21 Jun 2018 IMC and CVSKL Signs MOU for Training and Education Development
Kuala Lumpur, 8 June 2018 – The International Medical College (IMC), a private college with a long standing reputation in providing nursing education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL), an integrated hospital specialising in comprehensive care for patients with cardiac and vascular diseases to grant opportunities to enhance academic knowledge, upgrading of skills, training and professional development for both parties.
The MoU was signed by Christy Chiu Lai Heng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IMC, and YBhg Dato’ Dr Sharifah Suraya Syed Mohd Tahir, CVSKL’s Medical Director. The collaboration establishes a relationship between IMC and CVSKL to provide industry experience and work environment exposure for IMC students through clinical attachments in the modern and state of the art facilities of CVSKL. The memorandum also grants CVSKL opportunities to serve as advisors for curriculum review of relevant post basic programmes undertaken by the College.
“The MoU stresses the importance of continuing professional education and upgrading of skills for healthcare professionals for better patient care and safety. This collaboration will offer students an avenue for practical training in niche areas such as cardiac and vascular diseases. It will complement IMC’s aspirations to offer specialised nursing programmes to nurses and allied health professional” said Christy Chiu, CEO of IMC.
CVSKL Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang, said that the MoU is in line with the hospital’s aspiration to be a cardiac and vascular center of excellence in the region. This collaboration will see CVSKL contributing to the nation by imparting its best practices and knowledge in cardiac and vascular diseases to future healthcare professionals so that overall healthcare standards in the country can be elevated.
|International Medical College|
|IMC is a private college with long-standing reputation for providing nursing education, recognised locally and internationally. Since inception in 1993, it had assumed the responsibility to train and develop a new generation of nurses and allied health professionals. IMC is located strategically at Subang Jaya, Selangor, and its branch campus is at Ayer Keroh, Malacca.
In 2012, the College was acquired by IMU Health Sdn Bhd, which also owns International Medical University (IMU); Malaysia’ first established private medical and healthcare university with over 25 years of dedicated focus in medical and healthcare education. IMU Health Sdn Bhd is one of the key subsidiaries of IHH Healthcare Bhd, one of the largest listed private healthcare providers in the world based on market capitalisation with a focus on markets in Asia, Central and East Europe, Middle East and North Africa (CEEMENA) regions.
|Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL)|
|CVSKL is an integrated cardiac and vascular hospital specialising in comprehensive modern care for patients with cardiac and vascular diseases. Backed by a sterling track record of achievements and top-notch expertise, our hand-picked team of dedicated cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiac anaesthesiologists ensure premier standards of evidence-based and professional care. Here, patients will enjoy the finest care and consultation quality from equally eminent physicians, radiologists, cardiac and vascular technicians, alongside excellent nursing and other support staff.
Comprising 60 beds and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the CVSKL building houses an all-encompassing range of cardiology, cardiothoracic, and vascular diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services. Also, a highly strategic location in the transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur Sentral offers unparalleled accessibility by LRT, MRT, train, bus, taxi or KLIA Express within the city’s thriving heart. For added convenience, visitors can find within walking distance a wealth of hotels, service apartments and a shopping mall.