After only two years, the chiropractic program at Malaysia's International Medical University is thriving.
There are two official languages in Malaysia: Bahasa Malaysia and English.
Universities that have the term international in their title are "English first" educational institutions, which means all classes are taught in English. International Medical University (IMU) is the largest privately held medical university in Malaysia and offers programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology, psychology, biomedical science, biotechnology, Chinese medicine, nutrition and dietetics – and most recently, chiropractic. Currently there are about 35 chiropractors in the entire country. The recent growth of the chiropractic profession and chiropractic education in Malaysia is nothing short of phenomenal.
About eight years ago, IMU's Board of Directors approved an international study on future direction of health care trends. Not surprisingly, they found a growing number of the population turning to alternative health delivery systems, rather than traditional Western medicine. Chief among the findings was the attraction to and worldwide growth of chiropractic medicine.