According to the UMC Strategic Plan for 2019-2023, the priority of UMC is to become a center of excellence and knowledge, which requires a successful synergy of research, educational and clinical activities. The solution to this problem is carried out with the partner support of leading foreign medical, educational and research organizations, including within the framework of the budget program 024 “Target contribution to Nazarbayev University.” Coordination and organizational support of events within the framework of this cooperation is carried out by the Department of Science and education.
The main types of events to enhance the potential of UMC employees include internships abroad, mentoring with foreign experts, and master classes with leading foreign experts. The implementation of these measures allows introducing not only medical, but also managerial and educational innovative technologies into the practice of UMC centers.
The basic principles for the implementation of educational activities are:
• focus on long-term cooperation with strategic partners – leading foreign centers and clinics
• multidisciplinary composition of trained specialists
• emphasis on attracting foreign specialists to Kazakhstan clinics
• emphasis on technologies for the treatment of nosologies, according to which citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan are sent for treatment abroad within the state budget, including the children’s population
UMC training abroad
Doctors and nurses of UMC clinics annually improve their professional qualifications in leading foreign organizations in priority areas.
Studying abroad, meeting with clinicians of various levels, our doctors and nurses clearly study the experience of managing clinics and medical organizations with world-famous names, gain practical experience, get acquainted with strategic, operational and risk management.
New knowledge and experience gained abroad, can improve performance, improve the quality and safety of medical services and create promising human resources centers.
From 2016 to the present, 209 UMC specialists have been trained in the leading foreign medical centers in the following main clinical and management areas:
• clinical and management management of clinical departments and service lines
• pediatric and adult oncology
• children’s orthopedics
• pediatric urology
• pediatric and adult surgery
• children’s rehabilitation
• radiation diagnostics
Mentoring Programs at UMC
Since 2016, 156 foreign mentors from clinics in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, France, Turkey, Lithuania, Singapore, Austria and other countries have been attracted to UMC centers to mentor / mentor UMC doctors and nurses and improve the professional level of medical personnel. in such areas as orthopedics, surgery, rehabilitation, laboratory diagnostics, oncology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, rheumatology, neurology, cardiology, nursing, etc.
Conducting workshops in UMC
Every year, on the basis of UMC centers, master classes are held with the participation of foreign specialists from leading foreign medical centers. From 2016 to the present, 13 workshops have been held. Donor organs were transplanted, bone marrow transplantation was performed, surgical treatment of children with cloacal malformation, as well as violation of sexual development with genitourinary sinus, atypical development of the genital organs was performed. Operations with the use of a ventral fixation system were also performed in the surgical treatment of scoliotic deformity in children.
The main foreign partners of UMC are:
University Pittsburgh Medical Center
Instituto Giannina Gaslini
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu
Kasari Lab, Semel Institute, UCLA USA, Los Angeles
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
University Hospital Charite, Germany
Rambam State Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
State institution “Minsk Scientific and Practical Center of Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology” Minsk, Belarus
National Medical Research Center for Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev
Federal State Institution “Central Research Institute of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow
FSBI “Federal Scientific Center for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities named after G.A. Albrecht”, St. Petersburg, Russia