Faculty of Medicine | Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine is one of the first faculties in CUCMS. The CUCMS MBBS programme is a fully accredited programme recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council. It is a 5-year programme, culminating in the award of the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. The programme started with 71 registered medical students in December 2005 and has since successfully produced 834 medical graduates who are currently serving the Malaysian workforce all over the country.

The Medical Programme is divided into two phases: Medical Sciences Phase and Clinical Sciences Phase. During the medical Sciences Phase (Year 1& Year 2), students are taught mainly in the Cyberjaya Campus. In the Clinical Sciences Phases (Year 3, 4 and 5), the students undergo their clinical training in the Ministry of Health Hospitals, Ministry of Defence Hospitals as well as other health care facilities.

With a motto of “Nurturing the Passion to Care”, the teaching and learning activities embraces and integrates the three domains of learning; cognitive, affective and psychomotor. The integration of these essential domains in the curriculum – along with Godliness – in the life of students helps shape a balanced education system in producing healthcare professionals who are intellectual, emotionally and spiritually balanced This is achieved through the revolutionised teaching and learning activities of student centred outcome-based education. Technology is incorporated to enhance participative learning environments that actively engage the current Y and Z generation in the acquisition of new knowledge.

Currently, the faculty offers 2 postgraduate programmes which offers lifelong learning opportunities. This include Masters and PhD in Medical Sciences. Masters in Healthcare Management, Masters in Public Health and Short courses in health care subjects will be made available in the next year or two. In the development of postgraduate programmes, collaboration with other reputable medical institutions are also being looked into.

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About the Dean

Prof Dato’ Dr Abd Rahim bin Mohamad

Dean

Prof Dato’ Dr Hj Abd Rahim Mohamad is a prominent Public Health figure in the country and the region. He joined CUCMS upon his retirement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia in 2013. His vast working experience in the MOH has contributed significantly to the development of the Faculty, ensuring the objectives of the MBBS programme are in align with those of the MOH’s. This also provides a good theoretical and practical balance to the teachings in the Faculty.

Before joining the academia, the Dean had served the MOH for over 30 years.  In his last position at the Ministry as the Director of the Planning and Development Division of MOH, he initiated many programmes in promoting the betterment of the country’s health services and has vast experience in healthcare financing. His special interest is developing value-based healthcare and has always been actively involved in the promotion of healthy lifestyles, food safety, and health tourism.

His passion for humanitarian work is evidenced by his great contribution as the President of Islamic Medical Association Malaysia (IMAM) (2012 – 2016) and an Advisor to the IMAM Response and Relief Team (IMARET). He is currently the Deputy Chairman of Green Crescent Malaysia (GCM), an NGO aims to prevent addiction in the country.

Programmes Offered

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Master of Medical Science (MSc)(By Research)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences (PhD)

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