The Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education was founded in August 1963, when the USSR Council of Ministers decided to establish the Almaty State Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education (ASIPME). By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in May 2014, the Institute was reorganized and renamed the Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education.
For more than half a century, KazMUCE has been the coordinating center in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the postgraduate training of the highly qualified specialists and the continuous professional development of health care personnel for practical public health, medical science and education.
The pride of the university is the faculty, including the highly qualified specialists. Among them there are the laureates of the State Prize, Honored Scientists of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Doctors of the Republic of Kazakhstan, members of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign countries, and chief external experts of the Ministry of Public Health. More than 200 teachers have got various academic degrees, 65 of them are Doctors of sciences, 132 are Candidates of sciences, 55 employees have got an academic Master's degree. The faculty staff conducts the therapeutic and consultative clinical activities and provides the consultations for the most severe patients throughout the country.
In KazMUCE, there are more than 50 departments and courses that cover the entire education cycle: undergraduate and internship programs, residency, master’s program, doctoral studies and supplementary education. Every year about 1,500 students are admitted and over 10,000 specialists from all regions complete the advanced training.