In 1964 the Medical Faculty was opened and in 1968 Zaporizhzhia Pharmaceutical Institute was renamed into Zaporizhzhia Medical Institute.
In 1975 Zaporizhzhia Medical Institute got a status of the Institute of the first category.
In 1994 the Institute was reorganized into Zaporizhzhia State Medical University of the IV (the top) level of accreditation.
Now it is one of the leading Medical Universities in the system of medical education of Ukraine. It has become a training center for medical and pharmaceutical specialists for Ukraine and foreign countries.