Perdana University, Malaysia
Perdana University is the baby of Public Private Partnership unit of the Prime Minister’s Department. It was established in 2011 with 2 medical programmes; the Doctor of Medicine offered through the Graduate School of Medicine and the Bachelor of Medicine conducted by the Perdana University Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine. Currently Perdana is offering Occupational Therapy, International Trade, Bioinformatics and Foundation in Science.
Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM)
PUGSOM is the first medical school in Malaysia to offer graduate entry medicine (GEM). GEM was initiated in the United States of America (USA) more than a century ago. GEM has gained momentum globally beginning with universities in Australia and United Kingdom in 1995 and 2000 respectively. GEM programs are currently offered at some medical schools in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa (Ghana, Kenya and South Africa), Middle East (Israel, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) and Asia (Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore). PUGSOM was established with the assistance of JHUSOM, who helped develop the US-style 4-year GEM programme.
Perdana University is well furnished, equipped and wired to provide ready access to online education platforms. Perdana University takes serious cognizance to provide the best physical facilities to provide competent, committed and passionate faculty. Perdana University is focused in attracting committed and dynamic academics, university administrators, locally and internationally.
The programmes offered in Perdana University meet academic standards set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as well as relevant professional bodies. Student welfare and development are also of paramount importance. Support and guidance are provided throughout their studies in terms of pastoral care and mentorship. Perdana University has arranged for rental of units at The Academia @ South City, Seri Kembangan for students who choose to stay at university-arranged accommodation. As places are limited, accommodation will be available on a first-come-first served basis. Students can opt for single or twin-sharing occupancy. Perdana University also provides accommodation and transport services to students who wish for the convenience of staying near the campus.
Medical Degree Programme
In Perdana University, MBBS is known as Medical Degree Programme 5+0 in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The intake as follows is in April and September for Foundation in Science and September for Medical Degree Programme.
The curriculum is divided into 3 cycles, Junior Cycle, Intermediate Cycle an Senior Cycle. The medical graduates from Perdana University will posses on exit from the undergraduate medical programme.
Entry requirements for the MBBS in Perdana University is A Levels, STPM, Matriculation, Foundation, International Baccalaureate, UEC, Science Degrees with English Language. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Current Malaysian Government Teaching Hospitals for Perdana University include:
- Hospital Kuala Lumpur
- Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban
- Hospital Putrajaya
Perdana University encourages its students to acquire and create knowledge, think critically and to achieve their full intellectual potential to serve humanity with highest professional and ethical standards. Overall Perdana University logo represents a burning oil lamp symbolising the university as a never ending source of knowledge and wisdom for the betterment of humanity.
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