Medical Universities of Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Synchronize Study Programs

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A joint international center for medical education will be opened by universities of Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Preliminary agreements were reached on the margins of the International Forum, Russia – Islamic World: KazanForum. Specialists will work on the compatibility of educational programs, the possibility of obtaining double diplomas, and mutual recognition of medical education, Sputnik reports.

“We have an opportunity to join forces in developing new educational programs… to develop the quality and accessibility of medical education,” said Alexei Sozinov, Rector of the Kazan State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia (KSMU), noting that this will also help reduce the shortage of doctors observed in each of the participating areas.

Agreements were also reached on a joint postgraduate program were signed within the framework of the economic forum.

“There is a need to work on joint educational programs, double degree programs, so that medical education is recognized in all countries that are part of the Eurasian Union,” said the Vice-Rector for Strategic Development of the Medical University of Karaganda NAO, Victor Ricklefs.

In addition, Director of the Center for Strategic Development and Quality of Education at the Abu Ali Ibn Sino Tajik State Medical University, Mahmudzoda Hayem Ruziboi stated that the new center, with further development, will create a model for the future doctor of Central Asia, which will meet the requirements of all states and communities.

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Askar Alimzhanov graduated from the journalism department of the Kazakh State University named after S. Kirov, then worked as a correspondent for the daily republican newspaper Leninskaya Smen. He then moved to the United States to be a reporter for the daily newspaper "Cape Cod Times" in Hayanis, Massachusetts, (USA) under the journalist exchange program between the Union of Journalists of the USSR and the New England Society of News Editors. Since then, he has helped build transparency and understanding of Central Asia region in various executive level positions at esteemed media organizations including "Akbar"(Alma-Ata) international center for journalism, the Khabar News agency, the Television and Radio Corporation "Kazakhstan" JSC, and MIR- Kazakhstan.

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