Since 1996, Dalhousie University has partnered with the International Medical University (IMU) in Malaysia. Each year, six IMU students are eligible to complete third- and fourth-year clerkships at Dalhousie leading to a Canadian Medical Doctorate degree. This unique partnership builds the educational capacity of IMU and improves the health care in Malaysia and surrounding regions as well as expanding the experience of learners and faculty here in Halifax.
IMU is Malaysia’s leading private medical and healthcare university and is committed to high quality education opportunities for their students. As a result, they pioneered and maintain a global network of more than 30 partner institutions of higher learning. Dalhousie University is the only Canadian partner, with a program managed by the Global Health Office and supported by many local individuals.
On April 23 & 24, 2014 we hosted key faculty from IMU who were in Halifax to review the terms of our partnership and to ensure educational standards and outcomes are met. As always it was a great pleasure to reconnect with this team of dedicated individuals and to continue improving this program to ensure a sustainable future for all. This partnership is important to both institutions and their students as it encourages cross cultural experience and learning.
We are also thrilled to introduce the Dalhousie/IMU graduates, Class of 2014, who were invited to share their experiences at Dalhousie with the visiting IMU Faculty. Congratulations Reveik, Evan, Yoong and Randy.
For more information on this program please visit our IMU Students page.