Hopkins to House New International Medical Education Project
A new institute dedicated to international medical education has been inaugurated at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. The inauguration ceremony for the medical school and teaching hospital, named for Malaysian physician, businessman and donor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohan Swami, was held at the Johns Hopkins University Medicine School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 19, 2011. It was attended by Dato Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, prime minister of Malaysia, and other dignitaries.
"We are proud that Johns Hopkins was chosen as a home to the Institute for International Medical Education," says Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine. "For more than 120 years, Johns Hopkins has been recognized as one of the national and global leaders in research, patient care and education. It is our firm belief that this landmark endeavor will help us to continue our vital mission of helping to raise the standards of health care around the globe."
The Johns Hopkins Dr. Mohan Swami Institute for International Medical Education will use the new Genes to Society curriculum as its core platform and provide services globally to spread the mission of Johns Hopkins in medical education. The new institute will be housed at Johns Hopkins and led by David Nichols, M.D., vice dean for education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
"Educating and guiding the next generation of health care professionals the experts who will be capable of addressing the needs of the world’s growing population, is a challenging and rewarding task, and I am proud to be able to contribute to it," says Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohan Swami. "I am especially proud that I have the opportunity to join forces in this project with such a renowned institution as Johns Hopkins. I believe that our work will pave the way for many wonderful advancements in the area of medical education around the world."
"It is a great privilege for me to lead the new institute," says Dr. Nichols. "We hope that the new Institute for International Medical Education will have a transformational impact on the quality of medical education, research and health care delivery, and will help us nurture a new generation of health care leaders around the world."
In November 2010, Johns Hopkins officials signed an agreement in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated, private, four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital. Johns Hopkins will also advise Malaysian colleagues on the development and integration of research programs across the entire medical enterprise. All education, patient care and research functions and programs will be managed in accordance with the Johns Hopkins Medicine organizational and operational model.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Johns Hopkins Health System. The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.
Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, business and health care administration to provide services in hospital management, health care consulting and clinical education through strategic alliances and affiliations throughout the world.
About Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd/Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd
Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd holds an 80 percent equity interest in Academic Medical Centre Bhd while Turiya Berhad (formerly known as Sitt Tatt Berhad) owns the remaining 20 percent, making these two entities joint owners of AMC. Chase Perdana is a premier construction company in Malaysia and the Middle East. It was the main contractor to design and build the University Malaysia Sabah, one of the premier universities in Malaysia.
Academic Medical Centre’s primary focus is to develop Perdana University, a world-class health care and medical facility that will include two medical schools, a 600-bed multispecialty teaching hospital and the Life Sciences Research Centre. Perdana University is public-private partnership initiated by Public Private Partnership Unit at the prime minister’s department and AMC.
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