The Kyrgyz State Medical Institute
was opened on the 1st September 1939 in city of Bishkek (formerly Frunze) with recruitment of 200 students. The establishment of the Institute was invaluably contributed to by the 1-st Moscow Medical Institute, high medical school
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s of Saint-Petersburg
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, Almaty, Tashkent and other medical institutions as well. They provided expertise and organizational assistance, medical guidelines and training books as well as faculty staff to do a full-time job for the Institute.
During the years of its existence, the Medical Academy has trained foreign students
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from more than thirty countries. At present more than 12000 students are studying at the Medical Institute, including 1735 students from other countries such as USA, Israel, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Instruction is in both English and Russian.
The Medical Institute awards the degree of M.D. It is accredited, recognised and listed with the World Health Organization
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(WHO), Medical Council of Nepal,Medical Council of India (MCI) Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG
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) in the USA, IIME and the International Medical Education Directory
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(IMED), so its degree is recognized all over the world.
This gives Medical Institute graduates the ability to continue postgraduate education
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in other countries in America and Europe.
All clinical hospitals at the Medical Institute are equipped to train students. In particular, all types of diagnostics, thermovision, angiography, endoscopic technique
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, highly effective means of treatment by hyperbaric oxygenation
Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy , is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. The equipment required consists of a pressure chamber, which may be of rigid or flexible construction, and a means of delivering 100% oxygen...
, laser therapy, modern efferent methods of de-toxication and many others are widely.
website Kyrgyz State Medical Academy http://www.ksma.edu.kg
Basic goals of the partnership
1. Training of teachers and development of educational programs for managers in the public health system, policymakers in public health system and practitioners, family physicians and nurses with higher education
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2. Implementation of two modeling family clinics (one city, another rural) that will form educational base for the КSМА and its curricula. Creation of conditions for programs implementation of healthy communities on sites of service of two modeling clinics.
3. Implementation on the clinical bases of clinical and administrative reports and programs, and also modeling strategy on strengthening health and diseases' prevention.
Under this partnership cooperation was launched between the КSМА and University of South Florida
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, which successfully develops in the field of Public Health.
Between the КSМА and Clinic of Manual, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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of the Zurich University
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the agreement was concluded on cooperation, which envisages joint scientific and clinical researches, an exchange of experts, organization of joint discussions, international conferences and trainings.
During several years there's been a Plastination Centre in Medical Academy, which was established under cooperation of the KSMA with Institute of Plastination of the Heidelberg University
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(Germany). On the basis of the Institute of Plastination, КSМА opened its museum of plastination
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, analogues of which can be found only in Germany and China. Pursuing the goal of the subsequent intensification and expansion of cooperation in the field of higher education the Medical Academy has signed agreements on cooperation with Mudonzjan Medical Institute (the People's Republic of China), with Novosibirsk State Medical Academy
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(Russia), with Turkmen State Medical Institute (Turkmenistan) and the second Tashkent State Medical Institute (Uzbekistan).
Partners of KSMA:
American International Healthcare Union, USA
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University of West Florida
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University of Nevada
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The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation....
Martin College, UK
School of Biology, University of Salford
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University of Pirkanma Polytechnic, Finland
Zurich University, Switzerland
Moscow Medical University, Russia
Institute of Medicine prepares experts in two specialties
General medicine - 6 years, Pediatrics - 6 years
Faculties of "General medicine" and "Pediatrics" are involved in production of highly skilled medical experts for systems of public health
Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" . It is concerned with threats to health based on population health...
services of Kyrgyzstan and foreign countries in the highest priority areas of medical activities.
The program of "General medicine" is aimed at training of the doctor (MD) with the subsequent post diploma specialization. The program is constructed according to standards of medical universities of the CIS and countries of Europe. The Institute offers both government supported training and that on a contractual basis.
Training in Institute is conducted by the best teachers of the Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyzstan , officially the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the world's six independent Turkic states . Located in Central Asia, landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east...
in groups with a small number of students.
Since 2001 the КSМА uses a new method of training under the curriculum "General medicine" in English with simultaneous deeper learning of Russian.
Curricula of "General medicine" programs authorized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic are designed according to the state educational standards, programs of leading world educational centers, in view of own methodical development which include the following disciplines:
• general educational;
• medical and biological;
• clinical; and
• the major subjects:
- surgery - pediatrics - therapy - microsurgery - ophthalmology
- neurosurgery - gynecology - vascular surgery
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- cardiology - oncology - allergology etc.
Program of pediatric faculty alongside with studying of fundamental and major medical subjects is focused on studying of features of children bodies, its preventive maintenance
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, diagnostics and treatment of children diseases.
Curricula of pediatrics faculty include the following disciplines:
• general educational;
• medical and biological;
• clinical; and
• the specialized subjects:
- surgery - children's surgery - therapy - neonatology - ophthalmology - endocrinology - obstetrics and gynecology
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- cardiology - venerealogy - allergology - oncology - hematology - pediatrics
- phthisiology etc.
The library is organized in 1939 together with KSMA. Today there are more than 400 000 books, 16 branches of the library, 5 reading halls.
Apart from conventional books and journals, a CD-ROM
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facility having exhaustive electronic medical literature
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is also available.
A number of magazines and newspapers are subscribed for the patients. Numerous books from all over the world provide a lot of information in drug services and clinical medicine. Medical library
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also provides knowledge-based information to employees. Medical staff and resident physicians to aid in-patient care excellence and operational efficiency. The library staff that is overseen by a library Committee looks after the day-to-day affairs of the library.
In 2005, the electronic library
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in KSMA was established. There are two reading halls with computers with medical education materials.
International students live in the student’s hostel, located close to the institution, in well arranged and furnished single or double rooms. In the building of the hostel there is the student’s canteen with a snack bar
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and billiard parlor, working as a cafe in the evening. Connection to the Internet is also available in every room.
There is also mess system near the hostel but mostly foreign student's do self-cooking in the hostel. There is separate upper floor for female students.