Issues of strategic partnership of domestic and foreign medical schools discussed in Astana
Speaking at the conference, Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Tamara Duisenova noted that further modernization of medical education aims at strengthening the capacity of local medical schools based on the trinity of clinical practice, medical education and research activities.
The introduction of the international best practices in the field of medical training will be carried out on the basis of the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and foreign medical universities. This will give an opportunity to strengthen the position of domestic medical schools in domestic and foreign markets, ensure the quality of the educational process and develop research and educational activities.
“The first step of the strategic partnership, this year, every medical school has identified a strategic partner, negotiations were held, memorandums and agreements with strategic partners were signed, the current situation in higher education in priority areas was analyzed, recommendations for improvement were given. Key activities to implement the Strategic Partnership is scheduled for 2017-2019, including in the framework of the project, co-financed by the World Bank and the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan. The key forms of partnership should be consulting, mentoring, sharing and trust,” T. Duisenova said.
During the conference the results of the strategic partnership for 2016 of the Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D Asfendiyarov and Duke University (USA), West Kazakhstan State Medical University named after M. Ospanov and the Poznan Medical University named after K. Martsinkovskaya (Poland), South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy and Gdansk Medical University (Poland), Karaganda State Medical University and Lund University (Sweden), State Medical University of Semey and Saint Louis University (USA), Medical University of Astana and University of La Sapienza (Italy) were summed up. We discussed the aims and objectives of the strategic partnership of universities for 2017-2018, as well as the main stages of the reform of medical education in Kazakhstan.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan