Institute of Postgraduate Education


KazNMU mission is to provide a harmoniously developed society, firmly and deeply integrated into the global community of specialists with higher and postgraduate education, creating an ethical, highly qualified health care providers of new knowledge in medicine and pharmacy.

The strategic goal KazNMU named after S.D. Asfendiyarov: an effective model of a competitive national university of innovation, which represents health care providers in the market high-quality medical education and advanced research on topical health issues, introduced into practical health care.

Rector of Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D. Asfendiyarov is a Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Akanov Aikan Akanovich.

The head of the university, the organizer of the health care system, a member of the Standing Committee of WHO for the development of health policy, the Director General of the National Center for Healthy lifestyle expert of the World Health Organization, First Vice Minister of Ministry of Health of RK, the director of the Institute of Public Health, Honored Worker of Culture.

Vision of KazNMU as National Medical Innovation University:
— A leader in the preparation of competitive specialists with higher and postgraduate education of international level;
— Research Center for Development Research and innovation in the field of medical education and research.
— Center of the formation of a single information field, ensuring the unity of science, education and practice, ensuring the preservation and multiplication of scientific traditions and the subsequent development of national scientific schools.
— Clinical Center of advanced technologies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients.

— A leader in continuing professional education, a strong academic school.

Kazakh National Medical University today — is the largest organization of medical education, which has strong financial, scientific and educational base, the prevailing scientific and pedagogical schools, highly qualified teaching and research staff, experience with foreign students.


The direct management of the Institute provides Vice-rector of postgraduate education, and interregional cooperation, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Aman Duysekeev Duysekeevich. Duysekeev A.D. after graduating in 1965 Almaty State Medical Institute in the period of 3 years worked as an intern in the Panfilov district of Almaty region. After graduating from residency in the specialty surgery he worked as a surgeon, deputy chief physician at Children’s Hospital number 11, then at Children’s Hospital № 2 in Almaty.









He was head of Department of Health Almaty and Almaty region.
From 1992 to 1997 he worked as Vice Minister of Ministry of Health of the RK. Twice elected deputy of the Kazakh Parliament. He was awarded the badge «Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.»



From 2008 to the present director of the Institute of postgraduate education is a doctor of medical sciences, professor Darmenov Oralbay Kenzhebaevich.

In 1974 he graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Alma-Ata State Medical Institute, and 1975 — an internship in surgery. He worked as a surgeon in a district hospital, 1978-1987. in the department of surgery of the esophagus, stomach, and mediastinum in the Scientific Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Surgery named after A.N. Syzganov;

For 12 years (1987 to 1999.) Worked the chief surgeon of the Ministry of Health, and 1999-2002. — Professor of Surgery and also the dean of the surgical department of the Almaty Institute of Advanced Medical.

2002 and 2008 — Vice-rector for educational and clinical work, the first Vice-rector of the Kazakh State Medical Academy in Astana.


Preserving the traditions of one of the oldest medical schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the only one that has national status in its activities, the Institute of postgraduate education (IPE) is to continually improve the quality of teaching with the latest advances in science and education. When training special attention is paid to the experts:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Information skills, personal computer skills
  3. The right to health care workers and patients
  4. Language training for re-training (English, Kazakh and Russian)
  5. Telemedicine (its practical application)
  6. Distance Learning
  7. Studies at master classes and cycles «Visiting professors’, i.e guests from near and far abroad famous professors and scientists
  8. Ample opportunity to acquire practical skills at the practical skills Center of the University
  9. Providing affordable housing for the period of study.

The quality of education provided by highly qualified teachers and university scientists. Retraining and advanced training of medical personnel involved in the teaching staff (PPS) of 12 departments and 6 courses of the Institute of postgraduate education and draws faculty of more than 50 departments of the university, where there are 4 academicians, 3 — State Prize laureate RK, 137 doctors, professors, 434 — candidate of medical sciences, professor.

In addition, the university attracts eminent scholars of research centers, research institutes, the Republican health care facilities, highly qualified major medical organizations in Almaty.

IPE carries out courses of retraining and advanced training of medical workers and faculty members of medical universities and medical colleges of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Duration of courses:

Retraining (specialization) from 864 hours/16 weeks to 1080 hours/20 weeks depending on the specialty and prior education.

Advanced training from 54 hours /1 week to 216 hours /4 weeks.

In addition, the Institute provides training for professional development (including workshops, training, self-education, learning by doing (training in the workplace), as well as training of the faculty of medical schools, «Assistant-primary», «assistant re-«,»Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer», «Head of Department, Professor».

In 2011more than 5000 medical workers were trained in 40 specialties.

List of specialties:

  1. Therapy
  2. General medical practice
  3. Cardiology
  4. Rheumatology
  5. Allergy and Immunology
  6. Gastroenterology
  7. Pulmonology
  8. Endocrinology
  9. Nephrology
  10. Phthisiatry
  11. Infectious diseases
  12. Dermatovenereology
  13. Neuropathology
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Radiation therapy
  16. Radiology
  17. Functional diagnosis
  18. Clinical Laboratory Services
  19. Anaesthesiology and reanimatology
  20. General Surgery
  21. Pediatric Surgery
  22. Cardiac Surgery
  23. Angiosurgery
  24. Neurosurgery
  25. Oncology
  26. Traumatology and Orthopedics
  27. Urology
  28. Ophthalmology
  29. Pathological anatomy
  30. Transfusiology
  31. Pediatrics
  32. Neonatology
  33. Child Psychiatry
  34. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  35. Stomatology
  36. Hygiene and Epidemiology
  37. Health Management
  38. Public health
  39. Nursing
  40. Pharmacy

Forms of training:

  1. On a budgetary basis (for free) by the planned orders, distributed, through Regional and Almaty health department (the state order of Ministry of Health)
  2. By the local budget of Regional and Almaty health department
  3. On a fee basis at the request of leaders of medical institutions of all forms of property and applications of individuals (citizens)

University at the request of individuals and legal entities may at any time to start cycles of retraining and advanced training in the formation of groups of 4 or more specialists on a fee basis.

After graduation specialists are issued a certificate of retraining and a certificate of advanced training of a standard Ministry of Health.

Each year the rector of the university with Vice-rectors Duysekeev A.D., Myrzabekov O. and Director of IPE Darmenov O.K. doing a great job with the health departments of West Kazakhstan, Atyrau, Aktau, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda, Kostanai, North Kazakhstan, Almaty, South Kazakhstan and other areas for advanced training and retraining of specialists.

The University organizes field training to improve skills in terms of 2 — 4 weeks of the recruitment of specialists of 15 or more, there is also a discount.

Persons who have passed an internship (graduates of medical schools) in any specialty regardless of the date of its passage can be retrained (for a new specialty) on a fee basis in the field of «Surgery», «Obstetrics and gynecology», «Heart Surgery (interventional cardiac surgery»), «ultrasonic diagnosis,» «dermatocosmetology», «Clinical and laboratory diagnosis,» and others — in 56 specialties, according to the list of specialties approved by the Ministry of Health of RK as the group.

Center of practical skills (CPS) is a translation of procedural skills in today’s plaster casts and simulators, playing clinical situations with interactive full-size mannequins, practicing communication skills on standardized patients, teaching with the use of modern diagnostic and production equipment, as well as with the use of virtual gaming.

Center for Medical Simulation includes a therapeutic unit, surgical unit, the unit of obstetrics and gynecology, family medical ambulance unit. In the center of the specialized skills practiced in the direction of plaster casts and mannequins.

Specialists enrolled in the cycle of training have the opportunity at the Center to work out the practical skills, i.e. honed skills in verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and their families.

In the center of pharmaceutical skills taught in modern equipment and production technology

In the center of dental skills practiced skills in all core subjects in the online specialty dental plaster cast of the last generation.

In the center of an independent assessment of knowledge and skills have an exam on the type of OSKE on standardized patients. In 12 patients, doctors pass a standardized clinical examination. There is a separate room for independent examiners, who through the video and audio feedback to assess the knowledge of experts.

Also at the disposal of CPS has 7 rooms debriefing, lecture hall with 100 seats, the separation of instrumental and functional diagnosis with 10 modules — SSS (removal and decoding of the ECG, ultrasound, etc.), gastrointestinal (fibrogastroscopy, ultrasound, etc.), diseases of the respiration (reading X-ray films, the definition of respiratory function, etc.), diagnostic imaging, blood system, urinary and endocrine systems.