August 24, 2008

MSU Striving to Reduce Shortage of Medical Personnel

THE International Medical School of Management and Science University (MSU) is the university's leap forward towards internationalising itself.

Located in Bangalore, India, IMS is indication of MSU's commitment in offering the critical programme of study particularly in medicine.

Specialising in offering the Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS), IMS is seen as complementing the government effort at creating more accessibility for those who are interested in medicine.

Housed in a 65-acre campus, IMS is adjacent to its teaching hospital, the MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital. It is a multi-specialty world-class hospital with dedicated staff and excellent health care facilities. The hospital offers the commitment of ace doctors, highly qualified medical experts and competent paramedics working diligently towards the pursuit of quality healthcare.

"Bangalore, India provides an excellent setting for MSU to establish its medical school. The wealth of experience and development in the medical field that India has to offer is unique and meets the expectations of many medical authorities all over the world," said MSU President and Vice Chancellor Prof Datuk Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.

He added that other than studying under the supervision of experienced medical experts, students would also gain exposure in the multi-specialty world-class hospital with dedicated staff and excellent healthcare facilities of the MS Ramaiah Memorial Teaching Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

The 27 years of expertise from MS Ramaiah medical professionals will ensure students gain an excellent medical qualification. Through the setting up of IMS, MSU envisages that the doctor ratio of 1:600 by the year 2020 is achievable.

The duration of IMS MBBS programme is five and a half years, including one year rotatory programme in Bangalore.

Upon completion, students have to register with the Public Service Department and complete two years' housemanship programme at selected public hospitals under the supervision of the Ministry of Health of Malaysia.

The academic term begins in September and qualified students are required to sit for the Medical Entrance Test (MET) to determine their aptitude for the MBBS programme. Intake for new students are limited to 150.

Students pursuing the MBBS programme at IMS are housed in a three- storey fully furnished apartment complex. Students commute the 10- minute distance from hostel to the campus via buses supplied by IMS.

Mohd Shukri said: "We are confident that IMS wil be able to assist the nation to produce more experts in the medical profession and take proactive efforts in providing first class human capital needed by Malaysia. Since it began its first intake in October of 2006, IMS has shown remarkable headway."

For more information on the IMS MBBS programme offered through MSU, call 03-5510 6868, fax 03-5510 8668, email [email protected], sms MBBSnameemail to 019-341 9152/016-356 8251/012- 249 6551 or visit

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