The Siberian State Medical University is a medical school in Tomsk, Russia. Previously, it was called the Tomsk Medical Institute. Founded in 1878 as the Faculty of Medicine of the Imperial Tomsk University, and opened in 1888, this is one of Russia's oldest medical schools. The school is also the oldest medical school east of the Urals. The current Acting Rector is Olga Kobyakova. In a 2003 rating of the 100 best Russian universities by the magazine "Career Formula", the school was rated third out of all medical schools in Russia.