If you are thinking to become a physician and decide to join one of the best medical schools in Central Asia, the International School of Medicine has what you are looking for. Our MD program is ranked among the best in the nation. Our teachers, scientists, and physicians are leading experts in their fields. Our curriculum integrates cutting-edge clinical sciences and allows students to constantly interact with patients on ward rotations.
We train ISM students to be qualified physicians and public health knowledge that is critical for practicing physicians in the XXI century.
The program requires 5 years of study for High School graduates who have 12 years of previous educational experience (mostly for British Commonwealth citizens).
The program was introduced in Kyrgyzstan with the technical support of World Health Organization experts. It includes integrated modules based on the credit hours system.
The duration of the medical studies is 5 years (ten semesters). The instruction, lab work, lectures and examinations are conducted entirely in English, integrated modules based on the credit hours system. The duration of the medical studies is 5 years (ten semesters). The instruction, lab work, lectures and examinations are conducted entirely in English, learning the Russian language (Kyrgyz Republic`s official language) is also mandatory during the first three years of the program. This is an obligation for students to be able to communicate with local people during their practical training.
The first two years of medical school includes an overview of basic science courses. The first year is devoted to general understanding of biological, chemical and physical sciences, obligatory to medical practice. From the second year the focus progressively narrows down, channeling the studies towards the biomedical sciences most relevant for practicing physicians.
Practical training is conducted by hands-on, in-clinic education and pre-graduation internship.
The teaching from the third year onwards, takes place exclusively in clinical settings of university modern facilities including hospitals and involves working with patients admitted for treatment.Clinical studies are, in fact, a check-up of the application of the biomedical sciences mastered during the first two years of medical school.
The last year of medical studies is exclusively for practical purposes. During the last year, students work under the direct guidance of the assistants and instructors with high academic positions at the clinics.
Final assessment of knowledge obtained by students after accomplishing their full course of studies is given by the State Inspectorate of Licensing and Accreditation (Attestation) under Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic with comprehensive theoretical and practical state examinations.
After the successful completion of the 5-years of academic studies in the Program of medicine, students are awarded diplomas testifying their completion of higher medical education. Graduates are conferred the Doctoral degree with the professional qualification of “General Medicine”- Doctor of Medicine. European standard supplements to medical diplomas are issued in English upon graduation.