International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) was created in 1993 by a special Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic ? 74 that gave the university the status of international higher education institution. The International School of Medicine as a structural division of IUK was established in 2003. The main foundation 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 ISM 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. Currently, the International 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.