The research activity of the University is conducted in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Science" dated 18.11 2011, No. 407-IV LRK, the Law of the RK "On Education" dated10.07.2012, No. 319 - III LRK, the State Program for Development of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Densaulyk 2016-2019" dated 29.11.2010; the strategic and long-term planning of research work of West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University.
In accordance with Section 23 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Science", the University's scientific activity was accredited by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 24.04.2017 as a subject of scientific and technical activity (certificate MK No. 004940).
WKSMU is one of the leading scientific and research medical centers in Kazakhstan. The University actively participates in the development of scientific directions formulated within the framework of the Strategy for the Development of Medical Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Scientific researches of our employees are supported by the program-target and grant financing of the RK.
In total, the university conducts scientific research on 27 topics that have passed state registration. All the studies are conducted in three scientific areas:
• Research in clinical medicine;
• Research in theoretical and experimental medicine;
• Research in psychological, pedagogical and complex issues of the social sciences.
The university actively cooperates with scientific research institutes and centers of Kazakhstan, educational and medical institutions of Kazakhstan, near and far abroad.
The Dissertations Board for the defense of PhD doctoral dissertations in specialty 6D110100 - Medicine functions at the University.
Students take an active part in the research work. The development of educational, research and clinical activities is an important concept in the formation of a young specialist. Involvement of students in scientific activities is carried out through student scientific circles in the areas: therapy, pediatrics, surgery, medical and biological issues. Students conduct research through student STP: there were 11 STP in 2016, 7 of them were completed, and 4 continue to work. In 2017, another 7 works were approved. SSS (Student Scientific Society) holds the Annual Student Scientific Conference, which has received the status of International.