CME – Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program


FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) aims to improve the health of the Armenian people by strengthening the human resources of their medical care system.


  • To provide professional development opportunities for at least 45 practicing physicians from throughout Armenia per year and at least 35 physicians per year from Nagorno-Karabakh
  • To create opportunities for physicians to become acquainted with the latest medical technologies and obtain knowledge about the latest skills
  • Enhance the IT and computer skills of Armenian physicians
  • To provide a forum for networking, experience and information exchange within the medical community
  • To organize conferences, workshops and symposia on modern medical topics for healthcare professionals
  • To provide medical supplies to hospitals in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

Types of Services

  • Free, one-month professional development programs for medical professionals from Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Javakhk, Georgia
  • Lectures on relevant topics from prominent members of the global medical community, including FARFAA members and esteemed physicians from the U.S., Canada and Europe
  • Access to the National Medical Library in Yerevan
  • One month of computer courses
  • Medical supply and equipment distribution to hospitals in Yerevan, the provincial regions and Nagorno-Karabagh

Inception Date

Dr. Hambartsum Simonyan, FAR Medical Programs Coordinator

Average Annual Budget


  • FAR Fellowship Alumni Association (FARFAA)
  • Yerevan State Medical University
  • Armenia’s Ministry of Health
  • Nagorno-Karabagh’s Ministry of Health
  • United Armenia Fund
  • Professional medical associations in Armenia
  • Leading medical centers

Number of Beneficiaries

  • 430 Armenian physicians trained since 2005
  • 115 physicians from Nagorno-Karabagh trained since 2011
  • 1000+ physicians from Armenia and NKR participated in issue-specific workshops, and seminars, and used the National Medical Library’s resources
  • 500+ gynecologists, obstetricians, family physicians, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and nurses from all 10 regions of Armenia attended customized, week-long training courses in cardiology, gynecology and family planning.
  • 20 intensive care pediatricians attended two-day courses in intensive pediatrics.

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