The South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (SKMA) in Shymkent was established in 1979 and is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. With its modern infrastructure for education and research, the academy strives to provide high-quality medical and pharmaceutical education to students at all levels. It has earned a reputation as one of the leading medical schools in Kazakhstan, with academic partnerships in the US, Singapore, Europe, and Russia.
SKMA is a coeducational institution with a highly qualified teaching staff and extensive
laboratory and clinical facilities. Its main mission is to develop, disseminate, and preserve its treasured values. Having been in the medical training field for over 40 years, South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is truly an international university.
The South Kazakhstan State Medical Academy provides a variety of academic programs, including Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma, and Ph.D. courses. The academy has several faculties, including General Medicine, Dental, Pharmaceutical, and Continuous Professional Development. Currently, over 11,000 students are enrolled at the South Kazakhstan State Medical Academy.
The South Kazakhstan Medical Academy has gained recognition from various international organizations, including the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, the Medical Council of India (MCI), and the World Health Organization (WHO). For many years, the academy has been ranked as one of the top educational institutions due to its highly qualified teaching staff, as well as its clinical and laboratory facilities.