The International Islamic Medical Journal (IIMJ) is the official journal of Faculty of Medicine, University of Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya, Indonesia. It serves primarily as a forum for education and intellectual discourse for health professionals namely in clinical medicine but covers diverse issues relating to medical ethics, professionalism as well as medical developments and research in basic medical sciences. It also serves the unique purpose of highlighting issues and research pertaining to the Islamic medical in the world. IIMJ is an online journal published twice a year (June and December). This article should be written in academic English.