The International Medical University was established in 1992 as the International Medical College, or IMC, Malaysia's first private medical college. It attained university status in 1999 and has remained true to 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.
This vision required strong links to be forged, from the outset, with reputable Partner Medical Schools committed to excellence and who share our educational philosophy.
It was our progressive, systems-based, integrated medical curriculum that first caught the imagination of our Partner Medical Schools, and today we collaborate with Medical Schools in Australasia, North America, Ireland, the United Kingdom and China.
Areas of Study
IMU's pure medical courses are highly sought-after. In recent years, the courses offered have evolved to meet Malaysia's growing need for healthcare staff in multiple disciplines.
The IMU now offers undergraduate programmesin medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, nursing, nursing science, medical biotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, biomedical science, chiropractic and Chinese medicine as well as postgraduate programmes by research in the fields of Medical Sciences and Community Health.
In 2010, IMU saw the first intake of students for the chiropractic programme, which is the first and only complete chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia, as well as in all of Southeast Asia.
In February 2011, the IMU offered the Chinese Medicine programme, the first such programme launched in a medical school. The curriculum content of the course has significant emphasis on anatomy, botany, medicinal chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, statistics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology and pathology to give the student a good foundation to understand the body functions and disease processes from the western point of view.
All programmes are government-accredited; the MBBS degree is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council and the pharmacy degree by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.
There are more than 200 highly-qualified and experienced teaching staff from Australia, the United States, Europe, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many more. Most of them are involved in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research and dissertations, conduct workshops and actively involved in their own research.
Key areas of research include bioactive molecules, building-related illnesses, molecular carcinogenesis, pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutics, environmental health, clinical research and medical education.
At IMU, students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities including the Learning Resource Centre which combines the resources of the library, the e-learning portal and the medical museum. The university is actively pursuing the development of educational innovation in both areas.
IMU Disccussion Room
IMU Dental Lab
So far, more than 1600 students have graduated with IMU degrees in postgraduate studies, medical and health sciences degrees. More than 1800 students have graduated from its partner universities overseas.
Graduates can look forward to careers in Malaysia's public and private healthcare institutions, or to opportunities to undertake postgraduate studies locally or overseas.
IMU also offers financial assistance such as the IMU Medical Scholarships, Nursing Scholarships, High Achiever Awards, Merit Awards and National Higher Education Fund study loans.
For inquiries, please contact the University at 603 2731 7272 or email to email@example.com.