Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University will begin offering joint medical degrees in 2017. In the September 1, 2010 partnership, Imperial will bring its renowned medical teaching and expertise to Singapore while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will play a vital role in boosting Singapore’s supply of world class doctors. The School will enroll its first students in 2013 and eventually have 750 undergraduate students enrolled.
On November 2, 2010, Johns Hopkins Medicine signed an agreement with Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd to develop a medical school in Malaysia. It will be the first private, four year medical school in Malaysia, and the first to use the western teaching model. Hopkins will be advising and partnering with Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine and the Perdana University Hospital in the joint venture.
CHEF Chicago hosted a luncheon on medical tourism in Singapore in Chicago, October 15, 2010. Clara Yap, Manager, Healthcare Services at Singapore Tourism Board, led the presentation with an overview of Singapore as a medical tourism destination, followed by Samuel Tan, Group Assistant Vice President of ParkwayHealth, who outlined the capabilities of one of the most advanced medical groups in Southeast Asia. Rudy Rupak, CEO of PlanetHospital, added his insights as well. This was CHEF Chicago’s second event dedicated to medical tourism this year.