Brief History of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
Particularly, the history of the Faculty of Medicine and Health begun in 1996, named as Faculty of Public Health whose one study program. In 1998, based on the consideration of the Chairman of Muhammadiyah about Higher Education Regulation, Nursery Diploma has joined with the faculty due to enlarging the other study program besides public health. In 2001, the faculty’s name has changed into Faculty of Health Science, which followed by the opening the new study program, it was Study Program of Nursery.
By 2001, started with the enthusiasm from Prof. Dr. Muhammadi, as the Rector of UMJ, period of 1998-2002, a tremendous team was formed as the committee for the contention of Medicine Study Program. This team consist of some practitioner, professional lectures, and well-knowledged staff from Study Program of Public Health. After 3 years of marvellous process, the Study Program of Medicine was formed on September 2003, approved by Minister of Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia. Eventually, the Faculty of Health Science was renamed as Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Continuously until 2007, Faculty of Medicine and Health has four study programs. They are Study Program of Public Health, Study Program of medicine, Study Program of Nursery, and Study Program of Diploma for Nursery. By the end of 2007, based upon statute from the Board of Director in Islamic Hospital of Jakarta, Cempaka Putih, as the aim for developing the Study Program of Midwifery Diploma, the organizing of this study was delivered to Faculty of Medicine and Health. Eventually, this was added the number of study program in the faculty into five study programs.
During April 2013, Study Program of Nurseries was grew into the Faculty of Nursery according to the Statute of the Rector of University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, number : 194 year in 2013. The main purpose of this reforming was providing the social and community’s need. Besides, the demand of professional in nursery sector was increasing. Moreover, by 2014, according to the Statute of the Rector, the post-graduate of public health was delivered to Faculty of Medicine and Health due to the similarity of the knowledge. As the aim for advancing knowledge as well as skill in public health. Therefore, by the middle of this year until now, Faculty of Medicine and Health has four study program.
The main lecture activities for medicine and public health are concerned in “A” campus which addressed at Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan, Cirendeu-Ciputat. On the other hand, the academic activities for midwifery is centered in “B” campus, located at Jl. Cempaka Putih tengah I/I, Central Jakarta. Moreover, the Study Program of Medicine has also another campus in Cempaka Putih to fulfil the demand in Jakarta area.