During the first period of state independence, Republic of Tajikistan developed and implemented number of important documents in order to join the common global community of education, which laid the foundation for the development of higher education. The formation of the system of medical education and its adaptation to international standards, its effectiveness is seen in practice. The reform of medical education in the country began with the attention of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon . The administration of the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University has done much to improve the system of higher medical education. Based on the instructions of the Founder of Peace and National Unity, the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the esteemed Emomali Rahmon, the supreme goals of the University and its annual action plan are developed and implemented. Additional tasks entrusted to the leadership and teaching staff of the University are derived from the regular Address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon to Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan "On the Main Directions of Internal and Foreign Policy". In his speech, the head of state Emomali Rahmon noted that "Higher educational institutions need to bring the quality of vocational education to international standards, strengthen and bring the material and technical base in line with international standards, develop state programs in accordance with the requirements of the labor market, and introduce information technologies and transition to a modern system to ensure the quality of education". Also, the Leader of the Nation and National Unity, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the esteemed Emomali Rahmon, in his Address, emphasized that "the leaders of the Ministry of Education and Science and higher educational institutions in the matter of admission and training, first and foremost, the priority of quality”.
There are many achievements and successes in the implementation of the instructions of the Head of State and in the direction of improving and bringing the educational process in line with international standards. Provision of modern education with introduction of modern technologies and internationally recognized methods is defined as a priority for the management and teaching staff of the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University, and the administration and teaching staff of the university seek to modernize the education system. On the basis of a license to conduct educational activities in the field of medical and pharmaceutical education the university trains specialists in five specialties: "Medicine" (specialist level), "Pediatrics", "Public Health", "Dentistry" and "Pharmacy". Also the university has 40 specialties at postgraduate level - internship, clinical residency, primary specialization, master's degree, postgraduate studies, doctoral studies. To date, the curricula of the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University have been improved in accordance with the requirements of the World Federation for Medical Education.
It should be noted that in 2019 for the first time the university (institutional) and 3 higher educational programs in the fields of "General Medicine", "Dentistry, "Public health" were internationally accredited and approved by the Independent Accreditation Agency for Accreditation and Rating – IAAR, which is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance, was awarded a certificate of conformity.
The remaining three programs of international accreditation in Pediatrics, Pharmacy and Bachelor of Medicine were planned for international students in 2022. Fortunately, March, 2022 the specialists of the Independent Accreditation Agency for Accreditation and Rating - IAAR passed the international accreditation, and April 25th, 2022 the Director of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating - IAAR issued a certificate of compliance for these programs. Recall that the educational programs of the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University are (100%) internationally accredited, corresponds the requirements of the World Federation of Medical Education and have a certificate of compliance.
As a result of adaptation to international educational standards, the educational system of the university was modernized and new methods of teaching and learning were introduced. The university management has taken additional measures to ensure the quality of education and the introduction of innovative teaching methods in the educational process.
The process of learning, assessment and evaluation of the quality of education at the University is carried out in accordance with the requirements of international standards with extensive use of modern information and communication technologies and credit system of education. The University has an electronic learning management system - LMS and intrauniversity Internet network, and each student has his own office, where he receives all the necessary teaching materials, information and results of ratings and examinations from all over the country. in electronic form. Parents of students can also join their children's individual classrooms and receive daily information about their children's learning results. Starting in 2019, the entire teaching staff of the university will be provided with tablets, student journals will be organized and maintained electronically. The educational process in the university is carried out with the use of modern educational and information and communication technologies, postgraduate students are fully provided with textbooks, information technology and visual aids.
In order to improve the quality of education, the building of chemistry and subdepartments of the Faculty of Pharmacy was renovated and overhauled and turned into a Pharmacy Center. All subordinate departments of the Faculty of Pharmacy are equipped with modern teaching equipment and supplies, each department has organized teaching and research laboratories equipped with modern teaching and research equipment.
In execution of instructions of the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, the Educational Scientific Production Center "Pharmacy" was reconstructed and equipped with modern pharmaceutical equipment. This sector of pharmaceutical production processes 28 species of domestic medicinal plants.
The main objective of the Pharmacy Research and Production Center is to create conditions for the organization and conduct of educational process, training and production experiments, production, research, information about drugs and high level of professionalism in research institutions. Manufacturing Center, contributes to the training of highly qualified professionals in the field of pharmacy and their compliance with international standards. The center plans to expand the capacity of the pharmaceutical sector.
Avicenna Tajik State Medical University has established Practical Skills Training Center with 14 simulation rooms. Further expansion of the capabilities of the Practical Skills Training Center to improve the quality of practical skills of medical, pediatric and postgraduate students at the expense of the grant project of the World Bank "Innovative development of pharmaceutical education in the Republic of Tajikistan. "The project is aimed at developing new simulators for the broader development of this area. In this modern simulator students can study more than 30 diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular system.
All departments and structures of the University are equipped with computers, electronic boards, multimedia, interactive screens and the Internet, and work between departments and structures is done electronically.
Much has been done at the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University in order to improve the quality of education and bring it in line with labor market requirements and international standards, and these initiatives will be continued in the future.
Therefore, Avicenna Tajik State Medical University has made every effort to provide medical and pharmaceutical education in accordance with national and international educational standards to train competent personnel, correspond to the requirements of the world labor market, and promote the scientific potential of the country's health fulfills its mission to the state and the people.