A joint high-level delegation of leaders from the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS) and the International Education Exchange Association (IEEA), visited Georgia State University 10 May to renew a collaboration that supports a special pre-med program to address the global shortage of medical doctors.
Established in 2018, the special pre-med program is a collaboration between MNUMS, IEEA and Georgia State. IEEA prepares Korean students for their academic experience at Georgia State where Korean students transfer to obtain biology or chemistry bachelor’s degrees with a concentration in pre-med. The Georgia State graduates then matriculate to MNUMS to study medicine. Two Memoranda of Cooperation, one between Georgia State and MNUMS, and one between Georgia State and IEEA were signed to facilitate further discussion and exploration of other areas of collaboration.
The Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences is the only public medical school in Mongolia. While the original goal of the visit was to renew the partnerships in international students’ pre-medical study and training, during the visit the delegation also learned about Georgia State’s Institute for Biomedical Science and the highly ranked Health Law program.