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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (IMU) or Medical degree from Partner Medical Schools

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Course Duration5 Years
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Fees (International Student)543,500/Course
FacultySchool of Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Medicine Degree

To take up medicine, you need good grades coupled with total commitment to stay on the course. Hence, it is important that the decision to be a doctor is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s.

The IMU Medical programme focuses on Medical Sciences for the first 2.5 years. Students then proceed to undertake Clinical Training either at IMU’s Clinical Campuses in the southern part of Malaysia or at a Partner Medical School (PMS) overseas. The IMU awards the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree – MBBS (IMU) – to students upon completion of the IMU 5-year Medicine programme while students who complete their degree at a Partner Medical School will be awarded with a degree from the Partner Medical School.

From August 2017, IMU has incorporated the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 10. This allows IMU medical graduates to prepare early for the USMLE leading to potential career opportunities in the United States of America. In addition, students will be given opportunities for clinical electives in selected hospitals in the USA to broaden their learning experience in different healthcare systems.Overseas Clinical Electives

Students will have the opportunity of doing their clinical electives in selected hospitals in the USA in order to enhance their learning experience in different healthcare systems.

School of Medicine was conferred the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASPIRE for Excellence Award in the area of “Student Engagement” at 2013’s AMEE conference in Prague, Czech Republic.



Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • Introduction to Health Professions (5 weeks)
  • Cellular Response 1 (6 weeks)
  • Cellular Response 2 (5 weeks)
  • Cellular Response 3 (3 weeks)
  • Integrated Courses 1
  • Cardiorespiratory 1 (5 weeks)
  • Cardiorespiratory 2 (6 weeks)
  • Cardiorespiratory 3 (3 weeks)
  • Early Clinical Attachment 1(1 week)
  • Integrated Courses 2 Research, Innovation, EBM 1
  • Alimentary & Genitourinary 1 (6 weeks)
  • Alimentary and Genitourinary 2 (3 weeks)
  • Alimentary & Genitourinary 3 (5 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (1 week)
  • Early Clinical Attachment 2 (2 weeks)
  • Integrated Courses 3 including Forensic Medicine
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Special Study Course 1 (2 weeks)
  • Neuroscience & Locomotion 1 (6 weeks)
  • Neuroscience & Locomotion 2 (4 weeks)
  • Neuroscience & Locomotion 3 (4 weeks)
  • Integrated Courses 4 Early Clinical Attachment 3 [GP Posting] (1 week)
  • Research, Innovation, EBM 2
  • Special Study Course 2 (2 weeks)
  • Transition to Clinical practice (4 weeks)
  • Healthcare delivery Science (4 weeks)
  • Primary care Medicine (12 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine 1 (6 weeks)
  • General Surgery 1 (6 weeks)
Semester 7 Semester 8 Semester 9
  • Acute Medicine & Trauma 1 (6 weeks)
  • Orthopaedics (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology1 (6 weeks)
  • Paediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • Special Senses (6 weeks)
  • Special Study Course 3 (6 weeks)
  • Acute Medicine & Trauma 2 (4 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine 2 (4 weeks)
  • General Surgery 2 (4 weeks)
Semester 10 Semester 11
  • Special Study Course 4 (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine 3 (4 weeks)
  • General Surgery 3 (4 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2 (4 weeks)
  • Paediatrics 2 (4 weeks)
Integrated courses include Precision Medicine, Professionalism & Personal Development, Rationale & safety prescribing, Healthcare Delivery Science.
Entry Requirements
Examinations Requirements
A- Levels BBB or ABC in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
Australian Matriculation 80% aggregate or ATAR 80 including
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
NCEA Level 3 Average of 80% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Canadian Grade 12/13 80% aggregate in 6 subjects (with an average of 80% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 in 5 subjects
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics; and
~Mathematics; and
~Additional Mathematics
Australian University Foundation Programmes 80% aggregate or ATAR 80 (with an average of 80% in 3 subjects
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in all subjects (with an average of 70% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * Overall cGPA 3.00 (with a cGPA of 2.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics) and attained
5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level (SL) and attained a  minimum score of 4 each in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) Not applicable
Foundation in Science # Overall cGPA 3.00 (with a cGPA of 2.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics and attained 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level *Foundation in Science from other institutions will be subjected to the Dean’s approval on a case by case basis.*
Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 3.30
Diploma Diploma in Health Sciences – cGPA 3.50 and provided duration is not less than 5 semesters or 2.5 years in the same accredited institution and attained 2Bs each in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and 3Cs in English, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. **
    (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)
  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects. Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.

English Language Requirement

MUET Band score of 4; or
(For Malaysian students)
IELTS Overall band score of 6.5; 0r
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE)* Overall score of 176; or
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)* Overall score of 176; or
Cambridge Linguaskill* Overall score of 180; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE)* Overall score of 63; or
Credit Transfer IELTS Overall band score of 7.0

* ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia

Intake Months

February and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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