogical capacities. This enables the university graduates not only to successfully and highly productively implement their medical activities, but also to be engaged in treating, taking care of the sick and disabled people, orphans, lonely mothers and the elderly, who are in need of charity, love, attention, and tactful approach. The students also take an active part in the organization of sanitary – instructive work and in concrete events aimed at preventing certain diseases.
The number of students and alumni of the Medical University of St. Theresa is growing year by year. The university provides its students with the best opportunities available to make great careers in the future and to become perfect specialists for our motherland. The methods of teaching at this educational institution prove that a medical worker should be considered a qualified specialist if he can cure not only the body, but also the soul of the patient. Such are the alumni of the Medical University of St. Theresa. Education is a difficult but a noble work.
During the three recent years of its activities the Medical University of St. Theresa has achieved considerable positive results. This speaks about the fact that the methods of scientific and pedagogical education are chosen correctly and fully correspond to the social and medical objectives that have been set before the university. The university has reached this success thanks to the study and practical investment of the primary scientific and educational experience of our republic as well as of the CIS and some other foreign countries.