THE setting up of the International Medical School (IMS) in Bangalore, India, illustrates Management and Science University’s (MSU) commitment in offering critical and relevant programmes of study, particularly in health and medical sciences.
It is MSU’s first international offshore branch campus and the seventh school under its flagship of faculties, schools and centres of learning.
The medical school is a unique regional collaborative effort between MSU and M.S. Ramaiah Medical College.
The school, which focuses solely on the Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS), is helping the government to provide more places for those interested in medicine.
Its 26ha campus is adjacent to a teaching hospital, the M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, equipped with excellent facilities and medical staff.
“Bangalore provides an excellent setting for MSU to establish its medical school. The wealth of experience and development in medical field that India has to offer is unique and meets the expectations of many medical authorities,” says IMS dean Datuk Dr Abdul Ghani Mohammed Din.
Other than studying under the supervision of medical experts, he says students will also be exposed to a multi-specialty world-class hospital.
“A combination of modern facilities, hands-on experiences and dedicated teaching staff have contributed to enhance the quality medical programme offered by IMS.”
Lessons and practical classes on anatomy, for example, are more insightful and effective as students can practise on cadavers.
MSU believes IMS will help realise the government’s plans of meeting the doctor-patient ratio of 1:600 by 2020.
In 2006, the doctor-patient ratio in Malaysia was 1:1,214, with the total number of doctors standing at 21,937.
The duration of the MBBS programme is 51/2 years, including a year’s rotatory programme in Bangalore.
Upon completion, students have to register with the Public Services Commission and complete a two-year housemanship at selected government hospitals under the supervision of the Health Ministry.
The academic terms begins in September and qualified students are required to sit for the Medical Entrance Test. Intake for the new students are limited to 150.
Students pursuing the MBBS programme at IMS are housed in a three- storey fully furnished apartment complex, which is 10 minutes away from campus. Buses are provided by IMS for students to attend classes.
For details, call 03-5510 6868, fax 03-55108668, email [email protected] or visit www.msu.edu.my
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