Faculty of Medicine

Degree in Doctor of Medicine


The medical course comprises a preclinical phase (2 years) of basic medical sciences, an intermediate stage of junior clinical clerkship (1 year) followed by senior medical clerkship (2 years). Problem solving, methods of inquiry, critical thinking and independent learning strategies are emphasized. At the end of the course, students are expected to graduate with competencies in the relevant areas of knowledge and clinical skills, apart from leadership and communication skills pertaining to working with other healthcare professionals.

The course also equips graduates with life-long learning and medical research capabilities via a special research module. Personal and professional development modules spanning the duration of the 5 years’ programme equips learners with important soft skills, awareness of medical ethics and a sense of social responsibility.

Our aim is to produce well-rounded medical professionals who are able to serve society in challenging and varied work environments and who are well-positioned for further postgraduate training. Students are supported by a mentor-mentee system throughout the programme.

I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students:

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

Application form for non-citizen and international students: Click here

How Much It Will Cost Me















Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391

What You Will Learn
  • Cellular Biomolecules
  • Tissues of Body
  • Membranes & Receptor
  • Metabolism
  • Personal & Professional Advancement IA
  • Ethnic Relation
  • Academic Communication I
  • Academic Communication II 
  • Soft Skills (This course can be taken at any semester in Year 1 to Year 2)
  • Human Genetics
  • Infection & Immunity
  • Mechanisms of Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Clinical Science I
  • Medicine & Society I
  • Personal & Professional Advancement 1B
  • Workplace Communication III
  • Blood & Lymph
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary System
  • Clinical Science IIA
  • Medicine & Society II
  • Personal &Professional Advancement IIA
  • Islamic & Asia
  • Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neuro Sciences
  • Reproductive System
  • Clinical Science III
  • Personal & Professional Advancement IIB
  • Islamic & Asia
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Surgery I
  • Family Medicine I
  • Medicine & Society III
  • Personal & Professional Advancement III
  • Radiology I
  • Elective Posting
  • Psychiatry
  • Paediatrics I
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology I
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Personal and Professional Advancement IV
  • Special Study Module I
  • Special Study Module II
  • Forensic Pathology I (Semester I)
  • Forensic Pathology II (Semester II)
  • Radiology II
  • Family Medicine II
  • Surgery II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology II
  • Personal & Professional Advancement V
  • Special Study Module III
Life at Faculty

The campus is located in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Another nearby township is Bandar Sri Permaisuri.

Condominiums, apartment and landed properties are available for renting in both townships.

International Youth Centre Residence is within walking distance from the campus and accommodation for short-term stay is available

Outdoor recreation and sport
Taman Tasik Permaisuri (49.4 hectare) is located just besides the campus providing places for outdoor recreation and sport activities. A public swimming pool and Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium is also located nearby.

Several cafeterias, coffee shops and convenient stores are available in-campus. However, if you are running out of choice, there are aplenty of eateries and shops in the townships. Locations in campus are also known by food delivery services. A food truck park ( Tasik Permaisuri Foodtruck Valley) is a also situated within walking distance from the campus for a your dinner and supper needs.

Public transport
The campus is easily reachable via major highways/expressways and public transports including RapidKL buses, LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter.  An integrated modern transportation hub (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS-BTS)), which is 5-10-minute drive from the campus, provide multiple option to travel to more than 150 destinations due south, east, and northern Malaysia. TBS-BTS also provide express bus and rail service to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The campus is equipped with two medical libraries, the Clinical Library and the newer Pre-Clinical library. Wifi and computers with internet connection are available in the libraries as well as discussion and multimedia rooms. Various subscribed online resources including journals, databases and software are available to the students. Free wi-fi is available within the campus for the students.

Besides the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz that function as a teaching and tertiary hospital, the Advanced Surgical Skills Centre (ASSC) and Center of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (CTERM) which are Centre of Excellence are also located within the campus.  

Health and medical services
Services provided under UKM’s teaching hospital, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) including Poliklinik Warga and Klinik Primer are open to UKM students and staff. UKM’s Hospital Pakar Kanak-Kanak (HPKK) will also be operating soon. Besides these, health and medical services can be sought from nearby Klinik Kesihatan Cheras, Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras and private clinics in Bandar Tun Razak and Bandar Sri Permaisuri.

Places of Interest Near Campus
As the campus is situated at capital city of Malaysia various attraction are available around the city. Besides that, various shopping complex are located within 5-10 min drive from the campus.

Places to Visit around Kuala Lumpur

  • KLCC
  • National Palace
  • Batu Caves
  • Bukit Bintang Shopping Area
  • KL Tower
  • Chinatown (Petaling Street)
  • Central Market
  • Islam Civilization Centre
  • Perdana Botanical Garden
  • National Monumen
  • National Musuem

10 – 20 minutes from the campus

Faculty Information

Campus: Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Degree in Doctor of Medicine
Length: 5 Years 

Undergraduate Studies Secretariat
Faculty of Medicine
Level 2, Kompleks Pendidikan Perubatan Tuanku Ja’afar
Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 91455032/ 5042/ 5019
Fax: +603 91456646

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Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471

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