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Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine and Perdana University Hospital

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Malaysia's first American-style, graduate-entry school, is designed to train the future leaders in clinical care, medical research and education.

The school was founded through a historic collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based private development corporation) and an associate company, Turiya Sdn Bhd.

The graduate medical education program features Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s innovative “Genes to Society” curricular approach, which is grounded in the Human Genome Project, taking into account human variability, risk and ability of environment to modulate disease presentation and outcomes.

Classes are taught by world-class faculty recruited from Johns Hopkins and other outstanding universities. A key focus is providing a student-centered environment that fosters creativity, innovation, collegiality and discovery.

All education, patient care and research functions and programs are managed in accordance with the Johns Hopkins Medicine organizational and operational model.

The inaugural class of 2015 began classes in September 2011.

Charles Wiener, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is the founding Dean and CEO of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine.

Perdana Univerdity Building

About Our Agreement

Under the agreement signed in 2010, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine International provide services including:

  • Consulting on campus design and facilities planning, clinical affairs and medical education programs
  • Guidance on academic development in alignment with the breakthroughs of the Genes to Society curriculum and consulting on teaching environment and infrastructure, pedagogy, administration and student affairs
  • Guidance on design and development of the fully integrated, 600-bed Perdana University teaching hospital, which will also include a full complement of ambulatory care facilities, diagnostic capabilities and ancillary support services
  • Direction for the development and integration of research programs across the entire medical enterprise, based on the Johns Hopkins Medicine organizational and operational model

Points of Pride

  • Welcomed inaugural class of 24 medical students in September 2011
  • Created academic infrastructure (outreach, admissions, curriculum, teaching, and support) in less than 10 months and completed redesign and renovation project for the interim facilities for Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in less than 6 weeks
  • Received university status on a fast-track basis
  • Obtained license for 1,000 hospital beds as well as approval to collaborate with five public hospitals for education and research purposes

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