Med School in Malaysia

Hopkins to Develop First Medical Campus in the Country
by Jon Eichberger

Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, joined other leaders from Johns Hopkins in Malaysia for the signing of a landmark agreement to develop the country’s first medical school with a four-year western curriculum.

“Our first step will be to identify Malaysian nurses with a bachelor’s who want to earn our master’s with a clinical nurse specialist focus, and a few to earn the PhD so they will be ready to be the nurse leaders in the new hospital when it opens in 2014,” said Hill.

Hopkins will assist with the development of medical education programs, campus design and facilities planning, and clinical affairs at the school of medicine, and will also provide guidance on the design and development of a 600-bed teaching hospital.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin observed the signing ceremony, which was held on November 2 in Kuala Lumpur.

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