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Hopkins to Develop First Medical Campus in Malaysia

Posted: 11/15/2010

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, joined other members of the JHU/Johns Hopkins International leadership in Malaysia for the signing of a landmark agreement to develop the country's first medical school with a four year western curriculum on November 2 in Kuala Lumpur. 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.

"There is great excitement about opening a Hopkins designed and managed teaching hospital in 2014," said Hill. "Our first step will be to identify Malaysian nurses with a BSN who want to earn our MSN 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."

Under the agreement, Hopkins will assist with the development of every major aspect of the new medical venture, including medical education programs, campus design and facilities planning, and clinical affairs. In addition to the new medical school, Hopkins will also provide guidance on the design and development of a 600-bed teaching hospital that will include a full complement of ambulatory care facilities, diagnostic capabilities, and ancillary support services. A third major component of the agreement states Hopkins will advise Malaysian colleagues on the development and integration of research programs across the entire medical project.