Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) was founded in line with the Malaysian government's aspiration to further improve the healthcare of Malaysians through state-of-the-art educational technology and training in medical sciences. CUCMS was established officially on 23rd October 2005 under the Private Higher Education Act 1966.
Its core mission is to serve the people of the nation through national distinction in health sciences education, research, public service and clinical care.
The establishment of CUCMS was also to close the gap between a ready-supply of qualified high achieving students against limited placements available in higher learning institutions for medical and pharmacy students. As reported in the New Straits Times, 22 February 2005, Malaysia was in need of an additional 3,300 doctors, 700 specialists, 600 pharmacists, 500 dentists and 130,000 nurses.
The name for the medical college takes advantage of Malaysia’s first truly intelligent city and the international image of the selected township of its location, Cyberjaya.
CUCMS seeks to be a university of international standing and a leading medical institution in the region.