The Kyrgyz State Medical Institute (KSMA) was opened on 1 September 1939 in the city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
During the years of its existence, the Medical Academy has trained foreign students from more than thirty countries. At present more than 12,000 students are studying at the Medical Institute, including 1,735 students from countries such as India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan.
Instruction is in English and Russian.
The Medical Institute awards the degree of M.D. It is accredited, recognised and listed with the World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of India (MCI) Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in the USA, IIME and the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).