The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 24 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. IMU’s curriculum for its undergraduate programmes has been benchmarked to international standards and is accepted by international partner universities for credit transfer into relevant programmes.
IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree at an international university. Over the last two decades, IMU has grown from a medical college with 5 partner universities in 1992, to an internationally recognized higher education institution with more than 30 world class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Ireland, China and UK.
The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since 1999, IMU has established clinical schools in Seremban and Kuala Pilah (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (Johor, Malaysia).
IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values, which fosters students’ development into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive. The aim is to create healthcare graduates that are committed to lifelong learning and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.
In its continual quest for academic excellence, moving into research was a natural progression with medical and healthcare-related research, as well as medical education being areas of key focus. IMU’s research efforts are expected to be further enhanced now that the Institute of Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI) has been launched in September 2012.
The university had a major breakthrough in 2010 with the start of its Healthcare Centres which allowed IMU’s staff and students to receive and treat patients. The 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.
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.