Undergraduate Program

The Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia (FKUI) is the oldest medical school and one of the best medical schools in Indonesia. FKUI has a strong commitment to ensuring the quality of the implementation of medical education with an international education based on competency in an effort to improve public health. FKUI has a strategic plan to systematically guide the institution to improve human resource capacity, develop educational facilities, as well as improve the management system of education.

The currently applied faculty curriculum is the 2012 Faculty Curriculum which is an improvement from that of 2005. FKUI curriculum is an updated medical education curriculum as one of the medical education strategies that is centered on student learning, problem-based, integrated horizontal and vertical, a community-based – allowing exposure to clinical settings early and providing a broad choice to students to explore the field of science that is desired (elective) – and systematic implementation.

The purpose of medical education at FKUI is to produce primary care physicians who are introspective and skilled in a holistic approach, comprehensive, collaborative, and always learning. They are also equipped with prevention-based information processing capabilities and their application in health management. The medical education also aims to produce graduates who can act as agents of change.

FKUI seeks to establish a graduate medical doctors who have:

  1. The ability for lifelong learning, so as to update themselves with the latest medical knowledge in evidence-based practice every day.
  2. The ability to identify health problems of individuals, families, and communities, as well as to analyze and solve them effectively and efficiently, taking great care of their cultural and humanistic values.
  3. Professional behavior in various work environments: having a high commitment to perform the tasks of a profession with full responsibility, promoting the principles of medical ethics, culture, collegiality, and being sensitive to diverse public health problems.

To fulfill these objectives, the stages of education in FKUI is divided into:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine (S.Ked.)
    for 7-8 semester.
  2. Medical doctor (dr.)
    for 4 semester.
  3. After the completion of 2 semesters at the affiliated educational institutions, the students from the International Class Program will be awarded degree as follow
    a. Bachelor of Medical Science (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
    b. Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) (Monash University, Australia)
    c. Master of Research (The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

FKUI medical graduates are expected to develop the skills covered in the following competency areas:

  1. Professionalism
    Ability to conduct professional medical practices in accordance with religious values and principles, universal morality, ethics, discipline, laws and regulations, and socio-cultural norms.
  2. Self-awareness and professional development through lifelong learning
    Ability to conduct medical practices by acknowledging and overcoming personal limitations, developing personal skills, attending personal development programs to continuously improve and update knowledge, and enhancing personal knowledge in order to ensure the best treatments for patients.
  3. Effective communication skills
    Ability to obtain and share information both verbally and non-verbally from/with patients (at any ages), family members, the society, colleagues, and other co-professionals.
  4. Information management
    Ability to apply medical information and communication technology in conducting medical practices.
  5. Scientific evidence of medicine
    Ability to overcome health problems in accordance with the most current medical and health scientific principles and methods in order to achieve the best results.
  6. Clinical skills
    Ability to perform clinical procedures—based on their respective positions or authority—for dealing with health problems in accordance with the principles of patient, individual, and public safety (universal precaution).
  7. Management of health problems
    Ability to manage individual patients, family, and public health problems in a comprehensive, holistic, coordinative, and collaborative way in primary health care contexts.
  8. Research capacity
    Ability to solve medical or health problems by conducting research or applying a problem-solving cycle which consists of several steps: identifying problem, designing the right solutions, implementing the solutions, and assessing the whole process.
  9. Medical and health emergency management
    Ability to perform stabilization and resuscitation procedures for patients who are suffering from medical or surgical emergency situations.
    Ability to carry out triage procedures which involve assessing the seriousness of a patient’s disease, both at health service centers and in disaster areas.
  10. Health service management
    Ability to take the role as a medical manager who can carry out the processes of planning, organization, implementation, and assessment by taking into account various factors which may influence individual and public health (such as social, culture, economy, environment, and government’s policies), based on the concept of “family doctor.”

Course description 

Course Description  Proportion
Basic course
(academic stage)
Modules in general education are considered as basic courses, comprising university and health sciences compulsory modules 15.5% (a total of 33 credits out of a total of 213 credits of undergraduate medical programs)
Intermediate course
(academic stage)
Three modules in semester 2 (Molecular Biology and Cells and Genetics, Neuroscience and Immunology) and all modules in semester 3 – 7/8 in integrated medical sciences stage are included as intermediate course. 52% (a total of 111 credits out of a total of 213 credits of undergraduate medical programs)
Specialized course
(professional stage – clinical practice)
  • All modules in clinical practice modules are considered as specialized courses. All students will have to complete all modules.
  • The opportunities of having individual option for each student are given in the research module (in the topic selection) during semester 3-7/8, elective module-preclinical stage (semester 7/8), and elective module-clinical stage (semester 10)
  • 32.5% (a total of 69 credits out of a total of 213 credits of undergraduate medical programs)
  • 4.7% (10 credits out of a total of 213 credits of undergraduate medical programs)

FMUI Undergraduate Medical Education Program – Regular Class (Bachelor of Medicine – 8 semester)

FMUI Undergraduate Medical Education Program – International Class (Bachelor of Medicine – 8 semester, with overseas placement 2 semesters)

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to achieve outcomes

The 2012 Faculty Curriculum is an improvement of the 2005 Faculty Curriculum. The latter was designed in accordance with the 2006 National Standard Competencies of Indonesian Medical Doctors which covered competency areas identical to those already mentioned, only in a different order. The 2012 Faculty Curriculum is applied in both Regular Class and International Class Programs, with some curricular adjustments for the International Class Program.

FKUI Students come from various regions in Indonesia, even from other countries. The diversity of the students gives more responsibility to FKUI to be able to organize medical education that equips graduates with thorough knowledge of medicine and health, and with efficient cost so that it can be accessed by the whole society.

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