Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 1

Project Overview

Project Title Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 1
Project Number 7F08530
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(CHF) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End April 1, 2013–April 30, 2017
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Project Budget(CHF) 3.480.000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• National State Institute North
• Other Swiss academic and research institutions
• Foreign private sector North
• Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA)
• Kyrgyz State Medical Institute on retraining and continues medical education (KSMIRCME)
• Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary Ministry of Health

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been providing support to the Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan since 2008 with backstopping support from the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève. Despite several political disturbances, the reforms in medical education have made good progress in revising and introducing new standard curriculum at undergraduate level. There is however still need to further design and implement new modules at undergraduate level and to reform postgraduate and continued medical education. This project will thus further support the medical education reforms implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Health.

The overall objective of this project is to improve the quality of medical education/training and to better connect them to rural health systems’ needs and practice.

Project Objectives
  • To ensure that the quality of health services delivered is improved countrywide, especially in rural areas.
  • To support the reforms of the medical education system countrywide.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Health Care and Social Welfare, Medicine and Veterinary
Target Groups Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects
  • Developing of curriculum and standards.
  • Improving of access and quality to continuous medical education training.
  • Implementing of a reformed postgraduate education and functioning mentoring system.
Project Results
  • Students’ competencies through a reformed pre-graduate medical education system in line with global standards improved.
  • Postgraduate medical education (PGME) system to allow doctors, with a special focus on General Practitioners, to be trained in response to the needs of the reformed health system modernized.
  • Quality continuing medical education (CME) programs to upgrade competencies of General Practitioners reformed and integrated into daily medical practice.

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