KUALA LUMPUR, 2 December 2006 - Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek today witnessed the signing of two Memoranda of Agreement between the Ministry of Health Malaysia and University College Sedaya International (UCSI).

According to the first agreement, UCSI’s School of Medicine will be allowed to use the teaching and training facilities at Kuala Terengganu Hospital, Dungun Hospital, Kemaman Hospital, Hulu Terengganu Hospital and six health facilities where its medical students will be allowed to do their clinical studies in the final three years of their 5-year medical degree programme.The second agreement will allow UCSI’s nursing students to use the Kuala Terengganu Hospital, Putrajaya Hospital, Serdang Hospital and some health facilites for the purpose of the teaching and training of its nursing students. 
Dean of UCSI’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing, Professor Dato’ Mohd. Roslani Abdul Majid said under the agreement, UCSI’s medical students will be allowed to carry out any investigation, examination or treatment of any patient at the hospital under proper supervision.
“UCSI shall ensure that its medical student shall identify himself as medical student and obtain the patient’s permission before taking history or doing external examination on the patient,” he said. “We will also ensure that the medical student shall not at any time give the impression to the patient that he is a qualified doctor. “ 
He added that this will also facilitate the medical students of UCSI to carry out research, which is required in the training, with prior written approval of the Government.

“The research is carried out within all existing rules and regulations of the Government pertaining to the conduct of research,” he said.

UCSI’s President and Vice Chancellor, Peter T.S. Ng signed on behalf of UCSI while Chief Secretary to the Ministry, Dato' Dr. Hj. Mohd Nasir B. Mohd Ashraf signed on behalf of the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Also present were Menteri Besar of Terengganu, Y.A.B. Dato' Seri Haji Idris Jusoh and UCSI’s Chancellor, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad.

"Without prejudice to the rights of UCSI the information herein is correct at the time of printing and UCSI reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice."