This project financed by SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation Agency) from 2008 to 2012 was a backstopping mandate carried out by the Geneva University Hospital(HUG) through the Division of Tropical and Humanitarian medicine (DTHM) and University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine (UNIGE) through the Unit of Development and Research in Medical Education (UDREM) on reforms of the pre-graduate medical education in Kyrgyzstan.