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Improving the quality of medical education through an independent evaluation

Improving the quality of medical education through an independent evaluation

26 February 2020

On February 21, 2020, in Nur Sultan, an expanded meeting of the Higher Collegial Council (HCC) of the National Center for Independent Examination (NCIE) was held with the participation of the Vice Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Olzhas Abishev, international partners of the NCIE, the media and other interested parties. The meeting was opened by HCC President V. Redkokashin, ex-deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the Committee for Social and Cultural Development, "Astana Kalasynyn Kurmetti Azamati." The director of the Department of Strategy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Ayypkhanova in her speech said that the State Health Development Program from December 26, 2019 for 6 years had entered into force, and the state program has 34 indicators and 111 measures aimed at improving quality medical services, as well as a phased transition to a new model of licensing and certification of healthcare professionals.

The results of the activities of the NCIE for 2019 were made by the Chairman of the NCIE Zhangereeva G.T., who noted that the independent examination is gaining momentum and covers all medical educational organizations (universities and colleges). Philip Dickison, Director of Operations and Examination at the NCSBN (USA), shared his experience in independent examination of nurses in the USA. The NCSBN has been operating for over 40 years and is a nonprofit organization whose members in the United States are nursing agencies in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four US territories. In addition to constantly analyzing and measuring the competencies of nurses, the NCSBN is an active partner in the study of issues related to healthcare, public policy, nursing practices and regulatory processes and initiatives, both nationally and internationally.

The Head of the Personnel Policy Department, O.V. Marshalko. also shared experience in solving the personnel policy of healthcare in Belarus. There are no private medical education organizations in Belarus, all graduates and health care professionals are monitored according to personified personnel records according to a 10-year plan for staff needs, 3000 graduates are annually distributed personally by the Minister of Health of Belarus. The chairman of the educational and methodical association is the First Deputy Minister of Health of Belarus.

The invited representatives of KazNMU and NAO "KMU" spoke about the impact of the results of the independent examination of interns and residents on medical education in 2019. Suggestions were made on the procedure for conducting an independent examination of interns and residents in 2020.

All those attending the meeting of the NCIE agreed that the independent assessment of graduates is an incentive to improve the quality of education.

G. Kemelova,

Director of the Center for Simulation

and educational technologies NAO "KMU"


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