International Higher School of Medicine

The International Higher School of Medicine (IHSM) is a modern university recognized by international medical education organizations. The IHSM was established in 2003 as part of a strategy to reform the education system and increase the competitiveness of domestic universities. The main emphasis in the creation of the IHSM was placed on the creation of a modern and dynamic educational institution that provides high quality training and has a competitive potential in the medical education market. The IHSM is an innovative educational institution where we help to realize dreams of a career in medicine and shape future leaders in this field.

IHSM Central Campus

The Central Campus of IHSM is the setting for the Administration Headquarters with Rector and Vice Rectors`  offices, Accounting Department, Academic Affairs Department, International Affairs Department, International Cooperation Center, Students` Affairs Department, Education Quality Management Department, Postgraduate Studies Office, State Language Department, Supplies and Maintenance Department, Education IT Department and HR Department. Dea`ns office is also located here to supervise the educational process and solve any problems students may appear to face.

The IHSM welcomes students from all over the world and provides them with ample opportunities to learn and grow. The IHSM faculty are highly qualified experts in their fields who use the most advanced teaching methods to ensure that our students receive the best education in medicine. We are constantly working on improving our curriculum and we upgrade our equipment to prepare our students for the challenges of modern medicine.

Our school occupies a leading position in the national university rankings and is represented by students from 14 different countries. Most of our graduates pass the qualifying exam on the first try, which proves the quality of education we provide. We are also proud that over 92% of our graduates are employed, which says for the effectiveness of the physician training program. Our school is the first university in the Kyrgyz Republic as well as in the CIS countries to offer full education in English (5 years). Our school is proud of its academics, including 39 MDs and 164 PhDs, who are the recognized leaders in the medical field. With over 1 600 members, our Alumni Association also highlights our commitment to quality education and support for our alumni at all stages of their careers in medicine.


The IHSM trains only citizens of foreign countries: India, Pakistan, South Korea, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and other countries. Therefore, training is conducted in English. The structure of the IHSM is organized according to the international standards for medical educational institutions. Such an organization of the school activities allows conducting external and internal policies based on the principles of transparency and academic honesty, and also provides to the staff, faculty and students to take part in many aspects of the life of the university. Structurally, the IHSM consists of one faculty “General Medicine” and 15 departments.

During the functioning of the IHSM, more than 5 thousand graduates received a diploma in their specialty. The IHSM graduates successfully pass the FMGE, NLE, PLAB, USMLE exams in their homeland and work in their specialty in India, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Germany, etc. Also, the IHSM graduates study in master and doctoral studies at Florida International University, USA, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and others.

Accreditation ensures that the university meets certain standards of education and carries out its activities with high quality. This means that the curriculum, the educational process and the qualifications of teachers comply with certain norms and requirements, and that the university monitors the observance of the rights and interests of students. The accreditation of a university is important for its students and graduates, as it increases their chances of employment and increases their opportunities for further learning and development.

The combination of a top university and a serene capital city is what draws the medical students to Kyrgyzstan. Let’s take a look at the number of reasons as to why you should choose KSMA:

The rating, in turn, can become a kind of hallmark for the university, which reveals its capabilities and status on the world stage. This ranking is mainly based on the statistics provided, which include data on the number of students, the quality of the curriculum, the presence of scientific research conducted at the university, and other factors.

In general, accreditation and a good rating for any university is an unconditional indicator of its quality, and this indicates its potential and opportunities for development in the future. For many students and teachers, the choice of a university depends on its accreditation and rating.

According to the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR), the IHSM has the following results:

We are pleased to welcome you to the website of IHSM Issyk-Kul campus on behalf of our teachers, administrators and staff. IHSM Issyk-Kul campus is a new promising educational institution located in a unique recreation area, known far beyond the borders of Kyrgyzstan. Issyk-Kul attracts people with its natural beauty and recreation opportunities. 

IHSM Issyk-Kul Campus opened its doors in 2017 to welcome all of you. Professionally trained teachers pass on their knowledge to students who become future healthcare professionals. The campus has the potential to promote medical and information technology. Its goal is to meet the highest standards of a medical institution. The medical school strives to train outstanding professionals to become experts in their fields, who, in turn, will save patients’ lives.

Issyk-Kul Campus is an IHSM structural division located in the town of Cholpon-Ata on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The campus functions similarly to the IHSM campus in Bishkek and offers 5 years of training to get an MD Degree in General Medicine.
The administrative subdivisions and departments located in the Issyk-Kul Campus also tightly coordinate their activities with IHSM departments located at the Central Campus. The campus’s training units are equipped with all the necessary study materials to ensure effective learning.

Issyk-Kul Campus is an IHSM structural division located in the town of Cholpon-Ata on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The campus functions similarly to the IHSM campus in Bishkek and offers 5 years of training to get an MD Degree in General Medicine.


Accreditation and ranking are two key indicators that speak about the quality of education provided by the university, its reputation and status, as well as opportunities for students and teachers.

The Campus’ infrastructure is convenient. This allows students to live comfortably and study successfully. Together we strive to become the center of health and science.
In conclusion, I want to say that everyone who has knowledge can change life in the community. You can also change the lives of people – students, teachers and employees of the public education system. I’ll be happy to do it with you. I wish good luck to each of you!
We invite you to study on our campus!



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