WHERE MEDICAL MINDS FLOURISH
Prof Dato Dr Lokman Saim
KPJUC has come far in the decades since it first opened as Puteri Nursing College in 1991. From being a college of nursing, the education institution is now a university college offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in all areas of healthcare science and management. Among its accolades are being the first and only private university college with the permission to offer specialist post-graduate medical specialist training programmes, for Masters of Othorhinolaryngology, Radiology, and Paediatrics.
Prof Dato’ Dr Lokman Saim, the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Medical School, helms an institution which has achieved many firsts. Presently, KPJUC has approximately 2,500 students enrolled. While the majority are based at the main Nilai campus, the remainder are study at the two branch campuses in Penang and Johor. The opening of these auxiliary campuses is a reflection of the demand which KPJUC has received from the industry for a KPJ-value inspired education framework.
What makes a KPJUC education so desirable? First and foremost, the syllabus provides the most comprehensive theoretical and practical training for the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Secondly – the opportunity of clinical training at via the 25-strong KPJ Specialist Hospital network, providing invaluable hands-on learning in a real hospital environment.
The power of the KPJUC brand and reputation are a key that will unlock opportunities in the healthcare sector for graduates.
The purpose-built campus in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, also provides students and faculty with an environment that is conducive for their studies and research. Coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and a teaching faculty who are not only dynamic but also practising healthcare professionals, students are able to learn from those with real-world knowledge of the industry’s demands and trends.
More than just academic development, KPJUC provides the opportunity for social and personal development thanks to a proactive student body, which regularly organises activities aimed at enhancing camaraderie among students.
While impressive by themselves, these traits – when put together in one single establishment – becomes the recipe for an institution that aims to be the premier choice for healthcare education, not only in Malaysia but also in Asia and the world at large.
“By enrolling in KPJUC, our students are joining one of the best families in the healthcare world – the KPJ family. With 25 hospitals throughout Malaysia, the KPJ network is the largest in Malaysia, and no other institution of learning dedicated to healthcare can boast even half of that. Simply put, our students can be assured that they are ready to practise as caring, passionate and skilful healthcare professionals.”