UMP Collaborates with UMY to Develop Department of Medical Profession

Department of Medicine of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) is accredited ‘B’, while Department of Medical Profession has ‘A’ accreditation. Besides, UMY cooperates with a number of hospitals. Noticing this fact, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) collaborate with UMY to develop medical science at the institution.

On Tuesday (3/7), UMY signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UMP. The MoU signing was supposed to be conducted on 1 May 2018, but both parties agreed to postpone it.

Held at a rector’s room of UMY, Rector of UMY Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P. told that the meeting discussed supervision for UMP and online cooperation with hospitals for UMP medical students. The students may use hospital partners of UMY to conduct practices. As a stepping stone, Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Kota Salatiga can be used for the practices.

It was three-year cooperation since 2018. Department of Medicine of UMP was just established and only has one batch. Gunawan stated that the cooperation will continue along the increasing number of UMP students. “The cooperation may assist UMY to foster,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rector of UMP Dr. H. Syamsuhadi Irsyad M.H. thanked to UMY for the supervision. He said that UMY has an essential role in making RSUD Kota Salatiga as an educational hospital for UMP. “I personally thank to UMY for the assistance. Without it, we might not make the RSUD as a learning medium for our students,” he expressed.

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