Higher Education in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz State Medical Academy named after I.K. Akhunbaev
The Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, full name I.K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, was opened on 1 September 1939 in the city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with the recruitment of 200 students. On July 5, 1996, by the decree of the president of the Kyrgyz republic, the Kyrgyz state medical institute was transformed into the Kyrgyz state medical academy. The medical degree is globally acclaimed and is recognized by many international bodies, the KSMA is recognized by the MCI. The students who graduate from KSMA will be allowed to sit for the MCI screening test. Students can continue their education in post-graduation in various specialties like surgery, therapy, neonatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, obstetrics, hematology, pediatrics, etc.
Established in 1939, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA) is one of the oldest medical universities of Kyrgyzstan. The first batch of the University consisted of about 200 students. The universities of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Tashkent, Taskent and more helped immensely in the establishment of it in the capital of Kyrgyzstan i.e. Bishkek. KSMA is considered as the prime university among all medical colleges in Kyrgyzstan.
In the University, there are more than 540 faculty members. KSMU is recognized by WHO, FAIMER, IMED as well as by MCI. Students can appear for USMLE, PLAT, NZREX, etc. for further studies in various countries like USA, UK, New Zealand, etc.
Apart from general medicine, stomatology & pediatrics is also available for students from India. The medical library of KSMA is one of the largest in the whole of Kyrgyzstan comprising of more than 4,00,000 books and also having digital reading material in CD’s which provide suitable videos and illustrations too.