Astana hosts seminar with participation of USA National Board of medical examiners

On December 11-12, Astana hosted a seminar with the participation of the National Board of medical examiners of the USA (NBME).

The seminar,is attended by some representatives of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, National Chamber of Health of Kazakhstan, national institutions, rectors and Vice rectors of medical universities.

Representatives of the National Board of medical examiners of the USA, headed by Vice-President M. Brownelle Anderson, conducted a series of seminars and workshops concerning the organization and activities of professional councils for certification in the specialties of doctors, according to the methodology of the development of tests and clinical scenarios, psychometrics.

National Board of medical examiners of the United States assesses knowledge and skills through the demonstration of the key competencies of healthcare professionals to medical practice.

High USMLE results allow the community to be confident in the quality and safety of health care provided to the population, and their activities are consistent with established standards.

The seminar is relevant due to the transition of Kazakhstan from the public health workers certification to the system of licensing of medical activities.

In 2020 Kazakhstan plans to introduce mandatory licensing of health professionals. So, it is expected to attract NBME in terms of creating a stable methodological framework for the process of assigning licenses to staff.