Hopkins inks deal to develop medical school, teaching hospital in Malaysia

Johns Hopkins signed a deal today to help develop a medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia.

The agreement between Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd, the subsidiary of a Kuala Lumpur-based private development corporation, and an associate company Turiya Sdn Bhd, will give Malaysia its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital, according to a Hopkins press release.

According to the agreement, Johns Hopkins will help develop every major aspect of the medical school, including medical education programs, campus design and facilities planning, and clinical affairs. It also will offer recommendations on teaching environment and infrastructure, pedagogy, administration and student affairs.

Hopkins will guide the design and development of a 600-bed teaching hospital that will include ambulatory care facilities, diagnostic capabilities and ancillary support services.

In the third part of the agreement, Hopkins will advise Malaysian colleagues on the development and integration of research programs. All education, patient care and research functions and programs will follow the Johns Hopkins Medicine organizational and operation model.

Academic Medical Centre is mainly focused on developing Perdana University, a world-class healthcare and medical facility that will house two medical schools, a 600-bed multi-specialty teaching hospital and a life sciences research center.

To learn more:
- read the Hopkins press release