medical college in Kyrgyzstan


International School of Medicine
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International School of Medicine (ISM) is an international higher educational institution is a structural unit of IUK created to train medical specialists, conduct medical research in cooperation with leading health centers of the country and countries of Far abroad.

ISM was established on a special resolution of the Kyrgyz Government to train doctors in line with up-to-date programs that meet international training standards and requirements in different regions of the world.

ISM is one of the top higher educational institutions in Kyrgyzstan where the program with the medium of instruction in English. As a part of IUK the ISM have signed the Bologna agreement (EU), which sets up single and commonly European educational standards

The International School of Medicine of International University of Kyrgyzstan is an official state educational institution with the license of Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic for medical education in General Medicine within 5 years of study. (Official license AL #540).At present time more than 1800 student are studying into International University of Kyrgyzstan among them 760 students are studying in the medical faculties from different countries.

International School of Medicine is officially registered at: Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER –,

Institute for International Medical Education (IIME -, World Health Organization (WHO -


Is to train highly qualified specialists for Eurasian countries, conduct scientific research in medicine of mountains, provide health services to the population of Kyrgyz Republic and neighboring countries. Training at ISM is conducted with the most up-to-date educational technologies used to ensure highly efficient training of doctors. The ISM’s primary goal is to produce highly qualified doctors able to successfully work in any place of the globe.

General Medicine (MD, 5 years, in English). The program intended for citizens of the British Commonwealth countries is designed in compliance with the British system of medical education. The program provides opportunities of employment in English speaking countries. All the programs are implemented with the use of integration and modules based modern training technology developed with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) experts.

Postgraduate studies (residency program, 3 years) are conducted in a broad range of such clinical fields as: gynecology & obstetrics, surgery, traumatology & orthopedic, pediatrics, internal medicine.

Scientific research programs – are offered in various fields with subsequent presentation of relevant dissertations leading to scientific degrees of:

“Candidate of medical sciences” awarded at ASPIRANTURA (on completion of PhD studies)

“Doctor of medical sciences” awarded at DOCTORANTURA (on completion of doctoral studies).

The ISM IUK in its work follows the standards posed by World Federation of Medical Education to medical schools. The ISM IUK constantly conducts self-attestation to ensure permanent quality improvement. (

of ISM is a priority in its strategy of general performance aimed to integrate educational, scientific and medical technologies of world communities in Kyrgyzstan.

ISM has sustainable and direct relations with medical schools of USA, Europe and CIS which enable to implement a series of international joint projects.

ISM has:

- Memorandum on cooperation between International University of Kyrgyzstan and Riga Stradins University, 01/12/2004.

- General agreement between ISM, Bishkek and Lincoln University (LU), Oakland, California, USA, 20.11.2006.

- Memorandum of Understanding between the ISM (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) on Cooperation, 13.06.2006.

- Memorandum of understanding between ISM (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and Sierra Healthcare LLC (Reno, Nevada, United States of America), 20.11.2006.



The International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) was created in March 1993 by a decree of President of the Kyrgyz Republic (State license AL #039) that gave the University a status of international higher education institution. The founders of the IUK are the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Academy of Sciences and San Francisco State University (USA). In short period of time the IUK has become one of the leading higher education institutions of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian region. The IUK awards diplomas of state standard.

The IUK is located in Bishkek – the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. Building of the IUK is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings of Bishkek that is located on a central street of the city. In addition to Bishkek Campus, the university has three campuses which are located in the following cities: Osh and Jalal-Abad (southern region of Kyrgyzstan) and in Karakol-city (Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan).

The IUK is a member of the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC), Association of European Universities (EUA), European Association for International Education (EAIE), Global Alliance for Transnational Education (GATE), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), International Association of Universities under UNESCO.

The IUK was awarded with International Gold Quality Star 2001, founded by the BID (Business Initiatives Directions) – organization, which during the many years selects companies and institutions with strong activity and business, leadership, new technologies implementation and innovation. In 2001 the IUK has entered to the list of 30 best universities of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


The International School of Medicine has a mobile and compact structure allowing to give quick responses to any challenges of the time and to introduce innovational technologies in educational, scientific and medical performance on time.

Financial, technical and intellectual capabilities available at ISM provide students with an access to the most up-to-date training technologies.

Students will gain advanced knowledge and expertise as they use sufficient library resources, satellite technologies, and free access to internet and multimedia capacities.

Training in clinical disciplines at ISM is conducted at facilities of National Hospital, leading research institutions and Bishkek municipal in-patient settings, which ensure the adequate number of patients for training.

Structure of ISM consists of one “General Medicine” faculty, which includes nine chairs. Chairs are full filling the needs of Medical students.


Chair of Fundamental Disciplines and Pathology
Chair of Scientific Disciplines
Chair of Public Health
Chair of Special Clinical Disciplines
Chair of Surgical Diseases
Chair of Introduction to Internal Medicine
Chair of Internal Medicine
Chair of Humanitarian Disciplines
Chair of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology

:: CAMPUS ::

This is the main centre for studies in the International School of Medicine (ISM). This is also the main campus for International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) where other faculties other than medicine also take place. It also consists of the main library where students can get books issued for studies. It also has many halls with multimedia facilities and auditoriums. The main administration of IUK is based in this campus which overlooks the beautiful Philharmonic of the Kyrgyz Republic in the capital Bishkek.

Other Campus Available are

  • Administration Campus
  • Morphological Campus
  • National Hospitals
  • EPL


IUK has excellent facilities for sports and leisure. All available within one of Bishkek’s most exciting areas including sport sections, theatres, libraries and internet rooms.

The leadership of school and its faculty conduct cultural-and-organizational work with students including excursions to museums, sightseeing in Kyrgyzstan, going to theaters and trips to mountains.

The information on academic performance and attendance of students is made available in the school’s website each semester to make sure the training process is transparent.

IUK provides accommodation in hostels with all modern facilities. Hostels have access to internet services and students are protected by the Association of students.


Like every higher education institution ISM has a library that contains a huge collection of Medical books. Latest foreign editions of commonly used books are available in sufficient numbers. New editions of books are regularly updated with WHO series and periodicals, in English and in Russian, and all the measures are taken for availability of books to every student.

The library possesses a unique book stock (above six thousand items) including traditional and new information carrying mediums, among them there are books in the line of medicine: therapy, pediatric, oncology, dermatology, gynecology, histology, microbiology, pharmacology, orthopedic, etc.

At this moment there are registered about 600 students and 80 teachers in the library. New information technologies are introduced for the smooth functioning of the library. The library’s reading halls have PCs connected to the network, so students get free access to the global Internet.

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