Switzerland supports medical education in south Kyrgyzstan


BISHKEK (TCA) — The opening ceremony of a clinical skills center in the medical faculty of the Osh State University in southern Kyrgyzstan took place on March 1.

The medical clinic was opened by the Osh State University with support of the Swiss side in the framework of the project “Reform of medical education” in Kyrgyzstan. The University funded USD 50,000 and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation sponsored CHF 35,000 including technical support and expertise, the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic said.

The center will provide opportunities for medical students to gain more clinical skills during their education at the university. It has such departments as “pediatrics”, “therapy”, “surgery”, “obstetrics” and “gynecology” “maternity department”, and “resuscitation”. The clinical center contains simulation and medical equipment, mannequins of the human parts where students will know about disease symptoms and learn how to treat them.

“Today, the new curriculum on general practitioner specialty is being implemented at the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy and first graduates are expected in June 2018. In September 2016 the Osh State University has started teaching medicine based on new curricula,” said the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic, René Holenstein. “This clinical skills center is one of the new learning tools for the medical students created to improve clinical skills and to become experienced doctors in future to save lives of the population.”

Sergey Kwan