Feb 8, 2019

IFOM Examination

On February 8, 2019, 650 students from 7 medical universities were evaluated by the International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM).

IFOM testing has been conducted by the USA National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) since 2007 in basic and clinical disciplines, which plays a key role in fulfilling the NBME mission to protect the health of the world community using the most up-to-date assessments.

The National Center for Independent Examination acts as the IFOM coordinator in Kazakhstan, at the initiative of which international testing was first held in Russian. Twenty 4-year students of the specialty “General Medicine” and twenty 6-year interns of Astana Medical University took part in the testing.

IFOM provides affordable, high-quality exams that help medical schools and other organizations around the world assess students’ knowledge and compare their performance with international standards.

The IFOM Basic Science Examination measures the level of knowledge of foreign students in the basic medical sciences, which they must have before beginning clinical education, in the following disciplines:

- Anatomy;

- Biochemistry;

- Histology and cell biology;

- Microbiology;

- Organ systems;

- Pathology;

- Pharmacology;

- Physiology.

The IFOM Clinical Science Examination assesses medical knowledge and understanding of the clinical sciences that are deemed necessary to ensure safe and effective patient care, i.e. what students should know to get a Medical Doctor degree that covers the following areas:

- Family medicine;

- Medicine;

- Obstetrics and gynecology;

- Pediatrics;

- Psychiatry;

- Surgery.

Recall that earlier the IFOM exam was held at our university on September 7, 2018, according to the results of which, the 5-year student of JSC “AMU” Arman Kozhakhmetov, who gained a high score (618 points), proved that his knowledge meets the requirements of the international standard and was included in the top three in the world.



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