History of Establishment

OVERVIEW – FROM ‘RUMAH KAYU’ TO HCTM

Faculty of Medicine of UKM was established in 1974 and the first intake of 44 students for 1973/74 session. The original campus was located at Jalan Pantai Baru Lembah Pantai and later was transferred to the ‘Rumah Kayu’ in Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).

On 27 February 1975, HKL was declared as UKM Faculty of Medicine teaching hospital. The permanent Faculty of Medicine was built next to HKL in 1977. In the year 1979, UKM had successfully produced the first batch of UKM Medical Doctors.

Hospital UKM (HUKM) is UKM own teaching hospital. The construction of HUKM started on 2 November 1993 on a 23-hectare site at Jalan Yaakob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras Kuala Lumpur. HUKM started its operations with a variety of modern and up-to-date equipment on 1 July 1997 and was officiated by YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, then Prime Minister of Malaysia on 14 July 1998.

On 20 February 2008, the Faculty of Medicine and HUKM were combined to create an entity known as the UKM Medical Center (UKMMC) with the motto of ‘Integrating Learning and Community Research’. The transformation of these entities allowed the functions and activities of separate institutions, faculties and hospitals to be streamlined and carried out more efficiently, improving productivity and working practices. It ensured that the administration of courses and research activities were done better including the services offered. All these factors  further enhanced the performance of UKMMC as well as increase its position among regional and international medical institutions.

Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is the new name for HUKM since 14 October 2014. This new branding is a recognition and pride of UKM citizens towards the excellent survival of the teaching hospital for the UKM Faculty of Medicine established in 1997 to produce specialists in various fields of medicine and health.