The path towards but one that sees no shortage of takers. It is a selfless calling, dedicated to the service of others and yet, is one of the most personally fulfilling career options to embark on.
To take up medicine, you need good grades coupled with total commitment to stay on the course. Hence, it is important that the decision to be a doctor is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s.
The IMU Medical programme focuses on Medical Sciences for the first 2.5 years. Students then proceed to undertake Clinical Training either at IMU’s Clinical Campuses in the southern part of Malaysia or at a Partner Medical School (PMS) overseas.
IMU’s curriculum emphasizes clinical application of basic science from an early stage. IMU is the first to incorporate the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. This is to allow IMU medical graduates to begin early preparation to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that opens the door towards United States residency opportunities.
At IMU, clinical electives are an important part of undergraduate medical training in order to enhance learning experience. Students of its medical programme can choose to do their clinical electives in selected hospitals in the USA and enhance their learning experience in a different healthcare system.
The medical curriculum is not only benchmarked to meet high international standards but now it also provides a pathway for our graduates to train and work in the United States with the incorporation of the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. This is to allow future medical graduates to begin early preparation and be competent to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that carves a path towards United States residency opportunities.
Do you know that you can obtain an additional degree by just adding 6 months to your medical degree? The degree that you will obtain is the Bachelor in Medical Sciences (Honours), an integrated degree commonly offered between the second and third years of a medical course with the aim to obtain in-depth understanding of research and areas of particular interest over the extended period.
This degree will provides you with
An opportunity to shadow a gastroenterologist after the completion of her A Levels at a Junior College in Singapore sparked Tey Kai Rou’s interest in medicine, especially in the field of gastroenterology.
Dr Vasan is the Head of Paediatrics Department in Hospital Keningau, Sabah. After completing his MBBS with a full scholarship from IMU, he completed his housemanship in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Dr Sharminithevi Paramalingam’s involvement in community work started with a community project that her alma mater, International Medical University (IMU) organised when she was in the third year of her medical studies at the University.
Dr Paul Chan Hong Kit from ME2/98 cohort recently got in touch with IMU to make a visit and met up with Prof Peter Pook, Prof Ong Kok Hai, Dr Mei Ling Young and a few others who taught him in the past.
We recently found out that one of our medical alumni, Dr Sophia Rasheeqa Ismail has been awarded the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2017 at an award presentation ceremony on 13 December 2017 at the Malaysian Petroleum Club, Petronas Twin Towers.
My 2 years in IMU Seremban were special to me. The presence of supportive seniors, a collegial environment and great lecturers helped cement my clinical years as outstanding years in my career. I feel that the strong grounding in medicine and independent learning that I gained while studying in IMU was instrumental to the success of my career in the US.
I can’t stop praising how adequately IMU has prepared us for the clinical phase overseas. Even in our first semester, the emphasis on clinical skills right after orientation week prepares us for learning in the wards.
IMU had certainly provided me with a strong foundation. The knowledge I had gained in IMU had made the transition to my clinical years easier. More importantly, in IMU I had learnt a lot through the co-curricular activities I was involved in and the people I had met. This helped me grow as a person and build my confidence to carry on even after leaving the country.
PhD (Pharmacology) (UKM), MBBS (UM), PMP
MD (Pathology) (Ind), MBBS (Ind)
Associate Professor DR
B.Med.Sc, MD,MOG, Master of Medical Education 2015
(University of Dundee)
Diploma (Islamic Revealed Knowledge) 2007 (International Islamic University Malaysia), Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) 2004 (International Islamic University Malaysia), Medical Doctor 1997 (UKM)
CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT & FACILITIES
Our University has a wide range of facilities to get the most out of your study experience while making life at the University as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
February & August
4½ to 6½ Years*
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*The average total study duration may vary with each partner university.
**All overseas fees listed are estimates. This is subject to annual increase by Partner University and fluctuation of currency exchange rate.