The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 25 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.
IMU 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 (Australia, Canada, Ireland and UK). Students of IMU University could complete the entire MBBS program at Malaysia or complete 2.5 years in Malaysia and transfer to one of the “Partner Medical Schools”.
Option 1 – 5 Years in Malaysia Option 2 – 2.5 Years in Malaysia
The International Medical University (IMU) was established in 1992 as the International Medical College (IMC), Malaysia’s first private medical college. An institutiony wholly specialising in medicine, health sciences and complementary medicine programmes with all resources devoted to excellence in this area of education, it attained university status in 1999. The university remained true to the key elements of the IMC vision, which are to widen access to professional healthcare education, and to use innovative, integrated and student-centred means in providing that education.rnrnIMU is part of IMU Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH). IHH is a leading international provider of premium healthcare services. Known as the World’s second largest listed healthcare operator, IHH presently operates close to 10,000 licensed beds in 49 hospitals across their home markets of Singapore, Malaysia and Turkey, and key markets of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India. IHH is also present in Brunei, UAE, Macedonia and Iraq.rnAt IMU, students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities including the Learning Resource Centre which combines the resources of the library, e-learning and medical museum. Its Bukit Jalil campus in Kuala Lumpur is equipped with a gymnasium, student lounge, dance floor and a café for relaxation and to encourage student interaction.rnrnFour research thrust areas have been identified under the Institute for Research, Development and Innovation, namely, environmental and population health, bioactive molecules and drug discovery, cancer and stem cell research, and health professional education research.rnrnThe university’s Healthcare Centres, which serve as a teaching site for IMU students, bring the disciplines of allopathic (Western) medicine and those of complementary and alternative medicine together under one roof.rnrnSo far, more than 9000 students have passed through IMU’s doors. Graduates can look forward to careers in Malaysia’s public and private healthcare institutions or industries, or opportunities to undertake postgraduate studies locally or overseas.