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Extending the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland's long-standing educational involvement with Malaysia an undergraduate medical programme has been established in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with Perdana University.
Perdana University is a new University established in the capital of Malaysia and will host the RCSI 5-year undergraduate medical programme, with a first intake of up to 100 students commencing in September 2011. RCSI will licence its curriculum and provide a range of supporting professional services, to assist the undergraduate programme in achieving the necessary accreditation to provide medical degrees.
Perdana University - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI) is part of a larger project - the Kuala Lumpur Academic Medical Centre (AMC) - a proposal to develop a centre of excellence for medicine in Malaysia. The AMC will be a custom built medical campus primarily composed of a 600-bed private hospital, a research centre, and Perdana University - incorporating an undergraduate medical programme run by RCSI and a graduate entry programme run by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Perdana University campus is located close to Putrajaya, Malaysia's new administrative capital, located between Kuala Lumpur city centre and its international airport. The development of the AMC will be carried out in a phased manner. The main phase, the development of the final campus for the medical schools and hospital is scheduled to be delivered in 2014. Currently PU-RCSI is located in an interim campus in the MAEPS Building on the MARDI Complex near to the final location of the permanent campus.
The AMC is a high profile project for Malaysia, being one of its first Public Private Partnerships. The project will cost over €500M and will be 45% funded by Malaysian government linked companies and 55% by private investors. The overall project was launched under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Malaysia in November 2010.
For further information contact:
PU-RCSI Senior Programme Administrator
Tel: +3531 402 2224