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International Medical University (IMU)

The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 20 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. The University is the first university in Malaysia that offers conventional and complementary medicine, all under one roof. Established in 1992, the University enjoys an international reputation, and provides a high standard of education at undergraduate,
postgraduate and continuing professional development level.

imu2IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School program, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree at an international university. Today, IMU is an integrated medical and healthcare institution, offering education, healthcare and research in partnership with some of the world’s most respected individuals and universities in the field of medicine and healthcare.

Reasons to Study Medicine at IMU

  • IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 20 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education
  • IMU’s MBBS program has the highest number of faculty members, registered students and successful graduates of any other private medical schools in Malaysia
  • IMU’s medical curriculum has been developed to meet high international standards
  • Students are better prepared for patient care, housemanship training and to become better doctors

The library has a seating capacity of 750 seats of various types with 11 discussion rooms. It contains more than 60,000 copies of printed books, 74,782 titles of e-books and more than 6,000 titles of online journals from 11 subscribed databases. The Medical Museum (MMS) is situated in the library and is a learning facility for all IMU students with many types of exhibits Students learn with the help of specimens, models or FLMs about the practical components of subjects like anatomy, pathology, microbiology, parasitology and immunology.

The IMU accommodation service is located at the Vista Komanwel/Covillea(Bukit Jalil), a condominium opposite of the IMU campus. The condominium is within easy walking distance of all teaching and research facilities in Bukit Jalil. All our accommodation is designed as individual condominium for students to share. Rooms can be either single room or twin sharing and the students share a kitchen/living / dining area with other housemates. Each accommodation unit comes fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave oven, jug kettle and kitchen cabinet, study table and chair,

bookcase, single bed, mattress,2-door wardrobe, ceiling fan in all rooms including living and dining area. Internet facilities are available in the hostel accommodation. All residents will have access to recreational facilities such as the gymnasium, swimming pool.

Programme structure

Semester 1 (Foundation Block) 24 weeksBasic Communication Skill Basic Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Development, Genetics, Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Biostatistics in thematic integration, PPD, Medical ethics, Behavioral Science
Semester 2Community Oriented projects (3 Weeks), Cardiovascular (5 Weeks) Respiratory (5 Weeks), Hematology (5 Weeks), Community Clinic Visit
Semester 3Gastrointestinal (6 Weeks), Clinical Rotation (Hospital) (4 Weeks) Endocrine (4 Weeks), Reproductive (4 Weeks), Elective (3 Weeks)
Semester 4GP Posting (1 Week), Renal (4 Weeks), Musculoskeletal (6 Weeks), Nervous (6 Weeks)
Semester 5Clinical Consolidation Hospital Rotation (4 Weeks), Clinical & Procedural Skill Rotation (4 Weeks), Community Health Clinic (2 Weeks), Selectives (3 Weeks) Forensic, CBL, Seminar, Ethics (4 Weeks)
Semester 6Internal Medicine (7 Weeks), General Surgery (7 Weeks), Family Medicine (7 Weeks)
Semester 7Medical Based Block (6 Weeks) Surgical Based Block (ENT, Eye, Emergency Medicine) (6 Weeks) Orthopaedics 6 Weeks, Psychiatry (6 Weeks)
Semester 8Elective & Selective (7 Weeks) Paediatrics (7 Weeks) Obst. & Gynae (7 Weeks)
Semester 9Medical (6 Weeks) & Surgical Block (6 Weeks) Family & Community Health Medicine (6 Weeks) Total 18 Weeks
Semester 10Senior Clerkship Hospital Batu Pahat Internal Medicine, General Surgery Paediatrics, Obst. & Gynaecology (20 Weeks)

Recognition and Accreditation
The MBBS program is fully accredited by the Malaysian Joint Accreditation Committee and the Malaysian Medical Council. General Medical Council (GMC), Australian Medical Council (AMC),Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC),Included in the WHO directory of recognized medical colleges and also in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).