This EPP aims to establish a cluster of higher education institutions and industry players to increase the number and quality of healthcare professionals in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
The UCSI Premium Health Cluster, located in Bandar Springhill in the state of Negeri Sembilan, is one such initiative. The Cluster includes the establishment of a teaching hospital, expected to be operational by 2015 with 800 beds, to provide practicum places for health science students. It will also house an international school, medical faculty and convention centre.
This EPP has also narrowed its focus to place emphasis on preparing graduates for specialised fields within the healthcare industry, such as geriatric care and rejuvenation medicine, where there is insufficient talent yet high demand in the region.
- The 1,000-bed UCSI University Hospital commenced construction in 2014, with the first phase of the hospital to have the capacity for 130 beds catering for surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery. When completed, the teaching hospital will be able to accommodate 1,000 undergraduate medical students, 2,000 postgraduate medical students, as well as dentistry, radiography, nursing, paramedic and hospital management students, and postgraduate research students.