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 International School of Medicine

The International School of Medicine established in 2003 was made a part of the International University of Kyrgyzstan according to the Kyrgyz Republic’s Government resolution # 60 dated 05.02.2004 as a currently operating higher school. At present the school has about 2000 students from Central and South Asia.

The basic mission of the school:

is to train highly qualified specialists, conduct scientific research in medicine of mountains, and provide health services to the population of Kyrgyz Republic and neighboring countries. Training at ISM is conducted with the most up-to-date educational technologies used to ensure highly efficient training of doctors. The ISM’s primary goal is to produce highly qualified doctors able to successfully work in any part of the globe.


The International School of Medicine of International University of Kyrgyzstan is an official state educational institution with the license of Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic for medical education in General Medicine within 5 years of study. (Official license No.LD 140000115).

International School of Medicine is officially registered at:

  • World Health Organization (WHO -
  • FAIMER –
  • Institute for International Medical Education (IIME –,
  • Organisation for PhD education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS -
  • Campus

  • The Main Campus

  • International School of Medicine (ISM) affiliated with the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) has its main campus and this is located just in the heart of the capital city. This Block is well built with many auditoriums, lecture halls, Practical labs well equipped with modern multimedia facilities. The central Library of the University is located in this block, where a student can find almost all the books needed for his academic carrier here at ISM. Well facilitated with academic books, our Library also retains space for many other useful books that a student needs and finds interesting. The main administration of IUK is based in this Block, which has the beautiful scenery view of Philharmonia of the Kyrgyz Republic in the capital Bishkek, which just adjoins the campus.

    The Administration Campus

    Since the academic programs of ISM being different from other faculties of IUK, ISM has its own Administrative block located away from the main campus.

    roomThis Block with five floors has its Dean’s Office on the 2nd Floor, where we have the seat of Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs, The Dean, The Vice-Deans and Accounts Department. This floor is based mainly in concern with managing the academics of the students, their progress and dealing and handling any sort of educational and problems.

    The 3rd floor is the administrative department with the seat for The Rector, Vice Rectors, Department for International affairs, Department for educational affairs, and Department for Students’ Affairs working for the smooth running of the school. The 4th and 5th floors are class rooms for The Humanitarian department, which includes Russian language classes, Medical English, Medical Latin etc.

    On the first floor is located the Practical Laboratory medically well equipped making it easy for a student to gain practical knowledge.

    The Morphological Campus:

    The Morphological Campus is located not very far from the Main Campus and Administration Campus. It is the centre for practical subjects such as:Anatomy (Lecture and Practical)                                     

    • Physiologyclass
    • Histology
    • Biochemistry
    • Pathological Physiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Economics
    • Biology

    Laboratories and morgues are present in the basement of this campus. It is a huge building with many class rooms, lecture halls, laboratories and morgues. Anatomical dissections, practicals and presentations are conducted in this campus.

    ISM Class Rooms in the National Hospitals:

    ISM has several agreements with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of  education conducting lectures, practical and clinical classes in the government hospitals in Bishkek. It has many lecture rooms located in all medical departments of the National Hospital in Bishkek.

    The departments include Cardiology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Oncology, Medical Physiotherapy and many others.

    Lectures are organized in the lecture halls. During practical classes, students are taken to the respective departments to collect case histories of patients this encourages student-patient interaction and contributes to the practical medical  knowledge of students.

     ISM programs

     Basic medical education (5 years)

     Post-graduate specialization – residency (3 years)

     Ph.D. studies (3 years)



    GENERAL MEDICINE (5 years of studies) for school graduates with 12 years of educational experience (mostly for British Commonwealth citizens). This program is implemented with English as the language of instruction.

    The program is implemented with the use of integration and modules based training technology introduced in Kyrgyzstan with the technical support of World Health Organization experts and through the application of credit hours system.

    POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (residency program, 3 years) 

    are conducted in a broad range of such clinical fields as: obstetrics and gynecology, surgery,  traumatology and orthopedics, pediatrics, therapeutics and other. ISM also offers postgraduate non-clinical training programs for the degrees of physician-laboratory assistant and Master of Public Health.

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    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Lev Tolstoy str.114


    Phone No: +996 312 351948

    Fax No: +996 312 351910