The International Higher School of Medicine as a structural unit of IUK academic consortium was established in 2003. The main prerequisite for establishment of the school was a strategy of reforming Kyrgyz education system and increasing competitiveness of domestic universities, which resulted in the main emphasis of IHSM administration and faculty being focused on the creation of a modern dynamic educational institution that can provide high quality training and has competitive potentials in the medical education market. The School’s MD program is ranked the best in the nation with our teachers, scientists, and physicians being the leading experts in their fields.
Currently, the International Higher School of Medicine is a modern university with a comprehensive infrastructure, and experienced faculty members that are nationally and some of them worldwide recognized specialists in different areas of medicine, professional health organizations and agencies.
Seventeen years ago the first 13 students were enrolled, whereas at present about 3500 students study in the school. Most of our students are citizens of foreign countries: India, Pakistan, South Korea, USA, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Japan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey and Syria. This is why the language of instruction is English.
Thus, the main priority for the administration of IHSM is still to continue the enhancement of a modern dynamic educational institution that provides high-quality education to have a competitive potential in the education market. IHSM is the top university of Kyrgyzstan according to the National Rating 2020 of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic.
Although the key to academic success of any faculty members and students is a hard work to ensure the inviolability of main pillars of school’s success, these are in fact three basic principles to keep it run successfully: Equity, Quality, and Transparency reflected in our school Mission and Vision and developed to the best of IHSM integrity code.
The IHSM is registered and cooperates with many leading international institutions:
World Health Organization (WHO);
World Federation for Medical Education (WFME);
Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER);
Organization of PhD training programs in the field of biomedical and medical sciences in the European system (ORPHEUS);
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE);
Association of Medical Universities of the Kyrgyz Republic (AMUKR);
Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE);
Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA);
International Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE);
International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA);
Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN);
Asian Medical Students Association (AMSA);