Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing (FK-KMK) is one of the 18 faculties in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). March 5th, 1946 was pronounced as the official date for commemorating the beginning of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing UGM, prior to establishment of the University. The undergraduate program in Medicine was the first program initiated at the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing UGM.
Students are admitted through various entrances at National and University level, as well as through an international undergraduate program’s selection. Competition for an admission is immaculate. On average, one applicant has to compete with 300 other applicants for the national and university selection. Annually, there are about 300 undergraduate students accepted in this program.
Innovation in medical education has long been initiated and widely known in this program. In the academic year 1992/1993, the Faculty started implementing a Problem Based Learning (PBL) system. In 2003, the curriculum was delivered into 21 learning blocks. Ten years later (since 2013), the curriculum has been tailored to the National standard of competence for medical doctor (Standar Kompetensi Dokter Indonesia-SKDI) version 2012 and designed for 3.5 years of bachelor phase and two years of clinical rotation phase.