Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute

Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute was established to ‘create better healthcare and quality of life through disruptive innovation in medical education and research’.

Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute’s mission stimulates IMERI to discover novel ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases, and to bring such innovation from the laboratory benches to the clinics and to the market place. Also, IMERI’s mission is to provide novel ways and technologies to enhance the education of future doctors and other health professionals, thereby building and sustaining Indonesia’s educational and research capacities. Transdisciplinary and international cooperation are valued and actively sought to achieve these goals. These innovations are expected to be translated into evidence-based policies addressing emerging health and medical education issues of Indonesia and beyond. The goal of IMERI is to deliver innovation, even disruptive innovation in medical sciences. The level of ambition of IMERI is high, it clearly strives to become an international class institute of medical education and research. Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute aspires to be a truly Indonesian Institute that is open for all talented researchers and educators, and expressly wants to collaborate with education and research centers from all regions of Indonesia, and beyond. Education and medical services are also increasingly being organized on a problem-based strategy which requires multidisciplinary collaborations in education and in patient care as well.  Medical transdisciplinary education and research are indispensable in the current era. This is also in line with the Government’s Strategic Map (Ministry of Health) which has a target to improve the health status of the community and increase public responsiveness and protection of social dan financial risks in health to achieve an independent and just society.

IMERI will prioritize convergent research in medical education and biomedical sciences, i.e. have a thematic, problem-based approaches addressing complex issues in medical education,  health and disease that are highly relevant to Indonesian society and beyond, by the formation of truly multidisciplinary groups of scientists, probably including scientists from outside FKUI, from outside UI and even from outside Indonesia.  Such convergent groups are to be given the space and support of IMERI to address their complex scientific challenges for multiple years, such that they can become centers of excellence. Talented scientist will converge in IMERI, and become mature scientist under inspiring leadership. To cope with global requirements but still addressing the local needs, IMERI have determined three research focuses in medical education : (1) Technology-enhanced teaching and learning method; (2) Faculty development and professionalism; (3) Inter-professional education and collaborative practice. Two major theme’s of research in Medical Science of IMERI :  (1) Tropical Urban Living : growing up and growing old healthy, and (2) Emerging and re-emerging infections in the Indonesian archipelago.  Several specific actions need to be taken for implementing IMERI’s thematic research strategy. Each of relevant actions will further operationalization into SMART-ly formulated goals for the coming years.

The Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute lead by a Board of Directors supported by experienced heads of clusters and core facilities. The Board of Directors is integrally responsible for IMERI as a medical education and research institute within the framework of FKUI. IMERI’s science activities will be supported by a Scientific Advisory Board which is composed of national and international senior scientists from different fields of science, including medical, educational and related technical sciences. To achieve its vision, IMERI has three stages of organization development : (1) Organizational Establishment (2017 – 2018), (2) Organizational Enhancement (2019 – 2021), (3) Organizational Performance Acceleration (2022 – 2024). For this initial 5-year, IMERI will focus on IMERI as an independent research organization, leadership of IMERI clusters, talent management and science career development, efficiency of management and administration, management information and risk management, branding and marketing of IMERI, and valorization of IMERI intellectual property.  It is expected that in the near future all IMERI clusters will attain Medium-High levels on the Attractiveness and Internal Factors scales.

IMERI building is located strategically in the center of Jakarta adjacent to the FKUI cultural preserve building and to the RSCM with a concept of responding to axis, a response to history, and adding value to the city of Jakarta.  The Architecture of the IMERI building reflects a modern work with a sustainability concept, but it can interact with the surrounding buildings including cultural heritage buildings. The building has two towers consisting of 12 floors, equipped with the latest technology in its field. IMERI has 5 medical education clusters and 11 medical research clusters of Innovation; supported by 5 core research facilities and 9 core medical education facilities.

IMERI has value propositions to provide cutting edge medical science and technology, characterized by academic ambience and excellence that will impact society.  The channels and customer relationship programs will utilize the advancement of ICT technology and digital mass media. IMERI has competitive advantage in terms of expertise, high-end laboratory and international partners. Each cluster of innovation has its unique market positioning, supporting by recognized experts and distinguished facilities and become a largely self supporting unit in the foreseeable future.

IMERI function as a high quality research center that provide ample ‘community-catalyzing spaces’ for scientist, foster and support convergent series of thematic research programs in medical education and biomedical sciences by the formation of truly multidisciplinary groups of scientists. Output of both research and education will be publications, policy papers, health protocols and products. Good quality research and good quality education as the key factors for self sustained IMERI in the future. Innovative and patentable product/services that produced by all innovations cluster should be feasible to market without losing the scientific grounds and have significant impact to health status of the society.