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Medical education for export in Kyrgyzstan has many challenges in the way of achieving international standards. Existing archaic state regulative norms have huge discrepancy with modern global standards in the field. In addition, the uncontrolled growth of number of HEIs newly entered the market aggravates the situation. Along with this, countries which students usually choose Kyrgyzstan as a direction for medical training, have weak policies and establish low barriers for recognition of qualifications from the places their students choose to study in. A recent case of blacklisting Kyrgyzstani medical HEIs by Pakistani Medical Council (PMC) can be analyzed as a typical example of the shortcomings listed above. It has disclosed different problems and aspects of the phenomena of medical education for export in Kyrgyzstan: compliance of Kyrgyzstani medical education with international standards, shortage of standardized control from Kyrgyzstani and Pakistani authorities, the role of agents is not anyhow standardized or licensed.