Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM) is the first medical school in Malaysia to offer graduate entry medicine (GEM). GEM was initiated in the United States of America (USA) more than a century ago. GEM has gained momentum globally beginning with universities in Australia and United Kingdom in 1995 and 2000 respectively. GEM programs are currently offered at some medical schools in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa (Ghana, Kenya and South Africa), Middle East (Israel, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) and Asia (Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore). PUGSOM was established with the assistance of JHUSOM, who helped develop the US-style 4-year GEM programme.
Prof Dr Zabidi Azhar bin Mohd Hussin
PSK, FRCPCH, Professor of Paediatrics,
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Perdana University, and Acting Dean of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health of UK
PERDANA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE has the vision to improve the health of the global community by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care in support of the broader vision of Perdana University.
PERDANA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE will provide a graduate-entry medical education model that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, and improves human health and standards of medical care globally in a diverse and inclusive environment.
The principal objectives is to train and educate medical students in accordance with the highest professional standards who will be able to identify and answer fundamental questions in the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as to incorporate basic sciences in improving health care delivery.
The aim of the curriculum leading to the M.D. degree is to produce leaders in medicine who will take the foundation of a broad education in medicine to improve health through patient care, research, and education.