A holistic, internationally recognized medical education

A holistic, internationally recognized medical education




To complement national and regional needs for qualified doctors, MSU offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) through its International Medical School. 


Designed and approved on MMC guidelines, the MSU MBBS programme is delivered in three phases; namely, Phase 1 in Year 1, Phase 2 in Year 2, and Phase 3 throughout Years 3, 4, and 5. Phases 1 and 2 comprise system-based modules whereas Phase 3 deliver discipline-based postings; in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatric, Psychiatry, Primary Care, Orthopaedic, and Emergency Medicine. 


MSU Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


MSU MBBS students spend their first and second years understanding the basic medical sciences. They begin developing basic clinical skills and knowledge in their third year, and spend their fourth year on introductions to medical specialties. Clinical skills in their final year consolidate the degree-level medical education.


MSU Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours)

MSU Diploma in Medical Sciences


A key feature of the MSU MBBS programme is its emphasis on clinical communication skills. Clinical contact is established early on, through community engagement visits to medical practices, community care facilities, and hospitals. This is in line with the MSU focus on developing well-rounded graduates; in this case, qualified medical doctors who excel academically and in their personality, contributing to the university’s and national objectives for excellent healthcare service in Malaysia and the region. 


MSU Master in Biomedical Sciences 

MSU Master in Biomedicine (by Research)

MSU PhD in Biomedicine (by Research)


MSU medical students complete their clinical training at two major referral hospitals in Malaysia; the Sungai Buloh Hospital and the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang. Upon graduating with the MBBS, the new doctors must register with the Public Services Department and complete a two-year housemanship at selected public hospitals under the supervision of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Soon, with the opening of the MSU Medical Centre, MSU will be Malaysia’s first international university with its own a teaching hospital and in-house clinical placement for its MBBS graduates.


On track: MSU teaching hospital and campus accommodation


Other than at its main Shah Alam campus, the MSU IMS also resides in Bangalore, India, which was Malaysia’s first medical school to receive a five-year accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). The five-year MSU MBBS programme is also recognized by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and the Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMDC).