The idea was conceived with the formation of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on the 1st December 2002 which was located at Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The programmes offered were the Degree in Medicine and Diplomas in Environmental Health, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Imaging, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. On 15th March 2004, it was split into the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The first intake of 20 medical students was admitted in June 2003 and they graduated in April 2008. The number of student intake has grown over the years. By 2011, the faculty has grown impressively and our current number of student intake is around 200 per year.
In the beginning, the faculty of Medicine administration office was established temporarily on the 20th floor, Tower 1, Science and Technology building in the Shah Alam campus. Shah Alam is the main UiTM campus. It is a well established institution with good infrastructure, easy access roads and public transport.
The faculty of Medicine managed to secure a few more floors sharing with the faculty of engineering. It was a temporary arrangement until our new planned campuses at Selayang and Sungai Buloh were completed. The dissection hall, anatomy resource centre, computer and multidisciplinary laboratories were built and incorporated with the latest equipments and facilities.
In 2010, the undergraduate year 4 & 5 administrative staff and students moved to the new Selayang campus. The keys to the Selayang campus were officially handed to our faculty on the 21st January 2010. Year 3 students and research activities moved to Sungai Buloh campus. However, pre-clinical teaching was still conducted at Shah Alam. The pre-clinical teaching involves anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and general pathology lectures and seminars. The early clinical exposure (ECE) teaching for pre-clinical students was also conducted at Shah Alam campus.
Our clinical students are mainly attached to Selayang Hospital, Sungai Buloh Hospital and other government hospitals. They attend government health clinics including Taman Ehsan health clinic and Sungai Buloh health clinic for community health and primary care posting. For their rural health posting, students go to Teluk Intan Hospital.
The faculty provides clinical teaching and patient exposure to the students with the invaluable input from consultants and specialists in both the public and private hospitals. UiTM has developed a close relationship with Selayang Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital and secured an administrative branch office situated on the 11th floor of Selayang Hospital.
The faculty acquired several acres of land in proximity to the two hospitals to build their campuses. Selayang campus was completed in January 2010 and is fully occupied by administrative and academic staff. Sungai Buloh campus was completed in 2012 and administrative and academic staff has moved from Shah Alam to Sungai Buloh. Teaching and classes have commenced at Sungai Buloh campus.
The Specialist clinic UiTM Selayang is fully functional and open to the public. The Clinical Training Centre (CTC) at Sungai Buloh is open to the public and offers inpatient and outpatient services. Our specialist centres offer services in cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, rehabilitation medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology and primary care services.