As per a report of the New Straits Times in February, 2005, Malaysia was in need of an additional 3,300 doctors, 700 specialists, 600 pharmacists, 500 dentists and 130,000 nurses. Seven months later, the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) was established with a mission to bridge this massive gap.
The institute offers various courses like bachelors in medicine and bachelors in surgery (MBBS), bachelors in pharmacy (hons), bachelors in homeopathic medical science (hons), foundation in science studies (medicine/pharmacy), doctor of philosophy in medical science (PhD), diploma in paramedic sciences, etc.
In order to secure admission in CUCMS, candidates are first required to apply online or submit their application forms to the college’s admission desk. The shortlisted candidates are then called in for an interview after seven working days.
Once the college’s selection committee interviews the interested candidates, the names of qualified applicants is then sent for Senate approval. After the final approval is received, the admission unit produces an offer letter which is sent to shortlisted candidates.
The main campus of CUCMS is situated at Jalan Teknokrat 3, Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The very fact that the college’s campus is built in a city which is aspiring to become the silicon valley of Malaysia implicitly gives the students of the college much needed confidence and a very conducive learning environment.
The college has a vast library and knowledge centre which specialises in pharmacy, allied health sciences, general & specialised medicine and traditional & complementary medicine. It has about 10,000 books, bound periodicals and multimedia collections.
In addition to these, a huge collection of e-journals is also maintained. The whole library is catalogued as per the Library of Congress
Faculty development programmes (FDPs) are regularly run in order to train lecturers to prepare better quality teaching material and to discover more efficient and effective methods of student assessment.