The Kyrgyz State Medical Institute (KSMA) was opened on 1 September 1939 in the city of Bishkek (formerly Frunze), Kyrgyzstan, with the recruitment of 200 students. The establishment of the institute was contributed to by the First Moscow Medical Institute, high medical schools of Saint-Petersburg, Almaty, Tashkent and other medical institutions. They provided expertise and organizational assistance, medical guidelines and training books as well as faculty staff.
During the years of its existence, the Medical Academy has trained foreign students from more than thirty countries. At present more than 12,000 students are studying at the Medical Institute, including 1,735 students from countries such as India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan.
Instruction is in English and Russian.
The Medical Institute awards the degree of M.D. It is accredited, recognised and listed with the World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of Nepal,Medical Council of India (MCI) Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in the USA, IIME and the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), so its degree is recognized all over the world.
This gives institute graduates the ability to continue postgraduate education in other countries in America and Europe.
All clinical hospitals at the Medical Institute are equipped to train students. In particular, all types of diagnostics, thermovision, angiography, endoscopic technique, treatment by hyperbaric oxygenation, laser therapy, and modern efferent methods of de-toxication are taught.
“KYRGYZ STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY” HAS A VERY GOOD HOSTEL SYSTEM WITH FULLY FURNISHED ROOMS, QUITE STUDY ENVIRONMENT AND SURROUNDED WITH RECREATION CENTER. THE UNIVERSITY POSSES 8 HOSTELS FOR ACCOMMODATION OF 2800 STUDENTS.
IN ALL HOSTELS INDIAN MESS IS ALSO AVAILABLE. A TOTAL STAFF OF MORE THAN 20 PERSONS IS WORKING HERE, INCLUDING COOKS, ASSISTANT COOKS, WAITRESSES ETC. MESS IS OPERATING ON TWO SYSTEMS: INDIAN PURE VEGETARIAN AND INDIAN NON-VEGETARIAN. FOOD IS SERVED THREE TIMES A DAY I.E. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. HIGH STANDARDS OF TASTE, QUALITY AND HYGIENE ARE MAINTAINED HERE. THE TIMETABLE OF THE MESS IS ADJUSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EDUCATIONAL TIMETABLE OF THE STUDENTS.