Education of health professionals for a new century

Developments in medicine along with transformation of health care system put medical education under tremendous pressure. Fragmented, outdated and static medical education cannot prepare capable medical professionals in 21 century.

The main goal of the group is to identify strength and weaknesses of medical education in Kyrgyzstan and address these challenges.


To identify current situation in medical education in Kyrgyzstan and neighboring regions
To assess developments in medical education of our region
To present possible solutions for current problems
To inform main stakeholders about research results

Research group leader: Kasiev Naken MD, PhD
Principal investigator: Aidaraliev Arsen MD, PhD

Co-investigator: Vishniakov Dmitry MD, PhD and Abdrasulova Fatima, MEcon

The results of ongoing research were presented:

Vienna, Austria, 24th - 28th August 2019.

KH&SPR members participated in “An International Association for Medical Education, AMEE 2019” conference in Vienna, Austria. The results of study “Spatial distribution of 1-year international medical students as a marker of intergroup relationships management” were presented on the conference and participated on a conference workshop that was held by President of the World Federation of Medical  Education (WFME), Professor David Gordon “The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Program for Accrediting Agencies: Purpose, processes, and criteria” where problems of Central Asia region medical schools were discussed.

Bishkek, December 13, 2019

The group participated in a regional meeting that was devoted to problems and prospective of medical education in Central Asia. The round table was attended by President of the World Federation of Medical  Education (WFME), Professor David Gordon, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of medical educational institutions of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, as well as the heads of independent accreditation agencies in the region. The group members presented results of the study “Current condition and prospective of medical education in Kyrgyzstan” and participated in development of meeting resolution.

Bishkek, February 13, 2020

Members of the group present results of analysis for Kyrgyz Association of Medical Schools that includes major Kyrgyz universities. The topic of the presentation was “Global trends in medical education and Kyrgyz medical education system”.