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Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM)

Dean’s Message

medicine Dean of PUGSOM, Dr. Juriah Abdullah

Welcome to the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM). We are the first medical school in Malaysia to offer the four-year graduate entry medicine (GEM) program for those aspiring to be doctors. PUGSOM was established in 2011 as a Public Private Partnership project between the Government of Malaysia and Academic Medical Council Sdn Bhd (AMC) with a vision of setting the standards of excellence in the area of medical education, research and clinical care.

PUGSOM admitted its first batch of students in September 2011. Ninety students have enrolled with PUGSOM. We are proud that the first batch of PUGSOM students graduated at the Perdana University Inaugural Convocation on 25th September 2016 held at the IOI Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya. Many of these students have already embarked on their medical careers in the various hospitals around the country and overseas.

The program curriculum is designed to expand  medical knowledge and competencies of students through early clinical experiences and year-long attachments with general practitioners, committed in supporting the education of future doctors. The curriculum incorporates current clinical trends and evidence based medicine  and emphasises on research and innovation. It also covers all aspects of the material  set by the United States Medical Licencing Examination (USMLE) and teaches students what they need to know  to master the exact skills and strategies required to pass the exam. This is in tandem with our mission to provide an international educational model that supports intellectual discovery, nurtures creativity and transmits innovative knowledge.

Over the years, PUGSOM has recruited and promoted some of the best faculty and staff into essential roles to provide outstanding education in an inclusive environment. The passion of the faculty and the commitment of the students for learning have helped PUGSOM achieve its objectives.

The PUGSOM experience is demanding, but it is also exceptionally rewarding and fulfilling. You can have an exciting journey exploring new ideas, discovering your true potential, developing your values and principles and expanding your horizon.

The faculty and I, look forward to having you at PUGSOM. I am confident that  being at PUGSOM as the pathway to your medical career would be a wise one.

Please browse through our website for more information and thank you for your interest.

Associate Professor Datin Dr. Juriah Abdullah
Dean, Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Skills Unit & Medical Education Training Academy (META)
M.B.B.S, M.Ed.


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 objective 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.

Previous Advisors


Prof Dr David Nichols
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Vice Dean of Education
Professor, Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics


Prof Roy Ziegelstein
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Vice Dean of Education
Professor of Medicine

Find out more about our graduate entry programme offered below:

 Doctor of Medicine (PUGSOM)  KP/JPS(R/721/6/0004)2/20


Find out more about our postgraduate programme offered below:

Programmes by Coursework

 Master of Science (Public Health) KP/JPS(N/720/7/0087)10/20


Continuing Education

Pursuing degrees and certificates for career advancement to meeting a profession’s continuing education, learning is a life-long endeavor.

  Certificate of Clinical Competency in Acupuncture  

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