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. 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 recognised higher education institution with more than 30 renowned international
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 (scheduled to open in 2013) (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.
At the IMU, students have the option to study the first two and a half years of the Medical degree in IMU and transfer to one of its partner universities in Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada or USA for completion of the medical programme. IMU's 28 partner universities for the medical programme include world's prestigious universities such as University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, St George's University of London, University of Adelaide, University of Tasmania, National University of Ireland, Galway, Dalhousie University, University of Miami and Jefferson Medical College. The international partnerships with these partner universities mean that the IMU curriculum has been developed to meet these universities' high international standards.
To date, about 3,000 students have undergone this option and graduated from these partner universities since IMU started offering the medical programme in 1993. Many of these students have done well at the partner universities, with some of them excelling in their studies and winning many prizes, and becoming well known doctors.
Checkout this brochure to see programmes available at IMU.